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!