Rosaley Gai received a B.A. in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from the University of Chicago. Under the direction of Sharalyn Orbaugh, she is working on her master’s thesis, which will examine the role of food in post-Fukushima literature and media, specifically focusing on how these texts utilize food to grapple with issues of the bodily and environmental effects of the Daiichi nuclear disaster and to explore questions of food sustainability and ethical behavior leading into the future. Her research interests are primarily focused on depictions of food in modern and contemporary Japanese media, such as literature, manga, and video games, but she is also interested in Japan’s mobilization of soft power in the postwar era, film and television in contemporary Japan, and translation, among other things.