Personally, I don't accept the "lost in translation" thing (At least we all have Google Translate if not better), every school boy learn English in this WORLD even myself - You know my country (EX YU) was communist/socialist oriented and we still learned (Capitalist) language. All in all, I appreciate that both sides are now friends again so they can work together for the same goal - preservation & emulation. Also if I may say this : The whole thing was NOT language barriers, but that dam $$$/¥¥¥ and for the future it would be clever to take care much more about money/donations and everything should be fine. Of course respecting each other is a must.
P.S. I suppose it would be much easier for our fellas Samurais if we use EngRish instead of English ?!
P.P.S. Just wanna say : THANK YOU ShouTime for all Your work for MAME community.