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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Create a Studio Ghibli cafe at home with anime movie glass tableware

Magical characters keep you company while you dine indoors.

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Suit up for video conference calls with new business pyjamas from Japan

Business up top, bedtime down below.  

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McDonald’s captures the sweet flavour of Japan with new Ramune milkshake

The Japanese soda with a glass marble steps out as a McShake for a limited time.

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Rice cooker recipe: How to make a giant cheesy okonomiyaki pancake in a rice cooker

Epic Japanese comfort food is easy to make with just the push of a button! 

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Japan debuts new honey liquid glue stick

A very sweet take on Japanese stationery.

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How to make a cartoon cheesecake that looks like Swiss cheese

Easy Japanese recipe will fool your taste buds into thinking you’re eating a chunk of Tom and Jerry cartoon cheese.

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What pandemic? People in Japan crowd Ikea store, ignore requests to stay home during Golden Week

Hundreds risk spreading coronavirus for Ikea hot dogs and flatpack furniture.

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Cryptic ad in Japanese newspaper reveals heartwarming message of hope for readers

Can you read the Japanese words hidden in these pictures? 

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Home workout fun: Get in shape with Creamy Mami magical girl anime exercise videos

“Creamy exercises” with a Japanese CG pop idol makes “butt training” and “punch time” fun.

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How to make an origami face mask【Video】

Like a beautiful folded paper crane…for your face.

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Studio Ghibli producer shows us how to draw Totoro【Video】

Come for Toshio Suzuki’s easy, step-by-step instructions, stay for the hidden Ghibli gems in the office

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Turn a self-isolation birthday into a tasty party celebration with this smart hack from Japan

All you’ll need is one slice of cake and the mind of a ninja

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New GU Pokémon collaboration: Worth the risk of catching coronavirus?

Japan might be under a state of emergency, but the only emergency these customers are worried about is not catching limited-edition Pokémon fashion.

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Studio Ghibli Recipe: How to make anime food from Howl’s Moving Castle

Experience the same taste and aroma as the magical characters from the fantasy film.  

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Indulge your foxy foot fetish with kitsune socks from Japan

Dress your feet up in fox spirit cosplay.

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Make a Burger King Whopper at home with new CooKING Burger @Home delivery set

In Japan, Burger King doesn’t just give us the Whopper recipe, it gives us the ingredients to make it too!

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How to make self-isolation tiramisu with simple ingredients【SoraKitchen】

Enjoy an Italian restaurant experience at home with this easy recipe! 

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Sensoji temple at Asakusa gets a new giant lantern

While we were all social distancing, Tokyo’s most famous temple got a facelift.

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Japanese restaurant chain shows us how to make katsudon in three minutes【SoraKitchen】

Easy recipe behind this tonkatsu rice bowl uses just eight simple ingredients.

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Japan’s poo museum opens online, offers turds of virtual fun worldwide during stay-home period

The Unko Museum reconnects you with your poop and takes your mind off the crap of social distancing.

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