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Kaz Nagatsuka

Kaz Nagatsuka is a staff writer covering Japanese sports, including Japanese professional baseball, basketball, American football and individual sports. He has covered big sporting events such as the World Baseball Classic, the NFL Super Bowl and soccer’s World Cup. He also works as a freelance sports writer/translator for Japanese magazines and websites. He has college degrees in commerce and journalism.

For Kaz Nagatsuka's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

B-Corsairs beat Dragonflies to maintain first-division status

/ May 28, 2017

B-Corsairs beat Dragonflies to maintain first-division status

The Yokohama B-Corsairs successfully survived the humiliating prospect of demotion to the second division in the B. League’s inaugural season with a 74-53 victory over the Hiroshima Dragonflies in the promotion/demotion game at Yoyogi National Gymnasium on Sunday afternoon. Center Jason Washburn gave a ...

Murata, N'Dam primed for middleweight title showdown

/ May 18, 2017

Murata, N'Dam primed for middleweight title showdown

It’s time. Well, almost. Two days before a WBA middleweight championship fight, Ryota Murata and Hassan N’Dam were not really in fight mode yet. But they certainly seemed to be focused on their Saturday bout at Ariake Colosseum. The fight will be the first ...