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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Adorable talking Pokémon Eevee coin bank is here to take your money, make you happy about it【Vid】

The special power of Eevee’s latest evolution is to encourage you to save your loose change.

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You can build Japan’s hauntingly beautiful Gunkanjima as a papercraft kit【Photos】

Putting together “Battleship Island” gave us a new perspective on what life was like for the families that lived there.

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Melon bread showdown! Which Japanese convenience store melon pan is the one for you?【Taste test】

Comparing the big three Japanese convenience stores’ versions of the country’s number-one sweet bread.

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An office 525 feet in the sky – Testing Tokyo amusement park’s Ferris wheel telecommuting space

An office crazy and beautiful enough for Mr. Sato.

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Sonic the Hedgehog’s creator isn’t happy about Sega giving away Sonic 2, Nights for free on Steam

Legendary game designer Yuji Naka says he wishes Sega valued them a little more.

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Burger King is releasing a Fake Burger in Japan

It’s real enough that you can eat it, but it won’t be a hamburger as we know it.

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Pikachu, I poo with you! Official Pokémon toilet created in Japan for young fans

“You can go to the bathroom while you and Pikachu look at each other!”

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Fan-made Ghibli Caption Maker lets you put your own spin on famous anime scenes

Works with images from Spirited Away, Whisper of the Heart, and more.

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When the pandemic is over…Beautiful photos of places Japan travelers want to visit after corona

Scenery worth waiting for.

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Japanese restaurant chain starts bold new policy: Letting you take your leftovers home with you

Sustainable development goals cited as reason for change, but there’s probably another factor at play too.

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This work pod built for two could be the new way to have face-to-face meetings in Japan【Photos】

For when you need to talk in-person, but don’t want to breathe each other’s breath.

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Tonkotsu ramen potato chips coming from Japan’s most popular Hakata ramen chain

Ippudo celebrates its 35th anniversary by thinking outside the box/noodle bowl.

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Pikachu’s butt evolves into delicious dessert at Tokyo’s official Pokémon sweets shop

Pikachu Sweets and Pokémon Cafes also add Pikachu cheek-to-cheek parfaits and spooky Ghost-type tea drinks.

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Even easier than instant ramen, microwavable oden gives you Japanese winter comfort food ASAP

Taking the time and hassle out of preparing the simmered variety dish.

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Happy ending – Demon Slayer thief returns stolen manga to their angelic hot spring home

Yamaguchi onsen has a special request for everyone who’s angry at the thief.

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Hayao Miyazaki makes rare video appearance to check out Ghibli Museum’s revamped cafe【Video】

Describes his dessert as “beyond satisfying,” producer Toshio Suzuki and son Goro also stop by.

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Fourth and final Evangelion Rebuild movie finally has release date, beautiful new trailer【Video】

You can (really) mark the end date for the entire Evangelion anime franchise on your calendar now.

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Uber Eats Japan offering strange discount just for people who don’t really need Uber Eats

Telling the food delivery company you don’t need them to deliver your food nets you some extra cash.

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Finishing before the end – Japanese gamers discuss why they quit games right before the last boss

Gamer who loses interest at the climax finds out he’s not the only one.

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Japanese manners debate: Is it OK to tell your coworkers “I’ve found a new job?”

Pros, cons, compromises, and proverbs to consider when it’s time to say so long.

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