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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How to make cheese with just three ingredients【SoraKitchen】

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

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Studio Ghibli releases new set of free wallpapers to download and use as backgrounds for video calls

Now you can spirit yourself away to the world of Kiki’s Delivery Service and My Neighbour Totoro

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Japanese student dons full protective gear to return to school during coronavirus pandemic

Shutting the virus out when your school won’t shut down

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Pokémon Girls collection from Japanese lingerie brand Peach John appears【Photos】

Pikachu, Eevee and Jigglypuff are just some of the loveable characters popping up in this new collection.

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Japanese city sends heartwarming care package to out-of-town students during coronavirus crisis

Young people well up with hometown pride and tears as mayor thanks them for staying away to protect their families.

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“Grateful for the Heroes” manga hashtag slammed by nurse in Japan

Healthcare worker makes a valid point about joining an online trend just for the sake of it.

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What state of emergency? People in Tokyo defy requests to stay home during coronavirus outbreak

No social distancing at parks, shops and tourist sites on a Sunny Sunday. 

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How to make amazing Japanese fruit flower sandwiches

Like eating an edible work of art!

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Man crosses Shibuya scramble crossing in inflatable ball

Well, that’s one way to social distance in Tokyo.
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Social distancing browser game lets you push people away as Tokyo mayor or U.S. president

Vent your anger on those who break the rules while picking up free wagyu beef and masks from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe along the way. 

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Hairs, insects and stains found in masks distributed by Japanese government

Not exactly the protection we were looking for.

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Japanese city cuts 800,000 tulips after people refuse to stay away despite coronavirus risks

This is why we can’t have nice things.

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Shoppers annihilate face mask delivery at Costco Japan【Video】

Japanese politeness firmly thrown out the window when face masks are in sight.

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What social distancing looks like in Japan

Companies, characters and mascots use kawaii humour to spread an important message. 

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Decorate your room like a bento box with the new soy sauce bottle light

Add a taste of Japan to your home decor. 

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Anime and video game backgrounds now free to download for video conference calls

Final Fantasy, Pokémon, Godzilla, Evangelion and the Yakuza franchise are just some of the big names inviting you to step into their rendered environments.

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How to have a yakiniku BBQ at home with the UFO smokeless indoor grill

When you can’t go out to a yakiniku restaurant, you bring the yakiniku restaurant to you. 

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Japanese landlord’s touching gesture to tenants during coronavirus crisis goes viral

If only we could all have landlords like this.

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Japanese artists in New York sing Sukiyaki together in heartwarming video

With lyrics like “Tonight I’m all alone” and “I keep my head up high“, this is a touching, perfectly fitting song for our times

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Studio Ghibli releases free wallpapers to download and use as backgrounds for video calls

Wow your friends and colleagues by looking as if you’re inside the world of Ghibli.  

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