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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“Magical girl’s tears” inspires new fashion and accessories collection

Channel your inner heroine with Japan’s Department of Magic.

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Searching for treasure in the river at our cheap countryside house in Japan

We bought the SoraHouse for US$9,100 and now it’s time to see if we’re sitting on a goldmine.

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Burger King straight-up serves beef patties on their own in Japan for a limited time

Well, this is an unprecedented development we didn’t see coming.

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Coriander vending machine in Japan is filled with weird surprises

This machine is determined to make us like the divisive herb, no matter what!

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Christmas arrives at Starbucks in Japan with new festive Frappuccino and drinkware

First holiday collection includes cute animals, gingerbread and almond milk surprises.

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Gundam Cafe serves up new meals and drinks from the anime series in Japan

Taste the flavours enjoyed by the characters, who’ll be serving customers in costume for a limited time!

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Panic at the ramen restaurant as strange new gyoza dish arrives on menu

It’s a party on a plate, and everyone’s invited.

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Huge lock on Japanese public toilet door is true display of kind customer service

Genius idea warms the hearts of people around the nation.

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Turn a persimmon into a pudding with one simple ingredient

No gelatin necessary for this no-bake Japanese purin recipe!

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Honey, I’ve shrunk the Japanese bath controls! New miniatures celebrate a home icon

Tiny panels talk to you and play melodies, just like the real thing. 

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Starbucks Japan’s Halloween Frappuccino plays tricks on the taste buds

New limited-time beverage has cosplay skills that’ll pop your tongue off.

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Burger King adds Clown Fries and craft buns soaked in butter to menu in Japan

Pierrot and Guilty Butter Burgers go hand in hand for a limited time.

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How to make the best dalgona cookies from Squid Game

Simple recipe with tips and hacks from South Korea will give you perfect results every time.

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Studio Ghibli releases new merchandise to celebrate Laputa: Castle in the Sky anniversary

Pazu is ready to catch anything as part of this new collection. 

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Lotteria unveils its first rice burgers, but how do they compare to Mos Burger and McDonald’s?

We compare rice burgers from three of the top fast food chains in Japan!

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Starbucks unveils new Halloween Frappuccino in Japan

Mischievous “Treat with Trick” drink is a Frappuccino in cosplay that wants to trick you with popping candy.

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Japan’s favourite whisky and chocolate pairing just got even bigger

“Twig” chocolate is a great partner for whisky, but what happens when it becomes a full-on branch?

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Ramen tea? Unusual drink is hot in more than ways than one

Sure, it looks like ordinary tea, but the taste is…well, something else entirely.

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Shichimi Togarashi Beer takes Japan’s famous spice mix to a whole new level

Edo-period creator could never have predicted this new development.

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We dip our feet into a Japanese onsen…inside footbath boots

Whether you’re gaming, studying, or working from home, these ashiyu boots let you take the footbath with you wherever you go!

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