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※Diaries are below the table and advertisement. 鉄道写真館My train photoes 旅行記一覧List of my travel diary 行った事ある駅一覧List of the stations I've visited その他目次The other contents

Why is it important to refer to other railway companies?

Singapore transport innovation winners announced https://www.metro-report.com/news/news-by-region/asia-pacific-ex-china/single-view/view/singapore-transport-innovation-winners-announced.htmlIt's important for railway operators to refer to …

Why wasn't he arrested?

Carlos Ghosn's wife asks French President Macron to help her husband https://edition.cnn.com/2019/08/22/business/carlos-ghosn-carole-ghosn/index.htmlThe article says "hostage justice should appall French government". Though I don't know wh…

Why is such a activity treated as crime?

Indonesia deploys 1,000 police to West Papua to quell protests https://edition-m.cnn.com/2019/08/22/asia/west-papua-unrest-intl-hnk/index.html?r=https%3A%2F%2Fedition.cnn.com%2FIt's interesting to know that those who threw flags away can b…

Why was he detained?

Hong Kong: British consulate employee Simon Cheng detained in China https://edition-m.cnn.com/2019/08/21/asia/hong-kong-simon-cheng-intl-hnk/index.html?r=https%3A%2F%2Fedition.cnn.com%2FI guess China trys to use the consulate employee as h…

Why are they victims of vaping?

More than 120 cases of lung disease in 15 states could be linked to vaping https://edition-m.cnn.com/2019/08/17/health/vaping-lung-disease-states/index.html?r=https%3A%2F%2Fedition.cnn.com%2FIn some states of the US, vaping is legal. It me…

Why was Brasilian rail company taken over by Japan's JR West?

www.railwaygazette.comWhile population around Rio de Janeiro is increasing, ridership of the suburban rails is decreasing. It means railway operator doesn't take appropriate measures. As is often the case with rail companies in developing …

Why do most of the small countries in the Pacific Ocean have less tourists?

edition.cnn.comEntirely, countries consist of small islands in the Pacific Ocean don't seem to be common for tourists' destinations. There are tons of splendid beaches in the Pacific Ocean, and most of them are not bothered by overtourism.…

Why train from China began to run on US

CRRC metro train enters service in Boston https://www.metro-report.com/news/news-by-region/americas/single-view/view/crrc-metro-train-enters-service-in-boston.htmlIt's interesting that US accepted Chinese train manufacturer to install new …

Why is this hotel embarrassing?

Ryugyong Hotel: The story of North Korea's 'Hotel of Doom' https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/ryugyong-hotel-architecture-origins/index.htmlMost of the tallest buildings around the world are skinny shaped. Its purpose is to reduce the a…

Long time no see

I came back from Taiwan yesterday. Travel diary will be uploaded within a month.

Travel Diary on August 10, 2019

※Pictures will be uploaded later Since my wife and daughter were so tired that I decided to go to today's destination alone. After eating breakfast, I walked to Yuanlin Station and took local train to Zhanghua. I walked to Zhanghua Depot t…

Travel Diary on August 9, 2019

※Pictures will be uploaded later.We went to Narita International Airport by Keisei Skyliner train, which provided us spacious seat that can put my baby stroller between seat and baggage storage. When we were able to pass through baggage in…

Sorry for inconvenience

From tomorrow to August 13, I won't keep this diary. That's because I will go on a trip.

Why is the extension of Bangkok blue line meaningful?

Trial operations begin on Bangkok Blue Line extension https://www.metro-report.com/news/news-by-region/asia-pacific-ex-china/single-view/view/trial-operations-begin-on-bangkok-blue-line-extension.htmlEast side of Bangkok has been desert of…

Why don't they plant trees on buildings?

A gravity-defying tower aimed at 'sustainable urbanism' has opened in Singapore https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/singapore-sustainable-tower-building-scli-intl/index.htmlWhen it comes to building new buildings which are in harmony wit…

Why could they commute to downtown Hong Kong?

