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 KitKats are shrinking, Nestlé says previous size may have been “too large” for customers

Twitter user uncovers a case of shrinkflation, and chocolate lovers aren’t happy about it. 

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KFC Japan now has a luxury truffle burger

We try the creamy rich sandwich that everyone in Japan is raving about. 

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Starbucks adds pumpkin to its autumn Frappuccino for Halloween

Slowly inching closer to Japan’s first pumpkin spice Frappuccino.

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Energy Milk from Japan is the new way to power up your day

Move aside, energy drinks, there’s a new mother in town. 

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New tomato yoghurt divides opinions in Japan

Aimed to please tomato lovers, but what about yoghurt lovers?

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Miniature sento bathhouse range is this season’s must-buy gacha capsule toy collection

Relieve stress with the soothing setting of a Japanese public bathhouse. 

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Starbucks unveils new Halloween drinkware collection

Enjoy a drink with spooky cute cats and ghouls this Halloween.

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We track down rare Ramen Pringles, sold only at special vending machines in Japan

New Japan-only Pringles flavour is an adventure hunt!

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How to stop a Nintendo Switch from overheating 【Video】

Japanese repairman says gamers should do one small thing to stop a common problem. 

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Telecommute from a ferris wheel at this Japanese amusement park

Theme park adapts to the new normal with special remote work plans for visitors.

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Totoro discovered in Japanese forest【Photos】

A hidden secret off the tourist trail is now attracting attention around the country.

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Mysterious Spirit Boat Procession in Nagasaki and the sandbox tram that follows it【Video】

A night when mystery hangs thick in the air. 

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New Japan Rail Pass for non-Japanese passport holders coming soon

Limited-time pass offers huge discounts on train travel in and around Tokyo.

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First-ever foot-operated vending machine appears in Japan during pandemic

Revolutionary new system aims to keep your hands clean but people aren’t entirely sold on the idea. 

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“Drain me of my blood!” Otaku rush to donate for anime VTuber nurse

When a 17-year-old who lives in a sanitarium with bandaged wrists and a fang tooth asks for blood, fans come running from around the country.

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Food ASMR YouTuber caught spitting cheese tonkatsu out on camera【Video】

Kasumi deletes her Twitter and Instagram accounts after coming under fire from viewers.

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Japan to reopen to international tourists with new entry requirements

Government sets a date for opening the country’s borders to the world again.

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What happens when you wear a smile mask on a Japanese train?

The face mask that’s meant to show people how happy you are looks rather odd when used in real life.

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Japanese vending machines now sell pandemic goods

Welcome to the new normal.

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New Dassai sake parfait crashes reservation system in Japan

There’s a reason why they call this the “phantom sake”.

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