Just curious after seeing the pitch accent post.
My parents were immigrants and always had accents. It never bothered me growing up that my parents sounded different or when my friends heard them speak.
I live in Japan now, and it doesn’t bother me that I have an American accent when I speak Japanese, as long as I’m understood. A few of my higher level friends do mind, though, and it seems like there’s a community here that have a goal to sound more native.
Just a show of hands. Do you not like your accent in Japanese?