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

Cosplay in the rain with a Snow White raincoat from Japan

Full length poncho turns rainy days into magical fairytales.

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New Choco Mint Pocky comes covered in pastel green mint chocolate

Mint chocolate now looks as cool as it tastes. 

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Japanese office worker gets fired, retaliates by making sushi out of business suit and iPhone

Satisfying stop-motion video shows familiar sushi dishes made with some very unusual objects.

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Japanese cosplayer shocks everyone with dramatically different before and after makeup photos

There’s a very different face hiding underneath this Idolmaster character.

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Avril Lavigne speaks Japanese in new commercial for Laundrin’ 【Video】

The singer sniffs her rooms and gives us a house tour for new nationwide TV ad in Japan

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Coca-Cola Japan brings out clear lime Coke with former gravure idol as their poster girl

Coca-Cola takes the clear drinks trend to a whole new level, and gives us a special Reiwa parody commercial as well. 

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Terrace House funnyman Ryota Yamasato now married to Japanese actress Yu Aoi

The unlikely marriage that no one saw coming surprises everyone in Japan.

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Condomania Japan condoms bring the beauty of Japanese ukiyoe to your nether regions

When traditional Japan is a huge turn-on

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We eat a burger with crabs for buns in Tokyo

A crunchy new take on a crab burger.

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Studio Ghibli theme park: New details include official park logo drawn by director Hayao Miyazaki

Producer Toshio Suzuki unveils logo at a press conference, along with special poster. 

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8 types of chikan perverts found on Japanese trains

From the weird to the very weird and unsettling.

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Driverless train reverses by accident in Japan, injuring over a dozen passengers

A number of commuters suffered head wounds and serious injuries after the automated train travelled in the wrong direction.

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UchiPika: New Pikachu robot talks, sings, controls lights and TVs, even when Pokémon isn’t on

A talking Eevee robot is arriving in Japan this summer too! 

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Chikan molester runs away from Japanese schoolgirls at train station in Japan【Video】

Schoolgirls fight back after man gropes student’s breasts inside train.

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How to stay cool in Japan this summer? With a mist-spraying Fanbrella

Push the parasol into a drink bottle and you’ll enjoy a coastal breeze all day long.

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Advice for Tokyo 2020 Olympics volunteers: Dress like a Japanese ninja

This uniform will keep you cool and comfortable like a Japanese shadow warrior from the Edo period.

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Cameron Diaz in the Philippines? Lookalike tourist has everyone guessing on the island of Palawan

Even local media reported news of Diaz’s visit, suggesting Bradley Cooper was by her side for the trip.

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Nara deer dies with four kilos of plastic in its stomach, tourists cautioned to feed animals properly

Increasing numbers of the nationally protected species are being affected by plastic bag consumption.

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Naomi Osaka slams reporters who ask her to speak in Japanese with new Nike commercial

Osaka has just one word to say in response to all those annoying questions about her ethnicity and her love of katsudon.

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Häagen-Dazs Japan releases Matcha Creme Brulee ice cream for a limited time

Luxury ice cream sandwich adds Japanese green tea to a classic French dessert.

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