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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Studio Ghibli’s Totoro and the Catbus forever preserved together in new statue 【Pics & Video】

Monument unveiled by children yelling “Totoro!” plays out like a scene from a Ghibli anime film. 

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Hayao Miyazaki has a gripe against Japanese female voice actors

Legendary director ruffles feathers by throwing shade at the anime industry.

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My Neighbour Totoro train jingles now playing at Tokorozawa Station【Videos】

Have a listen to the five new Ghibli departure melodies delighting passengers in Japan right now.

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McDonald’s Japan now has a double cheeseburger with rice buns, and people are raving about it

We try the limited-edition Gohan Dabuchi that’s got everyone talking.

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We try Starbucks Japan’s first Christmas Frappuccino for 2020

A holiday dessert drink worth celebrating.

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Huge crowds gather for Halloween in Japan despite calls to stay home【Photos】

Scenes from the weekend show not everyone was interested in staying away from hotspots like Shibuya and Osaka during Halloween.

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Japanese police car stolen by hooligans? Sapporo Halloween stunt baffles bystanders【Video】

Officers seen running after a police vehicle with a passenger waving from the front seat.

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Hilariously mundane cosplays from “Jimi Halloween” 2020 in Tokyo【Photos】

Japan’s plainest cosplay event steals the show this Halloween.

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Pokémon Shirts launches new face mask range in Japan【Photos】

151 unique pocket monster designs to choose from!

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The difference between Japanese and Western working cultures summed up in one photo

Two office skyscrapers look out over Shibuya together, but inside they’re worlds apart.

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Japan’s “new normal” train manners poster: 7 steps for safe travel during the pandemic

Beloved character Doraemon fronts new manners campaign for trains in and around the Kyoto region.

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Turn any table into a kotatsu with new adhesive heater from Japan

Stay warm all winter with this heated furniture hack.

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Mos Burger vs Burger King: Which chip butty is better?

Burger chain’s new Fake Burger starts a serious craving for chips in our office.

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How to make tonkotsu ramen at home 【SoraKitchen】

Easy recipe for delicious pork broth noodles with pro tips from a Japanese chef.

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Unusual Japanese ice creams take your taste buds on a trip around Japan

Journey from the north to south of the country with this collection of rare, region-exclusive ice creams.

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Starbucks unveils festive new Christmas drinkware range for 2020

Limited-edition collection comes with three new hot beverages for the holiday season.

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Fried chicken pillows with sizzling ASMR audio will soothe your soul, rouse your appetite

Home decor for the nugget lover with everything. 

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Starbucks Japan unveils its first Christmas Frappuccino for the festive holiday season

Yes, it’s that time of year already.

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We try Burger King Japan’s “Fake Burger”, a chip butty on steroids

French fry filling isn’t the only thing that makes this limited-time special so tasty.

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What’s the best spoon for Japanese curry?【Photos】

Testing Japan’s curry spoons to see if they live up to the hype.

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