Flights canceled, major roads blocked as Hong Kong protests escalate https://edition.cnn.com/asia/live-news/hong-kong-strike-protest-intl-hnk/index.htmlStrike of the employees working in public transportations must have damaged the city, w…

Why don't you see post-war era in Iraq?

edition.cnn.comIt's often the case with places where war or terrorism used to be famous, they are rarely broadcasted after becoming safer. So, it requires much endeavor for journalists or people there to make war-experienced cities famous …

名鉄の英語、中国語アナウンス(Announcement on Meitetsu Lines、名铁线的广播)

・Platform of Kanayama Station(金山站站台广播) Train at platform 4 is bound for Centrair International Airport. 四号线列车开往中部国际机场Train at platform 3 is bound for Centrair International Airport. 三号线列车开往中部国际机场Train at…

Why do they train?

www.scmp.comIt's often said that females want to be slimmer than necessary. Some of them decrease their attractiveness, because of extremely skinny bodies. On the other hand, males don't mind fat females to an extent. So, it's a balanced i…

Why don't you ride a subway train in the city which is famous for noodle?

Lanzhou Metro opened http://www.urbanrail.net/as/cn/lanzhou/lanzhou.htmIt's the first metro system in Lanzhou, and also in Gansu Province. Though the city has many Moslems, each station doesn't have signage with Arabic letters. On the othe…

Why is the allegation of China supported by images?

China is blaming the US for the Hong Kong protests. Can that really be true? https://edition-m.cnn.com/2019/07/31/asia/us-china-hong-kong-interference-intl-hnk/index.html?r=https%3A%2F%2Fedition.cnn.com%2FThe image that protesters waved US…

Why is this rating unfair?

What are the world's safest airlines for 2019? https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/worlds-safest-airlines-2019/index.htmlAccording to the article, AIrline.Rating.com assesses safety of each airline by individual news. But, it's not fair…

Why are casinos likely to be nests of laundering money?

Australian casino giant Crown Resorts sees shares fall after reports Asian crime syndicate used it to launder cash https://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/3020514/australian-casino-giant-crown-resorts-sees-shares-fall-afterTo laund…

Why are these countries at odds?

Why Russia and China are wading into a centuries' old dispute over a tiny island cluster https://edition-m.cnn.com/2019/07/26/asia/south-korea-russia-japan-china-warplanes-analysis-intl-hnk/index.html?r=https%3A%2F%2Fedition.cnn.com%2FI gu…

Why did Bahrain execute death penalty?

Bahrain executes three men the day after US reinstates federal death penalty https://edition-m.cnn.com/2019/07/27/middleeast/bahrain-executions-intl/index.html?r=https%3A%2F%2Fedition.cnn.com%2FAccording to the article, Bahrain doesn't hav…

Why isn't it effective to use People's Liberation Army?

Beijing says People’s Liberation Army is a ‘pillar of stability’ for Hong Kong https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3020287/beijing-says-peoples-liberation-army-pillar-stability-hongPeople's Liberation Army has already been in…

Why should India think about diversity of oil suppliers?

India is buying more US and Saudi oil because of sanctions on Iran https://edition.cnn.com/2019/06/26/business/indian-oil-us-iran-sanctions/index.htmlWhether or not there are US sanctions, India should reduce its dependency on Iran about o…

Why was the Line 18 project cancelled?

São Paulo Line 18 project cancelled https://www.metro-report.com/news/news-by-region/cs-america/single-view/view/sao-paulo-line-18-project-cancelled.htmlWhen I saw the title, I thought that cancellation of Line 18 project would be inapprop…

Why didn't extradition law affect?

South Korean shares fall after Pyongyang missile launches https://edition.cnn.com/2019/07/24/investing/asian-market-latest-kospi/index.htmlIt's interesting that Hong Kong's Hang Seng index rose, despite turmoil amid battles between protest…