Highly 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)
|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|