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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Graham cracker KitKats? New wholewheat biscuit variety debuts in Japan

The brand’s first new series in 10 years features a healthier KitKat.

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Japanese star’s makeup transformation goes viral online 【Videos】

Singer and actress Naoko Ken proves you can be rockstar gorgeous at any age.

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Deer killed by man with axe in Nara

Police say the man lost his temper when the animal hit his car. 

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My Neighbour Totoro gets its first-ever LeSportsac collection!

“It was a dream, but it wasn’t a dream!” is the perfect tagline for these gorgeous Ghibli bags and pouches. 

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Eating Burger King’s “hottest meat wall” ever    【Taste Test】

Will we be able to defeat the meat and heat of the Strong Magma?

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Japanese restaurant sears sushi with a soldering iron【Video】

Unique serving style attracts attention online. 

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Shinkansen ice cream sales suspended on board bullet train, sell out online

These Shinkansen-exclusive ice creams are so famous they even have their own hashtag.

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We buy oysters from a Japanese vending machine

Raw seafood and a microwave is today’s weird vending machine find of the day. 

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Mt Fuji photo tricks the eye by looking like a moody ink painting

Is this real life or a scene from an eerie video game?

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New Pokémon Wedding Plan in Japan includes Pikachu couples jewellery

Loved-up Pikachus are ready to tie the knot with you on your special day.

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Japanese mochi ice cream becomes latest TikTok trend

Demand for bite-sized “Little Moons” skyrockets, selling out at supermarkets.

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Zara creates loungewear that looks like a Japanese school P.E. uniform

New fashion choice puzzles people around Japan.

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Japanese vending machines now sell pearl jewellery

But are they good enough to pass as a White Day gift?

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Burger King Japan’s Strong Magma Super One Pound Beef Burger has us quaking in our boots

This is the “hottest beef wall” ever made by the chain.

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Mt Fuji Shiba-sakura Festival, where beautiful “lawn sakura” blossom

A unique hanami event right next to Japan’s most famous mountain.

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Starbucks sells bear plugs for reusable cups in Japan

Saving the planet and healing your heart at the same time.

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Kyoto slammed for manga telling people not to talk at restaurants

Four-panel manga fires up the Internet. 

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Gorilla with a randoseru backpack and elementary school student cap is Japan’s newest WTF gacha

There’s a lot to unpack in this new six-piece collection.

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Ichiran ramen vs. Ichiran instant ramen: The ultimate taste test right outside the store

Running out of the ramen restaurant to eat its instant version seconds afterwards on the street is the kind of reporting you won’t get anywhere else.

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Mos Burger adds sliced bread to their menus in Japan

Fast food chain surprises everyone by branching out into the bread market. 

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