Andrew Bender

Andy Bender is a travel writer whose work has appeared in Travel & Leisure, Fortune, the Los Angeles Times, and the Lonely Planet Guide to Japan. Fluent in Japanese, he first traveled to Japan to pursue a career in financial management and now consults with Japanese and American businesses on cross-cultural communication. An expert on Japanese religions, theater, and the arts, Andy has a degree in East Asian studies and has been an integral part of leading groups to Japan since 2001.