Forum Mithani is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at Cardiff University, where she has previously held the position of Lecturer in Japanese Studies. She received her PhD from SOAS University of London for her thesis on the representation of single motherhood in Japanese television drama. She is the author of “Maternal Fantasies in an Era of Crisis—Single Mothers, Self-Sacrifice and Sexuality in Japanese Television Drama,” in F. Portier-Le Cocq ed. Motherhood in Contemporary International Perspective: Continuity and Change (Routledge, 2020) and “(De)Constructing Nostalgic Myths of the Mother in Japanese drama Woman” in Series—International Journal of TV Serial Narratives 5 (2019). Her research interests include Japanese media and popular culture, gender, motherhood, feminism and social minorities.