Casey Eugene Bales, otherwise known as 'Keeshi-kun,' lives his destiny as a bridge between America and Japan. He spent ten of his formative years being schooled in the Japanese educational system in Japan. Later, he attended Japanese school in the United States, thereby completing his entire K-12 education as the only non-Japanese in each grade level. From 2001 thru 2005, he earned High School diplomas from both the United States and Japan. Aside from writing his memoirs, he thrives on bringing people together, challenging existing attitudes, and fostering cultural consciousness. He worked at Hawaii Tokai International College from 2013 to 2022 and holds a BBA Degree in International Business and Finance and an M.Ed. Degree in Instructional Design and Technology. Having grown up as a Third Culture Kid (TCK), Casey is continuing his cultural journey in Tokyo, Japan, with his wife, Yuki.
From battling bullies to building bridges, my life as a Third Culture Kid It’s not every day you meet a white, blond, Midwest American kid who speaks English with a Japanese accent. FIND OUT MORE…