Sakuraa India Foundation to set up 9 more Japan Desks to offer Japanese language training

Bengaluru, August 28, 2017: Sakuraa India Foundation (SIF), the Bengaluru-based registered charitable trust which primarily focuses on Japanese language training and skill development, is planning to set up nine more Japan Desks in Karnataka. These Japan Desks besides imparting Japanese language training especially to technical students will also foster Industry-Academy collaboration between institutes and Japanese corporate houses.

While five new Japan Desks will be set up inBengaluru – one each in Whitefield, HSRLayout, Rajajinagar, Peenya Industrial Area & Sahakara Nagar; the otherfour new Japan Desks will be set up – one each in Mysuru,Belagavi, Dharwad & Tumkur. Three Japan Desks –Whitefield, HSR Layout and Rajajinagar will become operational bymid-September, the other two planned in Bengaluru will become functional by endof December 2017. The other four Desks in Karnataka will become operationalbefore March 2018.

Sharing the need for Japan Desks, Sreedhara B G, Founder & Managing Trusteeof Sakuraa India Foundation (SIF),pointed out, “There is enormous scopefor young Indian technical and non-technical students to find lucrative careernot only in Japan but also with Japanese companies in India. However, themissing link is lack of Japanese language training and if this gap is bridged,India could emerge as a big talent pool for Japanese companies both in Japanand India.”

Further, he pointed out, "Over the yearsIndian engineers have started becoming the backbone of Japan’s IT industry andmany more sectors including Banking & Financial Services, Manufacturing,Infrastructure and Power are also showing appetite to hire Indian engineers.Importantly large number of engineering jobs in Japan are still opening up asmajor companies there are not willing to offshore." 

Against this backdrop, SIF is keen to equipIndian engineering students with not only Japanese language skills but alsoimpart technology skill as demanded by the Japanese industry. SIF’s Japan Deskis keen to engage engineering student’s right from the first semester andharness their skills to ensure that their employability quotient increase. Further,he added, SIF has been nurtured by bilingual teaching staff both from India andJapan, who are been engaged in conducting classes both for spoken Japanese,JLPT N5 to N3 levels. 

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