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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:

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 ...

Workers embrace Square Mile Relay Tokyo

/ May 29, 2017

Workers embrace Square Mile Relay Tokyo

Marunouchi is the district located right next to Tokyo Station where you will see a lot of business people in suits and ties on weekdays. But on this particular day, workers got out from behind their desks and changed into T-shirts, shorts and sneakers to ...

B-Corsairs beat Dragonflies to maintain first-division status

/ May 28, 2017

B-Corsairs beat Dragonflies to maintain first-division status

The Yokohama B-Corsairs successfully survived the humiliating prospect of demotion to the second division in the B. League's inaugural season with a 74-53 victory over the Hiroshima Dragonflies in the promotion/demotion game at Yoyogi National Gymnasium on Sunday afternoon. Center Jason Washburn gave a dominant ...