Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! Will the Japanese starve? Could such a wealthy country go more than hungry? Some think the doomsday scenario is more likely than many believe possible. An author and noted expert on the subject, when interviewed for television, said any sort of disruption to Japan's food imports would create real problems. According to him, Japan would lose sixty per cent of its food supply, the proportion Japan imports now. That's scary stuff. Imagine losing sixty per cent of your food! What do you think about Professor Kusayanagi's comments? Do you think he's right? Do you think he missed something? Or do you think the chances of such a catastrophe are too remote to worry about?
Learning Japanese with JapanesePod101.com is the most fun and effective way to learn Japanese! This Japanese lesson is all about how you express certain ideas of likelihood in Japanese. "It might rain tomorrow." That's possible, unless you live in the Sahara Desert. "We might starve tomorrow." That probably won't happen, but it might. In Japan, they don't grow all their food, especially flour. When you make a statement, you can say it's possible and reasonably likely or you can say it's possible and not very likely at all. So you can tell how likely a speaker believes a statement to be by listening carefully. Visit us at JapanesePod101.com where you will find many more fantastic Japanese lessons and learning resources! Leave us a message while you are there!