Oona McGee

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Eight surprising things to do in Northern Okinawa

Beat the crowds and skip the tourist traps with this guide to the little-known gems in the region.

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Tiny house by Muji finally goes on sale in Japan

The long-awaited release of the Muji Hut has finally arrived, and the first lots for sale come complete with a garden.

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Are you game enough to eat Fire Ramen at this Japanese restaurant in Kyoto?

Fire ramen has the potential to singe your eyebrows but that’s all part of the appeal.

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Commotion at Akihabara Station as bomb squad called in to remove suspicious object

Dramatic scenes were captured on film today as specialist teams and truckloads of equipment were sent to the busy station in Tokyo.

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From racy red to baby pink, now there’s a virgin-killing sweater to suit all tastes and occasions.

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Japanese Twitter goes crazy for impromptu piano performance at Yodobashi Camera store in Kyoto

Two strangers came together over the theme song from an 80s film starring David Bowie.

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Tokyo restaurant offers amazing sushi lunch deal for less than 5 bucks

Moulded by hand by a sushi chef in front of you at the counter, this impressive selection is the type of special locals usually keep a secret to themselves.

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McDonald’s adds wasabi and teriyaki sauces to their Chicken McNuggets in Japan

The “Phantom Nugget Thief” and his son front a new campaign to promote this intriguing “parent-and-child” sauce set.

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Japanese artist shows what motherhood is really like with hilarious illustrated series

This artist perfectly captures all the joy and hardship that comes with being a new mum.

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“Your face here” cut-out board at Mt Fuji sightseeing spot puzzles people around Japan

So does this mean you have to do a headstand to insert your face into the comic panel?

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Epic food fail sees adorable Rilakkuma character bread turn into a terrifying monstrosity

Recipes don’t always turn out how you expect them to.

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Anime legs fly high in the sky, look just like a video game glitch come to life in Japan【Video】

These legs turned heads on the weekend as they ran on the wind like a character in a video game.

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Mister Donut teams up with Michelin-listed ramen restaurant for surprising new noodle range

The well-known doughnut chain is now the place to go for Michelin-quality ramen.

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North Korea-U.S. tensions spark interest in Japanese government’s J-Alert warning system

People around Japan are spreading news of the J-Alert System and the manual that explains what to do in the event of an armed attack.

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Japanese boy band shakes up the music world as all nine members kiss each other in new video clip

If there was an award for most male-on-male kisses in a mainstream music video, this idol group would take home first prize.

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Instagram’s famous #FollowMeTo couple capture the beauty of their trip to Japan【Pics & Video】

The well-known duo take us on a spectacular journey to some of Japan’s most famous sites, complete with some gorgeous Sailor Moon cosplay.

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Japanese origami vending machine makes news around the country

The unusual machine with the sweet folded paper designs is warming people’s hearts around Japan.

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Navigate your way through Japan’s busiest train stations with Google Street View

Come with us as we take you through some of the interesting things you can discover inside one of the country’s most historic stations and the busiest train station in the world.

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We try Starbucks Japan’s new American Cherry Pie Frappuccino

For the first time ever, the Frappuccino now comes with a domed pie crust lid, and it’s one of many reasons we’re in love with this new release.

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Japanese weather site reveals the secret to knowing when a sakura cherry blossom will fall

This quick and easy technique for spotting a soon-to-fall blossom is surprising even the most ardent cherry blossom lovers in Japan.

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