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Why is it a chance to be caught by shower?

China's 'sponge cities' aim to re-use 70% of rainwater http://edition.cnn.com/2017/09/17/asia/china-sponge-cities/index.htmlIn developing countries, rainwater often mixes with sewage. For example, in Philippines, I've seen slum area was si…

Why don't you think about color combinations which are not visible for colorblind people?

Island of the Colorblind': Where the jungle is pink, the sea is gray and the light is far too bright http://edition.cnn.com/style/article/sanne-de-wilde-island-of-the-colorblind/index.htmlBarrier-free policy for colorblindness has recently…

Why is joint venture benefitable?

Singapore LTA awards Circle Line 6 civils contracts http://www.metro-report.com/news/infrastructure/single-view/view/singapore-lta-awards-circle-line-6-civils-contracts.htmlJoint Venture of construction companies is common in Japan. One of…

Why are they rushing to Bitcoin?

IF YOU BOUGHT $5 OF BITCOIN 7 YEARS AGO, YOU’D BE $4.4 MILLION RICHER http://financejp.dailynews.ovh/index.html?a=99420&chm_sub6=007d5bdae84ea9f865307ba5e95aa29dda&chm_sub7=CNN&chm_ts=1505471414&chm_bannerId=50000&chm_zoneId=7771A coworker…

Why is that the world's longest escalator?

See Hong Kong using the world's longest outdoor escalator system http://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/hong-kong-worlds-longest-escalator-system/index.htmlThe world's longest escalator, the article says, is divided into many sections. In o…

Why don't they want to see salary?

What happens when women know how much other women make http://money.cnn.com/2017/09/12/pf/women-pay-transparency/index.htmlIn Japan, getting to know others' salary is considered to be impolite, and wage gap between empolyees in the same ag…

Why do they cause terrorism?

16 years after 9/11: The state of the terrorist threat http://edition.cnn.com/2017/09/09/opinions/terrorism-16-years-after-9-11-opinion-bergen/index.htmlDirect instruction from ISIS or radicalists is no more a major cause of terrorism in t…

Why don't you see a steam locomotive revived in Tobu Railway

SL Taiju, the steam locomotive which Tobu Railway borrows from JR Hokkaido, runs between Kinugawa-Onsen and Shimo-Imaichi in Tochigi.pref, Japan. I went there to see the locomotive. IMG_4475 posted by (C)gozami I went to Utsunomiya to ride…

Why is it important to take care of scents?

Scents on a plane: Why the aviation industry is waking up to fragrance http://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/airplane-cabin-fragrances/index.htmlOne of the biggest memory during the trip to the foreign countries is scents at each airport. …

Why isn't it possible to see high speed trains in Siberia?

Tracklaying complete on Harbin – Jiamusi fast line http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/single-view/view/tracklaying-complete-on-harbin-jiamusi-fast-line.htmlJiamusi is one of the nearest cities to Russian border. The direct distance between…

Why are Japan's suburban department stores closing one after another?

Japan's suburban department stores in front of train stations are at crisis Mitsukoshi-Isetan, one of the biggest department store chains in Japan, decided closure of Matsudo branch. Like Matsudo branch, suburban department stores have bee…

Why are Rohingya people discriminated?

Aung San Suu Kyi blames 'terrorists' for Rohingya 'misinformation' http://edition.cnn.com/2017/09/05/asia/rohingya-myanmar-bangladesh/index.htmlThough I don't know if Rohingya is related with Islamic State or radical Islamic Principlists, …

Why do they want to build monorails in Yinchuan?

BYD-built monorail opens in Yinchuan http://www.metro-report.com/news/news-by-region/china/single-view/view/byd-built-monorail-opens-in-yinchuan.htmlIn mid-20th century, monorail was expected to be futuristic transportation. But, as a resu…

Why is it difficult for South Korea to take breakthrough actions?

