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

Tokyo Game Show 2019: The best Japanese cosplayers from Day 1 of TGS【Photos】

Plus, we get to try a playable demo from Final Fantasy VII Remake and Atelier Ryza.

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Japanese high school students build crazy wooden roller coaster at school festival【Video】

Yes, the slide is built on school desks stacked on top of each other, but that just makes the ride even more thrilling. 

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Japan now has a giant pizza sandwich called Meat Mountain, packed with 18 different types of meat

A mountain we can definitely conquer.

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Keanu Reeves speaks Japanese to Cyberpunk 2077 fans at Tokyo Game Show【Video】

The only thing better than hearing Keanu say “Wake up samurai” is hearing him say it in Japanese.

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New Yuzu Sake KitKat combines Japanese rice wine with a zesty local citrus

Now there’s a new alcoholic KitKat to add to our souvenir wishlist.

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Keanu Reeves gets a ninja lesson with Kyary Pamyu Pamyu at John Wick 3 premiere in Japan

Find someone who looks at you the way Keanu looks at this Japanese singer when she gives him flowers.

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Want to boost your ego? Head to the new Homeru “Praise” Bar in Osaka

Good-looking staff promise to identify your good points and shower you with compliments as you unwind after a long day. 

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Apple coke is here! World-first flavour exclusive to Coca-Cola Japan

Never-before seen flavour coming to stores nationwide this autumn. 

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New Japanese KitKats capture the flavour of a busy port city

Yokohama now has its very own KitKat based on a famous local sweet souvenir.

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Learn how to make sushi with a professional Japanese sushi chef in Tokyo

Because there’s no better souvenir than taking a skill home with you.

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Starbucks Hong Kong adds new bunny mugs and cups to its mid-autumn drinkware range

September is the month to celebrate the rabbit on the moon. 

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Green Apple Jelly v Baked Pink Apple: The Starbucks Frappuccino showdown we’ve been waiting for

We taste the tart and sweet flavours taking over Starbucks Japan this autumn.

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Gekkeikan releases new alcohol-free Japanese daiginjo sake

Ever wanted to enjoy the taste of premium Japanese rice wine without the alcohol? Now you can! 

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Starbucks turns its milk packs into notebooks with popular Japanese stationery brand

Global coffeehouse chain sets out on a sustainable journey in Japan. 

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Automatic cat feeder is no match for this clever kitty【Video】

Cat reaches genius level on automatic animal feeder while its hooman is away. 

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Japanese samurai sword ice cream crafted by master swordsmith from famous katana town of Seki

This mythical sword with non-melting abilities will kill your thirst and replenish your spirit

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Japan Travel: Mysterious landscape found near a park with severed heads

Escape to a world that appears to be from another dimension.

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Test your knowledge of Japanese convenience stores with this katakana puzzle

There’s a trick to this riddle that’s staring you right in the eyes.

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Japan Travel: 17 Things to do in Oita, Japan’s onsen prefecture

There’s so much more to Oita than amazing hot springs. 

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We try the new Häagen-Dazs Matcha Pie ice cream from Japan

Exclusive flavour only available for a limited time.

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