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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End of an era – Sony announces end of online, PlayStation Store support for PS3 and Vita

If you’re planning any digital purchases or downloads, the time is now.

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Kyoto now has Pokémon manhole covers as Generation 2 comes to the real-life Johto region

City’s famous Gion and Arashiyama neighborhoods welcome Kyoto’s first Pokéfuta.

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A visit to Japan’s cursed tunnel and statue of Oshima Zuido【Haunted Japan】

One cursed spot just isn’t enough for this small coastal town.

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There’s a special, familial reason Utada Hikaru looks so natural and unguarded in her new video

Part of the 21-million-view video for Evangelion theme “One Last Kiss” was filmed by a five-year-old.

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Man climbs down side of building in Tokyo to steal…a bunch of Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh! cards

Thief applied skills he learned in high school club activity.

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Amazing new powder turns ramen broth from a liquid back into a solid, but why?【Video】

Leftover Cup Noodle Broth Hardening Powder is Nissin’s latest innovation.

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Tokyo Babylon anime reboot project cancelled after multiple copied designs discovered

Producers say they have lost faith in Tokyo Babylon 2021’s animation studio.

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If you’re “feeling stuck in life and want to die,” the 20,000/24 plan might help you feel better

Japanese Twitter user’s strategy is a quick reminder that it’s OK to value yourself.

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Your Name studio, famous manga artist create beautiful romantic anime…that’s 7-Eleven ad【Vids】

Rainbow Chaser will make you smile, shed a tear, and maybe crave a steamed pork bun.

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GOOSSHUSSHU! Hitachi has an insane onomatopoeia troubleshooting guide for its washing machine

Thanks, Hitachi…we think…

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Public schools in Japan’s Saga Prefecture will no longer regulate/check students’ underwear color

“Male” and “female” uniform designations, character strap prohibitions also removed.

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Ghost of Tsushima live-action Hollywood movie on the way, Japanese Twitter reacts

The U.S.-made PlayStation samurai epic starts a second life as a feature film.

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Osaka YouTubers’ stupid plan to live-stream marijuana dealer’s arrest backfires, stupidly

Live-streamers feel the sting of their poorly thought-out scheme.

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Tokyo Olympic torch flame goes out twice on first day of relay, filling commenters with dread

This isn’t the first time this sort of thing has happened, though.

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These beautiful pieces of sushi aren’t actually sushi

We make ourselves a treat that looks the part, but is actually for dessert.

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Anti-stalker Male Voice Clip Collection for Women Who Live Alone released by Japanese band【Video】

Golden Bomber wants to help women keep unwanted callers and visitors from knowing they live by themselves.

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Utada Hikaru explains “why getting over someone is so painful”

J-pop star reflects on the people she’s had to say goodbye to, and why that can hurt like nothing else.

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We visit one of Japan’s top pompadour barbers, learn a secret about those Coming of Age Day photos

Our mild-mannered reporter gets hooked up with the king of bad-boy haircuts in Japan, the “regent.”

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Evangelion in the kitchen! Fan chef bakes Fourth Angel core pastries with cute crimson cores【Pics】

We can see why Unit-01 would want to eat these.

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Japan now has official, working Pokémon mailbox you can mail letters from, Pokémon mail van too

Prefecture that introduced Slowpoke as its governor recruits him for the postal service.

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