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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Anime artist illustrates the differences between Japanese fashion now and ten years ago

Women in Japan look very different compared to a decade ago.

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The most satisfying McDonald’s burger, according to Japanese customers

Surprisingly, the Big Mac and the Teriyaki McBurger aren’t at the top of the list.

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Studio Ghibli releases new plush characters that turn into eco-friendly reusable shopping bags

Say goodbye to plastic with anime characters that sit on your shoulder as you shop.

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Strange bird outside Shinjuku Station looks like a reincarnated salaryman

Endangered species decides to freak people out at the busiest train station in the world.

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Street Kart company famous for Super Mario karts ends crowdfunding campaign with dismal support

Attempt to keep the go-karts running on Tokyo roads raises embarrassingly low amount of money.

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Tokyo store sells beautiful Japanese fruit sandwiches that look like floral arrangements

A fruity bouquet of flavour for your taste buds, with a special surprise hidden in the back of each one. 

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New Mochi Cream Doughnuts from Mister Donut pay homage to Japanese confectionery

Sure, sex is great, but have you ever had a daifuku cream doughnut?

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Weird Japanese vending machine find: Soda that looks like mayonnaise

We try the strange beverage that’s got people all shook up in Japan.

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Tokyo Disneyland and Disney Sea reveal what it’ll be like for visitors when they reopen【Videos】

The new normal at Tokyo Disney Resort is like nothing we’ve ever seen before.

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Pandemic hair trend: A haircut to match your mask not your face

Top stylist at a Japanese salon in Tokyo says there are three important points to looking good while wearing a face mask. 

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Starbucks Japan opens first sign-language store in Tokyo

Staff at new “Signing Store” use hand signs to communicate with customers.

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Starbucks Japan releases new summer drinkware range with Pegasus as the star

Mythical winged horse appears on travel mugs, tumblers, and inside a special snow dome lid for a limited time.

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Minions cosplay as Japanese kabuki characters in new merchandise collection

Can a Minion be accused of cultural appropriation?

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Do the new Uniqlo summer face masks really deserve bad reviews?

We test the Airism product for three days in a range of conditions. 

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Mr Sato drinks stinky Pond Water Cider from Japan

A cider so foul-smelling it comes with a warning label.

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Half-Japanese woman hands card to people who ask tiresome questions about her race

Japanese people ask the same old questions but this card causes them to have very different reactions.

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Make sushi in seconds with smart ingredient hack from Don Quijote

Lazy cooks can now feel like sushi pros.

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Japanese kimono maker creates alluring face mask for hostesses

Hidden design features add extra sex appeal when eating and drinking.

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Customers race to Uniqlo for new summer face masks, but are they really worth the hype?

We try out the cool sold-out Airism product everyone’s been waiting for. 

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Studio Ghibli films coming to cinemas for “once in a lifetime” event this summer

A sure-fire way to lure moviegoers back to theatres after the height of the pandemic.

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