Prince of Tennis manga artist Takeshi Konomi drew the ad, which also features fellow Japanese tennis player Kei Nishikori.
Last year, US Open champ Naomi Osaka signed a deal to appear in Nissin Cup Noodle commercials.
We accept that we are not sensitive enough and will pay more attention to diversity issues in the future.”
All the characters are done in a Prince of Tennis anime style, but Osaka’s representation raised eyebrows.
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