The True Meaning of Kakushinhan and How to Answer Correctly in Persona 5

A particular school question regarding "Kakushinan" has been confusing people in Persona 5. Here's how to answer it correctly.

When you aren't stylishly ripping enemies to pieces in Persona 5, you're attempting to ace the tests at school. However there is one particular question that has people puzzled that uses the Japanese term "Kakushinhan".

Translated into English, it can be a tricky concept to understand but the Japanese dictionary defines it in two ways:

  • Crime of Conscience  
  • Premeditated crime (viewed as mistaken usage); act carried out while knowing that it should not be

With this information in mind, the question before us becomes a little clearer. On April 25th in-game, you'll be posed the following question:

"What's the common usage of kakushinhan again, regarding an action you take?"

Your answer should be "Knowing your actions are wrong."

A second question will then stand before you:

"But the real kakushinhan is the opposite, right? So the opposite means…"

To finish the set, you should answer "Conviction that you're right."

Voila! A handy boost to stats will be your reward as well as a job well done. It can be tricky getting your head round some of the questions and other concepts of Persona 5, but why not take a look at some of our other guides for extra help:


Published Jul. 7th 2017

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