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giri

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  1. Giri

    Giri is a Japanese value roughly corresponding to "duty", "obligation", or even "burden of obligation" in English. It is defined as "to serve one's superiors with a self-sacrificing devotion" by Namiko Abe. This value is so integral to Japanese culture that the conflict between giri and ninjō, or "human feeling", is said to have been the primary topic of Japanese drama since earlier periods in history. Today, social critics decry the diminishing influence of giri on shinjinrui, the new generations of Japan, who pursue an individualistic path in life that seems quite disparate from traditional Japanese culture.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of giri in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of giri in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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