Ian Thomas Ash is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose recent works have all dealt in some way with health and medicine in Japan, including two feature documentaries about children living in areas of Fukushima contaminated by the 2011 nuclear meltdown, In the Grey Zone (2012) and A2-B-C (2013), as well as-1287 (2014), deals with death and dying. Ian has lived in Japan for a total of fourteen years and is currently in postproduction for the feature-length documentary about end-of-life care.
Yi-Ping Lin is an associate professor at the Institute of Science, Technology, and Society, National Yang-Ming University, in Taiwan. Her research focuses on the history of public health, particularly occupational and environmental health.
Timothy A. Mousseau is a professor of biological sciences at the University of South Carolina (USC). Past positions include dean of the Graduate School and associate vice president for research at USC, and program officer for Population Biology at the US National Science Foundation. His research is concerned with the ecology and evolution of animals and plants with special interest in how adaptations to changing environments evolve in natural [End Page 343] populations and the evolution of adaptive maternal effects. Recently, he has studied impacts of radioactive fallout from the Chernobyl and Fukushima disasters on natural populations of animals, plants, and microbes. He has authored or edited eleven books and published more than two hundred scientific papers. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the National Explorers Club.
Lisa Onaga is assistant professor in history at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, senior research scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, and cofounder and editor of Teach311.org. Her forthcoming monograph, Cocoon Cultures, examines how Japanese sericulture provided a pragmatic means for understanding gene-environment interactions during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Harry Yi-Jui Wu is assistant professor and deputy director of the Medical Ethics and Humanities Unit, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine at the University of Hong Kong. Apart from teaching medical humanities, his research work focuses mainly on transnational history of medicine, particularly on noninfectious diseases.
Robert Stolz is associate professor of history at the University of Virginia and author of Bad Water: Nature, Pollution, and Politics in Japan, 1870–1950. He is the coeditor of Tosaka Jun: A Critical Reader and is currently working on a translation and critical edition of Tosaka's The Japanese Ideology. His research on the relationships between ecology, capitalism, and history has been published in Asia-Pacific Journal, Japanese Studies (Australia), and Japan Forum. [End Page 344]