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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:

Inaugural B. League All-Star Game to be held Jan. 15

/ Nov 15, 2016

Inaugural B. League All-Star Game to be held Jan. 15

The B. League All-Star Game will be played on Jan. 15 at Yoyogi National Gymnasium, the first-year professional men’s circuit announced on Tuesday. The contest tips off at 6:05 p.m. and will be broadcast on NHK BS1, SkyPerfecTV and Sportsnavi Live. Chairman Masaaki Okawa ...

Exhibitions shine light on Samurai Japan's deficiencies

Nov 14, 2016

Exhibitions shine light on Samurai Japan's deficiencies

Samurai Japan wrapped up its series of exhibition games on Sunday at Tokyo Dome, finishing with a 3-1 record against Mexico (1-1) and the Netherlands. But Japan’s top team couldn’t care less about the result from each game. The team understands there are still ...

Japan, Cuba to square off on first day of 2017 WBC

Nov 10, 2016

Japan, Cuba to square off on first day of 2017 WBC

Japan’s quest to recapture the title at next March’s World Baseball Classic will begin against Cuba at Tokyo Dome. Two-time WBC champion Japan will face the baseball powerhouse from the Caribbean on the first day of the March 7-11 first round, then take on ...

Inoue, Kono to meet for super flyweight title

/ Nov 9, 2016

Inoue, Kono to meet for super flyweight title

WBO super flyweight champion Naoya Inoue will try to defend his belt for a fourth time when he faces compatriot and former world champion Kohei Kono, on Dec. 30 at Ariake Colosseum, the Ohashi gym announced on Wednesday. The gym also revealed IBF light ...