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Why do you all move?

How Sweden's arctic 'millipede town' Kiruna is slowly moving http://edition.cnn.com/style/article/sweden-kiruna-relocation/index.htmlI've heard some cases that residents in a town have to move due to natural phenomenon. For example, Centra…

Why are elephants killed?

Elephant Nature Park: Chiang Mai's most responsible animal sanctuary http://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/elephant-nature-park-chiang-mai/index.htmlIvory is rumored to be the key to save elephants. Japan imports ivory to use it as a mater…

Vladivostok station timetable(ウラジオストク駅の発車時刻表(日本式))

ウラジオストク駅の時刻表を書いてみました。(日本語版は左側) 11月19日時点の時刻表です。 I summed up the timetable of Vladivostok station.(English version is on the right) It's valid on November 19, 2017.

Why is it convenient to be able to use LRT from the airport?

CAF awarded Manila rolling stock contract http://www.metro-report.com/news/news-by-region/asia-pacific-ex-china/single-view/view/caf-awarded-manila-rolling-stock-contract.htmlThe light rail, LRT Line 1 will be extended from Baclaran to Nio…

Why was the US supplanted by Germany?

Germany supplants US as the country with the best global reputation http://edition.cnn.com/2017/11/17/world/nation-brand-ranking-trnd/index.htmlThe survey is based on governance, exports, culture, people, tourism and immigration/investment…

Why are they easily to be slaves?

Libya opens investigation into slave auctions following CNN report http://edition.cnn.com/2017/11/17/africa/libya-slave-auction-investigation/index.htmlMany refugees are exposed to encounter the similar circumstances, especially when they …

Why is it allowed to prioritize personal dignity by sacrificing children's lives?

Gymnastic formation is one of the shows performed in yearly school sports event which is common in Japan. But, it's been an issue since one student fell from gymnastic formation. In Japan, to show leadership or dignity of teachers, some gy…

Why is it important to make a mistake?

Russia One tram abandoned http://www.metro-report.com/news/news-by-region/europe/single-view/view/russia-one-tram-abandoned.htmlA strangely designed train will be on the way to sophisticated shape. We should not blame failed ones. It is ne…

Why are they boasting meaningless policies?

Bernie Sanders: We must end global oligarchy http://edition.cnn.com/2017/11/13/opinions/oligarchy-paradise-papers-bernie-sanders-opinion/index.htmlTax heaven nations boast their benefits to promote more tourists or industries. But, as a re…

Why does it take a long time to transport freight by trains between Western and Eastern?

Upgrade to handle growth in Asia – Europe rail freight http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/freight/single-view/view/upgrade-to-handle-growth-in-asia-europe-rail-freight.htmlTime consuming thing on Euro-Asia rail transportation is gauge-chan…

Why are they rallying on the independence day?

Nationalist protesters disrupt Poland independence day events http://edition.cnn.com/2017/11/12/europe/poland-warsaw-nationalist-march/index.htmlTheir purpose is not related with the origin of Polish independence day. It's the day when Pol…

Why is it a big issue?

George Takei denies sexually assaulting model in 1981 http://edition.cnn.com/2017/11/11/entertainment/george-takei-sexual-misconduct-allegation/index.htmlI think that he is innocent, even if it's true. That's because what happened 30 years…

Why don't you think about what happens after completion of 1st Circle Line in Singapore?

Final civils contract awarded for Singapore CCL6 http://www.metro-report.com/news/news-by-region/asia-pacific-ex-china/single-view/view/final-civils-contract-awarded-for-singapore-ccl6.htmlWhen this section is completed, it will be the 1st…

Why is there heavy haze?

Breathing in Delhi air equivalent to smoking 44 cigarettes a day http://edition.cnn.com/2017/11/10/health/delhi-pollution-equivalent-cigarettes-a-day/index.htmlWhile Beijing's haze has been famous, Delhi's would be much more serious. One o…

Why can Hong Kong keep the biggest turnout?

