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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:

Inoue, Gonzalez ready to make splash in U.S.

/ Jun 19, 2017

Inoue, Gonzalez ready to make splash in U.S.

Japanese youngster Naoya Inoue and former pound-for-pound No. 1 fighter Roman Gonzalez will both enter the ring with extremely high motivation — but for different reasons — when they compete in their respective bouts on Sept. 9 on the West Coast of the United ...

JBA creates support system for national squad

Jun 4, 2017

JBA creates support system for national squad

Having missed out on the chance to play in its first Olympics in over four decades in 2016, and with the Summer Games heading to Japan in 2020, the Japan Basketball Association has made it a priority to do whatever possible in order to ...