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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Tasting McDonald’s Japan’s new Milky “Taste of Mummy” collection

How do the soft serves and McShakes stack up to the real Milky ice cream and milkshakes?

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Japanese high school girls remind us of the joys of country life in heartwarming Mt Fuji photo

So much of what we love about Japan captured in one beautiful image. 

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What it’s like to buy a canned railway stone in Japan

A can full of playfulness and surprises.

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Sacred forbidden forest at a Japanese shrine has been off-limits to visitors for centuries

We get to enter a holy land that’s been protected since ancient times, and it reminds us of the world of Princess Mononoke.

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Ultra-realistic cat backpack causes a fur-enzy online

Come pet me, hooman…and I’ll show you what’s inside my belly. 

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Mystery Tourist Spot: Merlions in Japan?

Unique bridge fountains you won’t find anywhere else in Japan. 

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Japan’s Department of Magic releases new “Magic School” uniform

Mix-and-match pieces are the cosplay/street fashion crossover witches have been waiting for. 

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Teacher disciplined for drinking alcohol during class in Japan

Students driving you to drink is no excuse to open a cold one in the classroom.

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Japanese whisky tasting online: Suntory’s Yamazaki and Hakushu distilleries now have remote tours

The best part of the new remote distillery tours is the special box they send you for the whisky tasting.

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What’s the deal with the big colour-changing cup at Starbucks Japan?

Is the colour change really that great? And what about the straw, does that change colour too? We test it out to find the answers. 

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Wagyu Burger opens in Tokyo, serving up highest-grade beef at reasonable prices

A5 Wagyu is just the start of what makes this is a burger to remember.

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Starbucks celebrates 25 years in Japan by adding four new limited-time coffee drinks to the menu

A sublime Coffee Tiramisu Frappuccino is just one of the tasty new offerings. 

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Japanese company creates ultra-compact foldable electric fan

Clever design frees up more room for your winter storage.

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Nitori opens its first-ever restaurant in Japan

Japanese homewares giant follows in the footsteps of Ikea…but there are no Swedish meatballs here. 

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Starbucks’ Colour-Changing Cold Drink Cups arrive in Japan, supporting the LGBT community

New release helps to change the world…in more ways than one.

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Red Matcha: A new type of Japanese powdered tea years in the making

Soon you’ll be able to enjoy a very different type of Japanese tea ceremony.

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Japanese toilets now measure fatigue levels at highway rest stops

We test out the new system to see if it really can gauge tiredness while you have your pants down.

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What’s the difference between Fanta and Premier “Adult” Fanta?【Taste test】

Japan’s nostalgic grape and orange flavours are all grown up.

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All aboard the train station soba restaurant that’s being called the best in Japan

Over 70 years in service, with a very unusual type of noodle on the menu that was developed after World War II. 

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Otaku geek makeovers by Tokyo fashion expert go viral in Japan

From geek to chic–improving men’s looks and their confidence in just a few short hours. 

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