Lucy Birmingham is a long-time, Tokyo-based journalist, scriptwriter and editor. She writes regularly for TIME, and her articles have appeared in many publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Bloomberg News and Architectural Digest. As an arts and culture writer, her articles have appeared in publications including Artinfo.com, Artforum.com, ARTnews, Artscape International. She has worked at NHK, Japan’s public broadcaster, since 2000 on numerous programs from news to fashion. She has also published several books including the travel classic, Old Kyoto — A Guide to Shops, Inns and Restaurants and coauthored the recent Strong in the Rain: Surviving Japan’s Earthquake, Tsunami and Fukushima Nuclear Disaster.
Now is the time to assess future risks to our dependence on nuclear energy