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 Definition A Japanese belief, probably arising in the sixteenth century but becoming a prominent when junior officers pressed for radical nationalist reform in the 1920s and 1930s, in which obedience to superiors was less important than obedience to principles; could justify assassinations and overthrows of government [d] [e]
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