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.


MediaJan. 12, 2021 The media coverage page has been updated.
NewsDec. 25, 2020 Prime Minister Suga inspected NICT's next-generation research on info-communications and received explanations about multilingual translation technology.
Press ReleaseDec. 02, 2020 A joint press release with Linux Foundation Japan was issued concerning the "Provision of NICT's 'Minna no Jido Hon'yaku' to the open source community."
EventOct. 28, 2020 Talks and exhibitions concerning multilingual speech translation technologies are scheduled during the "Keihanna R&D Fair 2020" which will be held online from Nov. 5 to 7.
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).