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Why did they blow up mosque at the last moment?

US, Iraq say ISIS blew up famous Mosul mosque http://edition.cnn.com/2017/06/21/world/mosul-iraq-mosque-destroyed/index.html I think that the purpose of ISIS is extreme destruction and massacre. If they would like to preserve principle of …

Why don't you go abroad by metro?

Tuas West Extension opens in Singapore http://www.metro-report.com/news/single-view/view/tuas-west-extension-opens-in-singapore.html SMRT(Singapore Mass Rail Transit) East-West Line finally reached the western edge of Singapore. Though I t…

Why do many people bring suitcase?

Must-have gadgets for business travelers http://money.cnn.com/gallery/technology/gadgets/2017/06/16/travel-gadgets/ As far as my experience on travelling, suitcase is really inconvenient while moving. On flat road, it makes us feel lighter…

Why do we have to suffer from eating vegetable?

A veggie by any other name may actually get eaten http://edition.cnn.com/2017/06/19/health/vegetables-indulgent-names-study/index.html Basically, most of the people aren't willing to eat vegetable. So, in order to let people eat more veget…

Why don't you hop subways by Beijing-Guangzhou High Speed Rail?

Shijiazhuang Metro opened on June 14, 2017 http://www.urbanrail.net/as/cn/shijiazhuang/shijiazhuang.htm With opening of the metro, all the stations that the fastest train named 'G79 train' on Beijing-Guangzhou High Speed Rail stops have me…

東京モノレール、英語車内放送と中国語車内放送スクリプト(On-train announcement of Tokyo Monorail in English and Chinese)

URL for the announcement is below.(Not uploaded by me) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Es-wBEmbMJs ・羽田空港第2ビル発車時(When departing from Haneda Airport Terminal 2)This is the rapid train bound for Hamamatsu-cho. It stops at Haneda A…

Why is it difficult to carry out Road and Belt Initiative?

Executions in Pakistan: Is ISIS targeting China? http://edition.cnn.com/2017/06/14/opinions/china-isis-pakistan/index.html Before Belt and Road Initiative was released, ISIS had already announced that China is one of their potential enemie…

Why is RER rapid?

STIF to drop RER branding http://www.metro-report.com/news/news-by-region/europe/single-view/view/stif-to-drop-rer-branding.html RER is the suburban rail of Paris. Though it has also the name of 'Tram Express', it's not rapid as a suburban…

Why confined in the container?

Video shows Kala Brown's rescue from shipping container http://edition.cnn.com/2017/06/13/us/kala-brown-video-todd-kohlhepp-south-carolina/index.html Why was the criminal able to obtain the shipping container, which is usually a property o…

Why Zhuhai overchased Macau?

Zhuhai tramway enters revenue service http://www.metro-report.com/news/news-by-region/china/single-view/view/zhuhai-tramway-enters-revenue-service.html It's the 5th urban rail systems in Guangdong Province. Owing to rapid economic growth, …

Why on YouTube?

Google loses more advertisers over hate videos http://money.cnn.com/2017/06/07/technology/google-youtube-hate-videos-isis/index.html YouTube users have to know what kind of ad shows before what they want to watch depends on what kind of we…

Why in Yunnan Province?

4 lines of trams to be in trial operation in 2017, SW China http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2016-05/27/c_135393874.htm The article announces trial operation of Honghe tram begins. It's the only urban rail system in Yunnan Province.…

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Why is it "women priority" instead of "women only"?

Subway Cars for Women Coming Soon to Shenzhen https://www.thatsmags.com/china/post/19299/subway-cars-for-women-coming-to-shenzhen-this-month It's been a mysterious phenomenon that Japan is the only Eastern Asian country that continues wome…

Why is it bad to see urban cities?

How looking at a building can trigger headaches, seizures http://edition.cnn.com/2017/06/08/health/building-patterns-headaches-partner/index.htmlThe article theoretically explains why urban life triggers headache. But, the core reason of h…

Why does that entrepreneur take meaningless measures to deal with terrorism?

Trump is hurting American tourism http://money.cnn.com/2017/06/07/news/economy/trump-travel-ban-paris-global-tourism/index.htmlThough the loss of 1.8 billion USD is expected in American tourism, he wants to carry out series of travel ban. …

Why is the capital of former world's biggest electric railway recovering railway networks?

