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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Man goes on first date with woman, she brings 23 family members along for the meal

Woman’s cunning plan to test a potential boyfriend backfires in spectacular fashion.

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First look at Keanu Reeves’ Japanese dub in Cyberpunk 2077 trailer【Video】

Come for Keanu’s deep-voiced dub, stay for the localisation lesson. 

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Hayao Miyazaki sketches cute characters for new signboard at the Ghibli Museum【Video】

Japanese anime legend shows off his art skills at the Straw Hat Cafe.

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World-first confirmation that masks can protect you from coronavirus【Video】

Japanese researchers use mannequin heads to prove that face coverings really do work against COVID-19.

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How to make craft cola with all natural ingredients【SoraKitchen】

A recipe so easy you’ll never need to buy cola from the store again! 

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Lucky underpants for your face: New masks from auspicious Tokyo store offer pandemic protection

Mr Sato heads out to “Grannies’ Harajuku” to get his face in their underwear. 

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Pepsi Japan teases new limited-edition flavour with clever marketing

Eagle-eyed fans solve the mystery of the new Japan Cola before its official release.

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Osaka icon loses legs, restaurant says famous crab is exhausted

After losing its giant fugu blowfish, people are now worried about the health of the city’s big crustacean. 

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Japanese student teased for American pronunciation gets sweet revenge on classmates

Heartwarming tale of a boy who grew up to have the last laugh, and get rich off the experience as well.  

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Student gets locked inside Japanese station after the last train

Trapped student sends out an SOS on Twitter when staff close the shutters on him during a toilet emergency.

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We eat at Japan’s first-ever ramen restaurant, finally reopened after 44 years

Tasting history at Rairaiken, the restaurant that introduced Japan to ramen over 100 years ago.

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We travel to a mysterious power spot in Okinawa, where a “heart rock” floats in the sea

Mother Nature attempts to reclaim the path at this rugged tourist site filled with mystery and beauty. 

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Studio Ghibli releases 300 more images from six movies free to download online

Gorgeous anime stills include tantalising food scenes from some of the studio’s beloved films. 

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Japanese KitKats are shrinking, Nestlé says previous size may have been “too large” for customers

Twitter user uncovers a case of shrinkflation, and chocolate lovers aren’t happy about it. 

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KFC Japan now has a luxury truffle burger

We try the creamy rich sandwich that everyone in Japan is raving about. 

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Starbucks adds pumpkin to its autumn Frappuccino for Halloween

Slowly inching closer to Japan’s first pumpkin spice Frappuccino.

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Energy Milk from Japan is the new way to power up your day

Move aside, energy drinks, there’s a new mother in town. 

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New tomato yoghurt divides opinions in Japan

Aimed to please tomato lovers, but what about yoghurt lovers?

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Miniature sento bathhouse range is this season’s must-buy gacha capsule toy collection

Relieve stress with the soothing setting of a Japanese public bathhouse. 

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Starbucks unveils new Halloween drinkware collection

Enjoy a drink with spooky cute cats and ghouls this Halloween.

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