Haitian-Japanese Tennis Player Naomi Osaka: Haiti is a Beautiful Country, the negative comments do not reflect reality

"Haiti is a beautiful little country," says Haitian-Japanese Tennis Player Naomi Osaka, "the negative comments do not reflect the reality." Naomi Osaka visited her father's native Haiti for the first time in her young 20 years, a personal decision she said.

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Naomi Osaka was born in Japan to a Haitian father. She started playing tennis at the age of three while living in Japan. Her parents then moved with her to New York so she could improve her skills as a tennis player. All this time, she had never been to Haiti.

"I wanted to visit Haiti, she said, "although I have heard negative comments about Haiti. I find it hard to believe. That's why I had a huge desire to walk on Haitian soil."

Naomi Osaka is the daughter of Haitian filmmaker Leonard Leonard Maxime Francois (Selfish Love, Hard Times) a native of Jacmel Haiti.

"I visited my father's hometown, Jacmel," she said, "and other places in the country. I could see that Haiti is a beautiful little country. The negative comments do not reflect the reality."

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Mark says...

Matilda, You are missing the point.... Haiti is a beautiful...

Matilda,

You are missing the point...

Haiti is a beautiful little country," says Haitian-Japanese Tennis Player Naomi Osaka, "the negative comments do not reflect the reality."

Continue...
Matilda says...

Love it! My hubby is from Haiti.

Love it! My hubby is from Haiti.

Winer says...

Kom yp pat menenl kote pou li al we tout sa ki mal yo se normal...

kom yp pat menenl kote pou li al we tout sa ki mal yo se normal pou li pense konsa, ou pa we kijan yo prepare salle de classe ti mou yo bel pou li ka pat we move bagay yo se pou yo te menel al visite ti moune ki chita sou roche nan yon class kap foncsyone amba pye bwa

Carolle Alexandre says...

I have 2 questions: 1) What's school is that. 2) What she...

I have 2 questions:

1) What's school is that.
2) What she intend to do for Haïti while she saw the reality.

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