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.


MediaJun. 08, 2020 The media coverage page has been updated.
NewsJun. 01, 2020 The Council for Global Communication Development and Promotion was awarded the "Fiscal 2020 Info-Communications Promotion Month" Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Award (for organizations).
AwardMar. 19, 2020 Dr. KIDAWARA Yutaka, Director General of Advanced Speech Translation Research and Development Promotion Center, has been named a Fellow of The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE).
EventMar. 03, 2020 *The event has been cancelled.
Mar. 11, 2020. "The 3rd Automatic Translation Symposium-Automatic Translation and Hon'yaku Bank-"
Press ReleaseJan. 15, 2020 NICT has jointly developed an AI automatic translation system for finances.