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 releases new gummi candies in Japan

We take up the challenge to create the tallest, sweetest Mos burger we’ve ever seen.

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Rick and Morty head to Tokyo in new anime short with bombshell revelations【Video】

Come for the Japanese anime references, stay for the plot-changing twist that’s blown viewers’ minds.

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We make a Japanese ice cream vending machine

It’s amazing what you can get free with Japanese magazines nowadays. 

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Best doughnuts in Tokyo? Sweet floral creations cause a stir on social media

Edible flowers appear on iced doughnuts and spectacular cold, clear jelly doughnuts for summer.

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Ghibli cosplay: Official dresses bring anime heroine vibes to your wardrobe

Studio Ghibli dresses add magic to the real world.

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Japanese mouthwash effective against coronavirus, according to Osaka Governor

Press conference sparks immediate panic buying across the country.

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Gacha capsule toy paradise for adults appears at Akihabara Station

We pick up some very rare miniatures from a new lineup of gacha vending machines.

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Japanese sake brewed to pair with cocoa cigarettes

One of the most niche sake you’ll find in all of Japan.

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Monjayaki in a cup is the new instant ramen everyone’s talking about right now【Taste Test】

It’s said this Tokyo dish looks like vomit, so does the instant cup version look any better? 

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First look at new Miyashita Park shopping complex in Shibuya

Bouldering walls, a skate park and a 24-hour yokocho food alley are just some of the drawcards you’ll find at Tokyo’s newest shopping mall. 

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Stinkiest sushi in the world is now an ice cream flavour in Japan

Is decayed fish still as pungent when it’s turned into sweet ice cream? 

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Hiroshi Fujiwara from Fragment Design creates a new Starbucks in Tokyo

“Godfather of streetwear” reimagines Starbucks as a gas stand that sells exclusive Fragment drinkware and T-shirts.

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Japanese teacher shares surprising reason why the kanji for crow has one less line than bird

Learn how to never mistake the two kanji ever again.

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Naomi Watanabe slays Lady Gaga in “Rain On Me” parody video

Some say this version is even better than the original.

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Stay at an old samurai residence in the heart of a “Little Kyoto” warrior town

Swords, armour and ceremonial items are just some of the samurai secrets awaiting you inside this secluded compound.

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British Olympic team sends heartfelt message to Tokyo one year before the opening ceremony

Tear-jerking video draws striking parallels between the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and the 2020 Games now scheduled for 2021.

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Japanese student criticised for campaign against excess plastic packaging

Some people in Japan just don’t want to part ways with individually wrapped candy.

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Studio Ghibli now has a Hawaiian shirt and skirt collection【Photos】

Characters from two popular anime movies are cleverly concealed in these unique designs. 

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Top cosplayer transforms into swimsuit model, maid and mute girl for “first experience” debut.

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Japanese train station grows wine grapes on the platform

Wait for your train under the shade of Japan’s only train station platform vineyard.

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