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

Will Smith makes sushi with Japanese YouTuber Bilingirl Chika

The Hollywood actor eats natto, puts soy sauce in the wrong spot, and tries a hack for avoiding wasabi “burn”.

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Starbucks Japan gives Kyoto and Hyogo their very own Frappuccinos for a very limited time

Two new beverages pay homage to two great cities with chocolate and matcha green tea.

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Japan Sumo Association surprises fans with cutesy game on Twitter

Train with the sport’s most kawaii professional sumo wrestler.

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Post-meal waste at Japanese sushi restaurant sparks controversy online

A lesson in what not to do at a revolving sushi joint in Japan.

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We try the new Christmas Frappuccino from Starbucks Japan

It looks like a Japanese Christmas cake, but does it really taste like one as well?

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Overworked Japanese employees mourn unused paid holidays at new Buddhist memorial service

Workaholics asked to address this senseless loss in a country where taking paid leave is frowned upon.

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Shibuya Halloween cosplay cleanup crew wants your help this year!

Become a real-life hero in Tokyo.

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Bubble tea helps herbivore men meet women during Shibuya Halloween

Unexpected outcome of alcohol ban has boba bonding partygoers in the best way possible.

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New sakura cherry blossom viewing sheets bring old-school beauty to hanami picnics

Waterproof foldable tatami mats are set to revolutionise the way we view cherry blossoms.

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The best Japanese cosplayers from Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay Fest 2019【Photos】

Find out why Ikebukuro slays Shibuya when it comes to Halloween. 

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Understated costumes celebrated at “Jimi Halloween” event in Tokyo 【Photos】

The anti-cosplay cosplay event that’s low-key stealing the show in Shibuya every Halloween.

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Mother smacks child for riding bike in front of oncoming car, debate ensues【Video】

Japanese netizens both condemn and praise this mother for her actions.

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Turn your exercise ball into your furry best friend with cute pet character covers from Japan!

The only thing you’ll have to balance here is your love for five different animals.

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Japan’s number one cosplayer Enako wows crowds at Halloween event in Tokyo

Enako appeared alongside Misato Ugaki to show her support for the Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay Fest.

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Shibuya Halloween 2019: Verbal clashes, cosplay, and pumpkin meerkats【Pics & Videos】

Foreigner threatens to punch a Minion while Donald Trump picks his nose amongst anime characters on Shibuya’s rowdiest night of the year.

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Hate your boss? Mad at your ex? Release stress and unleash anger at Crash Box Japan

New rage room lets you smash things in the style of Marvel’s Thor or Cloud from Final Fantasy.

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Starbucks Japan releases new limited-edition mugs, cards and travel bottles for Christmas 2019

Cute mugs, glasses, tumblers and tree decorations get us in the festive spirit this holiday season.

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Japanese Emperor rides by on Imperial Train, makes schoolgirls scream like he’s a boy band idol

Teenage girl’s Tik Tok video goes viral after she spots Emperor Naruhito on the royal train.

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Hideo Kojima gives Conan O’Brien a job in Death Stranding in Japan【Video】

A behind-the-scenes look at the making of this year’s most highly anticipated video game.

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Starbucks Japan unveils new Merry Strawberry Cake Frappuccino for Christmas 2019

Designed to look and taste like a Japanese Christmas cake.

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