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

Hanami cherry blossom viewing season begins in Japan as cities around the world shut down

Questions about complacency are being raised as people gather at popular sakura spots in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Daughter of Japanese idol and former SMAP star Takuya Kimura becomes a model in Japan

Eldest daughter of a heartthrob graduates high school and enters the world of fashion.

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Wear your love of ramen around your neck with a noodle towel from Japan

Because there’s nothing more refreshing than patting your face dry with a bowl of ramen. 

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Japanese ramen restaurant chain brings out noodles with cola dipping sauce for a limited time

Why drink cola with your noodles when you can eat it instead? 

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The Crocodile Who Dies in 100 Days is due to die today and people can’t bear it

Final day of a manga has the nation on the edge of their seats.

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Rock star Yoshiki donates to Meals on Wheels, asks why coronavirus cases in Japan are so low

X Japan frontman appears to fight back tears as he talks with a Nobel Laureate about the pandemic.

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Empty Tokyo train stations look like video game dungeons 【Photos】

Keep your wits about you — you never know what might appear as you walk these underground tunnels.

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Otaku in Western Art: Hilarious viral hashtag finds geeks hiding in classic masterpieces

Otaku struggles are real and they’ve been right under our noses for centuries.

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Sakura sake cup proves coronavirus can’t stop indoor hanami cherry blossom parties 【Video】

A magical way to watch the flowers bloom while socially distancing yourself from others indoors.

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Visual kei band Golden Bomber puts fans to sleep for White Day 【Video】

Like dozing off with Cloud at the campfire on a Final Fantasy adventure.

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Japanese yokai starts appearing on Twitter to prevent the spread of COVID-19

People in Japan are turning to the mysterious Amabie to help us through the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Mos Burger poster ad looks curiously more like a Furby than actual food

Once you’ve seen it, you won’t be able to unsee it ever again…

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Jason calls off Friday the 13th activities due to coronavirus

Hilarious series of images from Japan show even Jason is concerned about COVID-19.

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Nara deer leave park, head to station for food as tourist numbers tumble due to coronavirus

Videos show herds of deer galloping down streets and stopping traffic as they search for food. 

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Domino’s, Pizza Hut introduce “Zero Contact” delivery service in Japan amidst coronavirus fears

Delivery drivers will stand two meters from your front door and watch as you pick up your pizza.

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Tokyo’s Kabukicho turns into a deserted ghost town during coronavirus outbreak【Photos】

Looks like a yakuza fight is about to go down in Kamurocho. 

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Mysterious salt cauldrons predict disasters at one of the “Three Great Miracles of Japan”

We travel off the beaten track to one of the most fascinating holy sites in the country.

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Japanese TV show’s misheard lyrics segment puts a hilarious twist on Western songs【Videos】

Killing in the name of…split the chicken nuggets, dad?!?

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Is this Japanese train crowded? Question divides the nation

Survey shows people in Japan have very different opinions.

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Japanese model cuts up her bra and turns it into a face mask

The fashion accessory of the season.

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