場 Ba

「場」Ba

 

 


Place, Situation

 







In Japan it is important to behave in a situation-appropriate manner.

 

 

 

A Japanese Businessman,for example will conduct himself differently at a formal meeting with a customer,a meeting with his boss and a night out with his colleagues.
Ba o wakimaeru refers to the ability to sense what the proper behavior is in a given time and place.

An ability to “read situations” and act accordingly is key to mastering Japanese etiquette.