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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Japanese kimono maker creates alluring face mask for hostesses

Hidden design features add extra sex appeal when eating and drinking.

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Customers race to Uniqlo for new summer face masks, but are they really worth the hype?

We try out the cool sold-out Airism product everyone’s been waiting for. 

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Studio Ghibli films coming to cinemas for “once in a lifetime” event this summer

A sure-fire way to lure moviegoers back to theatres after the height of the pandemic.

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Black Lives Matter protests receive support from Japanese mascot Chiitan【Video】

Fairy baby otter has a few words to say about what’s happening in the U.S. right now. 

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Japanese condoms now have their own anime: Condom Battler Goro!

Superhero characters promote safe sex in new anime series.

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Live-streamer who slipped and died on Mt Fuji wins Darwin Award

Prize for stupidity commemorates “those who improve our gene pool — by removing themselves from it in the most spectacular way possible”.

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World’s first Ikea convenience store opens in Harajuku, Japan

An urban twist on the familiar Ikea warehouse, now in the heart of Tokyo.

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Parasite movie releases free official wallpapers to download as backgrounds for video calls

Now you can work from home in a basement toilet or the mansion from the award-winning South Korean film. 

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Starbucks mermaid Frappuccino surfaces, makes waves online

Take your taste buds under the sea with a very special limited-time beverage. 

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Sakura cherry blossoms float on breeze, land on Nara deer in perfect hanami video

Heavenly hanami landscape plays out like a scene from a Ghibli anime film. 

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How to make a McDonald’s Ramune milkshake at home

This recipe is even better than the new McShake, with much more of that distinctive Japanese flavour. 

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Department of Magic opens in Japan with cosplay and accessories for wizards and witches

A one-stop shop for magical girls who have all grown-up. 

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Ghibli Museum video takes us into the steam punk elevator and up the spiral staircase【Video】

The museum speaks to us as we encounter some of its cutest anime characters. 

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Studio Ghibli releases last set of wallpapers to download and use as backgrounds for video calls

Final set of free backgrounds feature four films from the acclaimed Japanese animation studio.

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Drink with a Japanese geisha at an online drinking party

Now you don’t even have to be in Japan to spend time with a geisha. 

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Harajuku crowded during coronavirus?! TV show slammed for using old footage to incite panic

Poster outside Takeshita Street McDonald’s alerts viewers to fake news on Japanese television.

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New Weathering With You art book comes with free anime backgrounds for video conference calls

Long-awaited collection of background art includes official merchandise for use in both the real and virtual worlds.

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Monet’s Pond Cheesecake is our next dessert inspiration from Japan

Stunning dessert you can replicate at home.

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Japanese fruit sandwich store in Tokyo explodes in popularity, includes rare, expensive varieties

Luxury fillings you won’t find anywhere else.

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Master Japanese patissier reimagines the doughnut for new Mister Donut matcha series 【Taste test】

Amazement of Matcha” collection throws away the rulebook when it comes to making doughnuts. 

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