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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Japan travel: Best places to see, eat and stay at Nagato and Mine in Yamaguchi Prefecture

This is where you’ll find Japan’s largest cave, a BBQ by the sea, and a rural hotel where Russian President Putin slept in a room behind bulletproof glass.

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Japanese man travels 100 kilometres (62 miles) from Tokyo to Hakone on stilts

An epic solo ekiden that few believed possible.

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Japan travel: Best things to do, eat and see in Iwakuni and Yanai in Yamaguchi Prefecture

Day two of our epic adventure includes an ancient soy sauce factory, pressed sushi, and rabbit-eared samurai helmets.

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New Volcanic Japanese KitKats unveiled at star-studded Tokyo event

KitKats made with rare cocoa beans grown on volcanoes.

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Buying property in Japan? This mini tower house can be yours for less than $12,000

The pillar home comes with two levels and an indoor hot spring onsen.

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Japan travel: Best things to do, see and eat in Hagi and Yamaguchi City in Yamaguchi Prefecture

View a National Treasure, stop off at a former school for samurai sons, and stamp on a stone pavement that “sings”.

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Seijinshiki 2019: Best wild kimono outfits from Coming of Age Day celebrations in Kitakyushu

Gorgeous gangsta boys and girls pose for our camera at Japan’s most out-there ceremony. 

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Top Japanese cosplayer Enako reveals jaw-dropping annual income

Enako is living her best life and getting paid millions of yen for it.

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Häagen-Dazs adds new Matcha Cheese Cookie ice cream to its Decorations series in Japan

Delicious new flavours only available for a limited time.

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Black Thunder shocks fans by suspending giri choco obligation chocolates on Valentine’s Day

A shock announcement from an avid supporter of Japan’s giri-choco tradition.

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Bring your 2-D waifu to life with world’s first life-sized “emotional” robotic figurine 【Video】

You’ll never be lonely with Kosaka by your side.

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New Studio Ghibli exhibition in Tokyo features movie favourites, calligraphy by Toshio Suzuki

Plus exclusive Ghibli merchandise you won’t find anywhere else.

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Japanese sailor suit school uniform gets an upgrade with traditional kimono details

Fans can’t wait to purchase the new design.

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Japanese snow monkeys find novel way to travel during winter 【Video】

The primate parade captured on film stretched well into the distance.

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Capybara Onsen Challenge 2019: Which giant rodent can bathe the longest?

Furry representatives from five prefectures amaze everyone with their love of hot springs as they compete for this year’s illustrious title.

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Starbucks Japan announces new range of Frappuccino drinks for Valentine’s Day

Find your perfect partner at Starbucks.

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Adidas Shindo: Lose weight and release stress like a samurai with a wooden Japanese katana

Adidas exercise class takes its moves from Japanese samurai.

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Twitter’s most retweeted tweet of all time: New record set by Zozotown billionaire Yusaku Maezawa

The new world record comes with the offer of 1 million yen each for 100 lucky people.

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Shiba Inu in the snow: Japanese dogs melt hearts with their love for the cold【Pics & Video】

Warm your cockles with these smiling pups gleefully throwing themselves into the snow.

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Tuna sells for record 333.6 million yen at Toyosu Fish Market auction in Tokyo

The prized catch was served up at Sushi Zanmai branches around Japan.

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