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Travel Diary to Watarase Keikoku Railway was completed

Feel free to see the page from the following link. http://special-rapid223.hatenablog.com/entries/2008/03/01#Travel%20top

Why do they cry on board?

edition.cnn.comI've never heard people can easily cry on air plane. Maybe, for those who rarely use airplane, an opportunity to take aircraft often comes with saying good-bye to someone at airport. So, they would think "Every time I come t…

Why do they want to ban education or election for female?

edition.cnn.comIslamic extremists often say "Education or election for women is contradicted with the Koran. We have to remove that kind of movement". Though it's true that Chapter 4:34 of the Koran refers to how women should behave in fro…

Why can't we criticize Saudi Arabian authority?

edition.cnn.comSaudi Arabia has been criticized by civilians, due to abuse of human rights. But, officially, almost all of the nations worldwide don't refer to it, because they want to be in good terms with Saudi Arabia, which is an ally o…

Why is it significant in Saudi Arabia?

Riyadh Metro airport extension contract awarded https://www.metro-report.com/news/news-by-region/middle-east-africa/single-view/view/riyadh-metro-airport-extension-contract-awarded.htmlIt would be the first metro linked with an airport in …

Why could they travel around the United States?

Harper Yeats will have traveled to all 50 states this week. She's only 5 months old https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/harper-yeats-50-states-record-trnd/index.htmlThere is a common phrase "If you love your children, send them out into…

みやこ路快速四か国語放送の英中スクリプト(English and Chinese announcement of Miyakoji rapid service)

Attention please. This is the Miyakoji Rapid service bound for Kyoto. We will be stopping at Kizu, Tamamizu, Joyo, Uji, Rokujizo ,and Tofukuji before arriving at Kyoto. 各位乘客,请注意。本次列车是开往京都的都路快速。列车前方停车站以此为木…

Travel Diary on October 14, 2018

We got up early to soak in hot spring which opens at 6:00 am. after bathing, we ate breakfast. Foreign visitors sitting next our table asked "What did you say?" to a staff. Then, the staff said "Annin tofu". According to Wikipedia, it's re…

Travel Diary on October 13, 2018

I went to Takasaki.Sta to meet my friend in my high school days. After arriving at the station, I rode his vehicle to get to Fukiwari Waterfall. IMG_9468 posted by (C)gozami Main WaterfallIMG_9470 posted by (C)gozami Temporal Waterfall?IMG…

Why is it risky to invest countries under dictatorship?

Silicon Valley wrestles with Saudi Arabia ties https://edition.cnn.com/2018/10/12/tech/silicon-valley-saudi-arabia/index.htmlMore than 50 years ago, it was rare to invest developing countries under dictatorship. But after economic growth o…

Why is the new market safe?

Tokyo's new Toyosu fish market opens for business https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/tokyo-toyosu-fish-market/index.htmlThough concerns over contaminated soil under Toyosu new market is being a social issue, it won't be a problem, cons…

Why do they proceed to urbanize rails?

Auckland City Rail Link fit-out contractor selected https://www.metro-report.com/news/news-by-region/asia-pacific-ex-china/single-view/view/auckland-city-rail-link-fit-out-contractor-selected.htmlJudging from the situation in Auckland 5 ye…

Why are sightseeing spots puzzled amid booming global tourism?

Thailand bay made popular by 'The Beach' closes indefinitely https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/maya-bay-closure-thailand/index.htmlThough global tourism is boosting economy worldwide, it's a puzzling issue especially for destinations …

Why can we say which one is better?

Standing desk recommendations based on weak science https://edition-m.cnn.com/2018/10/03/health/standing-desk-trutv/index.html?r=https%3A%2F%2Fedition.cnn.com%2FIt's the common phrase that the last drop makes the cup run over. As the phras…

Why don't they prefer platform screen doors to current platforms?

edition.cnn.comThough platform screen doors are gradually installed in East Asian countries, there seem to be no movement like that in Europe including UK. I wonder why railway operators in Europe are not willing to install them in each st…

Why did they notice it now?

www.hudson.orgMike Pence's remark shows threat against People's Republic of China. But, China's intention to export its political mindset has been observed for more than 3 years such as sudden expansion of Confucious Institutes around the …

Why did the city become the top?

www.metro-report.comBy this opening Wuhan Metro became the only city in inner mainland of China that has more than 10 urban rail lines including tram systems. When I visited the city in June, I could see many buildings which are under cons…

Why is it vulnerable to depend on sole industry?

edition.cnn.comA city dependent on mono-industry has a risk of declining easily. For example, before 1971, Seattle was dependent on one airplane manufacturer. Once the company announced reduction of 60000 workers, the city dived into reces…

Why do they cooperate with each other?

RATP opens Singapore office https://www.metro-report.com/news/business/single-view/view/ratp-opens-singapore-office.htmlRATP is the urban rail operator headquartered in Paris, France. As far as the article says, we can't understand what ki…

Why is the daily briefing omitted?

Joe Lockhart: Abandoning the White House daily briefing is a big mistake https://edition-m.cnn.com/2018/10/01/opinions/joe-lockhart-abandoning-the-white-house-daily-briefing-is-a-big-mistake/index.html?r=https%3A%2F%2Fedition.cnn.com%2FTru…

Why could they decide the number of females on board?

California has a new law: No more all-male boards https://money.cnn.com/2018/09/30/news/california-requires-women-board-of-directors/index.htmlIt's dangerous to raise the minimum number of females on boards without accurate evidence. As is…

Why is it so big?

edition.cnn.comI had thought that the Arizona aircraft boneyard would be an ordinary museum where tens of the retired aircrafts are displayed. But, the fact seem to be that the boneyard is much wider than that. hundreds of the aircrafts ar…

Why could they tolerate with the debt crisis?

edition.cnn.comOn the article, how the nation dealt with debt crisis is not written. What we can imagine from the article is that Athens is still fine and people are still living as usual. According to Wikipedia, the amount of debt per cit…

Why is it difficult to build an airport on mountains?

edition.cnn.comTaking off from the highest altitude is not efficient for combustion of the aircraft. So, there will be longer runways than usual ones. It means it costs a lot to build a new airport in mountainous places. Especially when it…

Why do they focus on artificial substances?

money.cnn.comTo eliminate harmful additives is one thing, to eliminate artificial additives is another thing. What I would like to say is that all of the artificial additives are not always harmful for human beings, and that all of the nat…

Why do microwave ovens let some people scared?

Does microwaving food cause nutrient loss? https://edition-m.cnn.com/2018/09/26/health/microwave-nutrient-food-drayer/index.html?r=https%3A%2F%2Fedition.cnn.com%2FThe main reason why some people assume microwave oven is bad for health is t…

Why do they want to crack them down?

Twitter wants to crack down on 'dehumanizing language' https://money.cnn.com/2018/09/25/technology/twitter-dehumanizing-speech/index.htmlTheoretically, it's impossible to remove all of the malignant tweets manually. So, the company has to …

Why don't you choose transferring?

The world's best-connected airports for 2018 https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/world-best-connected-airports-2018/index.htmlDiversity of flight destinations is increasing rapidly. For example, before inauguration of Kansai Internation…

Why did he get up early?

Sudden halt and power cut hit debut-day high-speed train from Shenzhen to Hong Kong https://m.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-economy/article/2165370/fast-trains-slow-queues-aboard-first-ever-highOh, I realized how suffering it is to cat…