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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:

Sunflowers pound Antelopes in All-Japan Championship semifinals

Jan 7, 2017

Sunflowers pound Antelopes in All-Japan Championship semifinals

The JX-Eneos Sunflowers, the perennial winners of the Japanese women’s basketball, dominated the game from start to finish in a 72-52 win over the Toyota Motors Antelopes in the semifinals of the annual All-Japan Championship at Yoyogi National Gymnasium on Saturday. The three-time reigning ...

Hard-working Tokashiki keeps sights set on ultimate goal

Dec 28, 2016

Hard-working Tokashiki keeps sights set on ultimate goal

Unlike for other players, the start of the 2016-17 Women’s Japan Basketball League season didn’t necessarily represent a fresh start for Jx-Eneos Sunflowers star player Ramu Tokashiki. The 25-year-old forward/center has basically been on the court for nearly two entire years, having also played ...

/ Dec 22, 2016

Former Laker Sacre set to join Sunrockers

Ex-Los Angeles Lakers center Robert Sacre will join the B. League’s Sunrockers Shibuya, a basketball insider told The Japan Times. According to the source, the 27-year-old big man is scheduled to arrive in Japan in early January. The annual single-elimination All-Japan Championship is being ...