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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“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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Eat Japanese street food at home with this amazing sweet potato maker

Enjoy the seasonal flavour of a stone-roasted yakiimo from the comfort of your kitchen!

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Kyoto’s Kinkakuji creates unusual photo opportunity for visitors

World Heritage-listed Golden Pavilion is currently covered up for repairs, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to see the building. 

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Learn about meat cuts with…chocolate?

Getting kids to slow down and really think about the food they eat. 

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Sneak peek visit to Tokyo Disneyland’s new Baymax and Beauty and the Beast fantasy worlds

Come with us as we preview the hotly anticipated new magical worlds before their grand opening. 

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Japan now has an alcoholic popsicle that’s not banned for children

There’s no law that says kids can’t try this “enchanted” limited-edition Suika Bar.

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Japanese “Ichiban Street” recreated at new shopping mall in China

Complete with a Japanese bus stop, Japanese road signs, a Japanese taxi, and a Japanese car park

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Steamed bun pancakes are this year’s must-try sweet

Only available in Japan for a limited time.

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Nara deer “addicted” to rice crackers, lose weight with no tourists to feed them

The coronavirus is affecting the health of Japan’s deer population at Nara Park. 

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Studio Ghibli anime art appears in new ad campaign: What if our mugs were used in Ghibli films?

Japanese company tests the bounds of “common sense” by using Ghibli art to advertise their wares. 

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Studio Ghibli images go viral for perfectly depicting the life of a housewife

Hilarious captions with viral hashtag help everyone “Learn about housewife work through Ghibli”.

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Studio Ghibli releases its first-ever train jingles, to be played at one special Japanese station

Monument also to be erected in the shape of Totoro.

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Street footage from Hollywood movie “Tokyo Joe” shows post-war Shibuya colourised by AI 【Video】

Originally used as the background for Humphrey Bogart’s close-up, these Japanese folks are now having their time in the spotlight.

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Mysterious eyes found in Japanese vending machine coin slot

There’s something living inside this machine!

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Company uses empty buses to create giant maze after tours drop due to COVID-19【Video】

A very different kind of bus tour for tourists.

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