Lately, Japan comes high in the press around sport and displays something that is actually very rare in Japan, diversity!!
Naomi Osaka became a star last year when winning Roland Garros, since then, she is sponsored by ANA, until then, I would question who in Japan was betting on her. She does not speak Japanese which is usually badly considered here of course.
Ohtani made the headlines in 2017 when he was transferred to the US at base ball, he is doing great and is in every paper in season. reasons to be proud
what about Hachimura who was contracted #9 at the NBA draw last month and is transferred from University team Gonzaga to Washington Wizards, born from a Benin father and Toyama mother, he grew up there, is Japanese at heart and behaves as such. We work with his uncle who was telling us how tough he had been for him as diversity, to say the least, is not embedded her.
Could the young generation bring with Reiwa new ways? inspiration? openness? Inclusion?