福岡市在住のアジア系留学生に対する環境音調査

Translated title of the contribution: A Questionnaire Survey on Environmental Sounds for Asian Students in Fukuoka City.

岩宮 眞一郎, 柳原 麻衣子

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Abstract

A questionnaire survey was given to foreigners living in Fukuoka City, Japan to identify and clarify the features of the Japanese soundscape. Due to the fact that foreigners have their own cultural background, they may recognize different soundscape from the Japanese. The respondents are foreign students in the universities in Fukuoka City. They are mainly Chinese, Korean, and other Asians. The foreigners were asked to point out the sounds which they often heard in Japan but rarely heard in their home countries and vice versa. Exhaust noises by wild bike riders (Bousouzoku in Japanese), aircraft noise, crow caws, audio traffic signals for the blind, and the chirping of cicadas are the typical sounds only heard in Japan. These sounds are heard in Japan during daily life. For foreigners, the Japanese soundscape is characterized by these sounds. These sounds are not necessarily stereotyped as Japanese-like sounds, such as temple bells or the Yamakasa festival. Car horns, human voices, and bicycle bells are the typical sounds less heard in Japan. The total impression of the acoustic environment among the respondents has been positive, despite the noisy Bousouzoku and aircraft.
Translated title of the contributionA Questionnaire Survey on Environmental Sounds for Asian Students in Fukuoka City.
Original languageJapanese
Pages (from-to)267-273
Number of pages7
Journal騒音制御
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999

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