Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Sustainable Innovation 2020–Social, Humanity, and Education (ICoSIHESS 2020)

Conversation Topics on Contact Situation in Introductory Conversations Between Indonesian and Native Japanese Language Speakers

A Survey Study on Indonesian Japanese-Language Speakers

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Sonda Sanjaya
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Sonda Sanjaya
Available Online 21 January 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210120.148How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Conversation Topics, Privacy, Indonesian Students, Introductory Conversations
Abstract

Conversations between speaking partners from different cultures, such as Indonesian and native Japanese language speakers, may include many different topics. However, due to the differences in cultural values between the speakers, the Indonesian Japanese language speakers may speak with a topic that might intrude upon the native Japanese language speakers’ privacy, not knowing sensitive topics. This issue may cause a misunderstanding between the speakers. This survey study aims to identify what conversation topics the Indonesian Japanese language speakers may speak to native Japanese speakers in an introductory conversation on the first meeting. An open-ended questionnaire was distributed to 73 students of the Japanese Language Education Department at Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta to collect the data. The questionnaire included questions on conversation topics that an Indonesian student would like to discuss with Japanese students in five different situations, namely conversations in a cultural exchange event, conversations in Indonesian tourism spots, conversations in Japanese education fairs in Indonesia, conversations in Japanese cultural fairs in Indonesia, and conversations in Indonesian public transportation. Additionally, a follow-up interview to gather detailed answers was conducted with 14 students based on the questionnaire. The survey results showed that Indonesian students wished to discuss personal topics with Japanese students. Therefore, Indonesian students had a high chance of being misunderstood when communicating with Japanese students because they would consider the topic they have chosen to intrude on their privacy. However, as not all personal information is considered privacy-intruding, future survey studies on the Japanese students are necessary to identify private topics.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Sustainable Innovation 2020–Social, Humanity, and Education (ICoSIHESS 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
21 January 2021
ISBN
978-94-6239-317-2
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210120.148How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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