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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Japanese fried prawn becomes social media star

Ebi fry food model comes to life, plays guitar, barbecues and longs for the sea.

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Japanese grandmothers create “Monkey Busters” group, fight primates with airguns

Who you gonna call? Monkey Busters!

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We visit a new Tokyo bar where nobody speaks and writing is the only way to communicate

In amongst the noise and bright lights of Shinjuku’s Kabukicho is a quiet oasis where you can hear the sound of pencil on paper.

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Japanese wife berates husband for eating rice and side dishes together

Wife says Japanese meals should be eaten in a triangle formation. 

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Ghibli Museum re-opening, tickets on sale in a few days

After closing its doors for half a year, the museum is ready to welcome back visitors, with a few small changes.

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Japanese train drivers caught performing cute in-sync movements at the station 【Video】

Looking after passengers with a big dose of kawaii. 

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The ancient Japanese textile craft made with jagged fingernails

These artisans carve out an essential tool at the end of their fingertips.

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Deer in Nara Park outnumber visitors, display baffling summer gathering behaviour

Nara deer act mysteriously, even though there are fewer of them around than last year.

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Japanese model proudly displays armpit hair on giant ad at Shibuya

Japan’s poster girl for self-love and diversity wants us to embrace body hair choices.

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Make fluffy Japanese omelettes in the microwave with this handy kitchen gadget

The key ingredient for the ultimate Japanese egg sandwich.

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My Neighbour Totoro storyboards reveal secrets behind the Ghibli anime movie

Totoro’s missing dialogue, Kanta’s final revelation, and… Totoro has a crush on Satsuki?!

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Pokémon GO player arrested for punching another player in the face

Online battles spill over into real life in Japan.

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New Japanese rice cooker cuts carbohydrates at the push of a button

Now you can lose weight just by eating rice. 

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Uniqlo now sells flowers in Tokyo, but are they on brand with quality for price?

We ask a professional florist to rate the cost of these fashionable blooms.

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Ghibli Museum reveals new social distancing rules for visitors ahead of reopening【Videos】

The giant Catbus and Saturn Theatre seating present some social distancing challenges. 

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Japanese company creates face masks for musicians

Pandemic sax appeal. 

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Japanese YouTuber fights on the streets of Shibuya in new real-life video game episode【Video】

Second instalment includes a boss fight and a stop at Matsuya to fuel up on gyudon beef bowls.

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Japanese man rides 1,000 kilometres on stolen mamachari bicycle to see Tokyo for first time

Epic journey stopped by police just short of completion. 

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How to turn konbini food into a luxury Japanese meal

It looks like a breakfast at a fancy ryokan inn, but all this food came from a humble 7-Eleven and cost about 10 bucks

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Japanese designer creates dream sneakers that everyone wants to buy

These kicks pay homage to everything from the humble convenience store through to Netflix and even the old-school iMac G3

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