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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What happens after Pikachu misses with Quick Attack? This adorable video has the answer【Video】

Amazing fan artist shows that even when Pikachu is off the mark, he’s still super effective at making us smile.

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Japan removes tour guide requirement for foreign tourists

New entry rules go into effect next month, but the borders won’t be completely open just yet.

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Japanese town that spent 25 million yen in COVID money on giant squid statue says it paid off big

Gigantic squid statue has given a huge boost to the economy, city claims.

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Japanese government wants to encourage wealthy foreigners to travel deeper into Japan, NHK says

Agency will select areas outside major cities to promote to big-spending travelers, according to report.

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Japanese monkey-hunting team shoots woman with tranquilizer dart

City’s attempt to protect residents from wild animals ends up sending one of them to the hospital.

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Japanese prime minster wants to increase the number of foreigners studying in Japan

Calls on Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology to go beyond even already successful plan.

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Seapoodle Cup Noodle flavor is on the way, sounds absolutely delicious (except for the name)

Don’t worry, no poodles are harmed in the making of Seapoodle.

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Non-Whisper of the Heart Seiji’s 60x-zoom sneak peek of the real-world Earth Shop at Ghibli Park

Almost sharing a name with the Studio Ghibli character doesn’t get him inside, but Seiji still gets an early look.

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Autumn is on the way, and that means it’s time for fried chicken fried egg sandwiches in Japan

Tsukimi sandwiches on their way back to KFC Japan, in katsu and non-katsu forms.

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Mystery of modama: What is this sashimi we found for the first time on Yakushima?【Taste test】

It’s some kind of fish…probably…

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A Japanese tea house for inside your house? Tokyo company wants to offer micro chashitsu overseas

Asakusa tea ceremony school creates a sanctuary you can build inside your living room.

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The almost immediate problems on our almost no-plan trip to Yakushima

Winging it may not have been the best choice for Seiji’s trip to the Princess Mononoke island.

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It’s good to have problems, Hayao Miyazaki tells Studio Ghibli staff

Morning message to animation house’s artists is a bite-sized dose of Miyazaki philosophy.

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Burger King Japan guarantees new chicken sandwich is bigger than your phone with weird promotion

If you’ve got a big phone and a big appetite, this is the deal for you.

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Evas at work! Evangelion assist suit wants to protect your lower back【Photos】

Workplace equipment aimed at the hearts, and lower backs, of anime fans.

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Sony is raising the price of the PlayStation5

Almost two years after the system launched, this is not the price revision we were hoping for.

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Tokyo’s giant Ferris wheel is closing for good, so it’s time for one last ride【Video】

An Odaiba view we’ll never be able to see again.

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Japanese scientists succeed at causing depression in monkeys using magnetic stimulation

Researchers hope results will benefit humanity, online commenters more concerned about the monkeys.

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Japan will no longer require pre-departure COVID tests for international travelers

Change goes into effect next month for vaccinated travelers, other relaxations of entry regulations for foreign travelers expected soon.

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Smash Bros. director Sakurai launches money-losing YouTube channel to talk about game design

Full English subtitles for series that starts with a 37-year-look at an important detail that often goes unnoticed.

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