Los Angeles Metro budget approved http://www.metro-report.com/news/news-by-region/americas/single-view/view/los-angeles-metro-budget-approved.htmlPacific Electric Railway was once the world's biggest electric railway company and its headqu…

Why is green good for our lives?

Why we all need green in our lives http://edition.cnn.com/2017/06/05/health/colorscope-green-environment-calm/index.htmlWe often hear that green is good for our eyes. But, I've never heard the theoretical reason. As well as the linked arti…

Why did he pull out from Paris agreement

Haley: 'President Trump believes the climate is changing' By Miranda Green, CN http://edition.cnn.com/2017/06/03/politics/nikki-haley-donald-trump-climate-change-cnntv/index.htmlAs long as he acknowledges climate change, there is no reason…

Why consumers are to be criticized?

Slave-free chocolate: a not-so-guilty pleasure http://edition.cnn.com/2017/06/02/world/tonys-chocolonely-slavery-free-chocolate/index.htmlWhether or not confectionary companies import chocolate with slavery working is not responsibility of…

Why was it constructed as single track rail which is not electrified?

Electrification to turn Taiwan into a ‘one day trip zone’ http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/infrastructure/single-view/view/electrification-to-turn-taiwan-into-a-one-day-trip-zone.htmlAfter inauguration of Taiwan High Speed Rail in Wester…

Why does MTR focus on CCTV replacement?

Hong Kong MTR awards network-wide CCTV replacement contract http://www.metro-report.com/news/news-by-region/china/single-view/view/hong-kong-mtr-awards-network-wide-cctv-replacement-contract.htmlCCTV is effective to find and be evidence of…

Why does China want to build mid-speed rails in South Asia and Africa?

Mombasa – Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway opened http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/infrastructure/single-view/view/mombasa-nairobi-standard-gauge-railway-opened.html Considering that China has built high speed rails rapidly, it's strange t…

Why are extremists elected

How a single sentence from Angela Merkel showed what Trump means to the world http://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/29/politics/merkel-trump-europe/index.htmlPresident Trump's defect that he is not good at cooperation with others is one of his at…

Why is Philippines the target of ISIS?

ISIS in Southeast Asia: Philippines battles growing threat http://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/28/asia/isis-threat-southeast-asia/index.htmlEven if there are no ISIS militants entering Philippines, Muslims in Philippines who feel like being sur…

各国の列車種別対応表を作成(Train sorts by countries)

海外の種別(自強、普悠瑪、太魯閣、莒光、復興、直達車、区間快車、区間車、KTX、ITX、セマウル、ヌリロ、ムグンファ、動車組、Amtrak、Acera、ETS、KILAエクスプレス等)を日本の列車種別(特急、急行、準急等)に当てはめてみました。 ※画像クリックで拡…

Why is it difficult to identify each city?

Can you guess the city by looking out of your hotel window? http://edition.cnn.com/2017/01/23/hotels/standard-hotel-room-roger-eberhard-photos/It's because skyscrapers are similar around the world. The more populated and more economically …

Why does SNCF change its name to difficult one

SNCF to rebrand TGV services as ‘inOui’ http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/single-view/view/sncf-to-rebrand-tgv-services-as-inoui.htmlIt's easy for almost all the people around the world to pronounce TGV as long as we know alphabets. But, …

Why is it cheap to go abroad

Number of flights to Japan to hit record level this summer http://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Companies/Number-of-flights-to-Japan-to-hit-record-level-this-summer?utm_source=paid.outbrain.com&utm_campaign=BA%20JPN&utm_medium=referralAfter bud…

Why is he unreliable?

Manchester attack: UK halts sharing bombing intel with US http://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/25/europe/manchester-terror-attack-uk/index.htmlI take it for granted that those who revealed secrets can not be trusted for a while. Japan's pundit o…

Why high speed rail?

