The Advanced Speech Translation Research and Development Promotion Center (ASTREC) pursues the research and development of multilingual speech translation technologies and verification testing of those technologies in the community through collaborations between industry, academia and government, with the goal of eliminating the “language barriers” of the world and to realize free interaction between people on a global level.


MediaSep. 03, 2019 The media coverage page has been updated.
NewsJun. 12, 2019 Joint Working Group for Promotion and Commercialization of the Practical Application Promotion Committee, Council for Global Communication Development and Promotion, was awarded the "Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Award" for the "Fiscal 2019 Information and Communications Month."
EventMay 07, 2019 "VoiceTra" and other multilingual speech translation systems will be exhibited at the "NICT Open House 2019" which is scheduled to be held at the Headquarters of NICT from Jun. 21 to 22.
Press ReleaseApr. 23, 2019 A press release about "Improving machine translation for automobile regulations using neural network technology" was issued.