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

Chiitan needs your help! Japanese mascot suspended on Twitter after John Oliver feud

Did British birb John Oliver just deliver a death blow to Chiitan the fairy baby otter?

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Starbucks brings out Minty Chocolate Tea Frappuccino…at just one location in Japan

We try one of the most rare and sought after drinks in the country.

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Evangelion bar in Tokyo: You mustn’t run away from the awesome anime food at this sakaba

We go on a mission to eat and drink at Nerv headquarters.

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Starbucks Japan releases new limited-edition cups, tumblers and travel mugs for summer 2019

Another season, another lineup of must-have Japan-exclusive items.

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Ikea makes tiny blue tote bags for storage, but in Japan they’re used for anime figurines

Ikea’s iconic blue bag becomes the hip new accessory for all comic-book character figurines this season.

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Gwyneth Paltrow visits Japan, dines on sushi and soba as Goop beauty brand debuts in Tokyo

New Goop pop-up shop and cafe opens in Tokyo for a limited time.

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Carry your change in a rice cooker coin case from Japan!

Who needs a boring coin purse when you can surprise shoppers at the cash register by popping the lid on your miniature rice cooker?

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How to find a lost cat: Unique method from Japan proves to be surprisingly effective

Pet owners swear this unconventional technique works for lost dogs too.

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Starbucks Japan Royal Milk Tea Frappuccino: The perfect drink for milk tea lovers

A timely taste of royalty as we head into the new era.

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Starbucks Japan goes retro with Purin A la Mode Pudding Frappuccino, kissaten coffeehouse items

New lineup will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time to the heyday of Japanese coffeehouses.

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Japanese Shiba Inu melts hearts with adorable swimming technique…above water 【Pics & Video】

This cute pup thinks she can dog paddle through the air.

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Six-year-old Japanese farm boy goes viral for doling out comments on dating like an old grandpa

The proud self-professed farmer speaks and acts like an old man trapped in a young boy’s body.

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Capsule hotel in Tokyo offers spa stay, with sauna and infrared foot bath to wash stresses away

Get away from it all at this oasis in the heart of the city.

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The most vandalised vending machines in Japan? We check out a grungy duo at America Village

This pair turns heads on the street, but do they even work?

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Japanese man proposes to girlfriend with huge flash mob in a shopping mall 【Video】

The very public display of affection brings shocked girlfriend to tears.

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Renting a Girlfriend in Japan: Relationship goals or just plain awkward? 【Video】

Japanese rental girlfriend spills all the details on what it’s like to date a complete stranger.

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Häagen-Dazs Matcha Salon: We dine on a full course of green tea treats at Tokyo pop-up restaurant

Luxury ice cream maker treats diners in Japan to a green experience that stimulates all five senses.

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Reiwa countdown: What happened when a new era arrived at Shibuya Scramble Crossing

It was a bit like having your friends over for a party with your mum telling you to be quiet from the other room.

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Happy Reiwa! People celebrate the first day of a new era around Japan 【Pics & Videos】

From jumping off bridges to waiting in ten-hour long queues, there are plenty of ways to welcome in a new era.

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Tommy Lee Jones cries, says sayonara to the Heisei era in epic new Boss coffee commercial 【Video】

The one-night special will be screened on Japanese television tonight, on the last day of the Heisei period.

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