Diary of a rail fan in Kansai,Japan(Ver.2)

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※Diaries are below the table and advertisement. 鉄道写真館My train photoes 旅行記一覧List of my travel diary 行った事ある駅一覧List of the stations I've visited その他目次The other contents

Why did the capital sink?

www.scmp.comIn order to avoid destructive damage on Indonesian economy in the case of natural disaster, Indonesia should disperse its population from greater Jakarta like relocating its capital. And also, if overuse of ground water is an i…

Why don't they tackle the issue?

edition.cnn.comIndia is gradually coping with air polution. But, economical development and population growth are erasing that effort. Since it's difficult for one developing country to take drastic measures for air pollution in terms of b…

Why does this ad let people eat burgers?

edition.cnn.comEven if a burger is clarified to be safe by showing molding process, I think the scene itself is far from stimulating appetite. I wonder why Americans feel safe when watching such a weird ad.

Why don't you see huge scale recycling?

edition.cnn.comRecycling of the fuselage of each transportation is becoming much more important as environmental movement is surging and people using public transportations are increasing. In order to raise portion of reusable components, …

Why is this railway frontier of India?

www.railwaygazette.comConstruction of subway lines is often reported in India. But, construction of the intercity railway extended to suburb should be the first in India as far as I know. It is similar to China that suburban trains are aim…

Why did they accept China's bid?

www.railwaygazette.comDo you know what it means to let China own the high speed railway for 50 years? Indonesia now sees economical development with increasing population. So, we can expect revenue of the high speed railway amid such a dev…

Why can they run on high speed tracks?

www.railwaygazette.comDifficulties to operate freight trains on high speed rail are listed below. ·How to keep high speed trains run without being disturbed by freight trains ahead. ·How to maintain tracks damaged by high speed trains and …

Why should they be cracked down?

edition.cnn.comIconoclasm is common sense for Islamic principalists. That may be why many sculptures are partially destroyed. We should respect every religion as far as we can. It means we should allow everyone to believe any religion as f…

Why are they supporting?

www.scmp.comRapidly increasing tourists from China have boosted Japan's industry. So, many people engaged in service related with them are bothered by outbreak of corona virus. That's why they are willing to support.

Why can't we recline seats?

edition.cnn.comManner of reclining seats is difficult to define. In Japan, it's widely believed that those who want to recline seats are supposed to get approval from passengers behind them. But, some complain that we should take it for gr…

Why will they still be abandoned village in the future?

edition.cnn.comIf Dubai expands its metropolitan area with development of the city, this ruined village may be revived as a suburban city of Dubai. That's because almost all of the mega cities around the world include areas 70km away from …

Why don't you go to the former airport site?

www.railwaygazette.comWhen Hong Kong's main airport was located in Kai Tak, there was no railway from the airport. Even after relocation of the airport, there haven't been railway service until this opening for more than 20 years. If the a…

Why did they get corona virus?

edition.cnn.comThough less than 100 people in Japan are reported to be infected with corona virus, there must be much more people with that virus. That's because there are many patients who are least likely to have contact with Chinese, an…

Why do they have to build high speed railways?

www.railwaygazette.comWith increasing freight trains, there will be much more trains on Indian Railways. It means there would be difficult to add more passenger trains. So, Indian Railways should build high speed railways parallel with con…

Why did they build railways toward mountainous countryside?

edition.cnn.comTo avoid sweltering temperature, British immigrants seeked higher altitudes in colonized areas. But, higher altitude means its difficulty to get there from ports. So, they built railways from lower land to higher land. This …

Why can we reduce time of baggage inspections?

edition.cnn.comEven if immigration and boarding procedures are automated ,and we can reach boarding gates earlier than the past, it's difficult to minimize time of carry-on baggage inspections. That's because it takes a long time for passe…

Why can't we say this timetable revision much better than the previous one?

Timetable revisions of Osaka Metro Tanimachi Line on March 14, 2020 subway.osakametro.co.jp(Translation begins) Osaka Metro revises timetable of Tanimachi Line on March 14, 2020. This revision eases crowd and improve convenience by adding …

Why don't you eat fresh foods from an unmanned restaurant

edition.cnn.comIn Japan, we sometimes see vending machines selling foods. But, most of them are processed foods which must contain chemical preservatives. So, fresh foods sold at vending machines are innovative ones. I would like to know h…

Why can it be sports?

edition.cnn.comIt's difficult to distinguish dangerous behaviors from new sports. I think that sports should regulate safety to an extent, even if it's relatively dangerous. But, going by what he said, he tries to challenge more dangerous …

Why do they build express metro?

www.railwaygazette.comI've heard that the reason why most of the metro lines in China are reluctant to operate express trains is Beijing's unwillingness to let people in rural areas move to mega cities. But, high speed metro and express me…

Why are they in good terms

edition.cnn.comAs is often the case with Japan's food retailers, they want to treat neighbouring retailers friendly. For example, a bakery my wife was working in her college days used to exchange unsold bread with unsold food of the neighb…

Why did Macau close casinos?

edition.cnn.comSince Macau is highly populated, its government has to think about infection from human to human seriously. So, it's understandable to suspend operation of the casinos, due to invasion of corona virus.

Why is it interesting to find Neanderthal genes?

edition.cnn.comNeanderthal is also a species of Homo sapiens. Current human beings branched from original Homo sapiens as well as Neanderthal. So, it's possible for human beings in those days to misunderstand Neanderthal as the same specie…

Why hasn't Hanoi Metro yet opened?

www.railwaygazette.comHanoi Metro Line 3 was initially due to open in 2013. But now, the metro hasn't yet opened. I don't know why the opening is delayed, even though test operation ended in 2018. If it's caused by choosing ticketing syste…

Why do they focus on immigrants?

www.scmp.comThe core problem is that there would be less nurses in the United States, and the nation has to find out its solution. But, this article seems to show that there are so many Filipino nurses that we shouldn't reduce immigration …

Why don't you see Kiwi Rail?

www.railwaygazette.comLong time ago, urban rails in New Zealand had been declined. For example, commuter trains around Dunedin were abolished in 1980s. But, rail transport in the country has been gradually revived. A couple of years ago ra…

Why did they dig?

edition.cnn.comWhen we think about how much money was spent to build this tunnel, we can imagine how much money they can earn by smuggling drugs. Since it's pity to bury this tunnel, local government should make use of it as a sightseeing …

真岡鉄道の日英中車内放送スクリプト(On-train announcement of Mooka Railway, 真冈铁道车厢广播)

おまたせしました。この列車は下館行きです Thank you for riding. This train is bound for Shimodate. 客位乘客???。本次列车开往下馆。次は久下田、久下田です。 The next stop is Kugeta, Kugeta 下一站 久下田,久下田まもなく久下田、久下田です。 …

Why don't you see Dhaka Metro?

www.railwaygazette.comIn the world, Dhaka is one of the biggest cities which have no urban railway systems. But, the city will be removed from such an infamous record after opening of Dhaka Metro. Since the city has huge demand of public t…