Casey Baseel

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Casey Baseel spent his formative years staring in frustration at un-subtitled Japanese TV programming shown on Southern California’s international channel. Taking matters into his own hands, he moved to Tokyo to study the language, then found work in Yokohama a decade ago teaching, translating, and marketing hotels he can’t afford to stay in. When not participating in the eternal cycle of exercising to burn the calories form his love of Japanese food, Casey scours used comic and game shops for forgotten classics, drags his wife around the country in a quest to visit all its castles, sings karaoke not nearly as well as he thinks he does, and counts the days until the summertime bars open on Enoshima Beach.

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Tokyo Olympics losing volunteers even after president’s resignation for sexist remarks

Games are scheduled to start in less than five months.

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Japanese luxury hotel’s new month-long stay plan lets you live Yokohama life with amazing twist

Bayside hotel’s deal is already great, gets even better if you and your friends work together.

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Does Tokyo need a legal limit on kids’ video game playing time? Governor gives opinion

One year after Kagawa capped kids’ playtime, will Tokyo follow suit?

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Final Evangelion movie gets new release date, new preview, and is coming incredibly soon

After multiple coronavirus delays, the end of Eva is coming in less than two weeks.

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Spirited Away to be adapted to live-action stage play by English director John Caird

Hayao Miyazaki gives blessing after meeting with Caird to project that’s been in development for four years.

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New Final Fantasy VII Remake version coming, brings ninja girl Yuffie to Midgar【Video】

Yuffie-senpai and her hunky ninja subordinate are here to crush giant robots and nab Materia.

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Sakura surprise! The coolest thing about this cherry blossom photo actually isn’t the flowers

Yes, the kawazu sakura are beautiful, but that’s not all there is to see here.

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Heavyweight Japanese convenience store ramen festival! Three bowls of guilty pork pleasure

Lawson, 7-Eleven, and Family Mart aren’t holding back with their new noodles.

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Kids in Hikari are raised under Boob Childrearing concepts.

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Tokyo police stopped us for random questioning, so we asked them to recommend a good restaurant

They wanted to know what we were doing in Ueno. We wanted to know where to eat lunch.

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Japanese company’s drink-at-home “Secret Base” tent is our new must-have interior item

For when you want to make your personal space your drinking space.

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How much money do you need for a studio apartment in downtown Tokyo?

Daydreaming about getting a place in Japan’s capital? You might be able to make it a reality.

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Japanese whisky sweet potatoes: A super-easy, super-delicious snack you can make in seconds

Save a splash of whisky for your spuds.

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Extra-large mousepad with a sky-high price needs a whole lot of silicone.

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Final Fantasy XVI will draw on “anguish you can only understand once you become an adult”

Producer Yoshida wants to make a game adults who grew up with Final Fantasy can get excited about.

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Tokyo luxury hotel offers month-long stays with free breakfasts, might be cheaper than apartment

Shinjuku Keio Plaza starts its “live at the hotel” promotion.

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Instant vs. Restaurant Ramen Project: Ippudo spicy miso tonkotsu battle【Taste test】

Can the 7-Eleven version match the majesty of the Hakata original?

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New world record – Tokyo capsule toy shop will have more machines in one spot than anywhere else

Sunshine City set to shine even brighter with opening of Bandai Namco’s Gashapon Department Store.

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Downtown Tokyo losing another arcade with closure of Shinjuku Taito Station

Chain managed by Space Invaders publisher pulls plug on game center.

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Even more Starbucks sakura cherry blossom drinkware! Round 2 for 2021 features Spring Bloom theme

Sakura shine on with beautiful bottles and more.

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