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2022

An article about NICT's multilingual speech translation technology and "VoiceTra" was published in The Yomiuri KODOMO Shimbun. Jul. 14, 2022Media
An article about NICT's multilingual speech translation technology, "VoiceTra," and "TexTra" was published in The Yomiuri Shimbun. Jul. 14, 2022Media
An article about the utilization of NICT’s multilingual speech translation technology for healthcare was published in The Nikkei. Jun. 14, 2022Media
The R&D of simultaneous interpretation was introduced by Dr. Tokuda, President of NICT, during an interview which was published in The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun. Jun. 03, 2022Media
"VoiceTra" was introduced in the book "Minna ga sugoshiyasui machi no barrier-free -Tsutaeru/tanoshimu kufuu- (Barrier-free in an accessible town -Ways to communicate and enjoy-)." Apr. 09, 2022Media
Articles about "Development of a New High-precision AI-based Translation Engine Specialized for the Financial Sector" were published in The Dempa Times (Mar. 18) and The Science News (Mar. 25). Mar. 25, 2022Media
The website has been renewed. Mar. 24, 2022News
Talks about XR technologies and speech translation technologies are scheduled during the "Keihanna Information and Communication Open Lab Symposium 2021" which will be held online on Feb. 25. Feb. 04, 2022Event
An article about the "The 5th Automatic Translation Symposium" which will be held online on Mar. 11, was published in The Dempa Times. Jan. 26, 2022Media
An article on the multilingual speech translation device developed by Sourcenext which utilizes NICT's technology, was published in The Mainichi Shimbun. Jan. 22, 2022Media
"The 5th Automatic Translation Symposium -Global Communication Technologies for 2025-" will be held online on Mar. 11, 2022. Jan. 20, 2022Event
The multilingual speech translation service developed by Kawamura International which utilizes NICT's technology, was introduced on TV Asahi "Tokyo Site." Jan. 18, 2022Media
Articles about NICT's multilingual speech translation technology and "VoiceTra" were published in the September 2019 Issue of Newton and the 'mook' edition of Newton. Jan. 17, 2022Media
Multilingual speech translation app "VoiceTra" was introduced on TBS RADIO "Ogiue Chiki-Session." Jan. 14, 2022Media
An article about the R&D, etc. of automatic "simultaneous interpretation" technology was published in The Dempa Times. Jan. 01, 2022Media
Multilingual speech translation technology was introduced in articles about "NICT OPEN HOUSE 2021" published in The Dempa Shimbun (Jun. 16, 2021) and The Dempa Times (Jun. 21, 2021 and Jan. 1, 2022). Jan. 01, 2022Media

2021

NICT's multilingual translation technology was introduced in articles about the "Keihanna R&D Fair 2021" published in The Kyoto Shimbun(Nov. 12), The Dempa Times (Nov. 17), and The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun (Dec. 27). Dec. 27, 2021Media
An article about the winners of the "Multilingual Speech Translation Hackathon" was published in The Dempa Times. Dec. 22, 2021Media
An article about the R&D of multilingual translation technology by NICT was published in The Sankei Shimbun. Dec. 19, 2021Media
Winners of the "Multilingual Speech Translation Hackathon" have been announced. Dec. 17, 2021News
An article on automatic speech recognition technology was published in The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun. Nov. 23, 2021Media
An article on neural machine translation technology was published in The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun. Nov. 16, 2021Media
An article about the implementation of Toppan Printing's translation service "VoiceBiz"—which utilizes NICT's technology— to the Vietnam Japan Chado Cultural Exchange Association, was published in The Dempa Shimbun. Nov. 12, 2021Media
An article about NICT's multilingual translation technology was published in The Nikkei Business Daily. Nov. 11, 2021Media
The Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Kaneko inspected NICT's next-generation research on info-communications and multilingual translation technology, and the news was introduced in TBS (Nov. 8), The Kumamoto Nichinichi Shimbun, The Miyazaki Nichinichi Shimbun, The Hokkoku Shimbun, The Toyama Shimbun, and The Saitama Shimbun(Nov. 9). Nov. 09, 2021Media
An article on machine translation technology was published in The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun. Nov. 09, 2021Media
The "Keihanna R&D Fair 2021" was introduced in The Science News. Nov. 05, 2021Media
An article about the use of VoiceTra in a disaster drill conducted by Fukui Prefecture was published in The Fukui Shimbun. Oct. 31, 2021Media
An article about the R&D of automatic "simultaneous interpretation" technology was published in The Nikkei. Oct. 26, 2021Media
Talks and exhibitions concerning multilingual speech translation technologies are scheduled during the "Keihanna R&D Fair 2021" which will be held online from Nov. 11 to 13. Oct. 18, 2021Event
An article on multilingual translation technology was published in the "Nov. 2021 Issue of Jigyo Koso (Project Design)." Oct. 01, 2021Media
An article about the study meeting using VoiceTra held in Kumejima-cho was published in The Ryukyu Shimpo. Aug. 04, 2021Media
An article about the VoiceTra workshop held at The Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments was published in The Chunichi Shimbun. Jly. 29, 2021Media
An article about "VoiceTra" which was on exhibition at the "Society 5.0 Science Exhibition," was published in The Dempa Times. Jly. 21, 2021Media
"VoiceTra" was introduced in the book "Kashikoiko wa sumaho de nani wo shiteirunoka (What are smart kids doing on their smart phones?)." Jly. 12, 2021Media
Multilingual translation systems will be exhibited at the "NICT OPEN HOUSE 2021" which is scheduled to be held online from Jun. 11 to 12. Jun. 01, 2021Event
Articles about Fujitsu's multilingual speech translation service which utilizes NICT's technology, were published in The Dempa Shimbun(May 19), and The Dempa Times(May 21). May 21, 2021Media
The implementation of AI translation by the Financial Services Agency and its commissioned development with NICT were published in The Nikkin. Apr. 30, 2021Media
The R&D of simultaneous interpretation was introduced by Dr. Tokuda, President of NICT, during an interview which was published in The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun. Apr. 29, 2021Media
Articles about NEC and Sumitomo Mitsui Construction's multilingual speech translation system "DokoMinaPhone," which utilizes NICT's technology and features a simultaneous messaging function, were published in The Nikkan Kensetsu Kogyo Shimbun (Mar. 31), The Kensetsutsushin Shimbun (Apr. 6), and The Science News (Apr.16). Apr. 16, 2021Media
An article about the field experiment by Toppan Printing, carried out as part of the commissioned research by NICT: "Automatic Translation of News Articles" was published in the Shinbun Kyokai-Ho. Apr. 06, 2021Media
An article about "Further Sophistication of Multilingual Translation Systems for the Labor Sector" was published in The Dempa Times. Apr. 05, 2021Media
An article about the implementation of "Kyu-kyu (Ambulance Service) VoiceTra" by the Otaru City Fire Department was published in The Hokkaido Shimbun. Apr. 01, 2021Media
An article about NICT's multilingual translation technology was published in The Kougaku Shimbun. Apr. 01, 2021Media
A press release about "Further sophistication of multilingual translation systems for the labor sector" was issued. Mar. 30, 2021Press Release
An article about the translation system which won the NICT Award at the Prototype (PoC) Contest of the Multilingual Speech Translation Contest Vol. 3, was published in The Shimotsuke Shimbun. Mar. 24, 2021Media
An article about the translation app which won the NICT Award at the Idea Contest of the Multilingual Speech Translation Contest Vol. 3, was published in The Hokkoku Shimbun and The Toyama Shimbun. Mar. 20, 2021Media
An article about "Sei'i Hon'yaku," which won the Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Award of the Idea Contest of the Multilingual Speech Translation Contest Vol. 3, was published in The Shizuoka Shimbun. Mar. 19, 2021Media
Mr. HIGASHIYAMA Shohei, Mr. IDEUCHI Masao, Dr. UCHIYAMA Masao, and Dr. SUMITA Eiichiro of the Advanced Translation Technology Laboratory were awarded the "Fiscal 2020 Best Paper Award" at the Association for Natural Language Processing, for their paper titled "Character-to-Word Attention for Word Segmentation". Mar. 15, 2021Award
Dr. UCHIYAMA Masao and Dr. SUMITA Eiichiro of the Advanced Translation Technology Laboratory were awarded the "Fiscal 2020 Best Paper Award" at the Association for Natural Language Processing, for their paper titled "Syntax-based Transformer for Neural Machine Translation". Mar. 15, 2021Award
Dr. UCHIYAMA Masao and Dr. SUMITA Eiichiro of the Advanced Translation Technology Laboratory were awarded the "Fiscal 2020 Best Paper Award" at the Association for Natural Language Processing, for their paper titled "Encoder-Decoder Attention ≠ Word Alignment: Axiomatic Method of Learning Word Alignments for Neural Machine Translation". Mar. 15, 2021Award
An article about the VoiceTra workshop held by Toyamawan Kurobekyoukoku Ettyu NiikawaKankouken was published in The Toyama Shimbun. Mar. 10, 2021Media
An article on multilingual speech translation app "VoiceTra" was published in the "Q&A de wakaru gaikoku ni tsunagaru kodomo no syugaku shien." Mar. 01, 2021Media
An article about the winners of the "Multilingual Speech Translation Contest Vol. 3" was published in The Dempa Times. Feb. 05, 2021Media
Winners of the "Multilingual Speech Translation Contest Vol. 3" have been announced. Feb. 01, 2021News
Articles about Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation's machine translation system—which utilizes NICT's technology—being awarded the "AAMT Nagao Award," were published in The Denki Shimbun (Dec. 10) and The Dempa Times (Jan. 29). Jan. 29, 2021Media
"The 4th Automatic Translation Symposium -Automatic Translation and Hon'yaku Bank-" will be held online on Mar. 16, 2021." Jan. 22, 2021Event
An article about the R&D of automatic "simultaneous interpretation" technology by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications and NICT, was published in The Nikkei. Jan. 21, 2021Media
Articles about "Prime Minister Suga inspects NICT's research on next-generation info-communications" were published in Fuji Sankei Business i (Jan. 1) and The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun (Jan. 12). Jan. 12, 2021Media
An article about the R&D of automatic "simultaneous interpretation" technology was published in The Nikkei. Jan. 11, 2021Media
An article on "VoiceTra" and Toppan Printing's translation service "VoiceBiz"—which utilizes NICT's technology—was published in The Yomiuri Shimbun. Jan. 01, 2021Media
An article about the "Multilingual Speech Translation Contest" and NICT's multilingual translation technology was published in The Dempa Times. Jan. 01, 2021Media
An article about the "Global Communication Symposium 2020" was published in The Dempa Shimbun. Jan. 01, 2021Media

