Hana Kuma: Netizens Poke Fun at Naomi Osaka’s Media Company’s Name

Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka launched her own media and named it Hana Kuma, thus sparking reactions from Kenyans on Twitter (KOT).

According to reports, the tennis superstar launched the company in partnership with with four-time NBA champion LeBron James.

In a statement, Osaka, a four-time Grand Slam champion, said the company is aimed at aimed at telling stories that cross cultural barriers.

“What excites me is being able to inspire people and tell new stories, particularly ones that I would have wanted to see when I was a kid. I always wanted to kind of see someone like me,” Osaka noted.

The company’s name has been a subject of discussion in Kenya with netizens terming it explicit.

While in Kenya the term ‘hana kuma’ can loosely be translated to a person who doesn’t have a vagina, in the Japanese dialect, the same translates to a ‘flower bear’.

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Below are some reactions from Kenyans.

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