Lucy Birmingham is Time magazine’s Tokyo-based reporter and covered the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis. She is the co-author of Strong in the Rain. Since coming to Japan in the mid-1980s, her articles have appeared in Bloomberg News, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, and The Boston Globe. She is also an editor and scriptwriter for NHK, Japan’s national television and radio broadcaster. A board member of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan, she lives in Tokyo.