Namiko Sakamoto
Nice to see you!

Namiko Sakamoto, born on May 14, 1983 in Osaka, Japan.

Currently living in Czechia 🇨🇿 and work and study through other European countries.

Business Advisor with sociolinguistics background and multicultural communication skill. HR for Japanese & relocation in Czechia. Automotive & IT Industry. Studying psychology – Palacky University, PhD study. Coaching.

I’m a member of Japanese Association of Industrial/Organizational Psychology (JAIOP).

Learning social media marketing from April 2021 and aiming for diversity and talking about social problems – speak up!

Amazon Associate Member:

Social Media Marketer / Podcaster

May 2021 – Current

  • Introducing Japan and Czechia and other countries from the different psychological view.
  • Invited to the studio to talk about HR agenda at Japanese companies and my business activities. 

Business Advisor

May 2021 – Current

  • Advisory and consulting on HR issues and setting up ERP system

Czech-Japanese Court-certified Translator

April 2019 – April 2021: Certified by the Ministry of Justice in the Czech Republic

SAKAHON Group s.r.o.

September 2015 – April 2021; Executive Director and the owner of the company

Strategic and operational management of the company. The company provides services mainly to Japanese companies in Czechia, Germany and Japan, supports to apply for necessary permits and provides services in the field of human resources and financial management. Other services in the field of business administration and consulting services, accounting are available. We also assist Czech companies in contacting potential Japanese business partners.

Customers: almost 60 companies

Hitachi Automotive Systems Czech, s.r.o.

October 2010 – August 2017; Interpreter, translator and an Executive Assistant on Contract of services

Translating and interpreting for Japanese management in the field of finance (financial statements, financial audits or investment plans) and in the field of human resources management for Japanese seconded staffs (approximately 12 employees), assistance in negotiations at the authorities. Interpreting among representatives of Hitachi Automotive Systems Czech, s.r.o. and the Regional Council of Ústí nad Labem, CzechInvest or the Ministry of Industry and Trade and other organizations.

Hitachi Home Electronics (Czech), s.r.o.

August 2008 – October 2010; Interpreter and translator and an Executive Assistant on Contract of services

Translating and interpreting in the field of human resources management. Continuous assistance to the Japanese HR director in resolving conflicts in the work team and interpreting in emotional situations related to the actions of local staff. Furthermore, interpreting at meetings between representatives of Hitachi Home Electronics (Czech), s.r.o. and the Ústí nad Labem Regional Council or the Louny and Most Labor Office. Translations, interpreting  and work an EA during the mass termination and the closure of the production plant at the end.

Toyota Peugeot Citroën Automobile Czech, s.r.o., Ovčáry, ČR

January 2004 – June 2006; Interpreter and translator (Part-time job, alter a contract for work)

Interpreting and translation at the start and stabilization of mass production of the new production plant. Ensuring communication at meetings between Czech workers and Japanese seconded staffs on technical issues, solving operational problems, ensuring regular operational meetings, specifying production plans in the operations of the press, welding, assembly and paint shop.

【Attractive Communication Skills – Switch Mind✨】

Communication skills in Japanese, English, and Czech 🌸 Business support with cross-cultural management knowledge, interpreting and consulting at large Japanese companies.
Legal / Accounting / EU Relocation Practical Knowledge 🐻‍❄️ Sociolinguistics 🐻‍❄️ Cross-Culture Management

📮 Feel free to contact me on a business basis.

◆ Research and projects from the perspective of cross-cultural management in Japanese-Czech society
Daily life / Business

◆ My short history – 16 years work experience
🏎 Toyota Motor Corporation in Czechia: Interpreter
🌳 Hitachi (Home Appliances / ASTEMO)in Czechia: Interpreter /Expats Support / Management Assistance / Factory Management / Cost Management
⭐️ I / we received orders from mainly 60 large Japanese companies as a freelance or a limited company.
⭐️ Czech interpreter / translator certified by the Czech Ministry of Justice (retired)
⭐️ ERP system introduction support
⭐️ JPN-EU relocation support

◆ Excellent business & literature English proficiency

◆ Interests / Hobbies
Foregoing Manufacturing – Monodukuri in Japan, DX, Adobe Creative Cloud, Old Japanese,
Friends around the world, Social media marketing,
Taking advantage of the slogan “Let’s change Japan”, I love to talk openly about social issues.
Challenging for my limit (what I do is depends on my mood).
👗 Good at cosmetics and fashion sense

🍀 Blog:


September 2019 –

Court-certified Czech Japanese Translator and Interpreter

April 2019 – April 2021

SAKAHON Group s.r.o. – Director

April 2015 – April 2021

Freelance – Translator, Consultant and Advisor

14 years

Hitachi Automotive Systems Czech, s.r.o.

Hitachi Home Electronics (Czech), s.r.o.

August 2008 – October 2010

Toyota Peugeot Citroën Automobile Czech, s.r.o., Ovčáry, ČR

January 2004 – June 2006

Worked for / with


B2A Software Development s.r.o.

KYB Manufacturing Czech s.r.o.

Česká republika – kancelář Poslanecké sněmovny

Úřad práce České republiky, Krajská pobočka v Ústí nad Labem, kontaktní pracoviště Louny


The New Prague Dance Festival 

Opus Publishing Limited

Airs Manufacturing Czech, s.r.o.

AGC Flat Glas Czech a.s.

GRADUS CZ s.r.o.

Electric Powerstering Components Europe s.r.o.

NPO Specified Non-Profit Corporation Japan (Czech-Nippon Art & Culture Center) 

Mitsubishi Electric Automotive Czech s.r.o.

CELCO CZ s.r.o.

Kyocera Solar Europe s.r.o.