Interpreter Guides

Interpreter Guides

Interpreter GuidesHighly capable interpreters, who have passed the Interpreter-Guide Examination (a national qualification), use the full range of their knowledge of world and Japanese culture, history and geography, etc. to provide guide services for a wide variety of tourism destinations.

Examples: Sightseeing, escort, general interpretation, etc.


Interpreter Class and Required Numbers

B Class/General Class (1 interpreter – as required)

Interpreter Class

A Class
Highest level simultaneous and consecutive interpreters specializing in fields such as medicine, nuclear power, chemical sciences, etc.
A Class Interpreters with the ability to conduct simultaneous or consecutive interpretation in highly specialized fields.
B Class Interpreters capable of consecutive interpretation in conferences, etc. involving general content and technical terminology.
General Class Interpreters who can act as sightseeing guides or escort interpreters