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

We eat a meal to remember…at a Japanese police station in Fukuoka

Lunch and law enforcement make for a thrilling combination.

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We try a pay-to-use premium Japanese toilet at Ikebukuro train station in Tokyo

With so many clean free-to-use toilets in Japan, we had to find out why you would pay to use one.

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Japan travel: Best things to see, eat and do in Shimonoseki in Yamaguchi Prefecture

Cycle on water, visit scenic sites and enjoy some of the best sushi in the country at the westernmost tip of Japan’s main island.

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We try the new teriyaki burgers from McDonald’s Japan 【Taste Test】

How do they stack up against the original Teriyaki McBurger?

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Shake Shack Japan unveils new sakura cherry blossom drinks for 2019

The Shack-ura Shake now comes in two different flavours for a limited time.

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Taste the Earth with Japan’s new Sublime Volcanic KitKats

We try the newest sensation in the sweets world: chocolate made from volcanoes.

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“Short skirts cause sexual assaults” according to Japanese school uniform poster

Poster implies that female students are to blame for groping.

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Coca-Cola Japan unveils new sakura design bottle for cherry blossom season 2019

A perfect partner for hanami picnics.

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“Meat futon” skit with girls in bikinis on Japanese TV slammed as sexist and outdated

Look carefully and you’ll see Japan’s Benny Hill sandwiched in between these women. 

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Japan travel: Best places to see, eat and stay at Nagato and Mine in Yamaguchi Prefecture

This is where you’ll find Japan’s largest cave, a BBQ by the sea, and a rural hotel where Russian President Putin slept in a room behind bulletproof glass.

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Japanese man travels 100 kilometres (62 miles) from Tokyo to Hakone on stilts

An epic solo ekiden that few believed possible.

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Japan travel: Best things to do, eat and see in Iwakuni and Yanai in Yamaguchi Prefecture

Day two of our epic adventure includes an ancient soy sauce factory, pressed sushi, and rabbit-eared samurai helmets.

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New Volcanic Japanese KitKats unveiled at star-studded Tokyo event

KitKats made with rare cocoa beans grown on volcanoes.

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Buying property in Japan? This mini tower house can be yours for less than $12,000

The pillar home comes with two levels and an indoor hot spring onsen.

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Japan travel: Best things to do, see and eat in Hagi and Yamaguchi City in Yamaguchi Prefecture

View a National Treasure, stop off at a former school for samurai sons, and stamp on a stone pavement that “sings”.

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Seijinshiki 2019: Best wild kimono outfits from Coming of Age Day celebrations in Kitakyushu

Gorgeous gangsta boys and girls pose for our camera at Japan’s most out-there ceremony. 

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Top Japanese cosplayer Enako reveals jaw-dropping annual income

Enako is living her best life and getting paid millions of yen for it.

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Häagen-Dazs adds new Matcha Cheese Cookie ice cream to its Decorations series in Japan

Delicious new flavours only available for a limited time.

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Black Thunder shocks fans by suspending giri choco obligation chocolates on Valentine’s Day

A shock announcement from an avid supporter of Japan’s giri-choco tradition.

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Bring your 2-D waifu to life with world’s first life-sized “emotional” robotic figurine 【Video】

You’ll never be lonely with Kosaka by your side.

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