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

Commuter chaos at Shibuya Station after glass window breaks on door of crowded Japanese train

Crowds came to a standstill at rush hour as staff inspected the damage.

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Nightclub dancers, the Japan women’s national football team, and a famous Tokyo landmark are all hidden inside the design. 

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Homeless dropout becomes Lamborghini-driving ladies’ man and top host in Kabukicho 【Video】

Akaya Kunugi owes it all to his rich “princesses” who spend up to US$35,000 a night on him. 

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New samurai jackets, shirts and pants bring traditional Japanese fashion back to the streets

Designed and made in Japan by experienced kimono makers, this new collection comes with a host of cool hidden extras.

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We try Starbucks Japan’s new Pistachio Christmas Tree Frappuccino drinks

Starbucks’ new limited-edition holiday drinks are designed to look like decorated Christmas trees…but do they taste like them?

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YouTubers come under fire for destroying traditional Japanese product in controversial video

The popular vloggers were forced to apologise after their actions sparked outrage in Japan.

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Edo Cat Cafe closure postponed as 50 rescue cats still need foster parents

After creating a stunning samurai-themed ukiyo-e world for their cats, this organisation is refusing to give up on them.

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Coca-Cola Japan unveils special New Year’s kimono bottle for 2019 with hidden boar on the packaging

Limited-edition bottle celebrates the upcoming Year of the Boar.

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We interview Fantastic Beasts star Dan Fogler at the new Wizarding World Cafe in Japan

The wizarding world and real life blurs as we sit down for a magical meal with the actor who plays Jacob Kowalski.

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Conan O’Brien in Japan episode features Toto toilets, Harajuku, a rented family and Conan Town

We take a closer look at some hilarious clips from the new Conan in Japan episode.

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Cute cat infiltrates famous Japanese rock garden at Kyoto’s Tofukuji Temple 【Video】

Stealth feline does a perfect job of stealing the limelight from beautiful rock garden.

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Starbucks Japan unveils new Pistachio Christmas Tree Frappuccino drinks for the holiday season

New hot and cold beverages come complete with a gold star so you can create your very own drinkable Christmas tree.

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Japanese company uses real futons as advertising posters on Tokyo trains

Passengers are going crazy for the mini futons, saying they wish they could snuggle up to them on their daily commute.

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New Japanese furisode kimono sweaters combine traditional fashion with modern streetwear

The comfiest Japanese kimono you’ll ever wear.

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64-year-old man arrested for stealing a roll of toilet paper from hospital toilet

Japanese authorities take a hardline approach to taking something that isn’t yours, no matter how insignificant it might seem.

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Starbucks Japan adds new winter Mt Fuji mugs to region-exclusive You Are Here Collection

Tumblers and mugs feature some of Japan’s most beloved winter symbols.

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All the best Japanese Kit Kat flavours together in one exclusive anniversary box for limited time

Now you can enjoy 35 different Japan-exclusive Kit Kats without having to run around town trying to find them all.

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Wizarding World Cafe: First ever official Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts cafe opens in Japan

We step into the wizarding world of Harry Potter and Newt Scamander, and dine on magical transforming meals with some well-known characters.

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We try Starbucks Japan’s new White Chocolate Snow Frappuccino drinks

Plus drink out of a cute limited-edition polar bear head glass.

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Miss Universe Japan debuts Sailor Moon ninja transformation dress as national costume for 2018

Yuumi Kato thrills audience at pre-broadcast event by transforming from sexy ninja to magical warrior Sailor Moon in seconds.

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