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2022

The website has been renewed. Mar. 24, 2022News

2020

Dr. Kentaro Torisawa, Director General of DIRECT, was awarded the Shida Rinzaburo Award by the Chair of The Council for Info-Communications Promotion Month. Jun. 01, 2020Award
DIRECT was featured in The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun (page 13). May. 06, 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
DISAANA and D-SUMM were featured in The Sankei Shimbun Osaka (page 1). Jan. 17, 2020Media
DISAANA and D-SUMM were featured in The Sankei Shimbun (page 27). Jan. 17, 2020Media

2019

"SOCDA," an AI chatbot for disaster prevention was featured in The Kyoto Shimbun (page 20). Dec. 25, 2019Media
SSH (Super Science High-School)—one of the supporters of Keihanna Information and Communication Fair 2019—was featured in The Nara Shimbun (page 3). Nov. 03, 2019Media
Keihanna Information and Communication Fair 2019 was featured in The Nara Shimbun (page 11), Asahi Shimbun Kyoto (page 25), Kyoto Shimbun (page 5), and Mainichi Shimbun Kyoto (page 22). Nov. 01, 2019Media
Keihanna Information and Communication Fair 2019 was featured in The Asahi Shimbun Kyoto (page 25) and the evening edition of Yomiuri Shimbun Sapporo (page 3). Oct. 30, 2019Media
"AI Strategy 2019" was featured in The Kagaku Kogyo Nippoh (page 2). Oct. 23, 2019Media
The launch of AI R&D Network, which is anticipated within this year, was featured in The Nikkan Kyogyo Shimbun (page 21). Oct. 22, 2019Media
AI R&D Network was featured in the evening editions of The Yomiuri Shimbun (page 3) and The Yomiuri Shimbun Osaka (page 9). Oct. 21, 2019Media
Keihanna Science City was featured in The Dempa Shimbun (page 8). Sep. 20, 2019Media
SOCDA (SOCial-dynamics observation and victims support Dialogue Agent platform for disaster management), which is being developed by NICT, etc. in collaboration with LINE, was featured in The Nikkei. Sep. 03, 2019Media
DISAANA and D-SUMM were featured in The Yomiuri Shimbun Osaka (page 33). Jul. 28, 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 (page 21). May 23, 2019Media
Dr. Kiyonori Ohtake, Dr. Junta Mizuno, and Dr. Kentaro Torisawa of DIRECT were awarded the Prize for Science and Technology in the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology, and were featured in The Science News (pages 2, 3, and 4). Apr. 19, 2019Media
fVisiOn (NICT's 3D display) was featured in The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun (page 23). Apr. 02, 2019Media
An article about NICT's image analysis technology which is being utilized for tourism was published in The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun (page 27). Mar. 26, 2019Media
The features of DISAANA and D-SUMM which detect false rumors on social media were introduced in an article published in The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun (page 25). Mar. 19, 2019Media
NICT's bigdata processing technology was featured in The Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun (page 12). Mar. 12, 2019Media
NICT's natural language processing technology was featured in The Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun (page 12). Mar. 11, 2019Media
WEKDA was featured in The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun (page 22). Mar. 05, 2019Media
WISDOM X and WEKDA were featured in The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun (page 25). Feb. 26, 2019Media
WEKDA was featured in The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun (page 23). Feb. 19, 2019Media
DISAANA and D-SUMM were featured in The Dempa Shimbun (page 7). Feb. 04, 2019Media
DISAANA and D-SUMM were featured in the evening edition of The Hokkaido Shimbun (page 7). Jan. 23, 2019Media
DISAANA and D-SUMM were featured in The Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun (page 6). Jan. 15, 2019Media
DISAANA and D-SUMM were featured in The Sankei Shimbun Osaka (page 1). Jan. 14, 2019Media
DISAANA and D-SUMM were featured in The Denki Shimbun (page 5). Jan. 09, 2019Media
D-SUMM was featured in the Special Issue of "Newton" (page 75). Jan. 05, 2019Media

