Founder and Chief Trainer
Lata Naik is an experienced and highly sought-after Japanese language trainer based in Bangalore with more than 15 years of expertise in Japanese Language training, translation, interpretation and cross-cultural training. She got certified in Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level 1 ( JLPT N1) in 2012 and JETRO Business Japanese Proficiency Test level 2 in 2002.
Lata has trained thousands of individuals in India and across the globe. She has taught students from the United States of America, Dubai, Australia, Germany and Japan to name a few. She has conducted classes from beginner to advanced Japanese (JLPT N5 to JLPT N2 course and Business Japanese course). Several students who were trained by her have successfully passed JLPT N2. She has also successfully conducted many corporate training programmes on Japanese language as well as business and social etiquette training.
Her skills as a competent translator extend to a wide range of sectors, including medicine, law, finance, comics, automotive and information technology. Her experience with interpretation varies from cultural events to scientific research programmes. She has been involved in several boardroom interpretations of IT businesses and provided consulting services during the development of Japanese style suites and a Japanese style restaurant at one of the leading Hotels in Bangalore.
Lata believes that if one wishes to connect with Japan, it is crucial to understand the culture along with the language. As a result, in addition to teaching Japanese language, she also tries to instil Japanese culture and manners in her students. She has played an instrumental role in enhancing her student’s careers as Trainers, Translators and Interpreters and other professionals working in major companies in India and in other parts of the world.
Lata’s journey of learning Japanese language began in the year 2000 when she travelled to Japan. Initially, she started learning Japanese to overcome the barrier of communication. Soon, the language became her passion and she began studying it under the guidance of experienced Japanese teachers. Throughout her five years of stay in Japan and working in Japanese organizations, she became well-versed with the Japanese way of life and behavioural norms in business and social set up.
An Electronics Engineer by educational qualification, Lata is one amongst few who dare to pursue their passion and turn it into a successful career. Her passion for Japan, Japanese language and culture has moulded her into a recognized Japanese language professional.
“The name Saachi is inspired by the word 幸 (Sachi) meaning “Happiness” in Japanese and “Truth” in Hindi and Sanskrit. Both these meanings inculcate the essence of Saachi.
Our supreme priority is to provide a happy learning experience to students by imparting the true essence of Japanese language and culture. ‘Saachi’ is a tribute to my mentor and teacher, Sachiko Koyanagi sensei, who taught me Japanese language and guided me to experience every aspect of Japanese culture and lifestyle during my stay in Japan.
When I moved to Japan, I did not imagine that Japanese language and culture would become such an important part of my life. I had a wonderful experience while exploring Japan, not just the aesthetic grandeur of the country’s incredible infrastructure and natural beauty but also the profound culture and values that Japanese communities share.
I envision to pass on the knowledge that I have acquired to all aspiring Japanese language learners through Saachi.
Founder and Chief Trainer