Japanese likes the words self responsibility.
In western world usually it comes with the freedom, like proceed at your own risk.
Japanese even ask for self responsibility when someone doing something protected under the law, because Japanese don’t have the higher concept above the law.
That’s why secretary of the cabinet accused the hostage killed by the terrorists, it’s self responsibility.
It’s of course a self responsibility but it’s not a contract with the government it’s actually a contract with the God.