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Why do we have to be careful of high speed rail's environment?

High speed rail promoter Texas Central selects planning and construction contractors http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/single-view/view/high-speed-rail-promoter-texas-central-selects-planning-and-construction-contractors.htmlI'm intereste…

I came back home in Japan

Diary will resume from tomorrow.

I'll back on August 17

Because I'm going on a trip overseas tomorrow, I won't have time to write something here. No later than August 17, I'll be back here.

Why do they hate different religionists?

Faith, fury and fear: The story behind one of history's greatest mass migrations http://edition.cnn.com/2017/08/08/asia/india-pakistan-independence-timeline/index.htmlTo avoid oppression against different religionists, people in India and …

Why don't you hop on African island's light rail?

Mauritius light rail contract signed http://www.metro-report.com/news/infrastructure/single-view/view/mauritius-light-rail-contract-signed.htmlThis is the first urban rail in islands of African nations. Though I thought that the first urba…

Why did he take vacations?

Why Trump vacation critics are dead wrong http://edition.cnn.com/2017/08/04/opinions/trump-vacation-opinion-obeidallah/index.htmlWhat he said astounded me. "if you like your job you don't need a vacation. "Don't take vacations,"Similar sta…

ホアヒンのソンテウ路線図(Hua Hin Songtheaw Map)

Route 1(Green Line): Khao Takiab Hua Hin Airport Body color: green songthaews Operation time : 6:00 ~ 21:00 Frequency: every 15 minutes Fare: 10 baht(6:00~19:00) 15 baht(19:00~21:00) 20 baht(6:00~19:00, passing through Hua Hin Night Ma…

List of busiest stations in United States

Here is the ranking of US stations by ridership. Data was collected in 2016 or 2017. If a station doesn't have data of off-passengers, the number of on-passengers is doubled. Rank/順位 English City ppl/乗降客数 footnote/脚注 1st Penn New Y…

Why can you see bikini where women are obliged to wear robe-like dresses?

edition.cnn.com It is an imitated example of "special economic zone" in China. When a country want to be rich, what they need is to remove restrictions. But, it's too difficult to change laws all over the country. Then, the easiest way is …

Sotetsu 20000 series train was transported to Kashiwadai Depot

The train has been manufactured for enabling Sotetsu to begin through service to Tokyu or JR after 2019. With conventional trains, it is impossible to run through these rail companies due to different signalling systems.By the end of July,…

Why was it built?

How the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge changed China forever http://edition.cnn.com/2017/08/01/architecture/nanjing-yangtze-river-bridge-revival/index.htmlIn unstable cultural revolution era, they built the long bridge by themselves. It's th…

Why was the most grotesque popsicle made?

These popsicles are made from polluted water http://edition.cnn.com/2017/07/31/design/sewage-popsicles-taiwan/index.htmlWe tend to think water pollution is far from our lives. So, it is difficult to encourage people to keep river clean. Bu…

Why are they cool?

The world's coolest nationalities: Where do you rank? http://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/coolest-nationalities/index.htmlThis article includes 2 funny points. The one is that you can expect the coolest nationality at a glance of the top…

Why do they have to be doing research on monorails?

www.globalrailnews.com'Skytrain' they say has already been in use for nearly 30 years. It's Chiba Urban Monorail, which adopts the similar system.In addition to it, another type of the monorail has already been opened in Chongqing, China. …

Why do they omit catenaries?

www.metro-report.com1st Tram Line in Wuhan opened By the way, trams without catenary seem to be popular all over the world. It can be possible by store electricity on fleets. I'm afraid that trams like that can run out electricity, if tram…

Why is there subway station in barren place?

China's metro station in the middle of nowhere http://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/chongqing-china-metro-station-nowhere/index.htmlIt's often the case with developing countries that subway lines open before development of land along the …

Why did I meet Portland Madam?

Portland welcomes contactless ticketing http://www.metro-report.com/news/technology/single-view/view/portland-welcomes-contactless-ticketing.htmlAbout 3 weeks ago, I met a madam from Portland. The reason why I had a chance to speak to her …

Why is he making enemies?

President Trump says that the government will not 'accept or allow' transgender individuals to serve in the U.S. military https://twitter.com/spectatorindex It may cause two disasters. The one is that it will accerelate discrimination agai…

Why isn't that dictatorship criticized?

Controversial Singaporean graphic novel wins 'Oscars' of comic world http://edition.cnn.com/2017/07/25/arts/sonny-liew-eisner-singapore/index.htmlI guess why few people criticize dictatorship of People's Action Party, the Singaporean party…

Why complimentary inflight meal is declining?

