Japanese solutions phone 09-579-2212

Our Staff

Rodney John Hellyer

General manager – Translator (Japanese into English), interpreter, Japanese speaking guide

Graduate diploma in Translation Studies from the University of Auckland
Member Translator of NZSTI (New Zealand Society of Translators and Interpreters)
Japanese Language Proficiency Test 2012 – N1 (Level 1)

6 years work experience in the Japanese hotel industry
Over 15 years experience in translation

Translation: technical books including operation manuals, owner’s handbooks, workshop manuals

Makiko Hellyer

General manager – Translator (English into Japanese), interpreter, Japanese speaking guide

BA in Anthropological Psychology from the University of Tsukuba, Japan
Certificate in Liaison Interpreting from the Auckland University of Technology (AUT), NZ
Graduate diploma in Translation Studies from the University of Auckland, NZ
NAATI Accredited Translator (E to J)
Member Translator of NZSTI, Associate Interpreter of NZSTI
Passed Grade 1 of the EIKEN Test in Practical English Proficiency

Translation: manuals, web-sites, product infos
Liaison interpreting in a various situations: New Zealand public service departments, businesses and farms

John Letcher

Translator (Japanese into English), interpreter and sales representative

Diploma in Japanese studies at Auckland Institute of Technology (now Auckland University of Technology)
Lived in Australia for 2 years, and also lived in Japan for 9 years

Experienced Japanese speaking tour guide.
Held roles at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Auckland office, and was a sales representative at Cambridge University Press Japan for nine years before returning to New Zealand.

Translation: Business documents, marketing material, automotive and native check
DTP: Decals and manuals for local and overseas customers

Shiho Oba

Translator (Japanese into English/English into Japanese)

Postgraduate Diploma in Translation Studies with Distinction at the University of Auckalnd
Lived in Japan for 14 years, then completed secondary and tertiary education in New Zealand

Full member translator of NZSTI
5+ years of experience in translation

Translation: immigration-related documents, manuals, corporate internal materials