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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Starbucks Japan’s new parfait cake has to be seen to be believed

W0w. Just…wow.

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McDonald’s adds a Japanese daifuku pie to its menu for a limited time

It’s sweets over flowers this sakura season.

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Starbucks Japan now has its first-ever Cola Frappuccino, but is it any good?

We find out if this retro American diner experience is all it’s cracked up to be. 

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Mask rules in Japan have changed…so are people still wearing them?

We find out if people in Tokyo are ripping off their masks and throwing them to the wind in light of the new changes.

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Cherry blossoms begin blooming in Tokyo, earliest start to sakura season for third year

Hanami season has arrived in Japan much earlier than expected. 

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Studio Ghibli celebrates Mother’s Day with special Totoro flower deliveries

Kiki’s Delivery Service comes along for the ride too. 

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Sakura ramen brings a touch of hanami flower-viewing to popular Japanese noodle chain

A tasty way to enjoy the cherry blossoms.

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What the heck is okame soba?

An obscure noodle dish a lot of Japanese people don’t even know about.

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Ghibli Park visitors caught in lewd acts with anime character figures

The silence from Studio Ghibli regarding the matter has landed it in hot water.

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Japan gets a new Fanta for a limited time

Mmmm milky carbonation…

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New Japanese KitKat combines two flavours in one for brand new taste sensation

Piko Taro and his alter ego are on board with this new combination.

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Starbucks unveils first-ever Cola Frappuccino in Japan!

New limited-edition drinks and goods are inspired by retro American diners. 

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Message to foreigners at Japanese convenience store sparks controversy online

Attempt to curtail customer rudeness comes off as incredibly rude.

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Sakura season arrives at McDonald’s Japan with new range of exclusive menu items

The cherry blossoms look extra tasty this year.

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Coca Cola releases new Mt Fuji bottles in Japan

Hokusai’s Great Wave off Kanagawa gets a new look for this souvenir coke bottle design. 

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Eating all the cat treats at Japanese convenience store Family Mart

This cute collection covers everything from paw to tail. 

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What makes this new Japanese convenience store chain better than 7-Eleven?

This chain takes konbini food to a whole other level.

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New sakura doughnuts from Mister Donut Japan take us on a journey from bud to beyond full bloom

A box of doughnuts like no other.

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Starbucks Japan’s second sakura collection for hanami season 2023 comes with AR cherry blossoms

Plus a special mini range created by local Japanese craftsmen. 

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New sakura doughnuts resemble different stages of the cherry blossoms in Japan

Taste the progression of the sakura, from early buds to past full bloom.

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