Your Home for Homemade Japanese Food

How to cook "with visual instructions" healthy, traditional and delicious Japanese dishes!!

About Me

Hello,

I am Japanese and now live in the United States in the Midwest with my husband. I grew up near Osaka, Japan. Since moving to the U.S. I have been surprised by how different Japanese food is here from the traditional and homemade Japanese food I grew up with, so I decided to start this site to help people learn about the nutritional value of traditional Japanese food, and more importantly, how to make traditional Japanese food. I learned the recipes on this website from my mother, so this site is devoted to real Japanese home cooking!

I have a degree in analytical chemistry and wrote my senior thesis on The Effects of Lithium on the Human Body and Mental Health. From there, I began working for a Japanese cosmetics company, VECUA. I worked for VECUA for ten years before moving to the U.S. I started out at VECUA as a makeup artist and also giving customers at VECUA shops facial massage. After just one year I was promoted to shop manager. The shop quickly became the number #1 new shop in sales, and after another two years I was promoted to Area Manager, which made me responsible for overseeing  five shops throughout the Kansai region. In this role I was able to learn a lot about business management and also about the benefits of Japanese approaches to healthy living.

As an executive at VECUA, I was able to get special training every month on things such as nutrition, skin biology, the effect of cosmetic ingredients on skin, and human biology. Now I plan to introduce natural Japanese cosmetics in the United States. I also want to teach people who want to learn about Japanese nutrition and cooking how to make traditional Japanese dishes that are healthy and delicious. Welcome to my site!

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Aki

73 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Wow, you have a very impressive background. I like tat these recipes are from your mother.

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  2. What a lovely website. It’s so nice to carry on family recipes and tradition.

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  3. Congratulations! I have nominated you for a Liebster Award because I think your blog is great!

    My 10 questions for you:

    The 10 questions I have for the 10 nominated bloggers to answer, are:

    What is your favourite pastime?
    If you were free as a bird and money was no object, what would you be doing right now?
    What thing/s make you the most happy?
    What is your favourite genre of film?
    What is/are your favourite food/s and drink/s?
    Have you travelled? If so, what was your favourite country?
    What makes you feel most proud?
    If you were to be an animal, which animal would you be and why?
    Can you remember your childhood? If so, what is your favourite childhood memory?
    If you were to look into your future, what type of Grandma or Grandpa would you be? i.e. Young at heart, daredevil, laid back, etc
    My Rules for the ten nominated blogs:

    * Nominate 10 blogs and tell them that they have been nominated
    * Each nominee must have under 200 followers
    * Thank the person who nominated you and link to the nominating blog
    * Answer my 10 questions and propose 10 new ones for your nominees
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    * Include these rules in your post

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  4. I like this blog. Very cultural, creative, and rich in fusion ideas!

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  5. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog and help me find your cool site 🙂 I am not so familiar with Japanese Cuisine and now I can follow you ( not in a creepy way) to learn something. You are so right about the food being different in foreign countries from its traditional form.

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  6. Delighted to find your lovely blog! Thank you so much for coming to visit Life Bellissima as well! I look forward to learning more about Japanese cuisine — it looks delicious!
    ~ Anna

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  7. I love your blog! and I love Japanese food!! can’t wait to try out all your healthy menu!! 😀

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  8. I really like your blog and that’s why I have nominated you for the Liebster Award:)
    http://thishappymommy.com/2015/11/25/the-liebster-award/

    xx, Jessica

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  9. What an interesting background!

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  10. Thanks for stopping by my kitchen! Say, I am crazy about Japanese food. I am sure to learn something here.

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  11. Hello Beautiful! I have nominated you for the awesome Make it Ultra award!
    An award given to bloggers by bloggers for quality content, originality and presentation. If you are interested in accepting please follow the criteria set in my post, on the link below. Much love!