The top tourist destinations in 2017 http://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/top-tourist-destinations-2017/index.htmlThe reason why Hong Kong gathered the largest number of visitors is that it's neighboring with the most populated nation. Bu…

Why are they usable like the latest buildings?

Why warehouse conversions are sweeping the globe http://edition.cnn.com/2017/10/26/world/industrial-renovation-one-square-meter/index.htmlIt's a good idea to use unused warehouses. But, we have to pay attention to durability against earthq…

Why are they devoted to reporting Trump's Asian Tour?

Melania Trump embraced by Japanese students, practices calligraphy http://edition.cnn.com/2017/11/06/politics/melania-trump-tokyo-day/index.htmlWhile Trump family visited Japan, Japan's news agencies took up their details as if they were a…

Why are they double decker trains?

Aeroexpress Kiss EMUs enter revenue service http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/passenger/single-view/view/aeroexpress-kiss-emus-enter-revenue-service.htmlConsidering the capacity of Aeroexpress, I wonder why the trains have to be double de…

Why is it free only in the morning?

Free pre-peak travel in Singapore to end http://www.metro-report.com/news/news-by-region/asia-pacific-ex-china/single-view/view/free-pre-peak-travel-in-singapore-to-end.htmlIn Singapore, it's interesting that pre-peak free pass campaign ju…

Why is the only one station elevated?

Qilin Tram in Nanjing, China opened http://www.urbanrail.net/as/cn/nanj/nanjing.htm or https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trams_in_Nanjing 5 subway lines, 2 suburban rails ,and 2 tram lines consist of Nanjing's rail network. Additionally, one…

Why 30?

30 things travelers should do before turning 30 http://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/30-things-travelers-should-do/index.htmlI've done 14 out of 30. So, I'm not qualified to be 30, according to CNN's journalist. Hahaha.In the section "3. …

Why is it the worst thing to choose narrow seats?

AirlineRatings names 'most excellent' airlines for 2018 http://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/airline-excellence-awards-2018/index.htmlI think that how spacious economy seats are is one of the most important factors to choose airlines when…

Why am I concerned about railless train?

CRRC tests ‘railless train’ electric bus in Zhuzhou http://www.metro-report.com/news/news-by-region/china/single-view/view/crrc-tests-railless-train-electric-bus-in-zhuzhou.htmlIt's an innovative invention that this rail system requires ju…

Why is it dangerous to obey neural machines at any time?

Transitioning entirely to neural machine translation https://code.facebook.com/posts/289921871474277/transitioning-entirely-to-neural-machine-translation/Recently, self-studying machines have been used in various fields. For example, we ca…

Why don't they check expansion of visa-free service?

edition.cnn.comThe country that will possibly have more visa-free nations is expected to be ・Smaller country ・Smarter country ・Less threating countrySo, I think that Catalonia, if it gets independence, will rank in better position. Thou…

Why don't you doubt feasibility of a tram extension to the capital airport?

www.metro-report.comWhen I boarded Rabat-Sale Tram, I thought that it's inconvenient that the tram hasn't yet been extended to Rabat–Salé Airport. But, it's under planned. On the other hand, annual passengers of Rabat–Salé Airport is 873,1…

Why can you remember all the structures of each type of sugar?

edition.cnn.comWhen I read the article, I thought that the last section of the article would not be understandable for general people except for chemists. Who can distinguish complicated sugar from simple sugar? So, The article should have…

Why can't they extend beyond border?

Ontario to establish High Speed Rail Planning Advisory Board http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/high-speed/single-view/view/ontario-to-establish-high-speed-rail-planning-advisory-board.htmlThe high speed rail terminates near the border bet…

Why do they restrict private cars?

Private car growth in Singapore to stop 24 Oct 2017 http://www.metro-report.com/news/news-by-region/asia-pacific-ex-china/single-view/view/private-car-growth-in-singapore-to-stop.htmlBasically, developing countries restrict private car use…