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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The strange seasonal surprise hanging from the ceiling of this station in rural Japan【Photos】

Nakanojo welcomes you to Gunma with a beautiful local tradition you won’t find at any other station in Japan.

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Japanese bathroom has a clever countermeasure for guys who pee on the floor at the urinal【Photos】

It might not be permanent, though.

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Japan’s coldest prefecture offering frozen river open-air soaking this winter

Minus 20-degree weather is the perfect time for an unheated dip, right?

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Someone asked Nintendo President Satoru Iwata to lay off workers, and his response was awesome

Late video game boss said the words every employee wants to hear.

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Japanese gamer supplement drink gets sequel with in Jelly Game Booster Ver. 2.0

Feedback from e-sport pros leads to reworked recipe for video gaming success.

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Pokémon Moomoo Milk-flavor cookies going on sale in Japan

Yes, some Pokémon species produce milk, and now you can find out what it tastes like!

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Final Fantasy developer Square Enix makes working from home a permanent option for employees

Because if your home is your castle, doesn’t that mean it’s the perfect place to create an RPG?

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Nintendo is shutting down the level upload feature for Super Mario Maker

Super Mario Maker is about to become just Super Mario Player.

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Tokyo talent “scout” picks wrong woman to try to recruit, and not just because she’s a politician

Showing her photos of events he claims to have managed backfires spectacularly.

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How big is the PlayStation 5? About as big as a Shibu Inu dog, photos show【Photos】

Look, it’s the new PlayShiba!

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First new Japanese cockroach species in 35 years discovered by scientists【Photos】

Eureka!

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Demon Slayer passes Frozen and Your Name at Japanese box office, Shinkai comments on its success

No Disney movie has ever earned as much at theaters in Japan as the seemingly unstoppable Mugen Train.

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Teeny tiny giant panda baby born in Japan【Photos】

Wakayama’s Adventure World celebrates its 17th panda birth as the baby’s father breaks a record.

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Manga creator admits to groping 14-year-old girl, asks for no prison time at trial

Shonen Jump manga writer’s lawyer says he’s already been punished by society.

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Newest weird Japanese vending machine beverage: Dashi fish soup from…Coca-Cola?!?

The piscatorial pause that refreshes?

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The secret piece of information hiding in plain sight on Tokyo’s subway signs

Turns out there’s a shortcut hint that escapes almost everyone’s notice.

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Why buy your cat a cat house when you can buy a cat shrine from Japan instead?

The Neko Jinja House lets you worship your cat in the comfort of your own home.

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Let’s stick hot, cheap electronics near our eyes with Daiso’s heated eyelash curler!【Experiment】

Our resident 100 yen shop expert tries to become better-looking while still keeping his wallet beautifully full.

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Anime game girl helps make Tokyo ramen restaurant famous, chef becomes her fan

Akihabara noodle joint becomes sacred ground for fans of voice actress game.

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McDonald’s Japan teams up with Godiva for the first time to create delicious new dessert drink

McCafe by Barista and Belgian chocolatier deliver no fewer than four kinds of chocolate in a single sip.

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