Half wins award for her funny accent

Unfortunately I cannot find a link to this, but apparently the 18th of February is "local accent day", and on last night’s News Caster they showed highlights from a competition organised by Tokyo universities to find the best local dialect-speaking female student, and the winner was from Niigata (IIRC) and did her bit wearing a sari or similar dress, and had a definite Asian (in the British sense) look to her.

It reminds me of the first time a Pakistani entrant won a gold medal at the Whisky Olympics.

More information on this story would be most welcome!

  1. I can confirm that this story was indeed on the television.

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