What is an Amami Islands Area Licensed Guide Interpreter? :
A Local Licensed Guide Interpreter is an “individual who accompanies foreigners and provides them with travel guide services using a foreign language for remuneration” in designated areas.
A Local Licensed Guide Interpreter is an individual, who receives training conducted by each municipality and registered as a “Local Licensed Guide Interpreter,” and they have a good knowledge of the history, geography, and culture in their designated regions.
Training to become an Amami Islands Area Licensed Guide Interpreter has been conducted by the Wide Area Administration Association of Amami Islands under the cooperation of the 12 municipalities of the Amami Islands since the fiscal year of 2016.
47 people passed the English training course in the fiscal year of 2016. 31 people passed the English course and 26 people passed the Chinese course in the fiscal year of 2017.
The ones who pass the examination can register themselves in each municipality to become an Amami Islands Area Licensed Guide Interpreter.
Due to the revision of “Guide-Interpreter Business Law” enforced January 4, 2018, “Amami-Islands Special Guide Interpreter” has been changed to “Amami Islands Area Licensed Guide Interpreter.”
Individuals who are already certified as “Amami-Island Special Guide Interpreter” will be considered as Amami Islands Area Licensed Guide Interpreter. Thus, additional procedures to re-obtain certification are not required.
On this page, we introduce the Amami Islands Area Licensed Guide Interpreter based on their residential area. It’s divided by what island they live on, but can also guide on the other islands in Amami as well.
Contact Information regarding Amami Islands Area Licensed Guide Interpreter
Amami Islands Eco Tour Guide Association
18-6 Naze-Nagatacho, Amami City, Kagoshima Prefecture, 894-0023
Wide Area Administration Association of Amami Islands
TEL : 0997-52-6032 / FAX : 0997-52-9618
You can search for registered Amami Islands Area Licensed Guide Interpreters by their residential area or language. Please check the sub menu.