Yikes we’ve got a lot of comments on Miss Universe in Ninja High Heels. I just stumbled across this comment in another site about Miss Japan losing the Miss Universe contest. There seems to be a lot people saying that Ms. Kurara Chibana (1st runnerup) was robbed of the crown…
I would just like to share that the interpreter Ms Japan had didn’t do a good job.
HOST: If you have the opportunity to change the history of humanity, what will you change and why?
Japanese INTERPRETER: translated the question to Japanese correctly.
MS JAPAN (my translation): I believe that there is not much difference between a man and a woman. If there is one thing that a man has more of than a woman is physical strength. Physical strength that translates to violence. Exploitation and violence against women. If that can be eliminated, then the world could be better.
The interpreter’s translation: I believe that there is not much difference between a man and a woman. Only biggest difference will be the physical power of a man. And sometimes man exploit his power and if he can relinquish the kind of violence and exploitation then the world will be better.
Yes, her translation is 90% correct, but the 10% she failed to include could have made Ms. Japan the next Ms. Universe. Ms. Japan’s focus is VIOLENCE against WOMEN. She believed that THAT should be CHANGED, which is the clear answer to the question. Unfortunately the interpreter took out that VERY IMPORTANT WORD “WOMEN” from Ms. Japan’s answer which made the answer very different from what was actually said.