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Olympic Games are postponed as COVID-19 takes the podium

The International Olympic Committee and Japan’s prime minister announced Tuesday morning they are postponing Tokyo’s 2020 Summer Olympic Games until sometime next year because of COVID-19. Thomas Bach, president of the IOC, which is based in Lausanne, Switzerland, and Abe Shinzo, Japan’s prime minister concluded that the game of XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo must be rescheduled to a date beyond[Read More…]

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U.S. Open winner Naomi Osaka to sign new, larger contract with Adidas U.S. Open winner Naomi Osaka is expected to sign a much bigger contract with Adidas, the athletic shoe maker. Osaka, who is part Haitian and Japanese, is expected to sign an $8.5 million contract with Adidas, according to news sources. Her current contract is smaller.  On Saturday, Osaka,20,[Read More…]

Hamilton Wins Japanese F1 Grand Prix

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink] Nico Rosberg had the pole position in Sunday’s Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix but not for long. His Mercedes teammate and rival Lewis Hamilton passed Rosberg in the first turn and led until the checkered flag. The victory[Read More…]

Trans-Pacific Partnership: What’s in it for Black Workers?

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   Editorial By Frederick H. Lowe The United States Senate has given President Barack Obama a green light to go ahead with the Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA), which is the right to negotiate the[Read More…]

Miss Japan Is Afro-Japanese

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   There is a newly crowned Miss Universe Japan, but some Japanese don’t like her because she is African American and Japanese. Ariana Miyamoto, who is 20, is called “hafu”—half Japanese because she is biracial, recently stood her[Read More…]