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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A visit to Japan’s mysterious Nose Hair Pond

No body shaming at this site of natural beauty.

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Japan’s new Sachertorte Häagen-Dazs is filled with unexpected surprises

Rich chocolate cake becomes a luxury ice cream with a sweet message.

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If you see this seemingly innocent message on a Japanese street, stay away!

Locals share the real meaning hidden in this chalked-out memo.

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First look at Studio Ghibli’s new Spirited Away live-action stage play

Cast appear on stage for the first time to give us a sneak peek at the upcoming production.

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KFC adds a Katsu and Fillet Burger to its menu in Japan for a limited time

Kentucky Fried Chicken, with the emphasis on FRIED.

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Train driver sues Japan Rail…over 56 yen for a one-minute delay

Railway company defends wage cut, saying “no work, no pay”. 

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Cup Noodle humidifiers: Combining hot ramen and homewares for a very special release

Instant humidification, in a choice of two varieties!

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How to make a Japanese Air Cheesecake with just three ingredients

Simple recipe takes five minutes from start to finish!

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Japan’s lowest underpass, where you have to duck under the train tracks【Video】

So low it’s said to cause injuries and deaths, but locals here throw caution to the wind when using it.

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Pokémon doughnuts appear in Japan, with Eevee joining the new Mister Donut range!

Christmas collection also includes Piplup, Pachirisu and Glaceon butts!

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Ramen sneakers from Japanese noodle chain serve up tasty ingredients in the details

Wear your love of ramen on your feet!

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Weird Japanese vending machine comes with a heartwarming twist

Serving up unusual items with a side of generous customer service.

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The best cosplayers from Day Two of the Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay Festival

Meet the characters who braved the weather to represent some of Japan’s most popular anime and manga. 

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We throw a bubble party at our cheap countryside house in Japan【Video】

A soap bubble guru is born at the SoraHouse.

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Christmas in a cup or festive fail? We try Starbucks Japan’s first Frappuccino for the holidays

New limited-edition flavour may not be the star of this year’s festivities.

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Cosplay makeup hack: How to bring anime sparkle to your eyes

Sailor Moon is here to give us a tutorial in transformation magic!

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The best cosplayers from Day One of the Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay Festival

These cosplaying queens waited two years to step out as their favourite manga and anime characters, and the wait was definitely worth it. 

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What happens when our team starts renovating our cheap countryside house in Japan?

The SoraHouse becomes a playhouse for our reporters.

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“Drunk Taiyaki” turns traditional Japanese sweet into an amazing new tipple

A very different way to enjoy Japan’s beloved fish-shaped sweet.

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Which Japanese convenience store sells the best fried chicken?

Lawson throws its hat into the ring with a new fried chicken, but how does it fare against the offerings from Family Mart and 7-Eleven?

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