Nissan: Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka joins Nissan as code ambassador

Posted on 14. Sep, 2018 by in Nissan Canada

YOKOHAMA, Japan – Just days after her initial Grand Slam championship, Nissan named 20-year-old tennis actor Naomi Osaka a newest code ambassador.

The proclamation was done during Nissan’s Global Headquarters in Yokohama, imprinting one of Osaka’s initial appearances in Japan given winning a pretension on Sept. 8.

Armed with her absolute groundstrokes and clever serve, Osaka became a initial Japanese actor to win a women’s singles Grand Slam. Born in Japan to a Japanese mom and a Haitian-American father, she changed to a U.S. when she was 3 years aged and competes for Japan.

“This week has been a dream come to life, and I’m so respected to paint Japan and Nissan on a universe stage,” Osaka said. “I was drawn to partner with Nissan given of a clever Japanese DNA and tellurian rival spirit. The code is always severe expectations, and we demeanour brazen to bringing a prophesy for pushing fad to new audiences around a world.”

As partial of a partnership, Osaka will seem in tellurian promotions and promotion for Nissan, and Nissan will support her activities as a tennis player, including providing Nissan vehicles during her debate destinations.

“With a multiple of courage and grace, Naomi Osaka is not fearful to take on a best tennis players of a time, and win,” pronounced Asako Hoshino, comparison clamp boss during Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. “This is a same suggestion of opening that Nissan has embodied via a story – exemplified many recently by a Nissan LEAF, that defied a contingency to turn a best-selling electric car in a world. And only like Naomi, Nissan is only removing started.”

Naomi Osaka profile:
Naomi Osaka was innate in Osaka, Japan, on Oct. 16, 1997, to a Haitian-American father and a Japanese mother. The family changed to a U.S. when she was 3 years old. She lives in Florida.

Osaka incited pro in 2013 and competent for a Women’s Tennis Association debate championship during age 16, debuting during a Bank of a West Classic in Stanford, Calif. In 2016, Osaka competent to enter her initial Grand Slam tournament, a Australian Open, and done it into a third round. The same season, she also reached a third turn of a French Open and a U.S. Open.

In Oct 2016, she was a runner-up during a Toray Pan Pacific Open. The opening warranted her a pretension of “WTA Newcomer of a Year.”

In Mar 2018, she became a initial Japanese lady to win a Premier Mandatory event, during a WTA Indian Wells tour.

On Sept. 8, 2018, Osaka became a initial Japanese actor to win a women’s singles Grand Slam.

World rank: 7th (as of Sept. 10, 2018)

About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Nissan is a tellurian full-line car manufacturer that sells some-more than 60 models underneath a Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. In mercantile year 2017, a association sole 5.77 million vehicles globally, generating income of 11.9 trillion yen. On Apr 1, 2017, a association embarked on Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, a six-year devise targeting a 30% boost in annualized revenues to 16.5 trillion yen by a finish of mercantile 2022, along with accumulative giveaway money upsurge of 2.5 trillion yen. As partial of Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, a association skeleton to extend a care in electric vehicles, symbolized by a world’s best-selling all-electric car in history, a Nissan LEAF. Nissan’s tellurian domicile in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in 6 regions: Asia Oceania; Africa, a Middle East India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has partnered with French manufacturer Renault given 1999 and acquired a 34% interest in Mitsubishi Motors in 2016. Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi is currently a world’s largest automotive partnership, with total sales of some-more than 10.6 million vehicles in calendar year 2017.

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