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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Travellers sleep on cardboard beds at Narita Airport while waiting for coronavirus test results

Arrivals area now dubbed the “Cardboard Box Hotel” and the “Corona Refugee Camp“.

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Police with batons patrol Kabukicho, tell people to go home during coronavirus crisis【Video】

Imposing scene has some people now fearing the authorities. 

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Japanese Prime Minister appears with Gen Hoshino in awkward “stay home” video

Abe joins a viral trend, makes people cringe around the country. 

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Shibuya rats appear on streets as people stay home during coronavirus outbreak【Pics, Video】

When people stay away, the rats come out to play. 

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People in Japan queue for one last drink at Starbucks before 850 stores close

Coffeehouse chain shuts its doors to keep customers away but ends up attracting crowds instead.

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Japanese wife creates izakaya pub at home during coronavirus outbreak

When your husband can’t go out to the izakaya during a pandemic, you bring the izakaya to him.

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Japanese students learn English with help from a dating sim artist

Studying is much more exciting when you can imagine yourself dating one of the textbook characters.

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Japanese convenience store praised for low-tech anti-coronavirus system

Unusual idea to protect staff and customers during a state of emergency might just work.

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Japanese boy bands debut new hand-washing song with dance moves and English lyrics 【Videos】

Arashi, Hey! Say! JUMP, KAT-TUN, and former Smap member Kimutaku are just some of the members to appear in these videos.

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The customers Japanese convenience store clerks hate the most

How to avoid being that customer staff can’t stand. 

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One-Punch Man artist shares 10-year-old daughter’s drawings online

Manga art looks like it’s drawn by someone twice her age.  

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Social distancing ideals vs reality: Beautiful Thai woman reveals the difference【Photos】

Behind the gorgeous Instagram photos, there’s a slob slurping noodles in her loungewear.

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Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen singer washes hands against coronavirus in new “PPAP 2020” song 【Video】

“I have a hand. I have a soap. Wash wash wash wash wash wash wash wash.”

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Harajuku looks eerily quiet during the coronavirus outbreak 【Photos】

Does this mean young people are heeding the government’s advice to stay at home? 

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Samurai Mac burgers arrive at McDonald’s Japan

Which warrior faction do you belong to?

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Anime memes appear on Twitter as PM says two masks will be sent to all Japanese households

Really, Prime Minister? Only two?

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Rick and Morty star in epic Samurai & Shogun short for Adult Swim【Video】

Sword fight between Samurai Rick and Ninja Rick results in one of them losing a head.

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Japan now has a manga-style coronavirus awareness campaign

One of these “faces” discriminates against people who have the virus. 

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The sad story of the Japanese vending machine set to disappear at the end of the year

A little bit of history gone forever as Kirin puts an end to a beloved mainstay.

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Ueno Park looks eerily deserted in the midst of the coronavirus 【Photos】

The cherry blossom trees are in full bloom, but there’s no one around to enjoy them. 

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