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Investigation on the acceptability of Japanese prosody-the effect of the position of accent nuclei-This study investigates the influence of the change of position of word's accent nuclei upon the Japaneseness. With the Japanese speeches with proper accent nuclei and the one with improper accent nuclei, the study analyzed the responses from Seoul-born Korean, Busan-born Korean and Tokyo-born native Japanese speakers. This study also analyzes what pitch pattern makes the Japanese language lose its naturalness.