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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Japanese maid delivery service brings omurice to your door 【Video】

Now you can apply to have omurice delivered to your door with a side of “moe moe chin”.

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The mystery of the phantom “sake pass card” at Japanese alcohol vending machines

Remnants of a bygone era reveal the quirks of a previous payment system.

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Starbucks Japan reveals second sakura cherry blossom drinkware range for 2020

New collection inspired by pink petals in the misty spring rain.

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Starbucks Japan reveals second sakura Frappuccino for cherry blossom season 2020

Robust flavours of fruit and flowers steal the limelight in this limited-edition seasonal beverage.

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What happens when you accidentally put a gyudon beef bowl meal through the washing machine

Sad tale of a Japanese Uber Eats delivery gone wrong

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Mount Fuji plans to start charging compulsory fee to climbers

Soon you’ll have to pay to climb Japan’s highest mountain. 

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Man sees figure clinging to bus on highway in Japan, immediately calls police 【Video】

The vehicle was spotted travelling at speed and showed no signs of slowing down. 

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Kyoto starts new “Empty” tourism campaign to attract tourists during coronavirus outbreak

Visitors to Kyoto have plummeted, prompting a new series of ads showing sites like the Arashiyama bamboo forest totally devoid of people.

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Starbucks Sakura Frappuccino blooms in Japan 【Taste Test】

Spring has sprung at Starbucks, where a delicious cherry blossom hanami party awaits you.

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Shikayose: The Calling of the Deer in Nara with acorns and a French horn

With thousands less tourists in Nara due to the Coronavirus, this year’s winter celebrations seem strangely more magical

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Japanese man berates American woman for “crime” against taiyaki, ends up converted to her ways

The Japanese sweet should not be treated this way…or should it?

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Japanese student creates Traditional Japan Bicycle, brings new life to centuries-old craft

Lattice work seen in tea ceremony rooms finally gets to see the city streets.

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Greta Thunberg lookalike advertises pachinko slot machine parlor in Japan【Video】

New Japanese commercial is weird on so many levels.

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Yamanote trains in Tokyo display unique poster ads that look like paper but move like video

Electronic Paper and E Ink create a moving display for the opening of Takanawa Gateway Station

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Shibuya capsule hotel comes with free beers, unusual beds and unique soundless wake-up system

Cheap accommodation in Tokyo offers one of the best high-tech deals in the city.

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We test the new two-in-one curry rice cooker from Japan that’s got everyone talking【Video】

Can this magical Twin Chef cooking machine deliver on taste as well as convenience? 

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The U.K. thinks Japanese curry is katsu curry, and people aren’t happy about it

The #KatsuCurryPolice are on a mission to educate Brits on their craze for Katsu Curry.

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Japanese rail and Shinkansen bullet train announcers come together for series of cute videos

Get to know three of the people behind the “sexy” English-language voice announcements you’ll hear on public transport in Japan.

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Cute “koala” cat sings when she’s cuddled【Video】

It took a year for this injured stray to learn to trust her human family, but now she literally clings to them at their farm and flower shop. 

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Starbucks Japan reveals new sakura cherry blossom drinkware range for 2020

Limited-edition collection captures the beauty of petals on the spring breeze.

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