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

All-you-can-eat sushi, ramen, and desserts return to Japanese restaurant chain for under 15 bucks

The deal, which includes unlimited soft drinks too, is back, and better than ever.

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Hot and cold — Shirtless muscle man shaved ice cafe now open in Tokyo

Heat up your heart as you cool your body.

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World’s largest Pikachu and Poké Ball appear on Ferris wheel in Japan【Videos】

It takes a big Poké Ball to catch a giant Pokémon.

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Wendy’s Japan replaces bun with meat in new sandwich, touts its low-carb nutritional merits

For those times when you want two burgers’ worth of meat and zero burgers’ worth of bread.

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Japan’s crazy-cheap overnight Bullet Ferry gets you from Osaka to Kyushu and back for 10,000 yen

Rest your body and wallet as you travel half-way across the country in your sleep.

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All about those soles – Tokyo photo exhibition is dedicated to lovely ladies’ exposed feet

100 photos part of extremely specialized photography display that promises “peculiar immorality.” 

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Pikachu blimp, Meowth hot air balloon lift off in Japan for Pikachu Outbreak 2017【Videos】

Pokémon in the sky in Yokohama!

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Japanese convenience store demands ransom from owner of car parked illegally in its lot

Parking in this store’s lot even though you’re not a customer? They’ll just keep your car then.

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Crazy-huge Pokémon figure will dominate your interior, boost your fan cred to towering heights

There’s actually a reason this Pokémon Sun and Moon Exeggutor is so huge.

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Videos show Tokyo’s new life-size Gundam is nearing completion, and has an awesome moving head

Fans have been shooting photos and videos of the 19.7-meter (64.6-foot) Unicorn Gundam, and it looks incredible.

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Original Godzilla actor passes away at the age of 88, leaving behind amazing legacy

Haruo Nakajima portrayed the King of the Monsters for 18 years.

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Japan’s first cat cafe train announced, receives overwhelming response from feline and rail fans

Could this be the future of rail travel?

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Japanese Tumblr user drops hammer on debate of if Caucasian girl’s Japan-themed party was racist

“The only people who think culture shouldn’t be shared are racists like you.”

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Nara, Japanese city famous for its streets of tame deer, begins culling program within city

The animals, revered as messengers of the Shinto gods, have been damaging Nara farmers’ crops.

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Creeps bugging saleswomen at anime convention? Here’s a clever plan to discreetly call for help

System is easy for allies to understand, but invisible to everyone else.

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Japanese women asked what they would do if they had a man’s body for one day in survey

Partial nudity involved in top answer.

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10-yen sushi? Such wonders do exist at new Tokyo restaurant in Shinjuku

See that mouth-watering plate of yellowtail sushi? It cost us less than a buck.

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Two new Sailor Moon wedding certificates ditch Tuxedo Mask, add more Sailor Senshi

Sailor Moon’s sisters-in-arms show up in two new designs perfect for anime fans who’re ready to tie the knot.

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Sayonara, soy sauce stains! Sushi restaurant worker reveals easy way to deal with spills

Go ahead, wear that nice white shirt to the sushi restaurant.

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Yahoo! Shopping now offers funeral services in Japan

Provider boasts of least-expensive funerals in the industry, cremation costs included.

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