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

Starbucks Japan unveils new Frappuccino and macchiato to celebrate Tokyo Reserve Roastery opening

Experience the delicious flesh of the coffee cherry. 

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Sakura Totoro: Official Studio Ghibli merchandise for cherry blossom season 2019

Enjoy hanami flower viewing with some famous anime wood sprites this year.

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We try Starbucks Japan’s new Sakura Frappuccino drinks for cherry blossom season 2019

We drink the blossoms designed to look like hanami in a cup.

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Queer Eye in Japan: Behind the scenes of new Netflix special currently being filmed in Tokyo

We take a look at what the Fab Five have been getting up to during their stay in Japan.

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Matt Kuwata stuns the world with transformation from Japanese boy to living doll 【Photos】

The model son of a Japanese pro baseball star steps out from his father’s shadow with a look all his own.

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Five reasons why Queer Eye is such a big hit on Netflix in Japan

How the loud-and-proud Fab Five were able to find success in a country that lags behind others when it comes to LGBTQ issues.

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Keisuke Honda apologises for English mistake at press conference 【Video】

The Japanese soccer star shows how a tiny error in grammar and pronunciation can become an embarrassing moment for English learners.

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Studio Ghibli offers special Spirited Away present with Toshio Suzuki exhibition tickets in Tokyo

Grab your tickets now before they sell out!

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BTS becomes first-ever K-pop group to present at Grammy Awards

The boy band might not have won in their category at the Grammys, but they came out winners by the end of the night.

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Japanese high school life in the Heisei era at the heart of new Pocky x Milk Tea collaboration

Bittersweet flavours combine to create a whole new taste sensation.

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Samurai C-3PO is the Japanese warrior droid we’ve all been waiting for

Complete with gold armour and topknot.

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The Marie Kondo story: How a Japanese girl became an overnight celebrity with a hit show on Netflix

From her grandmother’s home in Miyazaki to the homes of A-list celebrities, Kondo has been sparking joy for decades.

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KitKat Makeup: Korean cosmetics brand Etude causes a sensation with new chocolate beauty trend

It’s time to add KitKats to our beauty routine. 

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Starbucks Japan releases new cherry blossom travel mugs, glasses and goods for 2019

Two different ranges with totally different blossoms and colour tones.

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Ariana Grande stops learning Japanese following backlash over her “7 Rings” BBQ grill tattoo

People in Japan now fear Grande hates their country and their language.

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Starbucks Japan unveils new Sakura Frappuccino for cherry blossom season 2019

This year’s hot and cold lineup takes its inspiration from flowers in full bloom.

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Sayonara Heisei Brows: Japanese makeup video takes us through an era of eyebrow beauty trends

One woman, decades of different eyebrows.

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Record number of people injured by deer in Nara this year

Foreign tourists among those sustaining serious injuries from the native animals.

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Jennifer Connelly sang a Japanese song that became a number one hit single in Japan 【Video】

Watch as a teenage Connelly advertises a Technics product while singing in perfect Japanese.

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Sapporo Snow Festival 2019 opens in Japan

Star Wars, anime favourites, and tennis pro Naomi Osaka all make an appearance at this year’s event.

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