[quote]Actually, O-ren is not supposed to be able to speak japanese. She’s half chinese, half japanese american, remember? That’s why she gets so pissed of at that guy who brought up her heritage. She also speaks through a translator when they have the meeting. [/quote]
I think you guys are wrong about the translator thing. Sofie’s not there to translate Japanese for O-ren, she’s there as O-ren’s secretary and knows english as well. So when O-ren speaks in english, Sofie translates for the rest of the council. Therefore…O-ren probably can speak Japanese just fine. I’m not sure how’d she ever have a remote chance of being queen of Tokyo’s underworld if she couldn’t speak japanese!