It was sparked by reference to a concept called the honne-tatemae divide, which are Japanese concepts related to the true feelings of an individual and the front they present in public. I don’t actually know anything about the Japanese context beyond this one Wikipedia article, so this has been dropped entirely so that I seem worldly and to give us vocabulary less onerous than “what you really think” and “what you’re forced to say”.

Source: Your Organization Probably Doesn’t Want To Improve Things – Ludicity

A brave post, if a bit meandering.