Watch your waste: The problem with airline food and packaging http://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/airlines-cabin-waste/index.htmlPre-order system would be effective, if it's done on short distance flights with cheap meals. What do you th…

台湾の鉄道駅別乗降客数ランキング(List of busiest train stations in Taiwan)

※数字は一日あたりです。データは基本的に2016年のものです。乗客数しか分からない駅は乗車人数を倍にして乗降客数を表しています。 ※Data is on daily basis,and is basically collected in 2016. If there aren't data of the number of alighting passeng…

韓国の鉄道駅別乗降客数ランキング(List of busiest train stations in South Korea, 한국철도역의 승하 객수 랭킹)

※数字は一日あたりです。データは基本的に2015年のものです。乗客数しか分からない駅は乗車人数を倍にして乗降客数を表しています。※Data is on daily basis,and is basically collected in 2015. If there aren't data of the number of alighting passenge…

Why do we have to work harder?

Japan stadium worker's suicide was 'death by overwork' say parents http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-olympics-tokyo-stadium-death-idUKKBN1A51C6 I've heard that many Japanese people in 50's had worked more than 200 hours of overtime per mont…

Why do you go for working with sickness?

8 things you should never do at work http://money.cnn.com/2017/07/11/pf/bad-work-habits/index.html From the 1st to the 7th, it can also be applied to Japan's workplaces. Especially, "Come in contagious" must be forbidden more strictly. Tho…

Why don't you ride on the first subway in Malaysia?

Complete Klang Valley SBK Line opens http://www.metro-report.com/news/news-by-region/asia-pacific-ex-china/single-view/view/complete-klang-valley-sbk-line-opens.html The genuine first subway in Malaysia completed. Though there has been mon…

Why does the mere impolite president meet the Queen?

No red carpet for Trump, says London's Khan http://edition.cnn.com/2017/07/17/politics/sadiq-khan-trump-uk-visit/index.html The impolite man has no right to meet the UK Queen. His attitude may dishonour the dignity of British people and di…

九州新幹線英語、中国語放送スクリプト(On-train announcement of Kyusyu Shinkansen in English and Chinese)

・博多発車時(After departing Hakata) Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the Shinkansen. This is the Sakura super express bound for Kagoshima-chuo. We will be stopping at Shin-Tosu and Kumamoto.After leaving Kumamoto, we will be stopping at a…

JR山陰線 嵯峨嵐山駅構内放送の日本語、英語、中国語スクリプト(Script of announcement on the platform of Saga-Arashiyama station along JR San-in Line in Japanese, English and Chinese)

まもなく、3番乗り場に10:14発 普通亀岡行きが4両で参ります。危ないですから黄色い点字ブロックまでお下がりください。 The 10:14 train to Kameoka wil soon be arriving at platform 3. For your safety, please wait behind the yellow line. 十点十四分…

Why losing the quantity of food by skipping breakfast is the cause of being fatter?

edition.cnn.com After skipping breakfast everyday, a comorker who met me after the interval of just 2 months told me "You are putting weight? when I met you before, your face looked slender." I understood the mechanism of my putting weight…

Why can they say it's the next way to get oil?

Could a solution to reducing aviation emissions be found in the Arabian Desert? http://edition.cnn.com/2017/07/12/middleeast/iseas-abu-dhabi-aviation-biofuel/index.html If we ignore the cost, it's a surprising invention. But, to make it co…

Why is there the leader of the free world?

Who is the leader of the free world? http://edition.cnn.com/2017/07/10/opinions/no-world-leader-g20-opinion-hockenos/index.html Rather than finding out the leader of the free world, we have to pay attention to declining power of the free w…

Why don't you move more than 3000km in a day by train?

Baoji – Lanzhou opening completes high speed corridor to western China http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/high-speed/single-view/view/baoji-lanzhou-opening-completes-high-speed-corridor-to-western-china.html The inauguration of Baoji-Lanzh…

Why are XRL trains in Hong Kong?

XRL trainset arrives in Hong Kong by rail http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/high-speed/single-view/view/xrl-trainset-arrives-in-hong-kong-by-rail.html Though West Kowloon station is still under construction, tracks seem to be extended fro…

Why should they decide future earlier?

edition.cnn.com The younger the students are, the more difficult it is for them to decide their future. So, it's not good to decide what to do just after graduation from high school forcefully. I think that the school just wanted to boast …

Why are they in a hurry?

money.cnn.com Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 was the best example of how important it is to carry out experiment of the initial device before releasing mass-production type. In rapidly changing society, manufacturers in almost all the industries …

Why is it leagal?

