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

New sakura cherry blossom viewing sheets bring old-school beauty to hanami picnics

Waterproof foldable tatami mats are set to revolutionise the way we view cherry blossoms.

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The best Japanese cosplayers from Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay Fest 2019【Photos】

Find out why Ikebukuro slays Shibuya when it comes to Halloween. 

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Understated costumes celebrated at “Jimi Halloween” event in Tokyo 【Photos】

The anti-cosplay cosplay event that’s low-key stealing the show in Shibuya every Halloween.

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Mother smacks child for riding bike in front of oncoming car, debate ensues【Video】

Japanese netizens both condemn and praise this mother for her actions.

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Turn your exercise ball into your furry best friend with cute pet character covers from Japan!

The only thing you’ll have to balance here is your love for five different animals.

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Japan’s number one cosplayer Enako wows crowds at Halloween event in Tokyo

Enako appeared alongside Misato Ugaki to show her support for the Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay Fest.

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Shibuya Halloween 2019: Verbal clashes, cosplay, and pumpkin meerkats【Pics & Videos】

Foreigner threatens to punch a Minion while Donald Trump picks his nose amongst anime characters on Shibuya’s rowdiest night of the year.

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Hate your boss? Mad at your ex? Release stress and unleash anger at Crash Box Japan

New rage room lets you smash things in the style of Marvel’s Thor or Cloud from Final Fantasy.

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Starbucks Japan releases new limited-edition mugs, cards and travel bottles for Christmas 2019

Cute mugs, glasses, tumblers and tree decorations get us in the festive spirit this holiday season.

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Japanese Emperor rides by on Imperial Train, makes schoolgirls scream like he’s a boy band idol

Teenage girl’s Tik Tok video goes viral after she spots Emperor Naruhito on the royal train.

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Hideo Kojima gives Conan O’Brien a job in Death Stranding in Japan【Video】

A behind-the-scenes look at the making of this year’s most highly anticipated video game.

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Starbucks Japan unveils new Merry Strawberry Cake Frappuccino for Christmas 2019

Designed to look and taste like a Japanese Christmas cake.

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Burger King opens world’s first Ghost Store in Shibuya with the only Ghost Whopper in Japan

Eat Whoppers inside the nest of the living dead as zombie staff crawl around you this Halloween.

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Why do Japanese toilets have double hooks on their doors?

Contrary to popular belief, this design wasn’t made for coats, hats, or doorstoppers.

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Hyakki Yagyo: Night Parade of 100 Demons scares tourists in Kyoto【Videos】

Japan’s most terrifying ghouls, monsters and demons come out to frighten the public on a street believed to border the spirit world.

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Japanese festival float slams full-speed into power pole at Danjiri Matsuri in Osaka 【Videos】

Festival-goers sustain injuries, suffer broken bones at one of the most dangerous festivals in Japan.

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Japan exits Rugby World Cup, captain Michael Leitch wins with his +64 Cafe in Tokyo

Japanese fans visit the rugby player’s cafe in team jerseys for “the best breakfast in Tokyo“.

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Pokémon x Shu Uemura Pikashu makeup collection breaks the Internet

Server goes down as pre-orders open for limited-edition gold Pikachu range in Japan. 

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We try the new Starbucks Dark Night Frappuccino with cup cosplay costumes for Halloween

Enjoy all the fun of a Halloween masquerade party at Starbucks in Japan for a limited time.

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Air Wagashi: New Nike Air Max sneakers are the delicious kicks we’ve all been waiting for

Limited-edition footwear inspired by traditional Japanese confectionery.

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