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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The difference between McDonald’s in Japan and Spain

It’s not just the Prosciutto Burger on the menu. 

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Ippudo tonkotsu ramen broth in a can: the hottest drink of the season?

Well, this turned out to be completely different to what we were expecting. 

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Retro Japanese toys make childhood lottery dreams come true

These are the games kids used to play before Japanese video games.

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Is Kyoto’s raindrop cake as good as the original from Yamanashi?

Japan’s famous water cake now has some stiff competition. 

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How to stop your umbrella from getting stolen in Japan during the pandemic

Simple anti-theft hack to protect your brolly from thieves.

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Yoshinoya beef bowl set vs. its mini capsule toy version: how do they size up next to each other?

We take our gacha toys to a real branch of Yoshinoya to compare the two side-by-side. 
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Japanese sugar artist astounds fans with edible robot from Laputa: Castle in the Sky【Video】

A very sweet take on a classic Studio Ghibli anime film. 

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Starbucks Japan welcomes autumn with Caramel Apple Rooibos Tea

There’s nothing boring about rooibos when it’s served like this.

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Does Tokyo’s “breakup shrine” really have the power to end relationships?

We set out to dispel rumours about the shrine’s mysterious power…but it ends up biting us in the butt.

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Halloween arrives at Starbucks Japan, with glow-in-the-dark drinkware and popping doughnuts

A collection filled with hidden surprises. 

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Vending machine makes commuters smile at Japanese train station

Tokyo station lives up to its name with a good old-fashioned pun.

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Japanese Halloween cake is too scary for its own good

A naughty ghost that threatens to make children cry.

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Dragon Ball’s Frieza appears in giant 3-D outside Shinjuku Station【Video】

The cat also returns, and now it’s floating towards us in zero gravity.

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Neighbors Kamikitazawa introduces us to the cool side of shared Tokyo apartment rentals

Where neighbours become good friends…

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Time to drink Ippudo tonkotsu ramen broth from a can, only at Japanese vending machines

Popular ramen chain wants us to recharge with pork broth on the go!

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Tokyo Station Waterscape Toilet looks more like an aquarium than a bathroom

Latest technology to “provide healing and surprise”.

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We try the Home Run Burger, available at only one Freshness Burger outlet in Japan

A special treat for baseball fans.

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We try clams from a Japanese vending machine and live to tell the tale

Mega clams turn out to be mega, in more ways than one. 

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Cosplayers make Japan Weekend feel like Spanish Comiket【Photos】

This might be the year for Tokyo Revengers, but there are plenty of other well-known characters in this cosplay photo collection.

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Shinjuku Station’s new mascot character gets lost at the station, in more ways than one

Cute character flies under the radar, but there’s a special prize for those who can hunt it down!

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