Prime Minister Mori was given some Basic English conversation training before he visits Washington and meets President Barack Obama...
The instructor told Mori Prime Minister,” when you shake hand with President Obama,” please say” how are you ". Then Mr. Obama should say," I am fine, and you? “Now, you should say” me too ". Afterwards we, translators, will do the work for you."
翻譯官告訴森總理，當你與歐巴馬總統握手時，請說「你好嗎」（how are you）, 歐巴馬會回答「我很好，你呢? 」這時你必須回答「我也是」（me too），接下來就是我們翻譯人員的事了。
It looks quite simple, but the truth is...
When Mori met Obama, he mistakenly said “who are you?” (Instead of "How are you?".)
"當森總理會見歐巴馬時，他誤說成「你是誰?」（who are you，他把who和how誤用了）