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

Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings” Japanese tattoo fail spawns hilarious parody tattoos online

Her kanji tattoo doesn’t make sense in any language, but the humour is universal.

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New Sweet Sake Pocky showcases the flavour of a centuries-old Japanese sake brewery in Tokyo

Special regional-exclusive release uses ingredients from the only sake brewery in the 23 wards of Tokyo.

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Mr Sato steps inside the Embassy of Afghanistan in Tokyo【Photos】

A number of embassies in Japan are opening their doors to the public for a limited time. 

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Giri obligation chocolates seen as power harassment, more Japanese companies ban practice

Survey results indicate that Japan’s Valentine’s Day custom of giri choco may soon become a thing of the past. 

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Ariana Grande “fixes” her 7 Rings Japanese kanji tattoo, but it still says tiny charcoal grill

Throwing another kanji character into the mix doesn’t exactly fix the mistake.

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Starbucks Japan unveils first sakura drink for cherry blossom season 2019

Drink the blossoms this year with a chilled cup of sakura.

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Ariana Grande’s kanji tattoo fail: new ink reads “Japanese BBQ grill” instead of “7 Rings”

The American popstar says there’s a story behind her embarrassing tattoo mistake.

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Naomi Osaka shuts down reporter who asked her to speak in Japanese following Australian Open win

People in Japan slam the reporter’s request and rush to the tennis pro’s defence.
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This Japanese man dated a cockroach, dreamed of having sex with it 【Video】

When she passed away, he ate her dead body so she could be a part of him forever.

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Photo of manspreading on Japanese train stirs up heated debate and interesting solutions

Some of these ideas might actually work if they were put into action.

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Japanese Shiba Inu stops baby’s cries like a doting parent, melts hearts for being a good dog

Doge shows off a special technique for instantly calming a crying baby. 

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We eat a meal to remember…at a Japanese police station in Fukuoka

Lunch and law enforcement make for a thrilling combination.

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We try a pay-to-use premium Japanese toilet at Ikebukuro train station in Tokyo

With so many clean free-to-use toilets in Japan, we had to find out why you would pay to use one.

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Japan travel: Best things to see, eat and do in Shimonoseki in Yamaguchi Prefecture

Cycle on water, visit scenic sites and enjoy some of the best sushi in the country at the westernmost tip of Japan’s main island.

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We try the new teriyaki burgers from McDonald’s Japan 【Taste Test】

How do they stack up against the original Teriyaki McBurger?

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Shake Shack Japan unveils new sakura cherry blossom drinks for 2019

The Shack-ura Shake now comes in two different flavours for a limited time.

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Taste the Earth with Japan’s new Sublime Volcanic KitKats

We try the newest sensation in the sweets world: chocolate made from volcanoes.

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“Short skirts cause sexual assaults” according to Japanese school uniform poster

Poster implies that female students are to blame for groping.

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Coca-Cola Japan unveils new sakura design bottle for cherry blossom season 2019

A perfect partner for hanami picnics.

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“Meat futon” skit with girls in bikinis on Japanese TV slammed as sexist and outdated

Look carefully and you’ll see Japan’s Benny Hill sandwiched in between these women. 

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