Rob Gilhooly was born in Stoke-on-Trent in the UK Midlands in 1964, but has spent most of his adult life traveling and living overseas, mostly in Japan. He has an MA in journalism from Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, where revered British conflict photojournalist Tim Page was among his tutors. He first came to Japan in 1990, when he lived and worked in Fukushima as part of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET), and has continued living in Japan on and off since that time. In 1995, he started his journalistic career with The Japan Times, and since then his photographs and writing have appeared in a wide variety of publications, including Newsweek, Time, The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, The Times, The Guardian, New Scientist and The Australian. As described at the start of this book, Gilhooly first visited the area stricken by the March 11 disaster the day after the earthquake, making him one of the first foreign journalists to report from the region. What he discovered that day, and learned as events unfolded, prompted him to look further into the actions and motives of those who battled the nuclear demons unleashed at Fukushima Daiichi. The result is this book and the photographs therein. Further developments and photographs may be found on his website. Gilhooly lives in Tokyo with his wife, Rie, and his two children, Erinn and Leon.