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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Japan has a new Hershey’s cereal that doubles as a toast topping

New Choco Bits variety breaks all the rules when it comes to Japanese breakfast.

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McDonald’s Japan brings out a new chicken burger with rice buns

Fried chicken sandwich, Japanese-style.

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Ippudo serves up plant-based tonkotsu ramen in Japan for a limited time

Popular ramen chain creates a meat-free version of its acclaimed pork-broth noodles.

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Host King Roland goes to Akihabara disguised as a foreign otaku 【Video】

“James” looks more like a lumberjack than a geeky anime nerd.

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McDonald’s teams up with Touch manga for burgers that capture the bittersweet taste of youth

Hugely popular high school baseball series adds some spice to the chain’s chicken burgers in Japan.

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Starbucks unveils limited-edition Valentine’s Day drinkware collection in Japan

Celebrate the romantic holiday with some lovely Starbucks goods.

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Casio’s Pikachu Baby-G is the perfect watch for Pokémon trainers

Heart-tailed female Pikachu steals the show in this special new release. 

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We cosy up to Starbucks Japan’s sexy new Frappuccino for Valentine’s Day

My, my. Where have you been all our lives?

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Sapporo releases a limited-edition Adult Choc Mint beer in Japan

Japanese beer lover submits the idea to the company and it gets a small-batch commercial release.

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Japanese restaurant from the Edo Period forced to close due to coronavirus pandemic

Serving diners since the days of the samurai and once loved by famous writers like Natsume Soseki, this long-standing business will soon be no more.

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Pringles now comes in karaage flavour in Japan

Japanese fried food gets even more addictive.

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7-Eleven under fire in Japan for mysterious holes in their onigiri rice balls

Customers wonder if the chain is now selling “air” as a new rice ball filling.

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Cherry blossom forecast 2021 released! Sakura set to bloom early in Tokyo again this year

Time to start making those hanami flower-viewing plans!

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We try the new Famichiki Burger from Family Mart

Is Japan’s new D.I.Y. fried chicken sandwich a match made in convenience store heaven?

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We taste the new Japanese KitKat, aged in whisky barrels in Islay, Scotland

Never before have we experienced a chocolate quite like this.

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Foo Fighters unveil an exclusive new Japanese sake

Collaboration between rock legends and an esteemed sake brewery is every bit as good as it sounds.

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Sapporo decides to sell new Japanese beer with English mistake on label

Spelling error looks set to make this uncancelled release a hot new collectors’ item.

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Genital manju sweets, with a dash of “pubic hair”, raise eyebrows in Japan

His and hers steamed cakes are a popular gift for newlyweds.

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7-Eleven Japan’s banana milk sparks controversy over deceptive packaging

Customers feel duped by “camouflage packaging”.

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English mistake on new Japanese beer leads to suspension of sales before its release

Exciting Family Mart and Sapporo beer collaboration goes straight in the can after the error was discovered.

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