Thanks for the reply. Yeah, most Japanese homes come with a 3 range stove and a little drawer for grilling fish.
My microwave has an oven setting, but it's a far cry from a proper oven.
My toaster oven works well for toast and fries!
They do have commercial ovens and I could buy an oven, but I don't have any space.
You get used to not having an oven. I don't bake very much, and my slow cooker can augment a lot of what I'd use an oven for.
Thanksgiving/Christmas is taken care oven by the fine people at the Brazilian Supermarket who cook rotisserie chickens most weekends, and have turkey around Christmas time- whole cooked turkey!
Living over here one has to pretty much substitute a lot or make something from scratch. All the raw basics are available, but not much more.
It's made me REAL creative let me tell you!