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New Tennis Mom Naomi Osaka Perfectly Blends Japanese Culture With Technology as She Announces Master Move Ahead of Tennis Comeback

Published 09/28/2023, 3:30 PM EDT

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Naomi Osaka’s love for Manga is not hidden. Hailing from a Japanese background, it is no doubt that she has a soft side for anime just like any other Japanese would do. Even after hailing from 3 different cultures, Naomi Osaka has a special connection to her mother’s inherited Japanese culture. Now, in her immaculate maturity, Osaka has come forward as she brings a perfect blend of anime and culture combined with technology. 

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Recently, the former world number 1 joined hands with American tech giants in what has been probably the biggest collaboration. The ‘beautiful child’ who once embraced the love for her culture now makes it to the global stage where her affection for anime and technology brings a new innovation.

Naomi Osaka announces partnership with Meta ahead of her return to tennis


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Naomi Osaka is set to start a new journey. In a recent Instagram post, Osaka shared news of her collaboration with Meta, a leading tech company. This partnership has led Osaka to introduce a new AI companion named ‘Tamika’. The Japanese word Tamika stands for ‘beautiful child’ which pretty much reflects the Japanese sensation.

Tamika, an anime-inspired AI, reflects Osaka’s unique blend of heritage and modernity. Fans and followers will have the opportunity to engage with Tamika across various social media platforms, including Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp. This AI will allow the users to get to know about Japanese culture while enhancing themselves with the new-age technology.


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Thus, her recent collaboration with Meta signifies her journey as she looks to expand her horizons outside of tennis. Currently out of the tennis court for a while, Naomi Osaka looks set to mark a sensational comeback after being out of the court for so long.

Now the Japanese sensation is using social media to generate the hype that she once used to get while performing on the tennis courts.

Osaka is looking to create hype regarding her return via social media

Over the last few weeks, Naomi Osaka has been quite active on various social media platforms as she looks all set to make an emphatic return to the tennis court. In her recent Instagram post, she was seen having a training session as she sweated it out while preparing herself for an emphatic showdown in Australia.

A former winner at the Australian Open, she would be willing to give her everything while emulating the likes of Serena Williams as she looks to come onto the tennis court once again, this time, as a mother.


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Thus, with Osaka eyeing a return to tennis, it will be interesting to see how she performs. With the legacy that she has already established, only time will reveal how her return will be this time in the game.


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Written by:

Akshat Gaur


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Akshat Gaur is a Tennis Writer at EssentiallySports. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in 2021 and has been writing since then. With over two years of experience in the world of sports journalism, specifically tennis journalism, Akshat is someone who is immensely passionate about covering the ATP and the WTA Tour.
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Arijit Saha