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Nissin Food to End Anime Video Ad Featuring Naomi Osaka

Nissin Food to End Anime Video Ad Featuring Naomi Osaka

   Tokyo, Jan. 23 (Jiji Press)--Nissin Food Products Co. will stop using its anime-style video ad featuring tennis player Naomi Osaka, after drawing criticism that the color of her skin in the video is depicted lighter than her actual pigmentation, company sources said Wednesday.
   The move comes on the heels of a report by The New York Times in its Tuesday online edition that the ad picturing Osaka, born to a Haitian-American father and a Japanese mother, has been criticized in Japan and that the Japanese food maker has offered an apology in an email.

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