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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Mos Burger adds sliced bread to their menus in Japan

Fast food chain surprises everyone by branching out into the bread market. 

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Is the six-foot long Subway Sub coming to Japan?

All signs point to yes!!!

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Drummer wows Internet with miniature taiko gacha capsule toy performance 【Videos】

Taiko capsule toy level: Expert!

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Ichiran’s first-ever instant ramen: How does it stack up to the chain’s original noodles?

We taste a tonkotsu ramen 20 years in the making.

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Japanese toilets become even more high-tech with new floating panels

New system aims to keep you and your rear cleaner than ever before.

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We try Starbucks Japan’s new sakura Frappuccino and latte【Taste Test】

Sure, they look great–but will this year’s cherry blossom drinks be any better than previous years?

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New sakura cocktails, cakes, drinkware and jewellery appear at Starbucks Reserve Roastery

Exclusive cherry blossom items you won’t be able to find anywhere else! 

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Mos Burger’s new Mac and Cheese burger: Does it taste as good as it looks?

We find out if this is the best way to introduce Mac ‘n’ Cheese virgins to the delights of the unfamiliar western dish.

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Japan unveils chewing gum-flavoured chips!

The day has finally come for two beloved Lotte gum flavours to step out as crunchy chips.

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Rainbow mille crepes brighten up the food scene in Tokyo

We try the colourful sweet that’s becoming all the rage on social media.

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Starbucks Japan unveils sakura cherry blossom drinkware range for 2021

New collection inspired by…sakura breath?

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Starbucks Japan reveals new sakura Frappuccino for cherry blossom season 2021

New pink drinks make our taste buds jump for joy this spring.

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When you fall in love with a cosplayer【Photos】

Hashtag goes viral online, with photos that cosplayers and those who love them can relate to.

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Starbucks’ Phantom Frappuccino: One of the hardest drinks to find in Japan

Encountering this Frappuccino is all down to timing…and bad luck!

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Foreign Reuters journalist in Tokyo spreads mutant strain of coronavirus

People like this are giving foreigners in Japan a bad name.

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Pokémon Centre in Japan apologises for mistake, makes plushie even more valuable

One person’s defect is another person’s treasure. 

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Japanese train driver falls asleep while operating train

Approximately 700 passengers were on board at the time of the incident. 

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Japan searches for the Yamazaki pan girl, who lived in Tokyo when she was three years old

Do you know where Suzy is? 

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Mt Fuji railway project receives approval from Yamanashi officials

A railway up the mountain aims to eliminate vehicles on the road to the fifth station but the round-trip fare for passengers won’t be cheap

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Rogue sushi spotted at rotating sushi restaurant in Japan【Video】

It’s not every day you see a literal kaiten sushi. 

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