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Why was it so important to take rare pictures in those days?

Rare 19th-century images show China at the dawn of photography https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/china-photos-19th-century-loewentheil-collection/index.htmlIt's surprising that rare pictures were sold at high price in those days. Now t…

Why do they let them to walk desert?

edition.cnn.comWalking through barren desert is too dangerous. There are many reports that many people tried to traverse desert without sufficient preparation were dead. Unlike traversing rain forest, there is no way to get food or water i…

Why is Japan's railway stations are relatively small, considering its demand?

www.metro-report.comSince many urban rails in Japan's mega cities were constructed before WWⅡ, their facilities can no longer deal with recent demand. So, expansion of the stations must be needed to meet the demand. But, amid population de…

Why share ride system is florishing around the world?

edition.cnn.comWe have to be careful that taxi or vehicle is not the only transportation mode to be able to apply Uber system. In South East Asia and South Asia, it's also common to use canal, river, or sea by boat. But, I don't think that…

Why doesn't Manilla have a railway to its airport?

Manila cross-city rail link gets underway https://www.metro-report.com/news/news-by-region/asia-pacific-ex-china/single-view/view/manila-cross-city-rail-link-gets-underway.htmlThough many South Eastern Asian cities like Jakarta, Kuala Lump…

Why doesn't the new city have public transportation?

India is building a city from scratch to attract foreign investors https://edition.cnn.com/2018/09/30/investing/india-gujarat-gift-city-foreign-investment/index.htmlFor me, the scheme to build the GIFT City seems to be sufficient to compet…

Why is it difficult to solve low fertility rate?

Chinese couples can't afford a second child, no matter what Beijing wants https://edition-m.cnn.com/2019/02/12/asia/china-second-child-economy-intl/index.html?r=https%3A%2F%2Fedition.cnn.com%2FAs a country becomes rich, many people take it…

Why is it difficult to maintain rails under snowy climate?

Maintenance vehicle delivered to Philadelphia https://www.metro-report.com/news/news-by-region/americas/single-view/view/maintenance-vehicle-delivered-to-philadelphia.htmlSnow is one of the important factors that make railway operations mo…

Why is Ryokan style hotel rare in cities?

edition.cnn.comIt's difficult to find out Ryokan style hotel in Japan's urban area. That's because hotels adopting that style have developed and remained around hot springs. Long time ago, there would have been Ryokan styke hotels even in …

Travel Diary on February 10, 2019

Today is the day for completing all of the Tobu Railway lines except for Tojo Line and its branching lines. I headed for Tatebayashi. IMG_1182 posted by (C)gozami Tatebayashi station Tobu 850 seriesIMG_1181 posted by (C)gozami In front of …

Why does such a thing happen?

edition.cnn.comI can't believe that 88% of men and women have sent images of genitals. I've never heard of that in my life. But, the only clue lies in the fact that an acquaintance of me from Australia has said "It's common in Australia to…

Why are they pursuiting just speed?

edition.cnn.comElevator was invented earlier than expected. And, I didn't know the initial version of the elevators were powered by steam engine. I had thought all of the elevators would be powered by electricity. Because of its cost, more…

Why are there so many people who like to listen to music?

edition.cnn.comAs far as my friends, those who like to listen to music tend to be optimistic about everything and have strong self-confidence. When I was a freshman student, a friend of mine quit the college, because he wanted to be devote…

Why is it difficult to protect something attractive in barren area?

edition.cnn.comGraffiti is a serious issue with tourist attractions without any staff. If they are afford to set up surveillance camera, it will be solved to an extent. But, if they can't, we don't have a way to protect them from graffiti …

Why do they hesitate to buy trains from China

Sydney Trains fleet to grow https://www.railwaygazette.com/news/news/australasia/single-view/view/sydney-trains-fleet-to-grow.htmlI'm surprised at the fact that CRRC sells rolling stocks to Australia. In Japan, it's avoided to purchase tra…

Why is it important to interact between Christian and Moslem?

Pope Francis makes first papal visit to Arab Gulf state https://edition-m.cnn.com/2019/02/03/middleeast/pope-francis-uae-visit-intl/index.html?r=https%3A%2F%2Fedition.cnn.com%2FIslam is often seen as the religion that conflicted with Chris…

Why do we have to review safety issues constantly?

edition.cnn.comTo obey safety regulation is priority. But, if it causes multiple times of flight returning, authorities should think about how to avoid such an accident.

Why are they eatable?

Human 'hot pot' in China invites tourists to take a dip https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/china-hangzhou-human-hot-pot/index.htmlThough it would be good to boast hot pot like hot spings, I wonder if food dipping in the pools are hygie…

Why is the experiment possible in Florida?

Cold weather testing: Airplanes endure punishing extremes https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/plane-airbus-cold-weather-testing/index.htmlThough the new test site in will give us information on stopping airplanes under extremely cold or…

Why it won't reach downtown?

Driverless 160 km/h metro train on test https://www.metro-report.com/news/news-by-region/china/single-view/view/driverless-160nbspkmh-metro-train-on-test.htmlThe problem of this metro is that it won't be connected with downtown of Beijing,…

Why are they discriminated?

South Korea's glass ceiling: the women struggling to get hired by companies that only want men https://edition-m.cnn.com/2019/01/31/asia/south-korea-hiring-discrimination-intl/index.html?r=https%3A%2F%2Fedition.cnn.com%2FIt's similar to th…

Why are those tunnels dangerous?

Can Norway win the global race to build a 'floating tunnel'? https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/norway-underwater-floating-tunnel-intl/index.htmlIf this tunnel were to be built, there have to be a lot of evaluation tubes connected with …

Why are coast-side hotels superior?

Coming soon: 14 Asia hotels we can't wait to check into in 2019 https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/asia-new-hotels-opening-2019/index.htmlOne of the most important factors contributing to value of the hotels is river or ocean. Even if …

Travel Diary to Hong Kong and Canton was completed

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Why is it risky for specific people to take flights overpassing big ocean?

Hawaiian Airlines plane is diverted after a flight attendant dies https://edition-m.cnn.com/2019/01/26/us/hawaii-flight-flight-attendant-dies-trnd/index.html?r=https%3A%2F%2Fedition.cnn.com%2FThe most dangerous thing for passengers with ca…

Why did the supreme court make such a decision?

edition.cnn.comWhat we have to pay attention to the issue is that those who administrates something in Japan's authorized group must pass through supports from conservative people. For example, those who can be judges of The Supreme Court …

Why is Hong Kong's feeedom about economy is followed by Singapore?

www.scmp.comAs well as Hong Kong, Singapore is also at risk of governmental intervention. If you search on the Internet about how democratic Singapore is, you will find that the country is ranked at the lowest in developed countries. Congr…

Why don't they boast beautiful landscape?

edition.cnn.comThough what I imagine about Greece is ruins of Ancient Greece, there seems to be quaint seaside towns like other parts of southern Europe. To earn foreign currency, Greece should boast its resource of tourism industry by app…

Why don't you take 3rd metro system in Zhejiang?

First suburban line opens in Wenzhou https://www.metro-report.com/news/news-by-region/china/single-view/view/first-suburban-line-opens-in-wenzhou.htmlIt's the 3rd metro system in Zhejiang Province. And, it's the 1st metro system in the pro…