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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We try the new Häagen-Dazs Decorations ice creams in Japan

Has the brand improved on their first release, when its decorations looked more like Chinese food?

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We try blue beer made with drift ice from Hokkaido

Drift Ice Draft even looks like sea ice from the north when it’s poured.

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Avocado Tiramisu Cake: Japan’s newest must-try dessert

Sell-out cake from popular Japanese cafe chain presents a new frontier for avocado.

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Starbucks Japan reveals second sakura Frappuccino for cherry blossom season 2021

Starbucks surprises us with a new release that’s…almost identical to their first?

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“Electric Shock Warning! Electric shock Pikachu” released in Japan

Takara Tomy harnesses the power of the electric Pokémon to spark young imaginations.

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Naomi Watanabe responds to “Olympig” remark from Tokyo Olympics ceremony chief

Derogatory comment gets a boss response.

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Top 5 souvenirs to buy at Super Nintendo World, according to staff who work there

Tips from the pros to make sure you don’t miss out on the best merchandise.

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The pros and cons of Starbucks Japan’s new reusable straws

Convenient design or more of a hassle than they’re worth?

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McDonald’s Japan adds Oreo cookie cakes to its menu

A special collaboration you won’t be able to taste anywhere else.

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We try Japan’s new Starbucks Frappuccino with first-ever almond milk whipped cream

Will this season’s limited-edition non-dairy milk beverages be a tasty revelation or a crushing disappointment? 

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Japanese sake brewery launches One Cup Rainbow in honour of the LGBTQ community

New sake will be sold in eight countries around the world. 

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Yoshinoya teams up with Wagyumafia for a super expensive beef bowl

Only available in Japan for one day only.

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Tokyo Olympics ceremony chief quits after suggesting Naomi Watanabe dress as an “Olympig”

Another day, another scandal for the Tokyo Olympics.

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Starbucks starts selling cute reusable straws in Japan

Looking after the environment while looking after your need for the perfect Frappuccino straw.

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What’s it like to watch a sumo tournament in Tokyo during the pandemic?

We take you through a day at the sumo, with all-new procedures, restrictions and perks for spectators.

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Mos Burger’s new super-thick sliced bread: Is it as good as their burgers? 【Taste Test】

Fast food chain brings out a bread so buttery it doesn’t need butter.

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Sakura season officially declared in Tokyo, earliest start to hanami on record

Cherry blossoms begin to bloom in the capital earlier than anyone predicted.

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Are Mister Donut’s new sakura and matcha doughnuts all they’ve been hyped up to be?

A 161-year-old green tea company from Kyoto takes the helm for new “Blooming Matcha” collection.

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Japanese government workers punished for leaving work two minutes early

Staff say they just wanted to catch the bus home.

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Town destroyed by 2011 earthquake and tsunami creates anime based on stories of residents

Voice actress from Ghibli’s My Neighbour Totoro plays a schoolboy dealing with disaster in Japan.

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