Mia Moranza

Mia was born in Japan and educated in Europe, where she spent most of her childhood and young adult life. She studied music and education, and worked for several years in marketing for major international corporations. She now lives in Tokyo with her husband and two children. When she's not playing the role of supermom, she enjoys writing, golf, exploring the city, and dining out with friends and family.

Articles By Mia

What to Do When Your Child Has a Fever in Japan

You are just about to go to bed and you notice your child is flushed in the face. You put your hand on her forehead...

May 15, 2016 | Families

L.A. Juice, Hiroo

Juice detox and cleansing diets have been popular in the U.S. for some time now and we've mentioned various juice and smoothie spots that have...

May 5, 2016 | Food & Drink

Max Brenner, Hiroo: A Chocolate Lover’s Haven

When the first Max Brenner chocolate bars opened in Tokyo last year, there was, predictably, much fanfare and long lines of people waiting for their...

May 4, 2015 | Food & Drink

Personalized Tours with Mini Trip Japan

As anyone knows, Japan is a place that offers endless opportunities for exploration, and no matter how many times you visit or how long you...

January 1, 2015 | Uncategorized

Innovative Strollers

Now that my eight-month-old is ready for a bigger stroller, I have been doing a bit of research on the latest options that are available...

December 18, 2014 | Families

Sponsored Video: Airbnb

If you are unfamiliar with one of the hottest new trends in Global travel then take a look at the video below. Airbnb are at...

December 13, 2014 | Uncategorized

Japanese New Year’s Postcards

If you have been watching Japanese TV or have been to a post office in the last week you will notice a lot of advertisements...

December 11, 2014 | Families, Lifestyle

A Private Tour of the Andy Warhol Exhibit at Mori Art Museum

Being a Mori Living resident certainly has its perks, and one of my favorite things about living where we do is the number of community-building...

April 21, 2014 | Lifestyle

Infant Daycare in Tokyo with Summerhill Baby

Finding daycare options for babies in Tokyo can be a difficult task, especially if both parents don't work full-time and therefore don't qualify for the...

April 16, 2014 | Families

Breakfast at Lauderdale, Roppongi Hills

Breakfast and brunch places are in no short supply in Tokyo, but ones that open earlier than 10 or 11 a.m. most definitely are. That's...

March 10, 2014 | Food & Drink

Rigoletto Bar and Grill, Roppongi Hills

Pretty much every restaurant, at every price point, has good and bad points. Rigoletto in Roppongi Hills does so much right and yet so much...

February 28, 2014 | Food & Drink

Five Great Learning Apps for Kids

It never ceases to amaze me how quickly today’s kids grasp technology, particularly mobile technology and touch screens. I am guilty, it has to be...

February 27, 2014 | Families

Island Veggie, Hiroo

The acai berry craze that's sweeping the world has also hit Japan in a big way, with many smoothie joints and juice bars popping up...

February 14, 2014 | Food & Drink

Tokyo Creators Makes Every Child an Artist

A newly opened art school in Tokyo offers programs for all ages that help kids find their own creative expression through music, painting and other...

February 13, 2014 | Families