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Program:海外かいがいのニュース Personality: 村上隆むらかみりゅう

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Japanese Script

では、ここで海外かいがいだいふたほど紹介しょうかいしましょうか。まずはかいいちひく女性じょせい、ギネス*1 認定にんていなんだそうです。えー、インドの女性じょせいかただそうですけども、まえはジョティ・アムゲさん、19じゅうきゅうさい身長しんちょう62ろくじゅうに,8てんはっセンチだそうです。認定式にんていしき先日せんじつ、ニューヨークの観光名所かんこうめいしょでもあります*2、エンパイアステイトビルの86はちじゅうろくかい展望台てんぼうだいおこなわれました。アムゲさんはインドでまれそだち、現在げんざい年制ねんせいじょたん大学だいがくかよっています、じょ大生だいせいです。ギネスを目指めざしてからは注目ちゅうもくびまして、人生じんせい180ひゃくはちじゅうわったとはなしています。え、これまでインドえいかいのボリウッドを目指めざしていたそうですけども、有名ゆうめいになったいまはハリウッドではたらきたいと、ちょっとずかしそうにってたそうです。

English Translation

Title: Foreign News Personality: Murakami Ryuji
Now, why don’t we introduce two foreign topics here? First, I heard that the Guinness*1 recognized the world’s shortest woman. Um, well it’s a woman from India. Her name is Ms. Jyoti Amge, 19-years-old, and her height is 62.9 centimeters. The recognition ceremony was a few days ago. It took place on the 86th floor viewing platform of the Empire State Building, which is also a New York tourist attraction*2. Ms. Amge was born and raised in India, and currently attends a two-year junior women’s college; she’s a female college student. She’s being flooded with a lot of attention after she made up her mind to aim for the recognition of Guinness, and she explains her life has changed 180°. Um, until now, I heard that like she has been aiming at India’s film industry, Bollywood, but since she’s become famous, she’d like to work in Hollywood; it’s been said that she’s a little shy.

Notes: Japanese Grammar and Vocabulary

1. I.e. the Guinness World Records.

2. This is an honorific expression equivalent to 「観光名所かんこうめいしょでもある」 in a plain way. The sentence continues even though the verb ends with 「ます」. This expression is often used in formal settings.

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