Vivian Morelli

Vivian Morelli hails from Canada and is a journalist based in Tokyo, where she writes about culture, fashion, food and music. You can read her Japan musings at

  • Tokyo Sushi
    August 16th, 2012By Category: Food & Dining, Travel
      Sushi is by far my favourite Japanese fare, and I think I may have found a little bit of heaven, tucked in the streets of Umegaoka: Sushi no Midori Sohonten, introduced by my foodie friend Sophia. We lined up at the restaurant for an early lunch, amongst other sus ... » Continue Reading
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    Shin-Okubo: Tokyo’s Korea Town
    August 14th, 2012By Category: Food & Dining, Travel
    My friend Valerie and I hit the Shinjuku adjacent area of Shin-Okubo for some much-craved Korean fare. Even though I used to complain about Korean food being too spicy for my taste while living in Korea, I miss it a lot and need my regular dose, as it became part of m ... » Continue Reading
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    How to Survive Living in a Small Town
    August 9th, 2012By Category: Travel
    If you choose to go teach English in Japan, you'll most likely end up living in a small, rural town for your first year. Experiencing the Japanese countryside is an amazing thing, as I consider it the 'real' Japan. Every foreigner in Japan should live in the country ... » Continue Reading
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    Summer in Japan: A Survival Guide
    July 30th, 2012By Category: Culture
    Photo by Cozy66 via Flickr Once again, summer has arrived so quickly and unannounced, and it's here to stay until well, the end of October. Summer in Japan is unlike summer in any other places in the world. It's hot, it's humid, it's stifling, it's suffocating, an ... » Continue Reading