Oona McGee

All Stories by Oona McGee

We’ve seen some crazy trends in fashion come out of Japan, but this is definitely one of the most unusual yet.

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Japanese cat masters a fidget hand spinner without even lifting a paw

All while looking as hilariously disinterested in the task as possible.

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Sailor suit bikini from Japan inspires eye-popping collection of anime fan art

It turns out the schoolgirl-inspired two-piece looks just as good on anime girls as it does on real women.

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Naked bodies invade streets of Japan in bizarre new “Time for Sushi” video

Sometimes you find crazy things on the streets of Japan, but this is just insane.

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Starbucks adds new summertime Frappuccino to their menu in Japan

This year, customers can enjoy a citrus ingredient not often found on the Japanese mainland in Starbucks’ signature beverage.

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Pokémon Sun and Moon Meets Parkour in Real Life 【Video】

Pikachu runs and leaps over obstacles as he chases after Team Skull in this epic Alola Island adventure.

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New anime film from former Studio Ghibli director takes over ads and packaging at the supermarket

Characters from Mary and the Witch’s Flower team up with prominent brands for a spectacular promotional campaign.

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Japanese elementary school students smash Guinness World Record in team skipping

Their amazing speed has them joining the ranks of other incredible record-holding skippers from Japan.

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McDonald’s now has a Calpis McShake on the menu in Japan

One of Japan’s most distinctive flavours is blended into a McDonald’s milkshake for a limited time.

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The peek-a-boo details on the back are said to be particularly thrilling for a certain subset of Japanese fetishists.

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How to polish a knife: Watch as a rusty piece of Japanese metal becomes a sharp, shiny blade

The story behind this traditional Japanese knife makes the dramatic restoration even more satisfying.

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Piko Taro is back with a new Professor Layton puzzle version of PPAP 【Video】

Can you figure out the answer to Piko Taro’s Q-U-I-Z?

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Starbucks Japan brings out Shaken Watermelon and Passion Tea for a limited time

With so many refreshing ingredients hidden inside, this new beverage looks set to be the drink of the summer.

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Looking for a job in Japan? New “Sugoi Kawaii” maid cafe in Akihabara now hiring foreigners!

As long as you fill certain requirements, you too can be a maid in Japan.

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Häagen-Dazs Japan releases Japonais Double Matcha Condensed Milk and Brown Sugar Syrup ice cream

The new limited-edition Japonais ice cream is filled with all sorts of surprising flavour details.

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Japanese company creates new “Kimono Pyjamas” designed to be worn indoors and outdoors

One of Japan’s favourite cosplayers models the range on the streets of Kyoto.

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Ghibli theme song for My Neighbour Totoro gets an electronic makeover in Japan

New version of the classic melody is making news with Ghibli fans around the country.

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Cute cats come out to play as traditional Japanese geta sandals

Three gorgeous kittens are waiting to dress up your summer outfits.

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Japanese gay community at the centre of new “Tokyo Neighbors” web series 【Video】

The webisodes explore what it’s like to be gay in Japan.

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Wonder Woman x Hello Kitty collaboration is coming to Japan

This is the first time ever for Sanrio’s cute cat to team up with a western-made film.

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