(Or this one.)
Literally: authority – scheme – technique – number
Alternately: A plan or strategy to fool people. Wiles; trickery; Machiavellianism.
Notes: Apparently this compound comes to us from Zhu Xi’s (朱熹) The Great Learning (大学).
Well, somebody doesn’t like Abe much, apparently.
I love the written word more than anything else I've had the chance to work with. I'm back in the States from Japan for grad school, but still studying Japanese with the hope of becoming a translator -- or writer, or even teacher -- as long as it's something language-related.