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.

All Stories by Casey Baseel

Adorable cat sandals from Japan welcome new arrivals to their feline footwear litter【Photos】

Stylishly cute cats are ready to land on your feet this summer.

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Snorlax Bead Sofa is the awesomely cozy living room furniture every Pokémon fan needs【Photos】

Paired with a Poké Ball Ottoman, Japanese furniture maker’s newest item looks so amazingly cozy we may imitate Snorlax and never get up again.

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How to make awesome Japanese curry in five minutes without using instant packs or even a stove

Too lazy to really cook, but too gourmet for instant food? Our reporter Go finds a solution.

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Mini rice cooker cases: The newest Japanese capsule toys we never knew we needed until just now

Realistic cases are great for storing coins, creating scenes of home life for scale anime figures.

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Sleepy Japanese kitty’s snoring is cuter and crazier than you’d ever imagine【Video】

Cat nap becomes a hilarious concert.

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Too-good-to-be-true fantasy scenario demotivates Japanese commuters who hate their jobs

Supposedly less-than-perfect jobs both sound a lot better than the ones many people actually have.

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Japanese boy band idol prostrates himself in front of police station after marijuana arrest【Vid】

Japan takes celebrity drug use very differently than some other countries.

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Japanese men reveal their favorite women’s lingerie colors in survey

Pretty-in-pink panties and bras fall to more sophisticated hues.

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Bootleg Chinese Pikachu plushie gets full makeover from loving fan who won’t give up on it

Suspect Detective Pikachu gets transformed into something as cute as the real thing.

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Japanese cat uses epic photobombing skills to ruin anime viewing experience, make Internet’s day

Attack on owner’s Attack on Titan session is perfectly timed and a triple success.

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Nintendo fans in Japan are overjoyed when company tells them their hardware repairs AREN’T free

Gamers are happy to pay repair costs once they find out they’re paying for more than just parts.

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Want to keep your sexy manga collection a secret from movers? This otaku has an idea

For when you’ve got too much sexy anime art to carry yourself, but don’t want the moving company to know what they’re carrying for you.

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Tokyo Station’s new guidance robot is extremely terrifying, pretty helpful【Video】

Would you rather be frightened or lost? You’ll probably need to pick one.

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Even Denny’s is awesome in Japan as diner chain rolls out new Kyoto Uji matcha green tea desserts

Budget-friendly chain uses Japan’s best green tea for menu so mouthwatering we’re ready to eat them as our main course.

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Pokémon Company’s profits have grown 1,200 percent in five years, Japanese report says

Apparently “pika pika” translates to “ka-ching!”

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Alpacas look freaky with their hair cut short, Japanese ranch reminds us【Photos】

Fluffy fellas look like totally different beasts without their coats.

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Two human beings set to marry Sanrio characters at Tokyo’s Hello Kitty theme park

The “Wedding Ceremony of Dreams” is being billed as a historical first.

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Gigantic, kaiju-class Pokémon battles are part of the new Pokémon Sword and Shield games【Video】

Sure, Piakachu is still adorable, but now he can also grow so large he could easily wreck a city.

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#kutoo movement continues its fight to free women from company-enforced foot pain.

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Pokémon Company loosens copyright grip, starts free-to-use-art program for schools, day care

Over 100 illustrations allow kids, teachers, and children’s hospital staff to create smiles and curiosity with the beloved anime/video game characters.

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