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Can Japanese Men Cook

Yes, yes they can. I mean, of course! Men everywhere can cook. I’ll ashamedly admit that at one time I believed some of the generalizations that I heard about how rigid Japanese society is with social norms. You know, the men go to work and the women belong at home and in the kitchen.

The mask lasted for about 30 minutes until he started sweating. He gave it up about halfway through kneading the bread.

Luckily, my boyfriend is the youngest of three boys in his family. He spent a lot of time learning how to cook with his mother since he didn’t turn out to be the daughter that she wanted.

I don’t mean to brag, but he’s really good. That’s fortunate for me, because although I can whip up something to fill my stomach to survive, I can never quite create rich and flavorful dishes without some planning and the help of a recipe.

Since my boyfriend loves cooking so much, I suggested that we start a cooking website or channel on YouTube. He was a bit reluctant at first, but when I promised him that he could wear a mask he finally agreed.

Speaking of which, have you ever seen bread so golden? I’m sure you have, but let’s pretend you haven’t.

Anyway, please check out and enjoy the video to see how it turned out. Also, I appreciate everyone that has taken the time to subscribe. I’m up to 43 now! Cheers!

LaShawn came to Japan in 2011 after earning her BA in Political Science at Morgan State University, and has worked as an English teacher at various public and private schools. She now teaches at a university and writes in her free time. LaShawn enjoys sharing parenting, lifestyle, and work related content. Her goal is to help expats and immigrants who are living in Japan, so that is why she created The Yokohama Life.

3 responses

  1. LaShawn! I enjoyed the video, especially your boyfriend’s mask, haha. Seriously though, it’s well edited and a fun way to spend 4 minutes. I’m looking forward to the next one!

    1. LaShawn

      Thank you, Jason! I had a lot of fun recording and editing it. I played it back for Mr. Criminal and he was like, “Nooooo!” But, I think he’s warming up to it 😉

  2. Wow! Bread is pretty difficult to make in my opinion, very impressive!

    Congrats on making a YouTube channel 🙂

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