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.

All Stories by Oona McGee

New Studio Ghibli exhibition in Tokyo features movie favourites, calligraphy by Toshio Suzuki

Plus exclusive Ghibli merchandise you won’t find anywhere else.

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Japanese sailor suit school uniform gets an upgrade with traditional kimono details

Fans can’t wait to purchase the new design.

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Japanese snow monkeys find novel way to travel during winter 【Video】

The primate parade captured on film stretched well into the distance.

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Capybara Onsen Challenge 2019: Which giant rodent can bathe the longest?

Furry representatives from five prefectures amaze everyone with their love of hot springs as they compete for this year’s illustrious title.

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Starbucks Japan announces new range of Frappuccino drinks for Valentine’s Day

Find your perfect partner at Starbucks.

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Adidas Shindo: Lose weight and release stress like a samurai with a wooden Japanese katana

Adidas exercise class takes its moves from Japanese samurai.

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Twitter’s most retweeted tweet of all time: New record set by Zozotown billionaire Yusaku Maezawa

The new world record comes with the offer of 1 million yen each for 100 lucky people.

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Shiba Inu in the snow: Japanese dogs melt hearts with their love for the cold【Pics & Video】

Warm your cockles with these smiling pups gleefully throwing themselves into the snow.

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Tuna sells for record 333.6 million yen at Toyosu Fish Market auction in Tokyo

The prized catch was served up at Sushi Zanmai branches around Japan.

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Ikea fukubukuro lucky bag gives us 10,000 yen worth of goods for 3,000 yen

One of the best bargains of the year. 

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Japanese monks go viral with online protest against police claim that robes are a driving hazard

Buddhist monks juggle, box, dance to show their garments are no hindrance after monk refuses to pay fine for driving in his robe. 

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Japanese pilot flies close to Mt Fuji, asks passengers to look out the window

Mt Fuji never looked more beautiful.

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Studio Ghibli-licensed store Donguri Kyowakoku brings us the fukubukuro lucky bag of our dreams

Totoro and Kiki merchandise make this a great start to the year.

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Man strips, makes it rain atop stone lantern at Ise Jingu shrine in Japan

New Year’s Eve gets out of hand at Japan’s most holy shrine.

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Naomi Osaka v Kei Nishikori: Tennis pros play with Japanese bats in Nissin cup noodles commercial

Osaka turns into a kimono-clad anime character halfway through the clip.

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The best Japanese cosplayers from Day 3 of Winter Comiket 2018【Photos】

The final day of winter Comiket came with some unexpected surprises.

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Shibuya Scramble Crossing New Year’s Eve Countdown event report【Pics & Videos】

Crowds gathered at the city’s most famous intersection for a massive street party as police looked on.

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Starbucks Japan fukubukuro lucky bag brings us merch and coffee to kick off 2019

Exclusive Starbucks merchandise you can’t buy in stores.

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The best Japanese cosplayers from day two of Winter Comiket 2018【Photos】

Cosplayers bare their flesh on a cold winter’s day for the bi-annual convention.

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Nine injured in Tokyo after man drives car into pedestrians on Takeshita Street in Harajuku

Police are investigating whether this was an act of terror in retaliation for the execution of Aum Shinrikyo cult members last year.

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