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  12. Hello Beautiful! I have nominated you for the awesome Make it Ultra award!
    An award given to bloggers by bloggers for quality content, originality and presentation. If you are interested in accepting please follow the criteria set in my post, on the link below. Much love!
    https://thehappiestpixel.wordpress.com/2016/07/27/make-it-ultra-blogger-award/

    Sorry, I forgot the link the first time 😉

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    • Thanks so much for nominating me for the award, I am very flattered! I have been nominated for a couple of awards but decided not to accept it.

      But I am delighted that you nominated me 🙂 Thank you and do visit again soon!

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  13. Nice to meet you! Thanks for following my blog that lead me to,your cool blog with Japanese healthy recipes! I need to try them all out because I know nothing about Japanese cuisine! I live in Belgium!

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  14. I am very excited you stopped by and I can’t wait to explore your blog! A lot of dishes from various parts of the world are changed up here – and sometimes they’re great that way and other times they’re just awful versions of the real thing – full of sugars and cheese!! Thanks for stopping by to see me! I also, every Thursday, have a “link party” put on by myself and 4 other bloggy friends. We’d love to have you join us and add links to your blog, new or old!🙂 We pick our favorites every week and feature them & it’s a fun way to meet new and different bloggers!

    Mollie

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  15. You have a lovely blog. I have never cooked a Japanese meal but I am eager to try!

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  16. Thank you for stopping by my blog.

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  17. I love your blog and I am an avid Japanese food lover. Being a constant visitor to your blog I have nominated you for “A lovely Blog Award”. Your food and your blog is wonderful.

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  18. Thank you for the follow. I recently moved to a self hosted site. So, please follow me at ministryofcurry.com instead of minstryofcurry.wordpress.com.

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  19. Dear Aki, I have been remiss in not letting you know that I have nominated you for a Sunshine Blogger Award. I apologize, and here is the link https://koolkosherkitchen.wordpress.com/2016/10/11/more-awards-and-a-dinner/ You are not in any way obligated to accept, and I fully understand that not everyone has the time and inclination to participate in these self-and-others-promoting exercises. Therefore, I will truly appreciate if you accept the nomination, as I sincerely think you deserve it, but I won’t get offended if you don’t. Nominating each one of you is my way of giving credit to some exceptional bloggers and perhaps attracting attention to your work.
    All the best,
    Dolly

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  20. Just want you to know that there is another one for you, and it’s just a token of my appreciation of your work. I am aware that your blog is award-free. I have nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award and here is the link https://koolkosherkitchen.wordpress.com/2016/10/19/a-new-award-and-a-mother-in-law/
    All the best,
    Dolly

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  21. I love all your posts on Japanese Food, my favourite 😋😃

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  22. Thanks for visiting me! I love all Asian cuisine and am excited to find some authentic Japanese dishes. Looking forward to looking through your blog for some inspiration!

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  23. Hi Aki

    You have a wonderful blog. Glad to connected. Thank you for stopping by my blog.

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  24. Aki, thanks for visiting my blog and following it! I’m very excited to find out about your blog, since our family is very fond of Japanese food, and we are always looking to learn about how people actually cook at home.

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  25. Thank you very much for liking my post! Hope to see you around again!
    Cheers

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  26. Hi, thank you for visiting my blog. It meant that I found yours and I love it! I’m really interested in traditional Japanese cooking and it’s lovely to find a blog with such helpful instructions. Can’t wait to try some of your recipes 🙂

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    • Thank you for the nice comment!! I am always looking for yummy blogs so I found yours 🙂 My recipes are homemade Japanese food so it is not fancy but is delicious !! I hope you try at some point and like it 😉

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  27. Great site! I can’t wait to try some of your gluten free recipes.

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  28. Lovely blog; look forward to reading many of your posts:)

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  30. Hi Your Home for Homemade Japanese Food Team,

    My name is Anuj Agarwal. I’m Founder of Feedspot.

    I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog Your Home for Homemade Japanese Food has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 40 Japanese Food Blogs on the web.

    http://blog.feedspot.com/japanese_food_blogs/

    I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of Top 40 Japanese Food Blogs on the internet and I’m honored to have you as part of this!

    Also, you have the honor of displaying the badge on your blog.

    Best,
    Anuj

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