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.


MediaDec. 12, 2018 The media coverage page has been updated.
EventNov. 16, 2018 "The 2nd Automatic Translation Symposium" at CongresSquare Nihonbashi is scheduled to be held on Mar. 6, 2019.
Press ReleaseNov. 13, 2018 A press release about "Multilingual Speech Translation Contest" was issued.
PrizeOct. 21, 2018 The NICT Team won the "1st Place (METI Minister’s Award)" and the "JSAI Award" in the Partner Robot Challenge (Virtual Space) of the Service Robotics Category at the "World Robot Summit 2018."