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“In this country, our driving ambition to succeed often causes us to state "tatemae," saying what is expected, rather than "honto.”
“The truth is essentially cast out to media limbo, while the tatemae facade remains the most legitimate narrative of how Japan works.”
“I suspect this is less about tatemae/honne than a digital attempt to salvage the uchi/soto relationship: all of her friends know what her nickname is, and she theirs, but all have the option of not letting outsiders know specifically who they are.”
“Since this post and this comment in particular has been linked to by a major tech blog, I feel I should mention this: I think the phrase you are looking for is tatemae vs. honne.”
“In Japan, there is reality (honne) and appearance (tatemae).”
“This allows, in his opinion, Japan to have a pop culture where the extremes are much more extreme and anarchic than anything we have in the West, but at the same time there is an implied understanding that these entertainments are aimed at the "honne" and should not become "tatemae".”
“Ian Buruma has a lot of problems but his book "Behind the Mask" describes the difference in Japanese society behind one's private feelings and opinions "honne" and one's public persona "tatemae".”
“In Japan, there is an important distinction between what one says (tatemae,public talk) and what is left unsaid—usually, what one really means (honne,private thoughts).”
“It also leads me to think that public apologies from Japanese leaders over Nanjing, comfort women, etc. reflect only “tatemae” and not “honne” and from an American perspective that makes the apologies rather hollow.”
“Do not make the mistake of confusing tatemae - the facade”
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Words from other languages that are difficult to translate into English. The way these can illuminate cultural differences fascinates me. See also The Meaning of Tingo.
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