Seoul responds to North Korea's nuclear test with drills to 'wipe out' Kim http://edition.cnn.com/2017/09/04/asia/north-korea-nuclear-test/index.htmlThough US president leaves radical comments as usual, it's difficult for South Korea to im…

Why don't you visit destinations recovering its safety?

edition.cnn.comPalestinian territories and Egypt will remain its growth of tourists popularity. But, Northern Mariana Islands will be out of the ranking, due to North Korea's threat that intercontinental ballistic missile will hit Guam aft…

Travel Diary in Thailand completed

Sorry for being late. Please refer to the following link. http://special-rapid223.hatenablog.com/entries/2008/03/01#Travel top

Why don't you visit the former battlefield?

Baghdad metro operator sought http://www.metro-report.com/news/news-by-region/middle-east-africa/single-view/view/baghdad-metro-operator-sought.htmlI'm glad to hear that. It means safety in Baghdad is now high enough to build metro lines. …

Why don't you pay attention to chemicals when flooding?

Harvey aftermath: More Houston homes at risk as Beaumont loses clean water http://edition.cnn.com/2017/08/31/us/harvey-houston-texas-flood/index.htmlChemical industries must keep water prohibitive substance away from flooding. And, substan…

Why doesn't no one take drastic actions on Hajj accidents?

A journey through Hajj, Islam's special pilgrimage http://edition.cnn.com/2017/08/30/middleeast/hajj-journey-by-the-numbers-2017/index.htmlMecca Metro has been constructed to transport pilgrims. And, one section has already been inaugurate…

Why is the opening of Kunming Metro Line 3 important?

Kunming metro Line 3 opens http://www.metro-report.com/news/news-by-region/china/single-view/view/kunming-metro-line-3-opens.htmlKunming Metro had had strange subway until Kunming Metro Line 3 opened. It's Kunming Metro Line 6. It starts f…

Why do they like tattoos?

Deciphering the hidden meanings of Japanese tattoos http://edition.cnn.com/style/article/tattoos-in-japanese-prints/index.htmlI could guess the original meaning of tattoos, considering characters of those who use tattoos. They are flashy c…

Why don't you ride trains in Hawaii?

Unlike general people, Hawaii is not an attractive destination for railway fans like me. Though railway is not a major transportation in Hawaii, there seems to be a few railways for tourists. ・Oahu Island Honolulu Rail Transit(Under const…

Why do they sell second-use trains?

www.railwaygazette.comAccording to the article, trains were sold by UK to New Zealand. And then, they were about to be transported to Mozambique. It shows European nations and their former colonies are somehow related with African nations.…

Why don't they designate?

Mumbai's Art Deco buildings survive against the odds http://edition.cnn.com/style/article/mumbai-art-deco-under-threat/index.htmlIt's completely the opposite example to what I introduced here two days ago. While the building that was throw…

Why don't you imagine a trip overseas only with smartphone?

Beijing metro launches mobile ticketing http://www.metro-report.com/news/news-by-region/china/single-view/view/beijing-metro-launches-mobile-ticketing.htmlWhat we hope is to integrate various IC cards used in urban rail systems around the …

Why wasn't the highest skyscraper opened?

Bangkok's abandoned 'ghost' towers still stand 20 years after crash http://edition.cnn.com/style/article/bangkok-abandoned-ghost-towers/index.htmlFor those who don't know the existence of Maha Nakhon, it's ironic that Maha Nakhon is more l…

Why do they doubt real purpose of bullet train construction?

Could new China railway put Laos on the tourist map? http://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/could-china-put-laos-on-the-tourist-map/index.htmlThe article is written from a positive viewpoint. If it's written by con-Chinese activists, the ra…

Why isn't there my report about Bangkok Metro's newly opened section?

Bangkok Metro Taopoon - Bang Sue opened http://www.urbanrail.net/as/bang/bangkok.htmOn the day after the inauguration day, I rode the train between Taopoon and Bang Sue. I'll write here details about that. Wait a week!

Why do we have to pay attention to a radicalist?

www.from-estonia-with-love.netKatsuya Takasu, Japan's authority of aesthetic surgery, praised Nazis for its contribution to medical issues, promoting sports, and supporting female and scientists. At least, there would be some policies that…

Why is the tram needed in Indonesian capital of Jakarta

Jakarta light metro systems contract signed http://www.metro-report.com/news/news-by-region/asia-pacific-ex-china/single-view/view/jakarta-light-metro-systems-contract-signed.htmlTransjakarta, the BRT system in Jakarta plays a role in tran…