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

Lipton releases new bubble tea ice cream bar with tapioca pearls in Japan

Filled with boba that stays chewy even when frozen.

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Cat-shaped Japanese bread coming to Tokyo!

Neko Neko Shokupan serves up the most kawaii sliced bread in Japan.

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Starbucks Japan unveils new Nutty White Chocolate Frappuccino for Christmas 2019

Designed to look like an illuminated Christmas tree.

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Starbucks Japan releases more limited-edition mugs, cards and travel bottles for Christmas 2019

A tumbler with a built-in snow dome and a mug with a whipped cream lid are just some of the highlights in the new collection.

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Kyoto yakitori restaurant earns Michelin rating with one of the best value-for-money deals in Japan

Kyoto Yakitori Kazu offers fine dining on a budget.

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We try the giant Meat Mountain pizza sandwich from Aoki’s Japan

We get the meat sweats while conquering a four-pound mountain packed with 18 different types of meat.

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People in Japan go crazy for Japanese candy zen gardens 【Pics & Video】

New DIY candy kits let you taste the sweet serenity of a koi fish pond in a rock garden. 

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Mipig Harajuku: We visit the new micro pig cafe in Tokyo

Mipig takes its design inspiration from the story of The Three Little Pigs.   

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Studio Ghibli My Neighbour Totoro sweater is the anime knitwear we need this winter

Premium GBL clothing line brings us a Catbus that’s been hand-knit in Canada.

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How to dress for the weather: A guide from Japan

A simple life hack you can use anywhere in the world.

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Japanese knife professional transforms vegetables into works of art【Videos】

Next-level knife skills create gorgeous garnishes in all sorts of shapes and designs.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger plays taiko drums with Terminator: Dark Fate cast at Tokyo premiere

Rev-9 and the T-800 beat drums in traditional happi coats under a giant Godzilla in Japan.

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Will Smith makes sushi with Japanese YouTuber Bilingirl Chika

The Hollywood actor eats natto, puts soy sauce in the wrong spot, and tries a hack for avoiding wasabi “burn”.

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Starbucks Japan gives Kyoto and Hyogo their very own Frappuccinos for a very limited time

Two new beverages pay homage to two great cities with chocolate and matcha green tea.

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Japan Sumo Association surprises fans with cutesy game on Twitter

Train with the sport’s most kawaii professional sumo wrestler.

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Post-meal waste at Japanese sushi restaurant sparks controversy online

A lesson in what not to do at a revolving sushi joint in Japan.

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We try the new Christmas Frappuccino from Starbucks Japan

It looks like a Japanese Christmas cake, but does it really taste like one as well?

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Overworked Japanese employees mourn unused paid holidays at new Buddhist memorial service

Workaholics asked to address this senseless loss in a country where taking paid leave is frowned upon.

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Shibuya Halloween cosplay cleanup crew wants your help this year!

Become a real-life hero in Tokyo.

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Bubble tea helps herbivore men meet women during Shibuya Halloween

Unexpected outcome of alcohol ban has boba bonding partygoers in the best way possible.

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