The Advanced Speech Translation Research and Development Promotion Center (ASTREC) pursues the research and development of multilingual speech translation technologies and verification testing of those technologies in the community through collaborations between industry, academia and government, with the goal of eliminating the “language barriers” of the world and to realize free interaction between people on a global level.


EventOct. 20, 2017 “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.
EventOct. 20, 2017 “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.
MediaOct. 20, 2017 The media coverage page has been updated.
PrizeAug. 21, 2017 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.
Press ReleaseJun. 28, 2017 A press release about "Achieving higher accuracy in the speech translation app “VoiceTra” using neural machine translation" was issued.