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.


MediaApr. 01, 2020 The media coverage page has been updated.
NewsMar. 16, 2020 Winners of the "Multilingual Speech Translation Contest Vol. 2" have been announced.
EventMar. 03, 2020 *The event has been cancelled.
Mar. 11, 2020. "The 3rd Automatic Translation Symposium-Automatic Translation and Hon'yaku Bank-"
PrizeFeb. 14, 2020 "Hon'yaku Bank, a scheme that brings revolution to the translation industry by realizing high-precision AI translation using big data" was awarded the 2nd Japan Open Innovation Prize, the Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Award.
Press ReleaseJan. 15, 2020 NICT has jointly developed an AI automatic translation system for finances.