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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.

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

Basketball's Winter Cup to be held in December

Basketball Oct 19, 2020

Basketball's Winter Cup to be held in December

The Japan Basketball Association announced Monday that it would host the annual All-Japan High School Tournament in December. The event, which started in 1971 and is widely known as the Winter Cup, is considered the high school basketball equivalent of baseball’s Koshien tournament. A total of ...

NPB and J. League to explore raising current attendance limits

More Sports Oct 5, 2020

NPB and J. League to explore raising current attendance limits

Nippon Professional Baseball and the J. League will explore the possibility of raising the current caps on attendance, a process that will include consultations with an epidemiologist, among others, the two leagues announced following the latest meeting of their joint COVID-19 task force on ...