Oona McGee

Half-Japanese Oona McGee hails from Sydney, Australia, where she worked as a journalist and copywriter before making the move to Japan over a decade ago. Now she spends her days exploring the streets of Tokyo with her laptop and camera, always in search of new cafes, restaurants, events and stories to share with our readers. As an experienced food and travel reporter, Oona has travelled extensively through all 47 prefectures of Japan, and is constantly researching new destinations and drawing up itineraries for her next adventure.

All Stories by Oona McGee

We try the new Starbucks Santa Boots Chocolate Frappuccino in Japan【Taste test】

Santa’s boots come filled with lots of little surprises.

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Japanese train history plays out like a sliding doors rom com in 100 Years Train ad 【Video】

Tear-jerking commercial features a famous actor and actress in the lead roles of star-crossed lovers.

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Japanese mascot Shinjo-kun joins ChiiJohn for a trip to the U.S. to see John Oliver 【Video】

Two otters travel across the ocean to search for “He-John” in this funny and heartwarming video.

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Starbucks Japan unveils new Santa Boots Chocolate Frappuccino for Christmas 2019

Something here got lost in translation.

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Japanese KitKats now come in edamame milkshake flavour

New Zunda Shake variety perfectly blends chocolate with sweet soybeans. Read More

Japan Travel: Exploring Manabeshima cat island

A travel destination packed with cats, not tourists. 

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We make a super giant sushi using Costco salmon in Japan【SoraKitchen】

Jiro dreams of sushi, but we dream of GIANT sushi. 

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HacoKara Karaoke Box: The best way to de-stress at the cinema in Japan

Mr Sato belts out a tune in the phone-booth style box and emerges like Superman.

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Japan Travel: Explore a mysterious hidden octagonal tunnel in the mountains of Kyushu

Come with us as we take you off the beaten path to a spot tourists are yet to discover.

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Many people are siding with the perpetrator, saying they’ve been annoyed with hair on public transport too. 

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We try the Nutty White Chocolate Christmas Frappuccino from Starbucks Japan

Can a drink that’s meant to look like an illuminated Christmas tree actually taste good?

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American-Japanese model Kiko designs “morning cleavage” bra for lingerie brand Wacoal 【Video】

Kiko from Queer Eye steps out in the bra and shows us why the Fab Five are obsessed with her.

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Miniature purikura photo booth from Japan lets you feel like a Japanese schoolgirl from the ’90s

New palm-sized machine actually takes real purikura photos.

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We preview Japan’s first-ever Nintendo Tokyo, Capcom Store and Shibuya Pokémon Centre megastore

Mr. Sato takes us on a tour of Cyberspace Shibuya inside Parco ahead of its grand opening. 

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Harajuku Station will be demolished after the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics

After three years of consultations, the fate of Tokyo’s oldest wooden station building has finally been revealed.

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Style your hair like a cat with kitty saliva hair gel from Japan

There’s no better place to take grooming cues than from the pet world.

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3-D model of Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock print The Great Wave stuns people in Japan 【Video】

Hokusai’s acclaimed centuries-old 2-D artwork looks even more beautiful in 3-D.

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Japanese KitKats now come in Gold Caramel Tokyo Banana flavour

New golden makeover supports hard workers like Olympics athletes.

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Disturbing video shows man hitting woman for crossing her legs on Japanese train【Video】

Manners on board are important in Japan, but we never expected to see this.

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We visit the new all-you-can-eat KFC buffet restaurant in Tokyo

This feast includes much more than just fried chicken, sides and desserts.

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