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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Yakiniku sneakers from Japan let you wear your love for meat on your feet

With clever design details and only 50 available, these kicks are a hot commodity.

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Kanji T-shirt seen on U.S. TV show makes Japanese viewers giggle

According to his shirt, this guy isn’t just “huge in Japan”, he’s huge somewhere else too. 

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Combining two of Burger King’s one-pound beef burgers for an extreme fast food challenge

Like eating more than five Big Macs in one sitting.

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Kill Bill actor stars in a very 2020 commercial for McDonald’s Japan

Zoom meetings, home haircuts…and a new beef stew croquette burger oozing with cream.

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Mos Burger’s new luxury burger contains 0.18 percent alcohol

Limited-edition burger promises to give diners a “charge” for winter.

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Starbucks celebrates Christmas in Japan with a festive matcha Frappuccino

But will the green tea gift taste as good as it looks?

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Drinking wine made from the only train station platform vineyard in Japan

This Shiojiri Station Merlot has a terroir as unique as its taste. 

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Pokémon Tokyo Banana haul: Will we find the rare Pikachu tail?

We buy stacks of the new limited-edition sweet souvenir to see if we can snare all six cute Pikachu designs. 

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We try Burger King’s first-ever bunless burger in Japan

One pound of beef with no bread turns out to be a very extreme experience.

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Cosplay as a flying squirrel with new wearable blanket from Japan

Stay as warm as a momonga with winter loungewear designed to make you look cute and cosy at the same time.

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Kyoto’s Fire Ramen restaurant expands overseas with first location outside Japan

Menbaka Ichidai serves up its fiery ramen abroad for the first time ever.

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Botched art restorations become Japanese gacha capsule toys

Restoration fails remind us to keep our own mistakes in perspective.

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Japan now has a banana hammer made from a real banana…that’s not frozen

It’s a “good banana” according to its price point. 

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Croissant gyoza: Pie-like dumplings take Japan by storm

This gyoza with a flaky croissant crust is so sought after it took a year for our order to arrive.

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Japanese green tea vending machine has a puppet show that tells the story behind the drink

The Oi Ocha Karakuri machine is something you have to see to believe.

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Woman in Japan “can’t forgive” Starbucks after their hand sanitiser left her with chemical burns

Abiding by the rules left this customer with burns on her hands that lasted two weeks.

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Pileup on sushi conveyor belt causes chaos for diners at restaurant chain in Japan

Derailment at a sushi restaurant leaves everyone confused.

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How to play Totoro’s mysterious flute from My Neighbour Totoro【Pics & Video】

Magical ocarina from the Studio Ghibli anime film is now available to purchase.

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Starbucks unveils second new festive Christmas drinkware range for 2020

Limited-edition collection includes some special items for the home and kitchen to keep you cosy and warm through the holiday period.

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Japanese overtime work culture captured in new dice collection

Roll the dice with employees apologising in the windows of office tower blocks late at night.

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