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In terms of the acceptance method of Western thought in Japan, ‘Bungen’ was used as a tool to explain other concepts in Fukuzawa’s works, not just a simple translation of itself. It was used for the Western realignment of the existing concept. Also it is revealed that the aspect of self-control of ‘Bungen’ is contained in early thought of Fukuzawa, which have so far been mostly dealt with “open” aspects such as freedom, equality and independence. Fukuzawa's methodology of reshaping the acceptance of modern Western ideas by identifying them as “the degree of self-control” is unique and notable, in terms of translation methodology and in his early thought.