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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McDonald’s Japan’s new Touch manga collab: Does it really capture the bittersweet taste of youth?

Fried chicken and a hugely popular high school baseball series is a surprise collaboration we never saw coming.

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Domino’s pizza now comes with tapioca and dango ball stuffed crust!【Taste Test】

Dinner and dessert together in one pizza–great for convenience but is it great for flavour?

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Yakiniku rice burger: A bento boxed lunch you can eat with one hand

New Japanese burger comes in three sizes, depending on how much of a meat tower you can handle.

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What’s it like to eat at the Pokémon Cafe in Tokyo right now?

The world’s first permanent Pokémon Cafe is feeling the blow of Japan’s international travel restrictions.

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New taiko gacha capsule toys let you play Japanese drums with true-to-life sound

Now anyone can learn to play traditional Japanese drums, and there’s a safe that needs breaking into too!

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Starbucks Japan unveils first sakura drink for cherry blossom season 2021

New chilled cup pairs sakura with fruit for a memorable springtime flavour.

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Takeout ramen broth: A new Tokyo winter noodle trend that’s worth the hype? 【Taste Test】

A whole new way to appreciate ramen. 

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Japan’s Moonlight Nagara train service ends, leaving a hole in overnight rail travel

A sad day for travellers, especially Seishun 18 ticket holders.

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Japan has a new Hershey’s cereal that doubles as a toast topping

New Choco Bits variety breaks all the rules when it comes to Japanese breakfast.

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McDonald’s Japan brings out a new chicken burger with rice buns

Fried chicken sandwich, Japanese-style.

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Ippudo serves up plant-based tonkotsu ramen in Japan for a limited time

Popular ramen chain creates a meat-free version of its acclaimed pork-broth noodles.

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Host King Roland goes to Akihabara disguised as a foreign otaku 【Video】

“James” looks more like a lumberjack than a geeky anime nerd.

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McDonald’s teams up with Touch manga for burgers that capture the bittersweet taste of youth

Hugely popular high school baseball series adds some spice to the chain’s chicken burgers in Japan.

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Starbucks unveils limited-edition Valentine’s Day drinkware collection in Japan

Celebrate the romantic holiday with some lovely Starbucks goods.

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Casio’s Pikachu Baby-G is the perfect watch for Pokémon trainers

Heart-tailed female Pikachu steals the show in this special new release. 

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We cosy up to Starbucks Japan’s sexy new Frappuccino for Valentine’s Day

My, my. Where have you been all our lives?

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Sapporo releases a limited-edition Adult Choc Mint beer in Japan

Japanese beer lover submits the idea to the company and it gets a small-batch commercial release.

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Japanese restaurant from the Edo Period forced to close due to coronavirus pandemic

Serving diners since the days of the samurai and once loved by famous writers like Natsume Soseki, this long-standing business will soon be no more.

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Pringles now comes in karaage flavour in Japan

Japanese fried food gets even more addictive.

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7-Eleven under fire in Japan for mysterious holes in their onigiri rice balls

Customers wonder if the chain is now selling “air” as a new rice ball filling.

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