1. 〔方向〕a course ((of action)); 〔方策〕a policy; 〔計画〕a plan; 〔思考・手順・政策などの〕a line; 〔原則〕a principle
    • 党の方針
    • the party line
    • 退職後の方針を立てる
    • 「map out a course [frame a plan] for one's life after retirement
    • 方針を変更[実行]する
    • change [carry out] one's plan [policy]
    • 方針を誤る
    • take [follow] a wrong course/adopt a mistaken policy/be on the wrong track
    • 外国に対して門戸開放の方針を守った[定めた/とった]
    • They followed [decided on/adopted] an open-door policy toward foreign countries.
    • 方針通りにはいかなかった
    • It didn't go as planned.
    • 薄利多売を方針としている
    • It is our policy to hold down our profit margin and sell as much as possible.
    • 先生の教育方針に沿うようにつとめます
    • We will try to live up to your educational principles.