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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:

Brave Thunders keen to learn lesson

/ Apr 17, 2017

Brave Thunders keen to learn lesson

With the best record in the entire league right now, the Kawasaki Brave Thunders have a legit chance to win the inaugural B. League championship. But that doesn't mean they're about to let their guard down. The bitter experience they suffered two years ago taught ...

'No regrets' as Mao bids farewell

Apr 12, 2017

'No regrets' as Mao bids farewell

Mao Asada graciously answered every question she was asked during a news conference on Wednesday, her first public appearance since announcing her retirement from figure skating two days earlier in a post on her blog. Speaking in a large ballroom at a Tokyo hotel, in ...