Naomi Osaka has been announced as the “brand ambassador” for a major Japanese car maker Nissan. One of the most spoken about athletes in the world at the moment, Osaka recently lifted her first Grand Slam at the US Open when she defeated Serena Williams in straight sets.
Though marred by controversy, the first Japanese to lift a Grand Slam has not let the impact her and has been giving a number of interesting interviews, further broadening her fan base. She recently made a very candid appearance at the Ellen degeneres show where she spoke about her celebrity crush and load of other things.
She recieved at 65" TV Set for her parents on that show as well! Osaka appeared at the Nissan’s headquarters and was surrounded by media there. She also made an earlier appearance at a five-star Yokohama hotel. Osaka will appear in global promotions and advertising for the Yokohama, Japan-based carmaker, which will support her as a tennis player, the company said Thursday in a statement.
Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed in the statement, while a spokesman said the contract would be for three years. Her US Open has made Osaka a global sensation, leading to brands signing her or renewing her contract.
She recently signed a new deal with her apparel sponsor – Adidas, with the deal being almost worth $11 Million annually. Sho also has endorsement contracts with Japan-based dried noodle maker Nissin Foods Holdings Co., Citizen Watch Co.
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