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

Japanese revolving sushi restaurant chain stops revolving during coronavirus outbreak

But customers wonder if it will do anything to help the growing health crisis.

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Akihabara maid cafe finds novel way to stay on brand during coronavirus crisis【Video】

Masters and mistresses can only enter after receiving “moe ointment” at the door. 

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People in Japan are now stealing toilet paper in midst of coronavirus crisis

Theft of products from restrooms is dragging a famously considerate and honest society down the drain.

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Japan now has diapers specially for cats

“Manner Wear for Cats” fits snugly around feline butts.

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Angry confrontation breaks out after man coughs on Yamanote Line train in Tokyo 【Video】

Disturbing video shows coronavirus fears have Japanese commuters on edge.

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Japan’s new “Behind the Mac” ad shows the times Apple products appeared in Japanese anime【Video】

From Your Name to Mirai and Weathering With You, over a dozen anime star in this gorgeous 30-second commercial.

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People in Japan panic-buy toilet paper as coronavirus fears rise despite shortage being fake news

In a country full of bidets, why is everyone crazy for toilet tissue? 

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We visit the “Naples of Japan”, a secret destination tourists don’t know about yet

Enjoy the charm of a Mediterannean-style port town without leaving Japan

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Weird Japanese vending machine find: Roasted potatoes in both hot and cold varieties

A machine created to help locals with disabilities

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Japanese artist creates adorable short anime in honour of Pokémon Day

Meowth, Eevee, and Pikachu are just some of the characters to appear in this very Japanese scene.

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Oldest ryokan at Japanese onsen resort goes bankrupt due to coronavirus

COVID-19 claims its first major business casualty in Japan.

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Japanese PM asks schools around Japan to close as coronavirus cases rise

Surprise announcement comes as children are now testing positive for COVID-19.

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Ninja Castle in Tokyo has heartwarming message for foreign tourists in midst of coronavirus

Japanese shadow warriors work to “eliminate corona discrimination” in its tracks.

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Hedgehog Carry House from Japan lets you take your little pets with you wherever you go

Stylish shoulder bag opens up a whole new world of playtime with a number of handy features. 

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Nintendo brightens the life of a Game Boy-loving 95-year-old Japanese grandmother

Another heartwarming tale of Nintendo’s legendary God-like customer service.

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Japanese photographer captures the beauty of Kyoto in the snow 【Photos】

Visit famous tourist spots like you’ve never seen them before. 

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Studio Ghibli Museum closes due to coronavirus fears

Sudden temporary closure has taken everyone by surprise.

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Soba restaurant in Japan struggles to find new employee, rewords job ad and offers flood in

There’s one surprising aspect of working at a 120-year-old Japanese restaurant that has everyone wanting to work there.

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New Japanese KitKats feature sakura sake and a traditional cherry blossom dessert

Hanami flavours are accompanied by a special limited-edition Easter treat this year. 

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Japanese maid delivery service brings omurice to your door 【Video】

Now you can apply to have omurice delivered to your door with a side of “moe moe chin”.

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