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.

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Cat-ear eye drops take Japan’s obsession with felines to a whole new level

Best-selling Japanese eye drop brand adds three cool cats to their range.

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Before and After: Renovating a rundown rental property in Japan

Apartment renovation in the middle of Tokyo is a DIY inspiration. 

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Add some Ghibli magic to the table with scene-stealing goods from Kiki’s Delivery Service

Inspired by the tableware seen in the animated movie.

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We try the new Sushitozzo: A fishy Japanese take on an Italian sweet

Sushitozzo is causing a buzz on the Internet, but will it do the same for our taste buds?

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Starbucks adds a new Triple Espresso Latte to the menu in Japan

But will it give us the buzz we need? 

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There’s a secret free souvenir hiding inside this Japanese train station

A limited-time memento that pays homage to a local folklore legend.

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Move over, Pikachu and Eevee — Piplup is here to take over Pokémon Tokyo Banana!

We’re very much looking forward to eating you, Piplup!

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Mos Burger x Dassai sweet sake collaboration expands with new rice burgers and a konjac drink

New limited-edition range is a surprise feast for the eyes and the taste buds.

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This cute cat is all of us after receiving the coronavirus vaccine

Feline’s sore-arm pose melts our hearts.

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Reversible Destiny Lofts needs your help to protect its destiny during coronavirus pandemic

Architectural landmark in Tokyo faces a shaky future.

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Sephiroth in real life? How to unsheathe a massive 6.8-foot samurai sword

It’s not every day you get to see moves like this outside of anime and video games.

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Japanese toilet sweets put a new twist on tradition

The perfect sweet for a potty mouth. 

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Uniqlo opens its first-ever cafe at newly revamped Ginza store

All 12 floors “reborn” at global flagship store.

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Demon Slayer popcorn bucket sells out to huge crowds at Universal Studios Japan

Fans lined up for hours for this anime character, and a lot of them had to return home empty-handed.

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Muji adds Japanese haori samurai coats to their casual wear collection

Perfect for modern-day warriors.

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Cup Noodle Sodas: Culinary innovation or beverage abomination?

Instant ramen becomes fizzy drinks, and we’ve tried them all so you don’t have to.  

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Mos Burger’s popular Focaccia Sandwich returns to Japan after seven years

A new take on an old favourite, complete with “glamping sauce”. 

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Does this egg timer from Japanese 100-yen store Daiso really work?

We find out if this cute gadget is all it’s cracked up to be.

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Mr Sato makes a frightening purchase at an Akihabara vending machine

A product literally shrouded in mystery. 

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Starbucks unveils new Roasted Sweet Potato Frappuccino in Japan

Yaki imo is the star of the show this autumn.

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