Seven matches, seven masks, seven names
At the U.S. Open last month, Naomi Osaka wore a different mask for each match, each with the name of a Black person killed by the police in the United States.
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- Outstanding Osaka: Japanese star captures second U.S. Open title (Joel Tansey, The Japan Times)
- Naomi Osaka is the role model that Japan needs right now (Baye McNeil, The Japan Times)
- Black Lives Matter prompts important conversations in Japanese sports (Kaz Nagatsuka, The Japan Times)
- Naomi Osaka's Japanese sponsors hesitant to comment on activism (AP via The Japan Times)
- Naomi Osaka gives voice to victims of racial injustice at U.S. Open (Kyodo)
- Episode 6: What a week for Naomi Osaka (Deep Dive)
- U.S. Open 2020 Winner's Speech (U.S. Open via YouTube)
- Naomi Osaka on leading tennis to protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake (ESPN via YouTube)
- Sebastian Coe says athletes should be allowed to protest at Tokyo Olympics (AP via The Japan Times)
- I used the podium to protest. The Olympic Committee punished me. (NYT via The Japan Times)
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Photo: Naomi Osaka adjusts her mask after defeating Jennifer Brady in their U.S. Open semifinal in New York. | AP