2020

Prime Minister Suga inspected NICT's next-generation research on info-communications and received explanations about multilingual translation technology. Dec. 25, 2020News
An article on "VoiceTra" and NICT's language identification technology was published in The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun. Dec. 15, 2020Media
Articles about the "Provision of NICT's 'Minna no Jido Hon'yaku' to the open source community" were published in The Dempa Times (Dec. 7), and The Science News (Dec.11). Dec. 11, 2020Media
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." Dec. 02, 2020Press Release
An article on NICT's neural machine translation technology was published in the Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun. Dec. 01, 2020Media
The "Global Communication Symposium 2020" will be held online on Friday, Dec. 11, co-hosted by NICT and the Council for Global Communication Development and Promotion. Nov. 30, 2020Event
NICT's multilingual speech translation technology was introduced in articles about the "Keihanna R&D Fair 2020" published in The Yomiuri Shimbun and The Kyoto Shimbun. Nov. 06, 2020Media
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. Oct. 28, 2020Event
An article about the field experiment using AI simultaneous interpretation at CEATEC2020 was published in The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun and The Dempa Times. Oct. 20, 2020Media
Articles about the launch of "Multilingual Speech Translation Contest Vol. 3" were published in The Dempa Times (Sep. 7), The Science News (Sep.11), Japan Educational Press (Sep.14), the November 2020 Issue of "Innovation Learning"(Oct. 1), the November 2020 Issue of "Learning resources and informations" (Oct.10), and The Kinyu Keizai Shimbun (Oct. 19). Oct. 19, 2020Media
Multilingual speech translation app "VoiceTra" was introduced in the book "'Yasashii Nihongo' de tsutawaru! Koumuin no tameno gaikokujin-taiou". Oct. 16, 2020Media
An article about an interview with Dr. Sumita, Fellow of NICT, and VoiceTra, was published in the "AERA English 2020 Autumn & Winter." Sep. 28, 2020Media
An article on NICT's automatic translation technology was published in The Nikkei Business Daily. Sep. 22, 2020Media
Articles about the establishment of "R&D Consortium for Automatic 'Simultaneous Interpretation' Technology," were published in The Denkei Shimbun(Aug. 31), The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun (Sep. 1), The Nikkei Business Daily, The Dempa Times (Sep. 4), and The Science News (Sep.11). Sep. 11, 2020Media
A press release about "Multilingual Speech Translation Contest Vol. 3" was issued. Sep. 01, 2020Press Release
An article about an interview with Dr. Sumita, Fellow of NICT, was published in the "October 2020 Issue of Project Design." Sep. 01, 2020Media
A press release about the establishment of "R&D Consortium for Automatic ‘Simultaneous Interpretation’ Technology” was issued. Aug. 28, 2020Press Release
An article about the R&D on simultaneous interpretation was published in the Nikkei Marketing Journal. Aug. 16, 2020Media
The use of "Yasashii Nihongo (easy Japanese)" for multilingual speech translation systems such as VoiceTra, etc. was introduced on "Introduction: Easy Japanese -Let's Speak Japanese with Foreigners-." Jly. 30, 2020Media
A tutorial video on how to use NICT's multilingual speech translation technology has been released on the VoiceTra Support Page. Jly. 27, 2020News
An article about NICT's multilingual translation technology was published in the "September 2020 Issue of Nikkei Science." Jly. 22, 2020Media
An article about the implementation of "Kyu-kyu (Ambulance Service) VoiceTra" by the fire bureaus and departments in Ishikawa Prefecture was published in The Hokkoku Shimbun. Jly. 10, 2020Media
Articles about the adoption of NICT's multilingual speech translation technology to the National Police Agency's system, were published in The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun(Jun. 6),The Dempa Times(Jul. 1),The Dempa Shimbun, and The Science News(Jul.10). Jly. 10, 2020Media
An article about the Council for Global Communication Development and Promotion being awarded the "Fiscal 2020 Info-Communications Promotion Month Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Award (for organizations)," was published in The Dempa Times. Jly. 06, 2020Media
An article about NICT's multilingual speech translation technology and "Global Communication Plan 2025," was published in The Nikkei. Jly. 06, 2020Media
NICT's multilingual speech translation technology has been adopted for the National Police Agency's system. Jun. 25, 2020Press Release
An article about the implementation of Toppan Printing's translation service "VoiceBiz"—which utilizes NICT's technology—to the University of Tsukuba Hospital, was published in The Dempa Shimbun. Jun. 25, 2020Media
An article about the "Maternal and Child Health Handbook App 'Mama Supporter'," which won the Award at the 2nd Multilingual Speech Translation Prototype (PoC) Contest, was published in The Yomiuri Shimbun. Jun. 25, 2020Media
An article on "SpeechCanvas for Biz" was published in The Denkei Shimbun. "SpeechCanvas for Biz" is an app for the hearing impaired, which was transferred from NICT to Feat Limited, and has been enhanced for corporate users. Jun. 08, 2020Media
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). Jun. 01, 2020News
NICT's multilingual speech translation technology was introduced on TV Asahi "CHANGE YOUR LIFE" (rebroadcast). May 24, 2020Media
An interview article with Dr. Sumita, Fellow of NICT, was published in the Summer 2020 Issue of Tsuyaku Honyaku Journal. May 21, 2020Media
"Global Communication Plan 2025" was introduced by Dr. Tokuda, President of NICT, during an interview which was published in The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun. May 18, 2020Media
An article about the "Foreign Language Learning App," which won the NICT Award at the Multilingual Speech Translation Prototype (PoC) Contest, was published in The Kumamoto Nichinichi Shimbun. May 12, 2020Media
An article on multilingual speech translation app "VoiceTra" was published in the June 2020 Issue of Tokyojin. May 02, 2020Media
Articles about the "Global Communication Plan 2025" presented by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, were published in The Tokushima Shimbun (Apr. 1), The Nikkei Business Daily, The Dempa Times, The Nara Shimbun (Apr. 6), The Dempa Shimbun (Apr. 6, Apr. 7), and The Science News (Apr. 10). Apr. 10, 2020Media
Articles about Toppan Printing's translation service—which utilizes NICT's technology—for the pharmaceutical industry, were published in The Chemical Daily (Mar. 10), The Yakuji Nippo (Mar. 11), The Science News (Mar. 27), and The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun(Apr. 1). Apr. 01, 2020Media
An article on NICT's multilingual speech translation technology was published in The Dempa Shimbun. Mar. 25, 2020Media
An article about the winners of the "Multilingual Speech Translation Contest Vol. 2" was published in The Dempa Times. Mar. 22, 2020Media
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). Mar. 19, 2020Award
An article about the implementation of Toppan Printing's multilingual AI guidance signage—which utilize NICT's technology—to Takanawa Gateway Station was published in The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun. Mar. 18, 2020Media
Winners of the "Multilingual Speech Translation Contest Vol. 2" have been announced. Mar. 16, 2020News
An article on multilingual speech translation app "VoiceTra" was published in the Apr. 3, 2020 Issue of PRESIDENT. Mar. 13, 2020Media
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Mar. 11, 2020. "The 3rd Automatic Translation Symposium-Automatic Translation and Hon'yaku Bank-"
Mar. 03, 2020Event
Articles about "Hon'yaku Bank, a scheme that brings revolution to the translation industry by realizing high-precision AI translation using big data" winning the 2nd Japan Open Innovation Prize,the Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Award, were published in The Dempa Times and The Science News. Feb. 21, 2020Media
"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. Feb. 14, 2020Award
An article about the provision of Fujitsu's translation services—which utilize NICT’s technology—to Meiji University was published in The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun. Feb. 14, 2020Media
An article on "VoiceTra" and Toppan Printing's translation service "VoiceBiz"—which utilizes NICT’s technology—was published in "The book for preschool teachers who support foreign parents." Feb. 13, 2020Media
An article about a field experiment using NICT's multilingual speech translation technology was published in The Dempa Times. Feb. 07, 2020Media
Articles about the joint development of an AI automatic translation system for finances, were published in The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun (Jan. 17), The Dempa Times (Jan. 22), The Dempa Shimbun (Jan. 24), The Nikkei Business Daily (Jan. 29), The Nikkin (Jan. 31), The Kinyu Keizai Shimbun (Feb. 3), and The Science News (Feb. 7). Feb. 07, 2020Media
An article on the implementation of "Kyu-kyu (Ambulance Service) VoiceTra" by Oita-shi Fire Bureau was published in The Oita Godo Shimbun. Feb. 06, 2020Media
Articles about the partnership with SAP on machine translation in the ICT field were published in The Denkei Shimbun(Feb. 3), and The Dempa Times (Feb. 5). Feb. 05, 2020Media
NICT's multilingual speech translation technology and its related products and services, etc. were introduced on NHK News "Ohayō Nippon." Feb. 03, 2020Media
We have partnered with SAP on machine translation in the ICT field. Jan. 29, 2020News
A video that introduces the API of the sandbox server— which can be used for free during the Multilingual Speech Translation Contest Vol. 2—was released. Jan. 24, 2020News
An article about an interview with Dr. Sumita, Fellow of NICT, was published in the book "School leaders create the future of education." Jan. 22, 2020Media
NICT has jointly developed an AI automatic translation system for finances. Jan. 15, 2020Press Release
An article on multilingual speech translation app "VoiceTra" was published in The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun. Jan. 06, 2020Media
An article about NICT's multilingual speech translation technology and "VoiceTra" was published in The Yomiuri Shimbun. Jan. 03, 2020Media
Articles about NICT's multilingual speech translation technology, "VoiceTra," and "Kyu-kyu (Ambulance Service) VoiceTra" were published in The Chunichi Shimbun. Jan. 01, 2020Media
An article about the winners of the Best Awards in the Idea Contest of the Multilingual Speech Translation Contest Vol. 2, was published in The Dempa Times. Jan. 01, 2020Media