2018

DISAANA and D-SUMM were featured in The Chugoku Shimbun (page 8). Dec. 20, 2018Media
DISAANA and D-SUMM were featured in the Kahoku Shimpo (page 24), about how AI rescued lives by analyzing disaster-related tweets during the Iwate Prefectural disaster-prevention drill. Nov. 10, 2018Media
An article about the exhibition of WEKDA at "CEATEC JAPAN 2018" was published in The Dempa Times (page 1). Oct. 01, 2018Media
DISAANA and D-SUMM were featured in The Nikkei and The Zaikei Shimbun. Sep. 25, 2018Media
DISAANA was featured in The Nikkei (page 7). Sep. 25, 2018Media
DISAANA was featured in The Dempa Times (page 4). Aug. 31, 2018Media
DISAANA was featured in The Mainichi Shimbun (page 16). Jul. 20, 2018Media
DISAANA was featured in The Asahi Shimbun. Jul. 20, 2018Media
DISAANA and D-SUMM were featured in The Sankei Shimbun (page 9). Jul. 16, 2018Media
DISAANA and D-SUMM were featured in The Kyoto Shimbun (page 9). Jun. 23, 2018Media
DISAANA and D-SUMM were featured in The Nikkei (page 27) and its Osaka Regional Edition (page 27). May. 25, 2018Media
DISAANA and D-SUMM were featured in The Asahi Shimbun (page 23) and its Osaka Regional Edition (page 29). Apr. 23, 2018Media
DISAANA and D-SUMM were featured in The Asahi Shimbun Nagoya (page 24). Apr. 23, 2018Media
DISAANA and D-SUMM were featured in The Asahi Shimbun Kita-Kyushu (page 29). Apr. 23, 2018Media
DIRECT was featured in The Yomiuri Shimbun (page 10) and its Osaka Regional Edition (page 8). Apr. 21, 2018Media
DISAANA and D-SUMM were featured in The Asahi Shimbun Nagoya (page 1). Apr. 18, 2018Media
DISAANA and D-SUMM were featured in The Asahi Shimbun Kita-kyusyu (page 35). Apr. 18, 2018Media
DISAANA and D-SUMM were featured in The Kochi Shimbun (page 3). Apr. 18, 2018Media
DIRECT was featured in The Asahi Shimbun (page 1). Apr. 18, 2018Media
DIRECT was featured in The Asahi Shimbun Osaka (page 3). Apr. 18, 2018Media
DIRECT was featured in The Fuji Sankei Business i (page 5). Apr. 18, 2018Media
DISAANA and D-SUMM were featured in The Yomiuri Shimbun (page 34). Apr. 17, 2018Media
DISAANA and D-SUMM were featured in The Yomiuri Shimbun Osaka (page 32). Apr. 17, 2018Media
DISAANA and D-SUMM were featured in The Yomiuri Shimbun Osaka (page 33). Apr. 16, 2018Media
DISAANA and D-SUMM were featured in The Yomiuri Shimbun Fukuoka (page 35). Apr. 16, 2018Media
WEKDA was featured in The Kyoto Shimbun (page 20). Apr. 04, 2018Media
DISAANA and D-SUMM were featured in The Hoken Mainichi Shimbun (page 1). Mar. 09, 2018Media
DISAANA and D-SUMM were featured in The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun (page 1). Mar. 09, 2018Media
DISAANA and D-SUMM were featured on TV Asahi. Mar. 03, 2018Media
DISAANA and D-SUMM were featured in The Dempa Times (page 1). Feb. 26, 2018Media
DISAANA and D-SUMM were featured in The Kobe Shimbun (page 1). Jan. 19, 2018Media
WEKDA was featured on TBS Radio. Jan. 17, 2018Media
WEKDA was featured in The Dempa Times (page 3). Jan. 12, 2018Media

