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This paper describes the latest version of the Chinese-Japanese-English handheld speech-tospeech translation system developed by NICT/ATR, which is now ready to be deployed for travelers. With the entire speech-to-speech translation function being implemented into one terminal, it realizes real-time, location-free speech-to-speech translation. A new noise-suppression technique notably improves the speech recognition performance. Corpus-based approaches of speech recognition, machine translation, and speech synthesis enable coverage of a wide variety of topics and portability to other languages. Test results show that the character accuracy of speech recognition is 820/0–940/0 for Chinese speech, with a bilingual evaluation understudy score of machine translation is 0.55–0.74 for Chinese-Japanese and Chinese-English.