What is the difference between words 目的 {もくてき}/目標{もくひょう} and 方針{ほうしん}?  I found a question, which explains the difference between 目的 {もくてき}/目標{もくひょう}( What are the differences between「目的」and 「目標」? ), but I wonder how to distinguish them from the word 方針{ほうしん}.

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目的 or 目標 is a sort of objective, you can get it and get to it. It's concrete one. 方針 is not a goal but where you face or what methods you choose. You can't reach it because 方針 is not what you want.

I have a sort of 目標. I have decided the 方針 in order to achive my 目標.


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