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 funniest low-budget cosplays from Winter Comiket 2023【Photos】

From ads to anime and Japan’s rare shiro post box, these outrageous cosplayers made us grin from ear to ear. 

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Pikachu pyjamas make this secret Pokémon fukubukuro lucky bag worth searching for

Proof that in Japan, Pokémon show up in unlikely places. 

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Yamazaki Baking praised for heartwarming assistance after Japan earthquake 【Video】

Japanese bread company goes above and beyond during the disaster, feeding people and keeping their spirits up at the same time.

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Godiva teams up with Mister Donut for new series of chocolate doughnuts in Japan

First-ever collaboration includes a Galette des Rois “King Cake” doughnut for New Year.

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McDonald’s adds a questionable Butterscotch Pie to its menu in Japan

New commercial explains “Butter Scotch?” to the nation.

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Kyoto’s demon manju is as big as the local legend that inspired it

Huge sweet celebrates the slaying of a sake-loving demon.

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Starbucks Japan’s Lucky Bag #3: A fukubukuro to end all fukubukuro

You might be a Starbucks fan, but are you this much of a Starbucks fan?

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Will Muji Japan’s “Fukukan” continue to disappoint in 2024?

We hold out hope for a can that’s been disappointing us in recent years. 

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McDonald’s French fries humidifier is the star of this fukubukuro lucky bag from Japan

It’s like you can smell the fries cooking in the room!

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Amazon Japan’s Ice Cream Lucky Box will make you feel like you’ve won a dessert lottery

This is one fukubukuro that deserves all its high ratings and rave reviews. 

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Starbucks Japan’s Lucky Bag #2: Is it as good as the first fukubukuro?

You never know what you’re going to get in a Starbucks fukubukuro.

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What’s in the KFC Japan fukubukuro lucky bag?

The Colonel wishes us a Kentucky New Year.

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Starbucks Japan’s New Year’s lucky bag: One of the rarest fukubukuro of 2024

Only available to lottery winners, this “phantom” box is filled with special goods. 

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The best cosplayers from Day 1 of Winter Comiket 2023【Photos】

Otaku event in Tokyo becomes the main stage for this season’s hottest anime, manga and video game characters. 

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Spirited Away bathhouse spirits steal the spotlight in new Studio Ghibli finger puppet collection

Minor characters get a starring role in this huge new collection.

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Hayao Miyazaki draws Year of the Dragon illustration for New Year’s card to Studio Ghibli fans

Anime studio’s New Year’s nengajo comes with a sweet message. 

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The 5 best Frappuccinos we tried at Starbucks in Japan this year

Looking back on the year that was with some of Japan’s best limited-edition beverages.

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Foreign English teacher in Japan calls student’s ability garbage, says it was an “American joke”

Teacher reprimanded for inappropriate remarks towards junior high school student.

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Why Sensoji temple in Asakusa is better at night

One of Tokyo’s most historic areas is even more spectacular without the crowds.

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Does Starbucks Japan’s new rice cake Frappuccino live up to the hype?

The green mermaid wants us to relax with a cup of tea and a traditional sweet in every mouthful. 

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