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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Pokémon summer kimono arriving in stores just in time for festival season

Yukata and other summertime fun gear is on its way to the Pokémon Center.

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Rapist to become first Japanese person caned in Singapore following conviction

Corporal punishment included in sentence handed down for 2019 crime.

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KFC-flavor potato chips returning to Japan after a nearly decade-long absence

We’ve missed you, Kentucky Fried chips.

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Japan Airlines debuts airport translation panels, translation error quickly results

”Please tell me your smartphone.”

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Kyoto experiencing problems with foreign tourists not paying for bus fares, but not on purpose

Transportation bureau wants to collect full fares while still making the ride pleasant for all passengers.

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Man passes away on Tokyo train, no one notices until nearly 12 hours and 650 kilometers later

Man’s body continued to make trips back and forth across downtown Tokyo until the end of the day.

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Groundbreaking ‘90s isekai shojo anime series Rayearth getting new anime adaptation【Video】

Back to Cephiro we go as Clamp anime celebrates its 30th anniversary.

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An unexpectedly creepy path takes us to Utopia in east Japan【Photos】

Searching for Ubara Utopia.

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Farewell, old friend – It’s time to say goodbye to the car we bought for 980-yen (US$9.60) car

A bittersweet goodbye to the absolute cheapest car we could find in Japan.

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Sesame Street characters turn into awesome shaved ice desserts at Tokyo Sesame Street cafe【Pics】

And yes, the Cookie Monster shaved ice includes a cookie!

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Japanese randoseru backpacks for dogs are back【Photos】

And it’s thanks to, of all people, Shohei Ohtani.

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Studio Ghibli re-releasing all past theatrical posters and program booklets

Never got a chance to see your favorite Ghibli anime in the theater? Here’s your chance to nab the poster and program.

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Veterinarian’s office in suburban Japan has custom sign drawn by manga star Rumiko Takahashi

She may be one of the biggest names in the manga/anime world, but Takahashi hasn’t forgotten her roots.

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Japanese police officers officially allowed to wear sunglasses, buy drinks at convenience stores in Shimane

Stay cool, Shimane cops.

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Which Studio Ghibli anime has the most delicious-looking food? Fans sound off in survey

Cursed food doesn’t keep Spirited Away out of the top five, but can it claim the top spot?

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Giant, paint-your-own Slimes appear as part of Dragon Quest public art event this summer in Yokohama

Many Slimes appear in Minato Mirai!

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McDonald’s Japan now using adorable Kiki’s Delivery Service wrappers for new burgers【Taste test】

New sandwiches look great even before you unwrap them.

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Three dead bodies found near summit of Mt. Fuji

Search and rescue team goes looking for missing hiker, brings back three bodies.

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Life-size Gundam statue to appear in Osaka for first time ever

Full-scale anime mecha strikes a new pose in Kansai.

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Netflix live-action One Piece reveals new cast members for Season 2【Photos】

Baroque Works squad members joining successful adaptation.

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