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A large number of publications, scholarly and otherwise, on the Fukushima nuclear disaster have appeared and continue to appear in Japan. “Fukushima” returns to the front page of national newspapers when there is another leakage of radiationcontaminated water, evacuation designations are changed, or major compensation issues arise, but for the most part we can pass days without seeing or thinking anything about the nuclear disaster today. After all, five years is a long time for any disaster to stay in the memory of those who were not directly affected by it. Yet, you realize quickly, if you pay even a slight attention to-or better yet, visit-the nuclear disaster-afflicted areas of Fukushima, that the disaster is far from over. It concerns us, then, that given the extent and the significance of the disaster, interest in Fukushima seems to be waning even among researchers in Japan.