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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…

Why isn't it grotesque to eat what you are seeing

Europe's first underwater restaurant to open in Norway http://edition.cnn.com/style/article/snohetta-underwater-restaurant/index.htmlI think that it would be suffering to see fish when eating fish. On the other hand, I've heard that there …

Why is it attractive to live in a functional house, but in countryside?

Jikka, the fairy tale dwarf home for Japan's seniors http://edition.cnn.com/style/article/jikka-japan/index.htmlFacilities themselves are good enough. But, when it comes to accessibility to hospitals, supermarkets, and public transportatio…

Why isn't it a competition between 2 rail operators?

FACTSHEET: DOWNTOWN LINE 3 TO OPEN ON 21 OCTOBER 2017 https://www.lta.gov.sg/apps/news/page.aspx?c=2&id=5c4e424c-1a46-44cb-92d0-212e37a2b6dfExtended section of Downtown Line runs parallel with East-West Line. While East-West Line was const…

Why is it allowed to earn money by such a way?

Is this lost city a glimpse into the future? http://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/wonder-list-bill-weir-egypt/index.htmlI've heard that there are people who make livings by finding jewelleries sunken in the sea and selling them. But, in t…

Why isn't it going well to hire more women in Japan?

Debt, old age, stagnation: Japan's economy faces huge challenges http://money.cnn.com/2017/10/20/news/economy/japan-economy-election-abenomics/index.htmlAt the last part of the article, boosting female recruitment is written. But, shabby J…

Why they want to install wider doors?

Transilien double-deck EMU launches new livery http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/traction-rolling-stock/single-view/view/transilien-double-deck-emu-launches-new-livery.htmlIt's common in RER to see double deck trains. But, the problem of …

Why don't you think every simple job would be vanished?

Robots: Is your job at risk? http://money.cnn.com/2017/09/15/technology/jobs-robots/index.htmlIt's been said "Simple tasks will soon be replaced with machines". But, actually, it is not true to an extent. When the cost of installing machin…

Why could they conceal the falsification?

The Kobe Steel scandal: What we know so far http://money.cnn.com/2017/10/16/news/companies/kobe-steel-scandal-what-we-know/index.htmlI think that the reason why major manufactures in Japan revealed falsification of production data is that …

Why are Malaysian patriots irritated?

Malaysia eyes closing embassy in North Korea https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/Policy-Politics/Malaysia-eyes-closing-embassy-in-North-Korea?utm_source=paid.outbrain.com&utm_campaign=BA%20JPN&utm_medium=referralWhen we think about wh…

Why does CRRC want to build the train factory?

CRRC’s Springfield factory opens as Boston Orange Line cars on test http://www.metro-report.com/news/news-by-region/americas/single-view/view/crrcs-springfield-factory-opens-as-boston-orange-line-cars-on-test.htmlIt means that shipping cos…

Why don't you learn about forgotten border station?

edition.cnn.comCanfranc International Station was a hive, when the route between France and Spain was passing through Canfranc, and grand transportation was a major mode. But, now that much more people are using air transportation ,and gra…

鉄道駅、列車での中国語放送スクリプトまとめ(List of Chinese announcement on trains or in the stations

京成本線アナウンススクリプト(英語、中国語) Announcement at Keisei Main Line (in English and Chinese) http://special-rapid223.hatenablog.com/entry/2017/12/01/000000仙台空港駅アナウンススクリプト(英語、中国語) Announcement at Sendai Airp…