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Honke (本家) is the main household of Japanese family. The head of a household and his successor reside in the honke, while collateral branches establish bunke.[1] The honke-bunke relationship is also reflected in the relationship between Japanese companies and their subsidiaries.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "honke and bunke". Japan: An Illustrated Encyclopedia. Tokyo: Kodansha Ltd. 1993. pp. 558–559.  
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