ASTREC's goal is to eliminate the “language barriers” of the world and to realize free interaction between people on a global level. With the 2020 Tokyo Olympics set as one of the milestones in achieving this goal, we will pursue:

  • · the improvement of the accuracy of the multilingual speech translation technology developed by the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, and the expansion of the number of applicable languages; and
  • · the adoption of the technology in a variety of applications through industry-academia-government collaborations, and verification testing in the community in hospitals, commercial facilities, tourist spots and other settings.

 Through these efforts, our aim is to accelerate ICT-based innovation and, in 2020, use this technology to showcase to the world a society without the “language barriers”