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. 06, 2021 The media coverage page has been updated.
Press ReleaseMar. 30, 2021 A press release about "Further sophistication of multilingual translation systems for the labor sector" was issued.
NewsFeb. 01, 2021 Winners of the "Multilingual Speech Translation Contest Vol. 3" have been announced.
EventJan. 22, 2021 "The 4th Automatic Translation Symposium -Automatic Translation and Hon'yaku Bank-" will be held online on Mar. 16, 2021."
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).