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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All words in Evangelion theme replaced by cat meow in official remake by original singer【Video】

”Nya nya nya nya nyaa nya” still sounds awesome.

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A+ in kindness — Tsukuba university donates over 19 tons of food to students during pandemic【Vid】

School staff, Tsukuba farmers, and local businesses all pitch in.

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120-year-old condom found in Japan

Only surviving example of the sheath that protected Japan from “plum poison.”

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Japan’s legal age of adulthood dropping by two years, but do teens understand what that means?

Survey sees if high school students know what they can and can’t do under the accelerated end of childhood.

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With Evangelion movie delayed, it’s time to make your own papercraft Eva fight scene【Photos】

Unit-01 and the Fourth Angel are ready to rumble.

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Tokyo ramen restaurant’s brilliant idea: takeout cups of just ramen broth!【Photos】

Ramen’s flavor is all in the broth, and at this Nakano restaurant it’s all broth in your cup.

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Tokyo airport’s new train line to make getting into, out of the city easier for JR pass holders

East Japan Railway wants to cut travel time to Tokyo Station in half.

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Yokan Slice sweet red beans slices let you make gooey, delicious Japanese dessert in just seconds

Even after being in business for 200 years, this Kyoto confectioner is still coming up with great ideas.

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Really into Evangelion? Then you’ll want an entry plug huggy pillow and necklace【Photos】

Because nothing says cozy and stylish like the literal seat of child mecha pilot trauma.

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Pokémon come to real-life Johto region with new Pokémon manhole covers for Nara【Pics】

Gen-II Legendary Pokémon is in its natural habitat as Pokéfuta project comes to Ikaruga.

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Loaded gun found in convenience store restroom in Japan, cop’s on-duty poop to blame

That wasn’t the only piece of police equipment left behind either.

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Virtual YouTuber queen Kizuna Ai angrily addresses rumors her voice has been changed【Video】

”It never ends.”

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Maximum Shiba! Dog in Japan’s first day in the snow is a hyper expression of pure joy【Vid】

We should all try to find something in life that we can love this much.

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Man who refused to wear mask on airplane in Japan gets arrested four months later

Airline apparently did not forgive or forget.

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Japan now has talking Evangelion ATMs

I mustn’t run out of cash…I mustn’t run out of cash…

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Starbucks Year of the Ox collections bring Chinese zodiac style to China, Taiwan, Thailand【Pics】

From playfully cute to quietly elegant, these beautiful bovines are here to keep you company on your coffee break.

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One of Japan’s best whiskies, Hakushu 12 Year, is returning after two years of being sold out

Get ready to raise a glass to, and of, the return of this Suntory star.

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Woman asks for eight-hour taxi ride in Japan, arrested when she doesn’t pay gigantic fare

Driver should have spotted multiple warning signs as soon as she said where she wanted to go.

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Cherry blossom curry is set to bring spring to your plate even before the sakura arrive

Beautiful curry is easy to prepare and made with the petals of Japan’s favorite flower.

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Four photos, five years – A father’s beautiful pictures of his daughter growing up at Nara temple

Loving dad also has a heartwarming idea for what to photograph next.

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