2017

WEKDA was featured on TBS Radio. Dec. 21, 2017Media
DISAANA and D-SUMM were featured in The Dempa Shimbun (page 4). Dec. 07, 2017Media
DISAANA and D-SUMM were featured in The Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun (page 16). Dec. 05, 2017Media
WEKDA was featured in a Taiwanese newspaper. Nov. 29, 2017Media
DISAANA and D-SUMM were featured in The Kobe Shimbun (page 6). Nov. 20, 2017Media
DIRECT was featured on KBS "KyobizX". Nov. 24, 2017Media
fVisiOn was featured in The Kagaku Shimbun (page 5). Nov. 10, 2017Media
WEKDA was featured in The Kagaku Shimbun (page 4). Nov. 10, 2017Media
fVisiOn was featured in The Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun (page 5). Nov. 03, 2017Media
fVisiOn was featured in The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun (page 11). Nov. 01, 2017Media
DIRECT was featured on NHK "Good Morning Japan" and "Weekend Kansai". Oct. 28, 2017Media
Keihanna Information and Communication Fair was featured in The Sankei Shimbun Kyoto (page 26). Oct. 27, 2017Media
The establishment of "Cyber Disaster Prevention Consortium" was featured in The Nikkei MJ [Ryutsu Shimbun] (page 7). Oct. 27, 2017Media
WEKDA was featured in The Dempa Times (page 1). Oct. 27, 2017Media
WEKDA was featured in The Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun (page 8). Oct. 27, 2017Media
DIRECT was featured on NHK "News 630 Kyo-Ichinichi". Oct. 27, 2017Media
The establishment of "Cyber Disaster Prevention Consortium" was featured in The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun (page 24). Oct. 26, 2017Media
WEKDA was featured in The Dempa Shimbun (page 3). Oct. 26, 2017Media
fVisiOn was featured in The Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun (page 7). Oct. 25, 2017Media
The establishment of "Cyber Disaster Prevention Consortium" was featured in The Dempa Times (page 1). Oct. 25, 2017Media
"Cyber Disaster Prevention Consortium" was featured in The Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun (page 9). Oct. 25, 2017Media
fVisiOn was featured in The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun(page 31). Oct. 25, 2017Media
WEKDA was featured in The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun (page 31). Oct. 25, 2017Media
fVisiOn was featured in Maxell's News Release. Oct. 24, 2017Media
A press release about WEKDA was issued on Oct.24. Oct. 24, 2017Press release
An article on the establishment of "Cyber disaster prevention consortium" in which Dr. Torisawa, Director General of DIRECT serves as one of the co-representatives, was published in The Nikkei. Oct. 20, 2017Media
"Cyber Disaster Prevention Consortium" in which Dr. Torisawa, Director General of DIRECT serves as one of the co-representatives, was established. Oct. 19, 2017Press release
D-SUMM was utilized in the establishment drill of an headquarters for disaster countermeasures among Central Government Ministries and Agencies, which was held to cope with the anticipated Tokyo Inland Earthquake. Oct. 12, 2017Event
WISDOM X and WEKDA were featured in the evening edition of The Nikkei (page 1). Oct. 12, 2017Media
“Social Wisdom Analysis using Large-scale Natural Language Processing” 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
UCRI was featured in The Dempa Shimbun (page 5 of the offprint). Sep. 27, 2017Media
WISDOM X was featured in The Fuji Sankei Business i (page 3). Aug. 31, 2017Media
DISAANA and D-SUMM were featured in The Yomiuri Shimbun (page 13). Aug. 25, 2017Media
DISAANA and D-SUMM were featured in The Kumamoto Nichinichi Shimbun (page 3). Aug. 03, 2017Media
WISDOM X was featured in The Japan News (page 1). Jul. 23, 2017Media
WISDOM X was featured in The Fuji Sankei Business i (page 4). Jul. 21, 2017Media
WISDOM X was featured in The Yomiuri Shimbun (page 1). Jul. 17, 2017Media
DISAANA was featured in The Yomiuri Shimbun Oita (page 27). Apr. 26, 2017Media
DISAANA was featured in The Nikkei Fukuoka (page 13). Apr. 17, 2017Media
DISAANA was featured in the Yomiuri Shimbun (page 11). Apr. 15, 2017Media
DISAANA was featured in The Nikkei Osaka (page 43). Apr. 14, 2017Media
D-SUMM was featured on NHK’s “Close-up Gendai+” Apr. 13, 2017Media
Reports on the disaster symposium and the performance of D-SUMM were introduced by Executive Researcher Dr. Ohtake on NHK’s (Kyushu/Okinawa) “Naruhodo Jikkan Hodoh DODODO!” Apr. 07, 2017Media
UCRI was introduced in The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun (page 38). Mar. 31, 2017Media
VoiceTra, Wisdom X, and DISAANA were introduced at the memorial symposium for the establishment of the AIP (Advanced Integrated Intelligence Platform) Center, a collaboration between three Ministries (MEXT, METI, and MIC), held at the Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall on Mar 24, 2017. Mar. 24, 2017Event
DIRECT was featured in The Nikkei (page 42). Mar. 16, 2017Media
UCRI was featured in the Kyoto Shimbun (page 13). Mar. 10, 2017Media
DIRECT was featured in the evening edition of The Yomiuri Shimbun (page 5). Mar. 09, 2017Media
DISAANA and D-SUMM were featured in The Yomiuri Shimbun (page 8). Jan. 17, 2017Media
DIRECT was featured in The Kyoto Shimbun (page 1). Jan. 10, 2017Media
DIRECT was featured in The Sankei Shimbun (page 1). Jan. 09, 2017Media

2016

An article on the Kumamoto Earthquake verification report by Oita Prefecture, which includes utilization and verification results of DISAANA and D-SUMM, was published in The Nikkei (page 13 of the Kyushu regional edition). Dec. 13, 2016Media
Website renovations completed. Dec. 01, 2016News
Website launched. Aug. 01, 2016News