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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Japanese elementary school student teaches us all how to pronounce English like a native speaker

Sometimes the youngest students can be the smartest learners.

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Visit the birthplace of the Japanese daruma in Gunma Prefecture

Home to some unusual rotund inhabitants.

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World’s first Ice Whopper now on the menu at Burger King Japan

Bringing the refreshment of kakigori shaved ice to burgers this summer.

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World’s first Takoyaki Guitar created in Japan, features a gas grill and octopus balls

The best-sounding takoyaki you’ll ever hear.

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McDonald’s adds Doraemon exclusives to its menu in Japan【Taste test】

Anime tie-up inspired by the flavours of a Japanese summer festival.

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A senbero with deer in Nara Park turns into a weird fever dream

We should’ve known better than to attempt a 200-yen senbero in a park during a heatwave.

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The most expensive ice cream in Japan? Metallic soft serve frays the nerves of staff who make it

Sparkly soft serve gives you equally sparkly poops the next day.

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New pickled ginger drink takes ginger shots to a whole other level

Are you game enough to drink pickle juice? 

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What’s the secret behind these three rice bowls?

There’s more, or maybe less, to this trio than meets the eye.

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Salt Milk Bean Paste…Omelette? Japanese bakery adds a surprise to its cake section

A new treat that’s got everyone talking.

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When life gives you McDonald’s curry sauce, make…curry rice!

How successful with this experiment be? 

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Starbucks Japan brings back three regional-exclusive Jimoto Frappuccinos for a limited time

Only three prefectures have been deemed worthy of a re-release. 

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Kyoto in summer: A special trip to Kifune shrine recharges the soul

Itinerary includes a sightseeing train, shrine visit, and a meal to remember!

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Mega Nigiri Sushi in Okinawa is top quality AND super cheap, a unicorn in the sushi world

Looking for top-quality sushi at an incredibly low price in the capital of Okinawa? This hidden gem will tick all your boxes. 

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Rock a baby goat to sleep, admission is free: Cute challenge goes viral online 【Videos】

Everyone’s a winner at this Japanese farm.

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Say hello to the Big Bomb Onigiri, a beast of a Japanese rice ball

Famous rice-producing region goes big with a huge offering to attract customers.

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Become a sumo wrestler with the new top knot hairband from Japan

Channel your inner rikishi with a head-turning new fashion accessory.

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Sukiyabashi Jiro Sushi Rice: How good is rice from Japan’s legendary sushi restaurant?

Recreating the expensive restaurant experience at home with authentic ingredients, at a fraction of the price you’d usually pay for them.

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Bacon and Egg Sauce Katsudon: A new way to eat breakfast in Japan

Join us as we attempt to eat this pork cutlet bowl first thing in the morning.

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Takoyaki…inarizushi? New fusion food boggles the mind in Japan

Japanese food breaks out of the mould for a new adventure in flavour.

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