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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Burger King releases its first-ever “buns-free” burger in Japan

The Extreme One Pound Beef Burger is only available for a limited time.

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Pringles unveils new regional-exclusive flavour in Japan

Tokai soul food in a can.

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New Pokémon Seiko watch collection stars Pikachu, Eevee and Mewtwo

A new collaboration appears, and we want to catch ’em all.

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Burger King opens a rental site to help fast food lovers find an apartment in Japan

The Japanese property market just got a whole lot tastier. 

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Japanese Joe Biden tries the Biden Burger in Japan

The sweet taste of democracy in a burger that tips its hat to some Pennsylvania favourites.

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Eat like a samurai from the warring states period with new range of canned meals from Japan

Meals of military commanders faithfully reproduced for the modern era.

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World’s first Eggwich specialty store set to open in Japan

“Don’t Worry, Egg’Wich” delivers a protein hit with eggy buns that are sure to please health-conscious fast food lovers.

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Jason adapts to the new normal for Friday the 13th

The coronavirus pandemic has Jason adding some extra precautions to his night of killing this year. 

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Mayhem at Uniqlo in Japan as customers fight to grab the Jil Sander collection

Mannequins stripped, glass displays broken and website down as limited-edition range sends everyone into a frenzy. 

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Japanese police hide at shrine in camo gear to catch a thief…who stole six bucks 【Video】

Elaborate sting operation lasts over four hours, ends with an officer tripping over and another one appearing from the bushes in a full-on Ghillie suit.

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Akihabara’s otaku shrine celebrates PlayStation 5 launch with ethereal one-night event

The PS5 is welcomed into the world at a Japanese shrine with a long history of protecting electronics.

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Eating the Olympic Torch Parfait in Tokyo

Special dessert acts like a beacon of hope for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to go ahead next year.

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Hayao Miyazaki ambushed while picking up trash on street for opinions on Demon Slayer

Plucky reporter approaches the Studio Ghibli director for an on-street interview about the success of a new anime film.

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Pairing Japanese whisky with Famichiki at Kyoto’s new convenience store bar

Family Mart bar is the city’s newest must-visit location.

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Japanese mayor “Jo Baiden” becomes famous after U.S. election

A meeting between the two Bidens looks set to be on the cards for the future.

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Do Ippudo’s new tonkotsu ramen potato chips taste as good as their noodles?

Japan’s most popular Hakata ramen chain gives us noodles to go…in potato chip form!

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Tokyo Banana teams up with Pokémon for limited-edition Pikachu sweets collection

Tokyo’s best-selling sweet souvenir charges up with six cute Pikachu designs. 

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Cyberpunk kimono fashion hits the streets of Akihabara, complete with neon sign obi【Photos】

Wearable neon light tubes look set to become the fashion statement of the season.

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How to stop thieves using your cash cards when you lose your wallet

Simple hack from a former bank clerk in Japan.

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Pokémon doughnuts from Mister Donut are bigger and better than ever this year!

New limited-edition mugs, bowls, Poké Balls and…the arrival of Chansey to get us in the spirit for a “Lucky” Christmas this year.

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