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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:

Japan sending strong squad to Asian Games

Aug 16, 2018

Japan sending strong squad to Asian Games

The 18th edition of the Asian Games, the region's biggest sporting extravaganza, will officially begin on Saturday in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia. Many of the national teams are dispatching their best squads, considering the fact that the games will be a significant opportunity to test ...

Ippei Watanabe makes statement with gold at Pan Pacs

/ Aug 12, 2018

Ippei Watanabe makes statement with gold at Pan Pacs

Despite having set a world record, Ippei Watanabe has sort of been overlooked because of the struggles he's had after the achievement. But Watanabe put together a resilient performance in the men's 200-meter breaststroke on Sunday, winning with a time of 2 minutes 7.75 seconds ...