What is OIGA?

The number of overseas visitors to Okinawa has been increasing every year.
OIGA (Okinawa Interpreter Guide Association), inaugurated in September 2007 and registered with Japan Tourism Agency (JTA), aims to promote international tourism in Okinawa by guiding visitors in an appropriate and entertaining manner in their respective languages. Members include tour guide-interpreters (certified by the national government) and prefecture-based tour guide-interpreters (certified by the prefectural government) residing in Okinawa, who are brushing up their guiding skills through regular training sessions / seminars, etc. and actively serving as guides in the field.
Languages handled by registered members: English, Chinese, Korean (As of 2012)