2019

Articles about the "Field Experiment on the Application of Multilingual Speech Translation Technology to Magome-za Kabuki in Nakatsugawa City, Gifu Prefecture" were published in The Chunichi Shimbun (Nov. 21) and The Gifu Shimbun (Dec. 31). Dec. 31, 2019Media
An article about NICT's multilingual speech translation technology and "Idea Contest of the Multilingual Speech Translation Contest Vol. 2" was published in the February 2020 Issue of "Innovation Learning." Dec. 28, 2019Media
An article about Tongpoo Shinryo's multilingual speech translation service—which utilizes NICT's technology—was published in Fuji Sankei Business i. Dec. 25, 2019Media
The winners of the Best Awards in the Idea Contest of the Multilingual Speech Translation Contest Vol. 2 have been decided. Dec. 19, 2019News
An article about the R&D on simultaneous interpretation by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications and NICT, was published in The Yomiuri Shimbun. Dec. 18, 2019Media
Articles about Japan Business Machine and Information System Industries Association (JBMIA) and the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) initiating a feasibility study for the first time in the world of industry to realize a high-precision neural machine translation that automatically translates patent specifications for business machines and information systems, were published in The Dempa Shimbun (Dec. 12) and The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun (Dec. 17). Dec. 17, 2019Media
An article on multilingual speech translation app "VoiceTra" was published in the "NIKKEI Plus 1." Dec. 14, 2019Media
AI automatic translation engine "ATOM KNOWLEDGE," which utilizes NICT's translation engine, has launched its service. Dec. 10, 2019News
For the first time in the world of industry, Japan Business Machine and Information System Industries Association (JBMIA) and the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) have initiated a feasibility study to realize a high-precision neural machine translation that automatically translates patent specifications for business machines and information systems. Dec. 09, 2019News
An article about NICT's multilingual speech translation technology and "VoiceTra" was published in The Asahi Shimbun. Dec. 06, 2019Media
An article about the use of "Kyu-kyu (Ambulance Service) VoiceTra" in a drill targeted for foreigners held by the Matsuyama City East Fire Department, was published in The Mainichi Shimbun. Dec. 04, 2019Media
An article on "VoiceTra" and NICT's language identification technology was published on The Japan News. Nov. 30, 2019Media
The implementation of "VoiceTra" by Iyotetsu (Iyo Railway) was introduced on Nankai Broadcasting. Nov. 29, 2019Media
An article on multilingual speech translation app "VoiceTra" was published in the January 2020 Issue of "Oggi." Nov. 28, 2019Media
The implementation of "VoiceTra" by Sapporo City was introduced on NHK Hokkaido. Nov. 27, 2019Media
An article about the VoiceTra workshop held by Kashima City was published in The Ibaraki Shimbun. Nov. 21, 2019Media
An article on the implementation of "Kyu-kyu (Ambulance Service) VoiceTra" by the Hakusan Nonoichi Area Fire Department was published in The Chunichi Shimbun. Nov. 14, 2019Media
An article on multilingual speech translation technology was published in The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun. Nov. 14, 2019Media
Articles about the lecture on VoiceTra held in Naka Ward, Nagoya City were published in The Mainichi Shimbun (Oct. 30), and The Chunichi Shimbun (Nov. 5). Nov. 05, 2019Media
NICT's multilingual speech translation technology was introduced in the articles about "Keihanna Information and Communication Fair 2019" which were published in The Mainichi, The Asahi Shimbun, The Kyoto Shimbun, The Nara Shimbun(Nov. 1), and The Sankei Shimbun (Nov. 2). Nov. 02, 2019Media
An article on NICT's multilingual speech translation technology was published in The Dempa Shimbun. Oct. 31, 2019Media
Articles about NICT's multilingual speech translation technology and its related products and services, etc. were published in the "September 2019 Issue of Nikkei Electronics," and The Nikkei Business Daily (Oct. 23, Oct. 24). Oct. 24, 2019Media
An article about Konica Minolta's multilingual speech translation service—which utilizes NICT's technology—was published in The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun. Oct. 18, 2019Media
Articles about the launch of "Multilingual Speech Translation Contest Vol. 2" were published in The Dempa Times (Oct. 7), and The Dempa Shimbun (Oct. 11). Oct. 11, 2019Media
The optimization of AI automatic translation system for the pharmaceutical industry using large-scale translation data, has been completed. Oct. 07, 2019News
An article about multilingual speech translation app "VoiceTra" and its new language identification feature, was published in The Dempa Times. Oct. 07, 2019Media
Articles about the field experiment of speech translation system—which utilizes NICT’s multilingual speech translation technology—carried out by the Tottori Hire-Taxi Association and KDDI Corporation, were published in The Yomiuri Shimbun (Oct. 4), and The Asahi Shimbun (Oct. 7). Oct. 07, 2019Media
NICT's multilingual speech translation technology was introduced on Nippon TV "sukkiri." Oct. 04, 2019Media
An article on NICT's multilingual speech translation technology was published in the October 3, 2019 Issue of The Nikkei Computer. Oct. 03, 2019Media
Multilingual speech translation systems will be exhibited at the "Keihanna Information and Communication Fair 2019" which is scheduled to be held at Keihanna Plaza from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2. Oct. 01, 2019Event
A press release about "Multilingual Speech Translation Contest Vol. 2" was issued. Oct. 01, 2019Press Release
Multilingual speech translation app "VoiceTra" can now automatically identify which of the 8 languages are being spoken. Oct. 01, 2019News
Improvements in the performance of automated translation engines targeted for IR and finance sectors have been confirmed. Sep. 30, 2019News
A field experiment for multilingual speech translation technology will be carried out at the Magome-za Kabuki Theater in Nakatsugawa City, Gifu Prefecture. Sep. 30, 2019News
Multilingual speech translation systems will be exhibited at the NICT booth in "CEATEC JAPAN 2019" which is scheduled to be held at Makuhari Messe from Oct. 15 to 18. Sep. 27, 2019Event
"Global Communication Symposium 2019" will be held during "CEATEC JAPAN 2019" which is scheduled to be held at Makuhari Messe from Oct. 15 to 18. Sep. 27, 2019Event
Articles about the R&D on simultaneous interpretation by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications and NICT, were published in The Nikkei(Aug.28, Sep.27). Sep. 27, 2019Media
The use of "Kyu-kyu (First-Aid) VoiceTra" in a drill targeted for foreigners held by the Tsubata Town Fire Headquarters, was introduced on Ishikawa TV. Sep. 25, 2019Media
An article on a seminar held by the Hyogo Rent-a-car Association about systems that utilize NICT's multilingual speech translation technology, was published in The Kotsu Mainichi Shimbun. Sep. 19, 2019Media
An article on multilingual speech translation app "VoiceTra" was published in The Dempa Times. Sep. 11, 2019Media
An article on multilingual speech translation app "VoiceTra" was published in the September 2019 Issue of "Radio Engineering & Electronics Association News FORN." Sep. 10, 2019Media
An article about NICT's multilingual speech translation technology, "Hon'yaku Bank", and "Kyu-kyu (First-Aid) VoiceTra," etc. was published in The Shizuoka Shimbun. Sep. 03, 2019Media
Articles about the provision of NEC's multilingual speech translation services—which utilize NICT’s technology—to the Rugby World Cup 2019 Organizing Committee were published in The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, and The Dempa Shimbun. Sep. 02, 2019Media
Dr. Kenji Imamura and Dr. Eiichiro Sumita of the Advanced Translation Technology Laboratory were awarded the "Excellent Research Award" at the 241st Special Interest Group of Natural Language Processing Meeting, Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ-SIGNL), for their paper titled "Neural Machine Translation that Recycles Pre-trained BERT Encoder. Aug. 30, 2019Award
An article about an interview with Dr. Sumita, Fellow of NICT, was published in the "October 2019 Issue of Nikkei Science." Aug. 24, 2019Media
An article on the implementation of "Kyu-kyu (First-Aid) VoiceTra" by Namerikawa Fire Station was published in The Toyama Shimbun. Aug. 22, 2019Media
Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation's machine translation system—designed for the Japan Patent Office using NICT's technology—was introduced on Toshiba's public relations website "Toshiba Clip." Aug. 21, 2019Media
An article on "VoiceTra" and "Kyu-kyu (First-Aid) VoiceTra" was published in "Tax Accounting Vol.9780." Jly. 30, 2019Media
An article about Toppan Printing releasing its speech translation application—which utilize NICT’s technology—for municipalities for free was published in the Nikkei Business Daily(Jul. 24), and The Nikkei(Jul. 30). Jly. 30, 2019Media
An article about the implementation of "Kyu-kyu (First-Aid) VoiceTra" by fire departments in Ishikawa Prefecture was published in The Hokkoku Shimbun. Jly. 24, 2019Media
An article about the implementation of Toppan Printing's multilingual speech translation service—which utilize NICT’s technology—to Ayase City was published in The Kanagawa Shimbun. Jly. 18, 2019Media
An article on multilingual speech translation application "VoiceTra" was published in "AERA English Special Issue." Jly. 18, 2019Media
An article on multilingual speech translation application "VoiceTra" was published in the August 2019 Issue of Halmek. Jly. 10, 2019Media
An article about a seminar on multilingual speech translation app "VoiceTra" and "Yasashii Nihongo (easy Japanese)" held by Musashino City was published in The Mainichi Shimbun. Jly. 07, 2019Media
Multilingual speech translation app "VoiceTra" was introduced on K-mix RADIO "PERKY SOUND FLASH." Jly. 06, 2019Media
"VoiceTra" was introduced in a book for children "Yoku wakaru joho tsushin (Understanding the World of Information and Communications)." Jly. 02, 2019Media
Multilingual speech translation app "VoiceTra" was introduced on FMK "Kumamoto Curio." Jun. 30, 2019Media
An article about the implementation of "VoiceTra" by Uji City was published in The Kyoto Shimbun. Jun. 23, 2019Media
An article about the implementation of multilingual speech translation systems—which utilize NICT's technology—to local governments was published in The Chubu Keizai Shimbun. Jun. 21, 2019Media
An article about "VoiceTra" which was on exhibition at the "ICT Fair in Tohoku 2019," was published in The Sankei Shimbun. Jun. 19, 2019Media
An article about "Improving machine translation for automobile regulations using neural network technology" was published in The Nikkan Jidosha Shimbun (Apr. 26), The Dempa Times (May 8), The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun (May 10), and The Nikkei Business Daily (Jun. 19). Jun. 19, 2019Media
Multilingual speech translation app "VoiceTra" was introduced on TBS RADIO "Akae Tamao's Tamamusubi." Jun. 18, 2019Media
Joint Working Group for Promotion and Commercialization of the Practical Application Promotion Committee, Council for Global Communication Development and Promotion, was awarded the "Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Award" for the "Fiscal 2019 Information and Communications Month." Jun. 12, 2019News
