Japan’s Naomi Osaka, the US Open champion, is sponsored by noodle-maker Nissin. Photo: AFPJapan’s Naomi Osaka, the US Open champion, is sponsored by noodle-maker Nissin. Photo: AFP
Japan’s Naomi Osaka, the US Open champion, is sponsored by noodle-maker Nissin. Photo: AFP

Noodle giant Nissin in hot water for whitewashing Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka

  • Uproar as anime ramen ad by manga artist Takeshi Konomi shows the half-Japanese, half-Haitian US Open champion with brown hair, pale skin and European features

Topic |   Racism and prejudice
Japan’s Naomi Osaka, the US Open champion, is sponsored by noodle-maker Nissin. Photo: AFPJapan’s Naomi Osaka, the US Open champion, is sponsored by noodle-maker Nissin. Photo: AFP
Japan’s Naomi Osaka, the US Open champion, is sponsored by noodle-maker Nissin. Photo: AFP
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