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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.

News editor Joel Tansey discusses the impact of Naomi Osaka’s support for the Black Lives Matter movement both in the U.S. and Japan, and what a new wave of activism in sports might mean for next summer’s Tokyo Olympics.

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