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

Häagen-Dazs Japan releases mochi rice cake covered ice cream with green edamame soybean topping

Two new ice creams feature soybeans as their star ingredient this summer. 

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Japanese restaurant serves meals to diners via a moving steam locomotive train

All aboard the tonkatsu train! 

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We try the new Starbucks Caramel S’more Frappuccino from Japan

Nothing’s more confusing than drinking a Caramel S’more on a hot summer’s day.

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Tenga unveils world’s first masturbatory aid vending machines in Japan【Photos】

Now you can self-serve self-pleasure 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

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Shibuya convenience store overrun with rats 【Videos】

Turns out rodents love hanging out at konbini as much as people do.

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Kiki’s Delivery Service coin bank from Studio Ghibli plays music, dances every time you use it

Magical cat Jiji springs to life when you feed him coins.

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Charge up your phone with the power of a portable cat battery from Japan

Nyanko Charge is the cutest way to get some juice out of your kitty.

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Japanese KitKats swap plastic bags for paper packaging with new origami feature

There’s a reason to feel less guilty about eating KitKats, now that they’re saving the wildlife from tonnes of plastic each year. 

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Starbucks Caramel S’mores Frappuccino coming to Japan for a limited time!

Move over S’mores, it’s time for Caramel S’mores to take the limelight this summer.

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Pokémon manhole covers are taking over streets in Japan!

Pikachu and Geodude are just some of the new Pocket Monsters owning the roads with gorgeous one-of-a-kind designs.

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Japanese photographer moves people to tears with night sky photos that look like anime art

Gorgeous images show us anime skies really can exist in real life.

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Capsule hotel offers stays for $12 a night, extra perks make it one of the best deals in Tokyo

Looking for a cheap place to stay in Tokyo? This guest house will tick all your boxes.

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Cat refuses to move from Japanese convenience store on anniversary of store manager’s death

Animal’s mysterious actions make staff wonder if it was their manager returning in feline form to say one final goodbye

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We try the new Peach on the Beach Frappuccino from Starbucks Japan

Cheeky by name, cheeky by nature, this new limited-edition drink is the refreshing summer hit we’ve all been waiting for.

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Ed Sheeran’s “I Don’t Care” gets official Japanese parody video starring Blouson Chiemi 【Video】

Japanese comedian steps into Justin Bieber’s shoes and eats flying sushi with Sheeran in hilarious new music video.

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Taco Bell introduces the Naked Chicken Taco to Japan with a special deal for diners in tank tops

We go and flex our muscles for the tasty new taco.

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Japan now has crab fish paste sticks that taste like soda

Why drink soda when you can add it to salads and sandwiches instead?

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This ramen restaurant has no name, is one of the best hidden finds in Japan

You know a noodle joint is good when it doesn’t even need a name to get business.

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Official Pokémon bubble teas coming to Japan!

Boba balls replace Poké Balls in this new drink range featuring some of our favourite Pocket Monsters

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Kim Kardashian trademarks the word kimono, gets slammed by people in Japan

The hashtag #KimOhNo goes viral as the star comes under criticism for cultural appropriation.

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