Articles about the VoiceTra tutorial workshop held by Fuchu City, Hino City, Tama City, and Inagi City were published in The Nikkei (May, 8) and The Nikkei Marketing Journal (Jun. 9). Jun. 09, 2019Media
Articles about Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation's machine translation system for Japan Patent Office, which utilizes NICT's technology, were published in The Nikkei Business daily and The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun. Jun. 05, 2019Media
An article on multilingual speech translation app "VoiceTra" was published in The Dempa Times. Jun. 01, 2019Media
An article about Joint Working Group for Promotion and Commercialization of the Practical Application Promotion Committee, Council for Global Communication Development and Promotion winning the "Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Award" for the "Fiscal 2019 Information and Communications Month” was published in The Dempa Times. The Working Group contributed to the commercialization of NICT's multilingual speech translation engines. Jun. 01, 2019Media
An article about the utilization of "Yasashii Nihongo (easy Japanese)" for multilingual speech translation such as VoiceTra, etc. was published in the Monthly "Social Education." Jun. 01, 2019Media
An article on "KoeTra," a communication assistance app for the hearing impaired which utilizes NICT's technology, was published in The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun. May 28, 2019Media
An article on multilingual speech translation technology was published in The Yomiuri Shimbun. May 26, 2019Media
An article about NEC's multilingual speech translation service which utilizes NICT's technology, was published in The Yomiuri Shimbun. May 25, 2019Media
An article about NICT's cooperation and participation in the preparatory meeting for the EXPO 2025 OSAKA, KANSAI, JAPAN held in Keihanna Science City was published in The Sankei Shimbun Kyoto. May 23, 2019Media
An article about an interview with Dr. Sumita, Fellow of NICT, was published in Toppan Printing's " SOCIAL INNOVATION NEWS Vol.05." May 22, 2019Media
An article about the start of development of an industry-specific machine translation system was published in The Nikkei Business Daily. May 22, 2019Media
An article on machine translation technology was published in The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun. May 21, 2019Media
"VoiceTra" and multilingual speech translation technology were introduced on J-WAVE "STEP ONE." May 20, 2019Media
An article about Mirai Translate's multilingual speech translation platform service which utilizes NICT's technology, was published in The Science News. May 17, 2019Media
An article on speech technology was published in The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun. May 14, 2019Media
An article about the implementation of Toppan Printing's translation service "VoiceBiz"—which utilize NICT’s technology—to the local governments and schools was published in The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun. May 10, 2019Media
"VoiceTra" and other multilingual speech translation systems will be exhibited at the "NICT Open House 2019" which is scheduled to be held at the Headquarters of NICT from Jun. 21 to 22. May 07, 2019Event
An article on multilingual speech translation technology was published in The Asahi Shimbun. May 04, 2019Media
An article about NICT's multilingual speech translation technology was published in The Asahi Shimbun. Apr. 28, 2019Media
Multilingual speech translation system was introduced on NHK "News Shibu5." Apr. 26, 2019Media
An article about "VoiceTra" and multilingual speech translation technology was published in The Chunichi Shimbun. Apr. 26, 2019Media
Articles about "Mirai Translate launching licensing business using NICT's multilingual speech translation technology" were published in The Dempa Times(Apr. 24), and The Dempa Shimbun(Apr. 26). Apr. 26, 2019Media
A press release about "Improving machine translation for automobile regulations using neural network technology" was issued. Apr. 23, 2019Press Release
An article on multilingual speech translation technology was published in The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun. Apr. 23, 2019Media
An article about "VoiceTra" and multilingual speech translation technology was published in "Kanda University of International Studies by AERA." Apr. 22, 2019Media
An article on multilingual speech translation technology was published in the IKUEI NEWS. Apr. 20, 2019Media
An article about the R&D on simultaneous interpretation was published in The Nikkei Business Daily. Apr. 19, 2019Media
A press release about "Mirai Translate launching licensing business using NICT's multilingual speech translation technology" was issued. Apr. 18, 2019Press Release
An article on multilingual speech translation app "VoiceTra" was published in The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun. Apr. 16, 2019Media
An article about the implementation of an automatic translation system by AstraZeneca which utilizes NICT's technology, was published in The Chemical Daily. Apr. 15, 2019Media
Videos about multilingual speech translation technology were released.
- The Future of Speech Translation (drama)
- Introduction to Speech Translation Services (PR video)
- Introduction to Speech Translation Services (PR video short ver.)
Apr. 11, 2019News
An article on the implementation of "Kyu-kyu (First-Aid) VoiceTra" by fire departments in Yamagata Prefecture was published in The Yamagata Shimbun. Apr. 10, 2019Media
An article on "Hon'yaku Bank" was published in The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun. Apr. 09, 2019Media
"Hon'yaku Bank" was introduced by NICT's President Dr. Tokuda during an interview which was published in The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun. Apr. 08, 2019Media
An article on multilingual speech translation services which utilize NICT's technology, was published in Fuji Sankei Business i. Apr. 04, 2019Media
Articles about the implementation of "VoiceTra" by Ogaki City were published in The Chunichi Shimbun (Mar. 27), The Yomiuri Shimbun (Mar. 28), The Gifu Shimbun (Mar. 30), and The Asahi Shimbun (Apr. 04). Apr. 04, 2019Media
NICT's multilingual speech translation technology and "VoiceTra" were introduced on ABC Radio. Apr. 03, 2019Media
An article on multilingual speech translation app "VoiceTra" was published in The Yomiuri Shimbun. Mar. 31, 2019Media
An article on VoiceTra and other multilingual speech translation services which utilize NICT's technology, was published in The Nihon Securities Journal. Mar. 22, 2019Media
An article on multilingual speech translation app "VoiceTra" was published in The Sankei Shimbun. Mar. 20, 2019Media
An article about NICT's multilingual speech translation technology was published in The Hokkoku Shimbun. Mar. 19, 2019Media
An article about "E-Tra Note," which won the Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Award at the Multilingual Speech Translation Prototype (PoC) Contest, was published in The Mainichi. Mar. 17, 2019Media
Multilingual speech translation app "VoiceTra" was introduced on Yomiuri TV. Mar. 15, 2019Media
An article about the winners of the Multilingual Speech Translation Prototype (PoC) Contest was published in The Dempa Times. Mar. 11, 2019Media
NICT's multilingual speech translation technology was introduced on Yomiuri TV "Kansai Joho Net ten." Mar. 05, 2019Media
Winners of the Multilingual Speech Translation Prototype (PoC) Contest are announced. Mar. 04, 2019News
An article on multilingual speech translation app "VoiceTra" was published in The Nikkei. Feb. 25, 2019Media
An article on NICT's language identification technology was published in The Nikkei. Feb. 25, 2019Media
An article on Sourcenext's multilingual speech translation device which utilizes NICT's technology, was published in the April 2019 Issue of Monthly BOSS. Feb. 22, 2019Media
Articles on multilingual speech translation services by private companies which utilize NICT’s multilingual speech translation technology, were published in The Akita Sakigake Shimpo, The Fukushima Minpo, The Ise Shimbun, The Kyoto Shimbun, The Yamaguchi Shimbun, The Shikoku Shimbun, The Kochi Shimbun, The Nagasaki Shimbun, The Saga Shimbun (Feb. 20), The Iwate Nippo, The Kobe Shimbun, The Nishinippon Shimbun(Feb. 21), and The Kumamoto Nichinichi Shimbun(Feb. 22). Feb. 22, 2019Media
An article on multilingual speech translation app "VoiceTra" was published in The Mainichi. Feb. 19, 2019Media
Multilingual speech translation app "VoiceTra" was introduced on RBCi Radio Special. Feb. 18, 2019Media
An article on "Kyu-kyu (First-Aid) VoiceTra," which was developed in collaboration with the National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster (NRIFD), was published in The Yomiuri Shimbun. Feb. 17, 2019Media
The use of "Kyu-kyu (First-Aid) VoiceTra" in a drill held by the Kochi Fire Bureau targeted for foreigners was introduced on Kochi Broadcasting (Feb. 6), The Kochi Shimbun (Feb. 7), and The Mainichi(Feb. 9). Feb. 09, 2019Media
An article on a seminar held by Nomi City about systems that utilize NICT's multilingual speech translation technology, was published in The Hokkoku Shimbun. Feb. 05, 2019Media
An article on NICT's UCRI and ASTREC was published in The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun. Feb. 05, 2019Media
An article on multilingual speech translation app "VoiceTra" was published in The Asahi Shimbun. Feb. 03, 2019Media
An article on multilingual speech translation app "VoiceTra" was published in The Asahi Shimbun. Feb. 02, 2019Meida
Videos about "Real-time Multilingual Subtitling System" were released. Jan. 31, 2019News
An article on the implementation of "VoiceTra" by Iiyama City was published in The Nikkei. Jan. 29, 2019Media
Multilingual speech translation app "VoiceTra" was introduced on JFN radio "Chronos by Tetsuo Nakanishi." Jan. 29, 2019Media
The use of "Kyu-kyu (First-Aid) VoiceTra" in a drill held by the Chiba Fire Bureau targeted for foreigners was introduced on Chiba TV (Jan. 25) and The Yomiuri Shimbun (Jan. 26). Jan. 26, 2019Media
An article on multilingual speech translation app "VoiceTra" was published in The Kankokeizai News. Jan. 26, 2019Media
An article on multilingual speech translation app "VoiceTra" was published in The Asahi Shimbun. Jan. 25, 2019Media
An article about the VoiceTra workshop held by the Kashima City Society Commerce and Industry was published in The Ibaraki Shimbun. Jan. 24, 2019Media
NICT's multilingual speech translation technology was introduced on TV Asahi "CHANGE YOUR LIFE." Jan. 20, 2019Media
The winners of the Best Awards in the Idea Contest of the Multilingual Speech Translation Contest have been decided. Jan. 18, 2019News
An article about Mirai Translate's speech translation API services—which utilize NICT's multilingual speech translation technology—was published in The Science News. Jan. 18, 2019Media
A press release about "Call for FY2019 (1st round) open consignment research" was issued. Jan. 10, 2019Press Release
NICT's multilingual speech translation technology was introduced on BS-TBS "Yume no Kagi." Jan. 05, 2019Media
An article on "VoiceTra" and "Hon'yaku Bank" was published in The Dempa Shimbun. Jan. 03, 2019Meida
An article on multilingual speech translation app "VoiceTra" was published in The Nikkei Marketing Journal. Jan. 01, 2019Media
Articles about NICT's multilingual speech translation technology, "VoiceTra," and "Hon'yaku Bank" were published in The Dempa Times. Jan. 01, 2019Media

