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

New Human Restaurant opens opposite Robot Restaurant in Shinjuku

The unusually-named restaurant battles against the robots of Kabukicho with spooky spirits and staff that look like creepy androids.

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Japanese high school student turns heads with bold fashion choice at Harajuku

Tokyo is a magnet for the fashion-conscious crowd but none of them are as fashion-forward as 15-year-old Hikaru.

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KitKat Bar opens in Tokyo, serves new Japanese Umeshu Plum Sake KitKats with cocktail pairings

First-ever KitKat-cocktail pairings are part of a range of special offerings to celebrate the new alcoholic chocolates ahead of their nationwide release. 

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Naomi Osaka stirs up debate about what it means to be Japanese following U.S. Open victory

She’s the first Japanese citizen to ever win a Grand Slam singles tournament, but in Japan it’s her race that’s been taking the spotlight.

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Japanese toilet fans rejoice — bidet-style washlet water guns are here!

Now you can enjoy the power of a good water squirt anytime anywhere.

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Studio Ghibli Ponyo dessert now available at Shirohige’s Cream Puff Factory in Tokyo

Totoro and Ponyo are waiting for you to eat them at this beautiful Hayao Miyazaki-endorsed cafe.

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Conan O’Brien asks Hideo Kojima for a job, sings Live Band Karaoke, and says sayonara to Japan

Conan and his team packed in as much of Tokyo as possible during the final days of their Japanese trip.

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Kanye West sends his team to Japan for “research”, shares unusual haul online【Photos】

West tells everyone he’s “creating the convenience of the future” and posts 30 mysterious photos of Japanese shopping spree.

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Conan O’Brien visits Conan Town in Japan…but things don’t go entirely as planned

Prompts mayor to ask “Is this another one of your American jokes?

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Top 10 places to see a spectacular sunset in Japan

Japanese travellers reveal the most breathtaking places to watch the setting sun.

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Domino’s Pizza delivery driver battles Typhoon Jebi in Japan, video goes viral 【Video】

These clips show a worker’s valiant attempts to stay upright in strong winds is no match for the force of Mother Nature.

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Strong earthquake hits Hokkaido in Japan, dozens missing and injured

Japan’s northern island suffers extensive damage to infrastructure after massive earthquake this morning.

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Conan Town prepares for Conan O’Brien’s visit with burgers and a special video

The mayor of Hokuei is ready to meet Conan’s demands, but he has a few surprises up his sleeve for the talk show host as well. 

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Conan O’Brien sits down for a traditional kaiseki meal with Jordan Schlansky in Japan 【Video】

Schlansky imparted his Japanese knowledge on the talk show host, but ended up committing some faux pas of his own.

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Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, blows away cars, roofs, and building facades 【Pics & Videos】

Part of the roof at Kyoto Station also fell in as staff scrambled for safety.

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Conan O’Brien arrives in Japan, dresses up as a Harajuku girl in Tokyo 【Pics & Videos】

The talk show host immerses himself in a world of kawaii with some of Harajuku’s most colourful fashionistas.

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Kanye West receives flack for too-small Yeezy slides, calls it “The Japanese Way”

West tries to reinvent the world of footwear with a trick the Japanese have been using for centuries, but his comments aren’t entirely accurate.

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Massive storm lights up Tokyo with thousands of lightning strikes 【Pics & Videos】

It was the strongest thunderstorm to hit the capital in years.

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Japanese wrestler Saori Yoshida smashes Guinness World Record by bursting balloons with her butt

The speed and accuracy of her bottom was truly astounding.

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Woman suffers burns after aluminium can explodes at Shinjuku Station

Police were called to the scene early this morning.

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