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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Japanese vending machine serves up Wagyu beef steaks in the countryside

Serving sirloin 24 hours a day, 365 days a year!

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Starbucks Japan’s new festive Frappuccino puts a local twist on an American favourite

New drink is said to have a taste unique to Japan, but what does our Japanese reporter think about it?

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Fill your home with the scent of Studio Ghibli

Anime aromas capture the atmosphere from some of the studio’s most magical films.

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Which Studio Ghibli house would you most like to live in?

Japanese fans rate the best dwellings from iconic anime films, and reveal why they want to live there.

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Subway Japan releases its “heaviest sub in history”

But is the Wild Clubhouse truly as wild as they say it is?

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Japanese beef bowl vending machine serves up…gyudon rice burgers?!?

Matsuya’s first-ever vending machine surprises everyone with secret burgers.

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Boys’ love at the temple? Sensual ikemen art that raised eyebrows in Japan now set to be removed

Modern makeover at centuries-old temple comes to an end, but not for rumoured reasons.

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Studio Ghibli’s new Nostalgic Piggy Bank series adds anime magic to your savings

“Trust us! We will guard your money!”

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KFC puts its own spin on Japanese flavours with the new Katsu and Fillet Burger

When fried chicken just isn’t enough to satisfy your cravings.

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Domino’s offers gold chopsticks to customers in Japan

A very classy way to eat pizza. 

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Sushi chain bento combines raw fish with…sukiyaki?

Cooked beef and raw fish combo makes us rethink everything we thought we knew about seafood.

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A trip to hell on Japan’s ‘vomit ship’: Is it as bad as everyone says it is?

Exploring the not-so-glamorous side of island-hopping.

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How crowded is Kyoto now without international tourists?【Photos】

We visit the top tourist sites, and are surprised at what we discover.

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Starbucks unveils new festive Christmas Frappuccinos and drinkware for 2021

Limited-edition U.S. drink gets a new taste “unique to Japan” for the holidays.

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Japanese elementary school student teaches us how to solve a difficult maths problem

A lesson in multiplication opens our eyes to a new way of thinking. 

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Lawson’s new “drowning in cream” pancakes take convenience store sweets to another level

It’s not the only dessert to be drowning in cream right now at the popular chain. 

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Shinkansen conductor caught playing GPS smartphone game on bullet train…for TEN years

He might have gotten away with it too, if it weren’t for an anonymous tip-off.

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Japanese company caught out for over-processing autumn leaves photo at popular tourist site

Japan’s fall foliage is beautiful at this time of year, but it definitely doesn’t look like this.

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Japanese schoolgirl commended by police for helping lost child

Student says she stepped in when she saw adults walking past the young girl, who was soaked in the rain.

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Domino’s Japan releases a pizza that needs to be eaten with chopsticks

A special set of Domino’s-branded chopsticks comes free with each order.

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