2018

Long and short versions of the video titled "Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications 'Promotion of the Global Communication Plan -R&D on Multilingual Speech Translation Technology and its Social Implementation- Field Experiment Documentary in Gifu Prefecture'" was released. Dec. 24, 2018News
An article on multilingual speech translation app "VoiceTra" was published in The Science News. Dec. 21, 2018Media
Articles about the provision of NEC's multilingual speech translation services—which utilize NICT’s technology—to Hanshin Electric Railway were published in The Chemical Daily (Dec. 12) and The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun (Dec. 18). Dec. 18, 2018Media
Multilingual speech translation app "VoiceTra" was introduced on NHK BS1 "Tokyo Oripara Dan." Dec. 16, 2018Media
An article about the implementation of "VoiceTra" by the Fukushima Prefectural Police was published in The Yomiuri Shimbun. Dec. 11, 2018Media
An article on multilingual speech translation app "VoiceTra" was published in The Hokkaido Shimbun. Dec. 08, 2018Media
Articles about the provision of NEC's multilingual speech translation services—which utilize NICT’s technology—to Asahikawa Airport were published in The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun (Dec. 5) and The Dempa Times (Dec. 7). Dec. 07, 2018Media
Articles on NICT's machine translation technology using neural networks were published in The Ryukyu Shimpo, The Tokushima Shimbun (Aug. 13), The Kobe Shimbun (Aug. 15), The Chugoku Shimbun, The Oita Godo Shimbun (Aug. 19), The Fukui Shimbun, The Saitama Shimbun (Aug. 21), The Shikoku Shimbun, The Kumamoto Nichinichi Shimbun (Aug. 24), The Shizuoka Shimbun, The Shinano Mainichi Shimbun (Aug. 27), The Yamagata Shimbun (Aug. 29), The Kahoku Shimpo (Sep. 1), The Yamanashi Nichinichi Shimbun (Sep. 13), The Kyoto Shimbun(Oct.10), The Chubu Keizai Shimbun(Oct. 17), The Osaka Nichinichi Shimbun(Oct.20), and The Kochi Shimbun(Nov. 22). Nov. 22, 2018Media
An article about the field experiment using VoiceTra carried out by Kosai City, Shizuoka Prefecture, was published in The Shizuoka Shimbun. Nov. 20, 2018Media
Articles about "Real time language identification for 8 languages " were published in The Kyoto Shimbun, The Dempa Times (Oct. 24), The Nikkei Business Daily (Oct. 25), The Sankei Shimbun, The Dempa Shimbun(Oct. 26), The Denki Shimbun(Oct. 30), Kyodo Weekly(No.45), and The Yomiuri Shimbun(Nov. 20). Nov. 20, 2018Media
An article about the opening of "Multilingual Speech Translation Contest" was published in the Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun(Nov. 14), and The Dempa Times(Nov. 19). Nov. 19, 2018Media
Articles about the VoiceTra workshop held for employees, etc. of Fukuroi City, Shizuoka Prefecture were published in The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, and The Shizuoka Shimbun. Nov. 17, 2018Media
"The 2nd Automatic Translation Symposium" at CongresSquare Nihonbashi is scheduled to be held on Mar. 6, 2019. Nov. 16, 2018Event
An article about the implementation of "SpeechCanvas" by Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture was published in The Kyoto Shimbun. "SpeechCanvas" is a communication support app for the hearing impaired whose technology has been transferred from NICT to Feat Limited. Nov. 16, 2018Media
An article on "Real-Time Multilingual Subtitling System" which was displayed at "Keihanna Information and Communication Fair 2018," was published in The Kyoto Shimbun. Nov. 14, 2018Media
A press release about "Multilingual Speech Translation Contest" was issued. Nov. 13, 2018Press Release
NICT's multilingual speech translation technology and "VoiceTra" were introduced on J-WAVE "TOPPAN FUTURISM." Nov. 11, 2018Meida
An article about the implementation of an automatic translation system by AstraZeneca which utilizes NICT's technology, was published on The Chemical Daily. Nov. 08, 2018Media
An article about the expanding sales of Toppan Printing’s speech translation system which utilizes NICT's multilingual speech translation technology, was published in the The Nikkei Business Daily. Nov. 06, 2018Media
An article on automatic translation devices developed by Fujitsu and Sourcenext which utilize NICT’s multilingual speech translation technology, was published in The Chunichi Shimbun. Nov. 05, 2018Media
An article on multilingual speech translation app "VoiceTra" was published in The Asahi Shimbun. Nov. 04, 2018Meida
NICT's multilingual speech translation technology was introduced in the articles about "Keihanna Information and Communication Fair 2018" by The Mainichi, The Sankei Shimbun, The Kyoto Shimbun (Oct. 26), and The Dempa Shimbun (Oct. 29). Oct. 29, 2018Media
"Keihanna Information and Communication Fair 2018" and the language identification technology for 8 languages were introduced on NHK Kyoto. Oct. 26, 2018Media
VoiceTra and the utilization of NICT's multilingual speech translation technology by private companies were introduced on Abema TV "Abema Prime." Oct. 24, 2018Media
An article about the NICT Team winning 1st place (METI Minister’s Award) in the Partner Robot Challenge (Virtual Space) of the Service Robotics Category at the "World Robot Summit 2018" was published in The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun. Oct. 22, 2018Media
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." Oct. 21, 2018Award
An article on the implementation of "Kyu-kyu (First-Aid) VoiceTra" by the Atami City Fire Department was published in The Izu Shimbun. Oct. 19, 2018Media
A press release about "Real time language identification for 8 languages" was issued. Oct. 18, 2018Press Release
NICT's multilingual speech translation technology was introduced in an article on "Asahi Earth Conference 2018" by The Asahi Shimbun. Oct. 18, 2018Media
An article on multilingual speech translation app "VoiceTra" was published in The Mainichi. Oct. 16, 2018Media
Articles about NTT Communications' multilingual speech translation service which utilizes NICT's technology, were published in The Denkei Shimbun (Oct. 1) and The Science News (Oct.12). Oct. 12, 2018Media
Multilingual speech translation system will be exhibited at the "Keihanna Information and Communication Fair 2018" which is scheduled to be held at Keihanna Plaza from Oct 25 to 27. Oct. 11, 2018Event
Articles about "KoeTra," a communication support app for the hearing impaired whose technology has been transferred from NICT to FEAT Limited, were published in The Yamanashi Nichinichi Shimbun (May 11), The Tokushima Shimbun (May 12), The Kobe Shimbun, The Nihonkai Shimbun, The Osaka Nichi-Nichi Shimbun (May 16), The Yamaguchi Shimbun (May 17), The Nagasaki Shimbun (May 19), The Nara Shimbun, The Oita Godo Shimbun (May 21), The Fuji Sankei Business i (May 22), The Sankei Shimbun (May 25), The Tokyo Shimbun (May 26), The Chunichi Shimbun (May 29),The Shizuoka Shimbun (May 31), The Ise Shimbun (Jun. 1), The Kahoku Shimpo (Jun. 13), and The Kumamoto Nichinichi Shimbun (Oct. 8). Oct. 08, 2018Media
Dr. Aly Magassouba , Dr. Komei Sugiura, and Dr. Hisashi Kawai of the Advanced Speech Technology Laboratory received the "IROS 2018 Robocup Best Paper Award" for their paper titled "A Multimodal Classifier Generative Adversarial Network for Carry and Place Tasks from Ambiguous Language Instructions." Oct. 04, 2018Award
An article on the implementation of VoiceTra by Hokkaido Takushoku Bus and Tokachi Bus during the field experiment held by the Japan Tourism Agency was published in The Tokachi Mainichi Shimbun. Oct. 03, 2018Media
An article on the implementation of VoiceTra by Omicho Market in Kanazawa City was published in The Hokkoku Shimbun. Sep. 29, 2018Media
Articles about the use of VoiceTra in a drill held by the Yamagata Prefectural Police targeted for foreigners were published in The Yamagata Shimbun (Sep.27), and The Yomiuri Shimbun (Sep.28). Sep. 28, 2018Media
Multilingual speech translation system will be exhibited at the NICT booth at "CEATEC JAPAN 2018" which is scheduled to be held at Makuhari Messe from Oct. 16 to 19. Sep. 25, 2018Event
Articles about the "VoiceTra" field experiment conducted at an elementary school in Oyama City were published in The Shimotsuke Shimbun (May 9), The Yamaguchi Shimbun (Jun. 2), The Kahoku Shimpo (Jul. 7), The Fukui Shimbun (Jul. 15), and The Tokushima Shimbun (Sep. 25). Sep. 25, 2018Media
Multilingual speech translation app "VoiceTra" was introduced on Television Osaka "Yasashii News." Sep. 18, 2018Media
An article on multilingual speech translation app "VoiceTra" was published in the October 2018 Issue of Kodomo no Kagaku. Sep. 10, 2018Media
"Global Communication Symposium 2018" will be held during the Tourism EXPO Japan 2018 from Sep. 20 to 21, at Tokyo Big Sight. Sep. 06, 2018Event
Dr. Sumita, Associate Director General of Advanced Speech Translation Research and Development Promotion Center, is scheduled to participate in a panel discussion on "The Future of AI Speech Translation" to be held on Sep. 26 at the "Asahi World Forum 2018." Sep. 06, 2018Event
An article on the use of VoiceTra in a disaster drill conducted by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, etc. was published in The Yomiuri Shimbun. Sep. 03, 2018Media
An article on multilingual speech translation app "VoiceTra" was published in the October 2018 Issue of STORY. Sep. 01, 2018Media
NICT's multilingual speech translation technology was introduced in an article on The Asahi Shimbun "Asahi Earth Conference 2018." Aug. 28, 2018Media
Articles on NICT's multilingual speech translation technology were published in The Daily Tohoku and The Yamaguchi Shimbun. Aug. 22, 2018Media
An article about the policy on introducing multilingual speech translation software—which utilizes NICT's technology—to public schools was published in The Yomiuri Shimbun. Aug. 21, 2018Media
An article on speech recognition technology using artificial intelligence (AI) was published in The Nikkei. Aug. 19, 2018Media
An article on the trial installation of "VoiceTra" by the Atsumi Hospital was published in The Japan Agri News. Aug. 17, 2018Media
Multilingual speech translation app "VoiceTra" was introduced on bayfm78 "POWER BAY MORNING." Aug. 09, 2018Media
Articles about the VoiceTra workshop held for elementary and junior high school teachers in Sano City were published in The Mainichi (Jul.27), and The Shimotsuke Shimbun (Aug.9). Aug. 09, 2018Media
An article on the multilingual speech translation device developed by Sourcenext which utilizes NICT's technology, was published in The Nikkei Business Daily. Aug. 08, 2018Media
An article on the multilingual speech translation device developed by Logbar which utilizes NICT's technology, was published in The Japan Food Journal. Aug. 08, 2018Media
A stand-alone high-precision neural machine translation has been realized. Jly. 31, 2018News
An article about the provision of NEC's multilingual speech translation services—which utilize NICT’s technology—to Izu City was published in The Nikkan Kogyo. Jly. 31, 2018Media
An article on multilingual speech translation application "VoiceTra" was published in The Hokkoku Shimbun. Jly. 31, 2018Media
Articles about the assignment to Yamaha—in cooperation with NICT and other broadcasting companies— about the FY2018 "Broadcasting Support Project for the Visual and Hearing Impaired, etc." commissioned by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, were published in The Chubu Keizai Shimbun (Jul. 25) and The Dempa Shimbun (Jul. 30). Jly. 30, 2018Media
An article about the VoiceTra workshop held for elementary and junior high school teachers in Sano City was published in The Mainichi. Jly. 27, 2018Media
An article on NICT's machine translation technology using neural networks was published in The Science News. Jly. 27, 2018Media
VoiceTra's speech translation technology has been adopted in "POCKETALK® W". Jly. 26, 2018News
Articles about the "speech translation" tablets—which utilize NICT's technology—provided by Gotemba City, Oyama Town, KDDI, and KDDI Research to 9 locations of Gotemba City including lodges on the Mt. Fuji trail, were published in The Nikkei (Jul. 11), and The Dempa Times (Jul. 25). Jly. 25, 2018Media
An article about the utilization of NICT’s multilingual speech translation technology by private companies was published in The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun. Jly. 23, 2018Media