Preparation for changing Japan's constitution includes strengthening the minister's powerhttps://mainichi.jp/articles/20170706/k00/00m/010/123000c (Translation begins) Liberty and Democratic Party's committee of promoting constitutional re…

Why is the international high speed rail disrupted?

Kuala Lumpur – Singapore high speed rail tender to be called this year http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/high-speed/single-view/view/kuala-lumpur-singapore-high-speed-rail-tender-to-be-called-this-year.html The trains on the high speed ra…

Why do you want to work on Mars?

Hate your job? NASA wants you to work on Mars http://edition.cnn.com/2016/06/16/design/nasa-mars-posters/index.htmlOne of the reasons people feel negative emotion about their job is the mediocrity. If you stay on Mars for a long time, you …

Why was SDF used?

Defense chief's gaffe adds to Abe's headaches http://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/Policy-Politics/Defense-chief-s-gaffe-adds-to-Abe-s-headaches?utm_source=paid.outbrain.com&utm_campaign=BA%20JPN&utm_medium=referral She must have wanted…

Why do they deliver the same service around the world?

World's prettiest Starbucks? New Kyoto outlet set inside 100-year-old townhouse http://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/kyoto-traditional-starbucks/index.htmlAs I said yesterday, world's food retailers have to reform standard stores to make …

Why is McDonald reluctant to operate in India?

money.cnn.com The article says the cause of massive shutting down of McDonald's shops is extermination of the licenses. But, without any serious reason, those kinds of licenses are to be renewed to keep stores running. Usually, it will be …

Why is there Chinese Rule in Hong Kong?

Xi Jinping warns of 'red line' as Hong Kong marks 20 years of Chinese rule http://edition.cnn.com/2017/06/30/asia/hong-kong-china-handover/index.html Strictly speaking, 'Hong Kong marks 20 years of Chinese rule' is not true. When Hong Kong…

Why did trams inaugurate in 2cities, in Guangdong Province, in a month?

Shenzhen Tram opened today https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shenzhen_Tram Following Zhuhai Tram, Shenzhen tram opened today. Like Shanghai, Tianjin, or Suzhou, the tram in Shenzhen opened in industrial area. The tram will transport workers of…

Why was North Korea stimulated?

US military updates Trump's North Korea options http://edition.cnn.com/2017/06/28/politics/north-korea-trump-military-options/index.html It's clear that who fueled North Korea's intention to launch missiles.Without Trump's statement to urg…

Why are giant companies likely to be criticized?

EU slaps Google with record $2.7 billion fine http://money.cnn.com/2017/06/27/technology/business/google-eu-antitrust-fine/index.html When Google was a small business, the way of guiding users to Google service wouldn't have been criticize…

Why is China's new flagship the same as Taiwan's train?

China unveils its new high-speed train 'Fuxing' http://chinaplus.cri.cn/news/china/9/20170625/6959.html Among Chinese, Taiwanese, and Japanese rail fans, it's been surprising news. The name 'Fuxing' is the same as semi-express train in Tai…

Why didn't UK beg lease of Guangdong Province instead of Hong Kong?

Hong Kong: How a 'barren rock' became an Asian powerhouse http://edition.cnn.com/2017/06/25/asia/hong-kong-change-1997-2017/index.html Population itself in Hong Kong is 56th largest in the world, followed by Amsterdam in 57th largest one.B…

新宿駅構内放送+成田エクスプレス車内放送(日本語、英語、中国語)スクリプト  Concourse announcement in Shinjuku.Sta+Narita Express on-train announcement(Japanese, English, Chinese)

・Concourse announcement in Shinjuku.Sta Movies are uploaded on the URL below (not taken by me) https://www.google.co.jp/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjml9HZ6tjUAhWLUrwKHfJMCfwQtwIIIzAA&url=https%3A%2F%…

Why was it build?

www.japantimes.co.jp Before construction of Sankou Line was completed in 1978, it was rumored to be scrapped due to decreasing population along the line. In 2016, it transported the smallest number of passengers among Japan Railways. So, J…

Why every country has to own airport?

What happens when a country's too small for an airport? http://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/small-countries-airports/index.html Ultimate way to maintain air service would be to operate helicopters like Vatican and Monaco.But, internation…