Becki Benedict’s Bio
My first trip to Japan was in 1997 to study abroad. I lived with a host family and was completely fascinated by the culture.
After graduating from Clemson University, I went back to Japan to work for the JET Program (Japan Exchange and Teaching Program). With money in my pocket, I really started exploring Japan and beyond.
I ended up living and working in Japan for over 10 years – Hamamatsu, Kitakyushu, Nagoya, Shizuoka, and Wakayama.
During that time, I traveled extensively throughout Japan and Asia. Outside Japan, I lived in China and Thailand (1 year and 2 1/2 years respectively) and traveled in Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam.
In 2011, I earned an MA in International Studies and started consulting about living and working in Japan. My true passion has always been in Japan and Japan travel, so I hope to inspire and encourage you to visit this amazing country and have a positive experience.