Articles about the provision of medical field data in 10 different languages by MSD to "Hon'yaku Bank" were published in The Nikkan Kogyo, The Nikkan Yakugyo (Jun. 29), The Chemical Daily (Jul. 4), The Dempa Times (Jul. 4), and The Yakuji News (Jul. 20). Jly. 20, 2018Media
Articles about the "Real-Time Multilingual Subtitling System," which was displayed at NICT's "Open House 2018," were published in The Dempa Times (Jul.4), The Tokyo Shimbun (Jul.16), and The Chunichi Shimbun (Jul.19). Jly. 19, 2018Media
Articles about the provision of NEC’s multilingual speech translation services—which utilize NICT’s technology— to Izu City were published in The Nikkan Kogyo, The Chemical Daily (Jul.18), and The Nikkei Business Daily (Jul.19). Jly. 19, 2018Media
An article about "NICT's technology has been adopted as the core technology of Japan Patent Office's 'Next-generation machine translation service' " was published in The Dempa Shimbun Daily (Jul.13), The Denkei Shimbun (Jul.16), The Nikkei Business Daily, The Nikkan Kogyo, and The Dempa Times (Jul.18). Jly. 18, 2018Media
A press release was issued about "NICT's technology has been adopted as the core technology of Japan Patent Office's 'Next-generation machine translation service'. " Jly. 10, 2018Press Release
An article about the field experiment held between Nishi Ward of Niigata City and Toppan Printing, carried out as part of the commissioned research by NICT: "R&D on a speech translation system for municipalities" was published in The Chiho Gyosei. Jly. 09, 2018Media
Articles about the "VoiceTra" field experiment conducted at an elementary school in Oyama City were published in The Shimotsuke Shimbun (May 9), The Yamaguchi Shimbun (Jun. 2), and The Kahoku Shimpo (Jul.7). Jly. 07, 2018Media
An article about the release of Toppan Printing's "NhaTra," a speech translation app targeted for Vietnamese residents in Japan, was published in The Nikkei Business Daily. The app was developed as part of the commissioned research "R&D on a speech translation system for municipalities," carried out by NICT. Jly. 06, 2018Media
An article about NICT's multilingual speech translation technology and "Hon'yaku Bank" was published in the August 2018 Issue of NIKKEI TRENDY. Jly. 04, 2018Media
An article about "VoiceTra" and "Hon'yaku Bank" was published in Weekly Asahi Mook "Universities and colleges in the Tokai region." Jly. 01, 2018Media
A joint press release was issued by MSD and NICT about the "Agreement on utilizing the 'MSD Manual' translation data of 10 different languages for AI multilingual speech translation app 'VoiceTra.' " Jun. 28, 2018Press Release
An article about NICT's multilingual speech translation technology and "Hon'yaku Bank" was published in The Nikkei. Jun. 24, 2018Media
An article on the implementation of "VoiceTra" by Niiza City was published in The Sankei Shimbun. Jun. 24, 2018Media
An article on multilingual speech translation technologies was published in The Asahi Shimbun. Jun. 23, 2018Media
An article about the government's Basic Policy on Economic and Fiscal Management which NICT’s automatic translation system plays a big part of, was published in The Nikkei. Jun. 19, 2018Media
An article on multilingual speech translation application "VoiceTra" was published in The Yomiuri Shimbun "Junior Press". Jun. 16, 2018Media
Articles about the "Full-scale implementation of a multifunctional translation application for railways to all stations on the Keikyu Line" were published in The Yomiuri Shimbun (Mar 28), The Kanagawa Shimbun (Apr 10), The Mainichi (May 10), and The Nikkei Business Daily (Jun 7). Jun. 07, 2018Media
An article on multilingual speech translation app "VoiceTra," "Kyu-kyu (Ambulance Service) VoiceTra," and "Hon'yaku Bank" was published in the June 1, 2018 Issue of The Bi-weekly Medical Services. Jun. 01, 2018Media
An article about "VoiceTra" and the utilization of NICT’s multilingual speech translation technology for healthcare was published in the May 2018 Issue of Highlighting Japan. May 31, 2018Media
The verification testing between Nishi Ward of Niigata City and Toppan Printing, carried out as part of the commissioned research by NICT: "R&D on a speech translation system for municipalities" was introduced on NHK, and The Niigata Television Network 21. May 29, 2018Media
An article on machine translation technology in Chinese literature was published in the Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun. May 25, 2018Media
An article on multilingual speech translation application "VoiceTra" was published in The Chugoku Shimbun. May 24, 2018Media
"VoiceTra" and other multilingual speech translation systems will be exhibited at the "NICT Open House 2018" which is scheduled to be held at the Headquarters of NICT from Jun 29 to 30. May 21, 2018Event
NICT's multilingual speech translation technology and "VoiceTra" were introduced on NHK WORLD JAPAN. May 18, 2018Media
An article on a multilingual speech translation device for healthcare developed by Fujitsu which utilize NICT’s technology, was published in The Asahi Shimbun. May 16, 2018Media
NICT's multilingual speech translation technology and "VoiceTra" were introduced on NHK "Kurashi☆Kaisetsu". May 11, 2018Media
Articles about the joint development of an automatic translation system for the pharmaceutical industry using artificial intelligence by AstraZeneca and NICT, were published in The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, The Yakuji Nippo, The Nikkan Yakugyo (Apr. 18), The Chemical Daily (Apr. 19), The Dempa Times (Apr.23), The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun (May 10), and The Science News (May 11). May 11, 2018Media
An article on multilingual speech translation application "VoiceTra" was published in the May 14, 2018 Issue of Nikkei Personal Computing. May 09, 2018Media
An article on the implementation of "Kyu-kyu(First-Aid) VoiceTra" by the Ise City Fire Department was published in The Ise Shimbun. May 08, 2018Media
An article on multilingual speech translation technology was published in the May 2018 Issue of EL NEOS. May 01, 2018Media
Articles on the implementation of "VoiceTra" by the Ishikawa Prefectural Police were published in The Mainichi ,The Hokkoku Shimbun (Apr 18), and The Yomiuri Shimbun (Apr 26). Apr. 26, 2018Media
The implementation of "VoiceTra" by the Ishikawa Prefectural Police was introduced on Ishikawa Asahi Broadcasting. Apr. 25, 2018Media
An article on the implementation of "Kyu-kyu(First-Aid) VoiceTra" by Amagasaki City was published in The Kobe Shimbun. Apr. 20, 2018Media
An article about NICT's multilingual speech translation technology and "VoiceTra" was published in The Asahi Shimbun. Apr. 19, 2018Media
A joint press release about the "Joint development of an automatic translation system for the pharmaceutical industry using artificial intelligence by AstraZeneca and NICT" was issued. Apr. 17, 2018Press Release
"Full-scale implementation of a multifunctional translation application for railways to all stations on the Keikyu Line" was introduced on NHK "SHUTOKEN-NETWORK". Apr. 12, 2018Media
Articles about the "Full-scale implementation of a multifunctional translation application for railways to all stations on the Keikyu Line" were published in The Yomiuri Shimbun (Mar 28), and The Kanagawa Shimbun (Apr 10). Apr. 10, 2018Media
Articles on automatic translation devices produced by NEC which utilize NICT's multilingual speech translation technology, were published in The Nikkei Business Daily (Feb 23), The Dempa Times (Feb 23), The Chemical Daily (Feb 26), The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun (Mar 5), and The Nikkei Marketing Journal (Apr 4). Apr. 04, 2018Media
"VoiceTra" and "Hon'yaku Bank" were introduced by Dr. Tokuda, the President of NICT, in an interview article on The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun. Apr. 03, 2018Media
"VoiceTra" was exhibited at the "Kansai Inbound Exchange Meeting 2018" held at My Dome Osaka on Mar 20. Apr. 02, 2018Event
On Apr 3, Dr. Sumita, Associate Director General of Advanced Speech Translation Research and Development Promotion Center, will give a talk about "The Latest AI Translation Technology and Prospects for the Tokyo Olympics" at a press conference to be held at the Japan National Press Club. Apr. 02, 2018Event
An article about the "Automatic Speech Translation Symposium" which was held on Mar 12, was published in The Science News. Mar. 30, 2018Media
An article on the implementation of "Kyu-kyu(First-Aid) VoiceTra" by the Yokkaichi City Fire Department was published in The Chunichi Shimbun. Mar. 29, 2018Media
A joint press release about the "Full-scale implementation of a multifunctional translation application for railways to all stations on the Keikyu Line" was issued. Mar. 28, 2018Press Release
The implementation of "Kyu-kyu (First-Aid) VoiceTra" by the Yokkaichi City Fire Department was introduced on "The Cable News" by CCJ Group. Mar. 26, 2018Media
An article on "Hon'yaku Bank" was published in The Dempa Times. Mar. 22, 2018Media
An article on the implementation of "VoiceTra" by Tokyo Metro was published in The Fuji Sankei Business i. Mar. 19, 2018Media
An article about the utilization of NICT’s multilingual speech translation technology was published in The Nikkei Veritas. Mar. 18, 2018Media
Eiichiro Sumita, Director of the Advanced Translation Technology Laboratory, was introduced on The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun. Mar. 16, 2018Media
An article about the verification testing of the speech translation system-which utilizes NICT’s multilingual speech translation technology-carried out by Tottori City, was published in The Asahi Shimbun. Mar. 03, 2018Media
An article about NICT’s multilingual speech translation technology which was published in The Nikkei on March 2, was introduced during the show "Morning Satellite" on TV TOKYO. Mar. 02, 2018Media
An article about the utilization of NICT’s multilingual speech translation technology was published in The Nikkei. Mar. 02, 2018Media
NICT’s automatic speech translation system will be exhibited at the "Automatic Speech Translation Symposium", which will be held at the TKP Ochanomizu Conference Center on Mar 12. Feb. 27, 2018Event
An article on multilingual speech translation application "VoiceTra" was published in The Asahi Shimbun "Tensei Jingo". Feb. 27, 2018Media
An article on multilingual speech translation application "VoiceTra" was published in the March 5, 2018 Issue of AERA. Feb. 26, 2018Media
An article on multilingual speech translation technology was published in The Saga Shimbun. Feb. 22, 2018Media
An article about "VoiceTra" and the advancing machine translation technology was published in The Yomiuri Shimbun. Feb. 18, 2018Media
Multilingual speech translation application "VoiceTra" was introduced on FM-Kumamoto Broadcasting "Kumamoto Curio". Feb. 18, 2018Media
An article on multilingual speech translation application "VoiceTra" was published in the March 2018 Issue of Halmek. Feb. 10, 2018Media
An article about the seminar on "How to Use VoiceTra" organized by the Nihonmatsu Tourism Association and the Reconstruction Agency, etc., was published in The Fukushima Minpo. Feb. 01, 2018Media
On Jan. 23 in Nagoya City, "VoiceTra" was exhibited at "The 2nd Disaster Prevention Information Communication Seminar & Equipment Exhibition" organized by the Tokai Bureau of Telecommunications, Tokai Regional Emergency Communication Council, and the Tokai Information and Communication Conference. Jan. 30, 2018Event
We will be exhibiting at "Inbound Market EXPO2018,"which will be held at TOKYO BIG SIGHT from Feb 21 to 23 (Wed-Fri). Jan. 29, 2018Event
An article on the implementation of a translation system by Japan Post, which utilizes NICT’s multilingual speech translation technology, was published in The Nikkei. Jan. 19, 2018Media
Multilingual speech translation app "VoiceTra" was introduced on Yomiuri TV "Assertiveness Paradise", as a buzzword of the week. Jan. 13, 2018Media
"VoiceTra" and the verification testing of multilingual speech translation technology being carried out on Okinawa sightseeing taxis were introduced on NHK "Good Morning Japan". Jan. 07, 2018Media
An article on automatic translation devices developed by NEC and Fujitsu which utilize NICT’s multilingual speech translation technology, and "VoiceTra" were published in the Nikkei. Jan. 01, 2018Media

