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Why does IKEA pay attention to its restaurant in India?

money.cnn.com

Though I don't know what postpones the opening of the first IKEA in India,
What I'm worried about is a restaurant in IKEA. As those who've benn to IKEA know, there is a Swedish restaurant inside the facility.
But, India is a country, where many people believe Hindu. So, they cannot eat beef by religious reasons.
Judging from the fact that beef is usually served there at least in Japan's IKEA retails, IKEA has to think about alternative food for that.
And, like vegetarian burger served in McDonald's in India, there will be vegetarian Swedish food?

Why is it difficult to operate driverless trains?

Driverless heavy haul train completes first iron ore delivery
http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/technology/single-view/view/driverless-heavy-haul-train-complete-first-iron-ore-delivery.html

Factors that can be problems in driverless trains are high speed, long distance, and long trains.
In this case, speed is not high. But, the others are the big issues. The railway company seems to have solved them by installation of monitoring cameras.
In addition to that, there would be few crossings along the line, due to low population density. That may be less dangerous for driverless trains.

Why are they away from family?

Photographers capture the rise of South Korea's 'loner' culture
https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/honjok-south-korea-loner-culture/index.html

As far as I know people in Korean or Japanese youngstars strongly tied with traditional family systems have to live with undemocratic and unreasonable rules. And then, they try to flee from families.
Extremely speaking, they are forced to choose liberty or family.
To divert low fertility rate into higher one, elderly people will have to think about a system which doesn't force younger generation to endure meaningless suffering.

Why is Maglev needed?

Max Bögl plans to enter urban maglev market
http://www.metro-report.com/news/infrastructure/single-view/view/max-boegl-plans-to-enter-urban-maglev-market.html

Maglev itself can be useful for low to medium speed transportation. But, the problem is that most of the railways all over the world consist of iron rail networks. And then, it's difficult to compete with such a matured market in terms of through train service, procurement of train components.

Why do they have to worry about health?

Thai cave rescue suspended for the day after four more boys freed
https://edition-m.cnn.com/2018/07/09/asia/thai-cave-rescue-intl/index.html

Since I am writing this diary on July 10th, I know that all of the members in that cave were saved.
As is written on the article, delicated health care after evacuation from harsh environment is needed.
For example, Jewish people rescued from Nazi prison are forbidden to eat much, because most of those who ate a lot of food after starvation died, due to lack of digesting function.
Another example is mine workers rescued from deep underground in Chile. They were told to wear sunglasses to protect eyes which are not exposed to sunlight for a long time.

Heavy Rain affected railways in West Japan

Here is information about train information in West Japan at 22:30 on July 8th.

JR West
Sanyo Shinkansen
In regular operation

Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe Area
All of the railways except for the following ones have already been in regular operation.
・Kansai Main Line(Kamo~Iga-ueno)
・Kakogawa Line(Nishiwakishi~Tanikawa)
・Sanyo Main Line(Aioi~Kamigori)

Hiroshima City Network
Most of the JR lines are disrupted. But, the following rails are scheduled to start operation from the first train on July 9th.
・Sanyo Main Line(Kaitaichi~Hiroshima~Iwakuni)
・Kabe Line(Entire section)

Okayama Area
Most of the JR lines are disrupted. But, the following rails are scheduled to start operation from the first train on July 9th.
・Sanyo Main Line(Seto~Okayama~Kasaoka)
・Momotaro Line(Entire section)
・Seto Ohashi Line(Entire section)
・Ube Minato Line(Entire section)
・Ako Line(Entire section)

Northern Kinki Area(Kita-Kinki Area)
All of the railways except for the following ones have already been in regular operation.
・San-in Main Line(Tottori~Kinosaki-Onsen~Fukuchiyama~Sonobe)
・Maizuru Line(Ayabe~Higashi-Maizuru)
・JR Takarazuka Line(Sasayamaguchi~Fukuchiyama)
・Bantan Line(Teramae~Wadayama)

San-in Area
All of the railways except for the following ones have already been in regular operation.
・Inbi Line(Tottori~Chizu)
・Hakubi Line(Entire Section)
・Sakai Line(Entire Section)
・Kisuki Line(Entire Section)

Yamaguchi Area
All of the railways except for the following ones have already been in regular operation.
・Gantoku Line(Entire Section)
・Yamaguchi Line(Miyano~Masuda)

Hokuriku Area
・Takayama Line(Toyama~Mino-Ohta)
・Obama Line(Obama~Higashi-Maizuru)

JR Central
Iida Line(Chubu-Tenryu~Tenryukyo)
・Takayama Line(Toyama~Mino-Ohta)


Private Railways

All the railways except for the following Lines are in regular operation.
Ihara Railway
Suspended

Nishikigawa Railway
Suspended

Kyoto-Tango Railway
Suspended

Kobe Electric Railway(Shintetsu)
・Ao Line(Kizu~Nishi-Suzurandai)

Tosa Kuroshio Railway
Suspended. But, it will resume full operation on July 9th.