Work starts on ‘metropolitan’ high speed link in Beijing http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/single-view/view/work-starts-on-metropolitan-high-speed-link-in-beijing.htmlThe rail line is expected to connect Beijing and Bazhou via Guan. Since…

Luxurious train is not always the latest one

Portugal's Douro Presidential Train: The world's tastiest rail journey http://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/22/travel/portugal-douro-luxury-presidential-train/index.htmlIn Japan, luxurious sleeper trains, "Nanatsuboshi(Seven stars)", "Shikishima…

Focusing on Middle East again

Drive them out': Trump calls on Muslims to share burden in terror fight http://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/21/politics/trump-muslim-speech-saudi-arabia/index.htmlThough Trump has been interested in issues in Korean Peninsula, he changed his ta…

There will be 4 stations on Naniwasuji Line

Naniwasuji Line is the proposed rail line that will connect Umeda and Namba, both of which are the most flourishing area in Osaka city. The total length of the line is estimated to be 7.4km, and 4 stations will be built on the line by the …

Crowded trains are not specific to Tokyo

Though Tokyo is the most populated city, its railway networks are also world's most complicated ones. So, each train's population density should be similar to that of world's megacities. The difference is that there are many trains which s…

Eating breakfast a lot seems to be healthy

Weight loss can be tied to when, not just what, you eat http://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/19/health/weight-loss-circadian-rhythms-drayer/index.htmlIn terms of health problems, it has been said to be better to eat breakfast. But, it's strange …

Slender actresses are absolutely authorities for girls

Fitted tees, shorty shorts: Sending the wrong message to girls? http://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/17/health/girls-clothing-fit-body-image/index.html Due to slender or skinny figures shown on TVs, many girls think it's better to be more and mo…

Asia's mega city without urban rail kicked off metro project

Dhaka metro contracts signed http://www.metro-report.com/news/news-by-region/asia-pacific-ex-china/single-view/view/dhaka-metro-contracts-signed.htmlDhaka is the 19th largest city in the world and the second largest city in the world's cit…

Motor City shifts from Motorization

Detroit had been dependent on auto industry. When it was flourishing, the last streetcar line was removed. When we consider that the city once had 534-mile network of electric streetcars, it's a surprising decline.Since the second decline …

Is it unfortunate to live in smaller home?

We often hear "I wish I could live in a big house like that!" Is it true that to live in a big house is ideal idea? Surely, we can't tolerate with being crammed in a house which has only one room and its length is shorter than our bodies. …

Train booking will be simplified around London

One of the reasons people hesitate to go on a trip is the troublesome way of booking trains or flights. It's not only long distance journey, but also short distance. For example, 7 years ago, at Shanghai Railway Station, I saw a lot of peo…

Sushi seems to have been categorized into healthy food

Around London, when I ate lunch at a restaurant where only healthy food was served, I found sushi there. Then, I thought sushi was treated as healthy food in European countries.On the other hand, suchi is supposed to be luxurious food in J…

Difficulties to accept what all the workers want to do

The survey on the article showed "many people think that more and more women should work, while males want to be breadwinners" To achieve both, is it right to hire women with lower salary? But, lower salary would cause inequality between u…

Future of night trains

Now that we can go far away by air with shorter time and cheaper fare(at least, in Japan), many people would choose airplanes. Considering that it will be difficult for trains to run faster than airplanes, the only way to survive must be c…

What's the best way to save environment?

The article encourages to reuse unused soap. But, before that, we need to compare energy consumption between disposing soap and recycling soap. Soap in each hotel's room must be processed at factories. It needs energy to transport unused s…

A factory near Naval Air Facility Atsugi got fire around 19:00 today

Some of those who saw fire thought it could be missiles from North Korea since Atsugi military base has been rumored to be one of the possible targets of North Korean missiles. The fact was that it was not from the base, but from the facto…

Contradiction lies in the article

One of the 14 choices is 'Suppress your feeling'. But, if avoiding the other 13 choices are suppressing ones, this article includes contradictions. Well, those who seem to notice it won't follow the article. 14 Choices You Will Regret In 1…

What's behind the world's most luxurious train(四季島)

The platform described as 'A new Harry Potter-style Platform' is prepared not only for generating luxurious room, but also excluding 'train spotters(Toritetsu, 撮り鉄)'. In addition to it, a train which is not in service stopped on the tra…

American freight train seems to be in growth

The article introduces construction plan of freight line which avoids downtown area of Chicago. Though US rail's passenger service has declined, it seems to be growing as freight service. As well as the plan, I was surprised at the fact th…

Jaglish 'Love Hotel' seems to be translated 'Love Hotel' in English

The article says "Love hotels flourished when people didn't have any privacy for secret relationships. I wondered what happened there." Juding from the name, the author would be able to understand what happens in that kind of the hotels. S…