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Ninjō

Ninjō in Japanese, is human feeling that complements and opposes the value of giri, or social obligation, within the Japanese worldview. Broadly speaking, ninjō is said to be the human feeling that inescapably springs up in conflict with social obligation. As ninjō is a culture-specific term, the validity or importance of this concept is subject to a wide range of viewpoints, inextricably tied into one's perspective on nihonjinron as a whole.

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