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.

All Stories by Oona McGee

Cold Stone now has sakura mochi ice cream in Japan for a limited time!

The addition of pounded sticky rice makes this new creation taste like a traditional Japanese daifuku sweet.

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Walking Dead star Norman Reedus sends Christmas greetings via Japanese comedy stripper Mr Uekusa

Japanese star of Britain’s Got Talent goes from strength to strength as his festive strip show catches the eye of a famous fan.

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Merry Christmas from the SoraNews24 team!

Happy Holidays from us to you!

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Big Angel: “Fat” J-Pop idol group who fell from heaven after eating too much 【Video】

A five-piece girl group like the Spice Girls, only larger and with nicknames like “Fried Chicken” and “Ham and Sausages”.

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Studio Ghibli theme park designs unveiled, five special zones bring anime movie worlds to life

All the details on the buildings, stores and cafes set to appear at the new Studio Ghibli theme park.

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Lotte teams up with Your Name producer for new video starring Japanese sweets as anime characters

A story of young love intertwined with 70 years of delicious Lotte products.

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Mr Sato’s Xmas Challenge: Assemble a Christmas tree in 30 seconds

Sure, he can eat a mountain of food in minutes, but how will Mr Sato cope with decorating the office in seconds?

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Coca-Cola Japan releases new Peach Coke for 2019

A new look and new taste for a new year.

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Tonkotsu ramen chain Ichiran set to open first-ever non-pork broth restaurant in Tokyo

The tonkotsu pork broth ramen specialists branch out into new territory for foreign customers.

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Hershey’s Kisses teams up with Hello Kitty and Cinnamoroll for a cute chocolate collaboration

All you need is kisses…and a couple of adorable Sanrio characters!

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New Welcome to Kanto Pasmo IC Card is the most kawaii way to ride trains on a trip to Japan

Only a limited quantity of these cute Mt Fuji sakura cards will be available.

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Japanese company creates wasabi pearls that look like shiny green caviar

People in Japan are going crazy for the new Wasa Beads, which burst on your tongue with the heat and flavour of real wasabi.

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Japanese fans rank the top 10 most beautiful female characters from Studio Ghibli anime movies

So many iconic Ghibli heroines, so many different looks and personalities.

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Which one is former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn? Japanese students surprised by test question

Perhaps Freddie Mercury or Mr Bean were really in charge of the Japanese car company.

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Crabs take over electric signboard at Japanese train station

The mystery of the train-riding crabs sparks interest around the country.

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Starbucks releases new “Japan Wonder Project” Goma Goma Goma Frappuccino and Latte for New Year

Exclusive beverages are inspired by an ancient New Year’s calligraphy tradition to help customers “get excited over unknown Japan”.

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New Japanese Kit Kat features premium Tokyo Banana flavour…with crushed crepes

New premium Kit Kat comes with a premium professional pastry ingredient.

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Hayao Miyazaki’s Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind set to become live-action Japanese kabuki play

All-male cast brings anime classic to the traditional stage in a historic first for Studio Ghibli director and co-founder Hayao Miyazaki.

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“Disaster”: 2018 Kanji of the Year unveiled by Buddhist monk at Kiyomizudera temple in Kyoto

Some people in Japan are lamenting the fact that another kanji from the top 20 list wasn’t chosen instead.

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Commuter chaos at Shibuya Station after glass window breaks on door of crowded Japanese train

Crowds came to a standstill at rush hour as staff inspected the damage.

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