The mayor of Osaka has suggested men could cook a lot quicker than women at current recorded speeds of wives knocking up meals for their husbands.

“You know, if men are forced to wait much longer than we already are, we may have to start getting our wives to order takeaway for us,” Osaka Mayor Ichiro Matsui told reporters on Friday.

“My omuraisu needs to be ready within 15 minutes of my home coming.”

“Men, if it was socially acceptable, could whip up a meal in no time,” the 56-year-old added.

When challenged by a reporter, he acknowledged his remarks might be viewed as out-of-touch, but said his wife is provides strong evidence for his claims.

“I mean, she’s terrible, she can’t even cook a four course meal in under 30 minutes.”