2017

An article on automatic translation services provided by NEC and Fujitsu which utilize NICT’s multilingual speech translation technology, was published in The Nikkei Business Daily. Dec. 22, 2017Media
An article on hands-free speech translation using wireless earphones was published in The Nikkei. Dec. 18, 2017Media
The verification testing between Ayase City and Toppan Printing, carried out as part of the commissioned research by NICT:"R&D on a speech translation system for municipalities" was introduced on NHK "Good Morning Japan". Dec. 15, 2017Media
An article on the implementation of "Kyu-kyu (First-Aid) VoiceTra" by the Hanamaki Fire Bureau was published in The Komei Shimbun News. Dec. 13, 2017Media
An article about the verification testing of the speech translation system—which utilizes NICT’s multilingual speech translation technology—carried out by Tottori City and KDDI Corporation, was published in The Mainichi. Dec. 13, 2017Media
Articles about the verification testing between Ayase City and Toppan Printing, carried out as part of the commissioned research by NICT: "R&D on a speech translation system for municipalities" were published in The Asahi Shimbun (Nov 22), The Tokyo Shimbun (Nov 23), The Kanagawa Shimbun (Nov 26), and The Yomiuri Shimbun (Dec 8). Dec. 08, 2017Media
An article on machine translation using neural network (deep learning) was published in "Recruit Works Institute Issue No.145". Dec. 08, 2017Media
An article on machine translation using neural network (deep learning) was published in The Nikkei Business. Dec. 04, 2017Media
Articles about the verification testing of the speech translation system-which utilizes NICT’s multilingual speech translation technology- carried out by Tottori City, were published in The Nikkei (Nov 25), and The Nikkei Business Daily (Nov 29). Nov. 29, 2017Media
"Daily Life-assistance Robot Speech Dialogue System" was introduced on KBS Kyoto Television. Nov. 24, 2017Media
An article on “Kyu-kyu (First-Aid) VoiceTra” and machine translation using neural network (deep learning) was published in The Nikkei. Nov. 23, 2017Media
An article about the verification testing using VoiceTra carried out by the Tohoku District Transport Bureau and the Tohoku Bureau of Telecommunications, was published in The Yomiuri Shimbun. Nov. 21, 2017Media
An article about the demonstration of multilingual speech translation technology by NICT, which was held during the "Visit Japan Night" at the Japanese Embassy in the United Kingdom was published in the Wing Travel Weekly. Nov. 20, 2017Media
The Kanto Bureau of Telecommunications issued a press release about holding a seminar for guiding foreign tourists using "VoiceTra".(Related Articles: The Dempa Times Nov 24, Nov 27, Dec 4, The Yomiuri Shimbun Nov 29, The Shimotsuke Shimbun Dec 21) Nov. 17, 2017Media
“VoiceTra” will be exhibited at the "HOSPEX Japan 2017" which is scheduled to be held at Tokyo Big Sight from Nov 20 to 22. Nov. 15, 2017Event
“Daily Life-assistance Robot” and multilingual speech translation technology were introduced on NHK KANSAI. Oct. 28, 2017Media
An article on “Daily Life-assistance Robot” developed jointly with Toyota Motor Corporation was published in the Kyoto Shimbun. Oct. 27, 2017Media
“VoiceTra” will be exhibited at the "NICT Open House 2017" which is scheduled to be held at the Headquarters of NICT from Nov 9 to 10. Oct. 20, 2017Event
“VoiceTra” and “TexTra” will be exhibited at the "Keihanna Information and Communication Fair 2017" which is scheduled to be held at Keihanna Plaza from Oct 26 to 28. Oct. 20, 2017Event
An article on automatic translation devices developed by NEC and Fujitsu which utilize NICT’s multilingual speech translation technology, was published in the Nikkei. Oct. 20, 2017Media
The Kansai Tourism Bureau issued a press release about the verification testing of “Kansai SOS Multilingual Call Center” which utilizes NICT’s multilingual speech translation technology. Oct. 19, 2017Media
An article on multilingual speech translation technologies was published in The Nikkei Business Daily. Oct. 12, 2017Media
An article on multilingual speech translation application “VoiceTra” was published in the November 2017 Issue of NIKKEI TRENDY. Oct. 04, 2017Media
An article on the implementation of “VoiceTra” by the Akita Prefectural Police was published in The Mainichi. Oct. 01, 2017Media
“VoiceTra” will be exhibited at the NICT booth at "CEATEC JAPAN 2017" which is scheduled to be held at Makuhari Messe from Oct 3 to 6. Sep. 29, 2017Event
An article on the implementation of “VoiceTra” by the Akita Prefectural Police was published in The Akita Sakigake Shimpo. Sep. 24, 2017Media
An article about the verification testing using VoiceTra carried out by the Tohoku District Transport Bureau and the Tohoku Bureau of Telecommunications, was published in The Kankokeizai News. Sep. 23, 2017Media
An article on the implementation of “VoiceTra” by the Fukuoka Prefectural Police was published in The Nikkei. Sep. 19, 2017Media
An article on machine translation using neural network (deep learning) was published in The Yomiuri Shimbun. Sep. 14, 2017Media
An article on multilingual speech translation technologies was published in the September 11, 2017 Issue of AERA. Sep. 11, 2017Media
An article on the implementation of “VoiceTra” by the Akita Prefectural Police was published in The Yomiuri Shimbun. Sep. 09, 2017Media
An article on the implementation of “Kyu-kyu (First-Aid) VoiceTra” by the Shida Fire Bureau was published in The Shizuoka Shimbun. Sep. 07, 2017Media
An article about the verification testing of “VoiceTra.R” in Kanazawa City was published in The Yomiuri Shimbun. Sep. 05, 2017Media
An article on the implementation of “VoiceTra” by Suzaka City was published in the September 2017 Issue of GEKKAN HOSO JOURNAL. Sep. 01, 2017Media
An article on the implementation of “Kyu-kyu (First-Aid) VoiceTra” by the Hanamaki Fire Bureau was published in The Iwate Nippo. Aug. 27, 2017Media
Yutaka Ashikari, Director of the System Development Office, was awarded the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Minister’s Award under the 15th Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration Contributors Awards Program for his contribution to the development of “KoeTra”, a communication support app for the hearing impaired. Aug. 21, 2017Award
An article on the implementation of “VoiceTra” by the Yamaguchi Prefectural Police was published in The Nikkan Iwakuni. Aug. 18, 2017Media
An article on the implementation of “VoiceTra” by Kofu City was published in The Yamanashi Nichinichi Shimbun. Aug. 18, 2017Media
An article on the implementation of “VoiceTra” by the Bureau of Waterworks Tokyo Metropolitan Government was published in The Nikkei. Aug. 17, 2017Media
The verification testing of “VoiceTra.R” being held in Kanazawa City, was introduced on Ishikawa TV. Aug. 17, 2017Media
An article on the implementation of “VoiceTra” by the Yamaguchi Prefectural Police was published in The Chugoku Shimbun. Aug. 15, 2017Media
The implementation of “VoiceTra” by the Yamaguchi Prefectural Police was introduced on Yamaguchi Asahi Broadcasting. Aug. 14, 2017Media
An article about the verification testing of “VoiceTra.R” in Kanazawa City was published in The Hokkoku Shimbun. Aug. 09, 2017Media
An article on multilingual speech translation technologies was published in The Kyoto Shimbun. Aug. 08, 2017Media
Multilingual speech translation technologies were featured in the article of The Mainichi Shimbun commemorating the 30th Anniversary of Keihanna Science City. Aug. 02, 2017Media
An article on the implementation of “VoiceTra” by the Tottori Prefectural Police was published in The Nihonkai Shimbun. Aug. 01, 2017Media
An article on the implementation of “VoiceTra” by Kofu City was published in The Asahi Shimbun. Jly. 31, 2017Media
An article on multilingual speech translation application “VoiceTra” was published in the September 2017 Issue of The Nikkei PC21. Jly. 24, 2017Media
An article on the implementation of “VoiceTra” by the Fukuoka Prefectural Police was published in The Yomiuri Shimbun. Jly. 22, 2017Media
An article on multilingual speech translation technologies was published in the August 2017 Issue of The Chuo Koron. Jly. 10, 2017Media
An article on "The development of practical technology for machine translation using neural network (deep learning)" was published in The Asahi Shimbun. Jly. 08, 2017Media
An article on "The development of practical technology for machine translation using neural network (deep learning)" was published in The Science News. Jly. 07, 2017Media
An article on "The development of practical technology for machine translation using neural network (deep learning)" was published in The Dempa Times. Jly. 03, 2017Media
An article about the lecture on “VoiceTra” given at Hosei University was published in Sports Nippon. Jun. 30, 2017Media
An article on "The development of practical technology for machine translation using neural network (deep learning)" was published in The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun. Jun. 29, 2017Media
A press release about "Achieving higher accuracy in the speech translation app “VoiceTra” using neural machine translation" was issued. Jun. 28, 2017Press Release
An article on the implementation of “VoiceTra” by Suzaka City was published in The Dempa Times. Jun. 23, 2017Media
An article on multilingual speech translation technologies was published in Weekly Economist. Jun. 19, 2017Media
“VoiceTra” will be exhibited at the "INTERNATIONAL MODERN HOSPITAL SHOW 2017" which is scheduled to be held at Tokyo Big Sight from Jul 12 to 14. Jun. 15, 2017Event
An article on multilingual speech translation application “VoiceTra” was published in The Saga Shimbun. Jun. 15, 2017Media
An article on the implementation of “VoiceTra” by Suzaka City was published in The Nikkei Business Daily. Jun. 15, 2017Media
An article on the release of a multilingual speech translation application for emergency and rescue teams, which was developed in collaboration with the National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster(NRIFD), was published in The Fukushima Minyu Shimbun. Jun. 14, 2017Media
An article on the implementation of “VoiceTra” by Suzaka City was published in The Nikkei. Jun. 13, 2017Media
An article on multilingual speech translation application “VoiceTra” was published in The Hokkaido Shimbun Press. Jun. 07, 2017Media
An article on multilingual speech translation application “VoiceTra” was published in the July 2017 Issue of The Nikkei WOMAN. Jun. 07, 2017Media
An article on multilingual speech translation technologies was published in The Nikkei Veritas. Jun. 04, 2017Media
An article on the release of a multilingual speech translation application for emergency and rescue teams, which was developed in collaboration with the National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster(NRIFD), was published in The Yomiuri Chukosei Shimbun. Jun. 02, 2017Media
An article on multilingual speech translation application “VoiceTra” was published in THE MID-JAPAN ECONOMIST. Jun. 01, 2017Media
An article on multilingual speech translation technologies was published in The Dempa Times. Jun. 01, 2017Media
An article on multilingual speech translation application “VoiceTra” was published in The Dempa Times. May 26, 2017Media
Multilingual speech translation application “VoiceTra” was introduced on Mainichi Broadcasting System. May 22, 2017Media
An article on multilingual speech translation system for healthcare was published in The Fuji Sankei Business i. May 19, 2017Media
An article on the implementation of “VoiceTra” by West Japan Railway Company was published in The Nikkei. May 17, 2017Media
An article on the implementation of “VoiceTra” by West Japan Railway Company was published in The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun. May 16, 2017Media
An article on the development of a machine translation engine for English patent documents was published in The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun. May 15, 2017Media
An article on the release of a multilingual speech translation application for emergency and rescue teams, which was developed in collaboration with the National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster(NRIFD), was published in The Yomiuri Shimbun. May 12, 2017Media
An article on the implementation of “VoiceTra” by the Nagano Prefectural Police was published in The Yomiuri Shimbun. May 02, 2017Media
An article on the implementation of “VoiceTra” by the Yamagata Prefectural Police was published in The Asahi Shimbun. May 01, 2017Media
Multilingual speech translation application “VoiceTra” was introduced on TV TOKYO "Miraidane". Apr. 29, 2017Media
Multilingual speech translation application “VoiceTra” was introduced on NHK "English Through the News". Apr. 27, 2017Media
An article on multilingual speech translation technologies was published in The Nikkei Business Daily. Apr. 27, 2017Media
An article on the release of a multilingual speech translation application for emergency and rescue teams, which was developed in collaboration with the National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster(NRIFD), was published in The Dempa Times. Apr. 24, 2017Media
An article on multilingual speech translation technologies was published in The Nikkei. Apr. 22, 2017Media
An article on the release of a multilingual speech translation application for emergency and rescue teams, which was developed in collaboration with the National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster(NRIFD), was published in The Tokyo Shimbun, The Fukushima Minpo, The Yamanashi Nichinichi Shimbun, The Shizuoka Shimbun, The Kyoto Shimbun, The Kochi Shimbun, The Saitama Shimbun, The Daily Touhoku Shimbun, The Iwate Nippo, The Akita Sakigake Shimpo, The Shinano Mainichi, Chiba Nippo, Gifu Shimbun, Osaka Nichi-Nichi Shimbun, Nihonkai Shimbun, The Shikoku Shimbun, Saga Shimbun, San-in Chuo Shimpo, Kitanippon Shimbun, Fukushima Minyu, Hokkoku Shimbun, The Toyama Shimbun, The Tokushima Shimbun, and Sanyo Shimbun. Apr. 21, 2017Media
An article on multilingual speech translation application “VoiceTra” was published in the May 2017 Issue of CALL CENTER JAPAN. Apr. 20, 2017Media
An article on the release of a multilingual speech translation application for emergency and rescue teams, which was developed in collaboration with the National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster(NRIFD), was published in The Japan News. Apr. 19, 2017Media
A press release about "The Release of a Multilingual Speech Translation App for Emergency and Rescue Teams in Japan" was issued. Apr. 18, 2017Press Release
"The Release of a Multilingual Speech Translation App for Emergency and Rescue Teams in Japan" was introduced on TV Asahi News. Apr. 18, 2017Media
An article on the release of a multilingual speech translation application for emergency and rescue teams, which was developed in collaboration with the National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster (NRIFD), was published in The Yomiuri Shimbun. Apr. 18, 2017Media
An article on multilingual speech translation technologies was published in The Nikkei. Apr. 17, 2017Media
An article on multilingual speech translation system for healthcare was published in The Yomiuri Shimbun. Apr. 03, 2017Media
An article on multilingual speech translation technologies was published in the April 2017 Issue of The Monthly Keidanren. Apr. 01, 2017Media
We exhibited “VoiceTra” at "Global Event for Digital Business (CeBIT2017)," which was held in Hannover, Germany from Mar 20 to 24. Mar. 30, 2017Event
An article on multilingual speech translation system for healthcare was published in The Yomiuri Shimbun. Mar. 16, 2017Media
“VoiceTra” was introduced in an article on disaster response published in The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun. Mar. 08, 2017Media
An article on the development of a technology to increase space weather forecast accuracy was published in The Yomiuri Shimbun. Feb. 10, 2017Media
An article on multilingual speech translation system for healthcare was published in The Yomiuri Shimbun. Feb. 10, 2017Media
Multilingual speech translation application “VoiceTra” was introduced on Nippon BS Broadcasting (BS11). Feb. 08, 2017Media
An article on the implementation of a multilingual speech translation application for emergency and rescue teams, which was developed in collaboration with the Sapporo Fire Bureau and the National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster (NRIFD), was published in The Nikkei Marketing Journal. Feb. 08, 2017Media
The verification testing of multilingual speech translation technology being carried out in taxis was featured on NHK World Television Network. Feb. 08, 2017Media
An article about a research collaboration between Maebashi City and Toppan Printing, carried out as part of the commissioned research by NICT: "R&D on a speech translation system for municipalities, " was published in The Information Industries and Markets News. Feb. 06, 2017Media
An article on the development of a technology to increase space weather forecast accuracy was published in The Science News. Feb. 03, 2017Media
An article on the implementation of “VoiceTra” by the Yamagata Prefectural Police was published in The Kahoku Shimpo. Feb. 02, 2017Media
An article on the implementation of “VoiceTra” by the Yamagata Prefectural Police was published in The Yamagata Shimbun. Feb. 02, 2017Media
An article about a research collaboration between Maebashi City and Toppan Printing, carried out as part of the commissioned research by NICT: "R&D on a speech translation system for municipalities, " was published in The Mainichi. Feb. 02, 2017Media
An article on the development of a technology to increase space weather forecast accuracy was published in The Nikkei Business Daily. Feb. 02, 2017Media
An article on the implementation of a multilingual speech translation application for emergency and rescue teams, which was developed in collaboration with the Sapporo Fire Bureau and the National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster (NRIFD), was published in The Hokkaido Shimbun. Feb. 01, 2017Media
An article on the development of a technology to increase space weather forecast accuracy was published in The Dempa Times. Feb. 01, 2017Media
An article on the implementation of a multilingual speech translation application for emergency and rescue teams, which was developed in collaboration with the Sapporo Fire Bureau and the National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster (NRIFD), was published in The Nikkei. Jan. 31, 2017Media
An article on the development of a technology to increase space weather forecast accuracy was published in The Chemical Daily. Jan. 31, 2017Media
An article on the development of a technology to increase space weather forecast accuracy was published in The Denkei Shimbun. Jan. 30, 2017Media
An article about a research collaboration between Maebashi City and Toppan Printing, carried out as part of the commissioned research by NICT: "R&D on a speech translation system for municipalities," was published in The Tokyo Shimbun. Jan. 30, 2017Media
An article on multilingual speech translation application “VoiceTra” was published in The Asahi Shimbun. Jan. 30, 2017Media
An article on multilingual speech translation application “VoiceTra” was published in The Nikkei. Jan. 30, 2017Media
An article on the development of a machine translation engine for English patent documents was published in The Science News. Jan. 27, 2017Media
An article on the implementation of “VoiceTra” and “SpeechCanvas” at The Shimane Bank was published in The Japan Financial News. Jan. 27, 2017Media
A press release regarding the development of a technology to increase space weather forecast accuracy was issued. Jan. 26, 2017Press Release
An article on the development of a technology to increase space weather forecast accuracy was published in The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun. Jan. 26, 2017Media
An article about a research collaboration between Maebashi City and Toppan Printing, carried out as part of the commissioned research by NICT: "R&D on a speech translation system for municipalities," was published in The Nikkei. Jan. 26, 2017Media
An article on the development of a machine translation engine for English patent documents was published in The Dempa Times. Jan. 23, 2017Media
We will be exhibiting at "Inbound Business EXPO Japan 2017 (IBEJ2017)," which will be held at TOKYO BIG SIGHT from Feb 1 to 3 (Wed-Fri). Jan. 20, 2017Event
An article on the development of a machine translation engine for English patent documents was published in The Nikkei Business Daily. Jan. 20, 2017Media
An article on the development of a machine translation engine for English patent documents was published in The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun. Jan. 19, 2017Media
A press release regarding "the release of a high-precision and secure machine translation system for English patent documents" was issued. Jan. 18, 2017Press Release
An article on machine translation technologies and multilingual speech translation system for healthcare was published in The Nikkei Business Daily. Jan. 06, 2017Media
An article on the implementation of “VoiceTra” and “SpeechCanvas,” at The Shimane Bank was published in The Nikkei Marketing Journal. Jan. 06, 2017Media
Multilingual speech translation technology was introduced on NHK World Television Network. Jan. 03, 2017Media

