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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Nara deer “addicted” to rice crackers, lose weight with no tourists to feed them

The coronavirus is affecting the health of Japan’s deer population at Nara Park. 

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Studio Ghibli anime art appears in new ad campaign: What if our mugs were used in Ghibli films?

Japanese company tests the bounds of “common sense” by using Ghibli art to advertise their wares. 

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Studio Ghibli images go viral for perfectly depicting the life of a housewife

Hilarious captions with viral hashtag help everyone “Learn about housewife work through Ghibli”.

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Studio Ghibli releases its first-ever train jingles, to be played at one special Japanese station

Monument also to be erected in the shape of Totoro.

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Street footage from Hollywood movie “Tokyo Joe” shows post-war Shibuya colourised by AI 【Video】

Originally used as the background for Humphrey Bogart’s close-up, these Japanese folks are now having their time in the spotlight.

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Mysterious eyes found in Japanese vending machine coin slot

There’s something living inside this machine!

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Company uses empty buses to create giant maze after tours drop due to COVID-19【Video】

A very different kind of bus tour for tourists.

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Japanese cosplayer reveals how to take the perfect mirror selfie

Cosplay hack will have you looking taller and slimmer in all your photos.

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How to perfectly heat steamed buns in the microwave【Cooking Hack】

Simple trick will give you light, supple, restaurant-quality buns every time!  

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What pandemic? Onsen towns, hiking trails and theme parks packed with crowds on four-day weekend

Startling photos have everyone concerned about a possible new spike in coronavirus cases.

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Starbucks now has a foxy drinkware range

Beautiful new collection celebrates “an autumn festival of animals living in the coffee forest“.

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We eat all-you-can-eat monster burgers at Burger King

One slender Japanese man ate six of these four-patty burgers in 30 minutes

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Studio Ghibli animator reveals the secret food eaten by Chihiro’s parents in Spirited Away

19-year mystery solved with startling revelations from the person who drew it. 

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Studio Ghibli releases 400 images from eight movies free to download online

Surprise gesture of goodwill comes with an amusing caveat from producer Toshio Suzuki. 

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Studio Ghibli unveils new “chopstick letters” to send to loved ones

Share the joy of eating with the help of some beloved anime characters. 

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We try the new Dom Dom Burger with a whole fried crab — best fast food near Sensoji temple

New burgers mark the grand opening of a new branch at Tokyo’s historic amusement park.

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People wowed by Japanese road signs that change automatically in seconds 【Videos】

Traffic tech never looked so cool.

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Studio Ghibli releases new Spirited Away kami collection

Mysterious bathhouse spirits finally get their time in the spotlight. 

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We splurge at the new Blue Bottle Coffee vending machines in Tokyo

Mr Sato tells us what he thinks of US$6 canned coffee.

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Fans farewell Akihabara’s iconic Sega building as anime poster removal begins

Poster’s final, poignant message has otaku everywhere shedding a tear.

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