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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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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Cherry blossom forecast 2021 released! Sakura set to bloom early in Tokyo again this year

Time to start making those hanami flower-viewing plans!

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We try the new Famichiki Burger from Family Mart

Is Japan’s new D.I.Y. fried chicken sandwich a match made in convenience store heaven?

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We taste the new Japanese KitKat, aged in whisky barrels in Islay, Scotland

Never before have we experienced a chocolate quite like this.

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Foo Fighters unveil an exclusive new Japanese sake

Collaboration between rock legends and an esteemed sake brewery is every bit as good as it sounds.

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Sapporo decides to sell new Japanese beer with English mistake on label

Spelling error looks set to make this uncancelled release a hot new collectors’ item.

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Genital manju sweets, with a dash of “pubic hair”, raise eyebrows in Japan

His and hers steamed cakes are a popular gift for newlyweds.

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7-Eleven Japan’s banana milk sparks controversy over deceptive packaging

Customers feel duped by “camouflage packaging”.

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English mistake on new Japanese beer leads to suspension of sales before its release

Exciting Family Mart and Sapporo beer collaboration goes straight in the can after the error was discovered.

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Blossom Harmony Hibiki is Japan’s newest must-try whisky

Suntory adds a touch of sakura to its famous blend this year.

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KFC releases a creamy fried-on-fried sensation in Japan for a limited time

Taking chicken burgers to a whole new level.

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Stay at a ninja trick house in Japan with hidden doors and passageways

Immerse yourself in the way of the shadow warrior by staying the night in this 100-year-old building.

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Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki creates coronavirus character to wish fans a Happy New Year

Miyazaki’s son Goro also pens a new illustration for fans of the Ghibli Museum.

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Sega creates mini UFO catcher crane game with electric arm for Japanese magazine

Bring the joy of a Japanese arcade game into your home and win ALL the prizes! 

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Mister Donut x Pokémon fukubukuro lucky bag is a deliciously cute adventure

Chansey and friends are just the icing on the cake for this doughnut extravaganza. 

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Japan’s number-one cosplayer Enako sparks heated debate after revealing insane 2020 income

Not everyone was happy about Enako revealing her riches during a year that’s been financially tough for many.

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