2016

An article on the implementation of “VoiceTra” and “SpeechCanvas” at The Shimane Bank was published in The Nikkei. Dec. 29, 2016Media
An article on the verification testing of multilingual speech translation technology being carried out in taxis was published in The Nikkei Business Daily. Dec. 27, 2016Media
An article about “Omotenashi Guide,” a sound universal design support system developed by YAMAHA in collaboration with NICT, being awarded the Cabinet Office Extraordinary Minister Commendation Excellence Award of “ 2016 barrier-free universal design promotion distinguished service award,” was published in The Dempa Shimbun Daily. Dec. 27, 2016Media
Articles about demonstration experiments using “VoiceTra” which are planned to take place in elementary and junior high schools in Oyama City, were published in The Yomiuri Shimbun and The Shimotsuke Shimbun. Dec. 13, 2016Media
An article on multilingual speech translation application “VoiceTra” was published in THE KOGANEI SHIMBUN. Dec. 11, 2016Media
An article on multilingual speech translation technologies was published in The Nikkei. Dec. 02, 2016Media
Website renewed. Dec. 01, 2016NEWS
New releases in the ASTREC Video Library: “The near-future scenarios of VoiceTra” in three domains – healthcare, transport, and hospitality. Jun. 03, 2016NEWS
Emergency response to the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake Apr. 17, 2016Press Release

2015

Launch of ASTREC website Aug. 24, 2015NEWS