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

Pokémon wedding video tells beautiful story of a couple who met while playing Pokémon GO

Couple uses NOSTALGIA ATTACK! And with personalised features and 8-bit graphics, it’s a CRITICAL HIT!!

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Hanazono Jinja Shrine: Lanterns, stalls and rakes at annual Tori no Ichi cock festival in Tokyo

Don’t miss your chance to attend one of the biggest cock festivals in Tokyo.

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Starbucks Japan unveils new White Chocolate Snow Frappuccino for Christmas

More holiday season beverages and drinkware on sale exclusively in Japan for a limited time.

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Take a tour of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant seven years after the disaster 【Video】

TEPCO seeks to redeem its reputation with the public by offering virtual tours of the site in Japanese and English.

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Pokémon: Detective Pikachu movie trailer surprises fans with first look at live-action characters

Japanese fans react to the voice of Ryan Reynolds and the decision to give Pikachu so much fur.

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Mister Donut releases Pokémon doughnuts in Japan for a limited time

We taste the new Pokémon doughnuts and get our hands on some exclusive merchandise before the official release.

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Japanese Kit Kats: Winning flavour from worldwide competition finally unveiled

New release, with unique packaging by a Japanese artist, set to be released internationally.

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New Danone yoghurts contain Japanese matcha, hojicha and persimmon, wrapped in special packaging

Exclusive “Wa Selection” range pays homage to some of Japan’s most beloved traditional flavours.

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Starbucks celebrates 20 years in West Japan with Matcha Frappuccino and latte drinks in Osaka

The regional-exclusive drinks pay homage to a local tea master who was forced to commit seppuku by order of a samurai lord.

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Shibuya Halloween event turns ugly with toppled truck, perverts, and upskirt photography

Five arrests made at celebration attended by “young people and foreigners”.

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Shibuya Halloween 2018 cosplay costume collection【Pics & Videos】

Tokyo’s famous scramble crossing district came alive with hilarious, sexy, cute and genius outfits for Halloween.

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Fried Oyster Ice Cream: the taste of the sea in a Japanese soft serve dessert【Taste Test】

One of Japan’s most intriguing flavour pairings

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Starbucks Japan unveils new Christmas Cake Frappuccinos and gingerbread lattes for 2018

Four limited-edition beverages are coming our way this holiday season.

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Restaurants, Roads, Rats: How has Tsukiji changed after the fish market move?

Our reporter investigates.

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Spooky Japanese vending machine dispenses udon noodles with nobody around 【Video】

All signs point to a hungry spirit desperate for a bowl of hot noodles.

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Tokyo accommodation: Capsule hotel offers unique sleep and sauna stay for women

Do-C provides Löyly and a warm pillar for an authentic Finnish sauna experience you won’t find anywhere else in Japan.

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Japanese ramen cocktail uses tonkotsu pork broth for alcoholic noodle flavour

A delicious recipe for ramen lovers to make at home.

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Japanese udon noodles mascot character imitates Banksy by shredding itself in a painting

Girl With Balloon artwork cutely followed by Udon With Balloon.

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Pokémon cosplay for cats: New gacha capsule toy series from Japan

Six Pocket Monster characters to suit all types of furry felines.

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Add a Japanese anime twist to your Halloween costume with unisex kimono cosplay

Japan’s spookiest yokai anime releases a range of gorgeous outfits just in time for Halloween.

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