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

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Why do they attribute great heritage to aliens?

Have you visited these UNESCO sites? Some say aliens have https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/unesco-sites-alien-theory/index.htmlAs the archeologist on the article blames, it would not be scientific to assume that huge masterpieces mus…

What I learned in English class on Thursday

・Vocabulary mains jam up・Grammar get + (Objective) + past participleThis grammar is what I learned more than 15 years ago, but it's difficult to use in verbal communication. When it comes to vocabulary above, I've never heard. But, there…

養老鉄道の美濃津屋駅~養老駅の側線の謎(Mystery of siding track between Mino-Tsuya.Sta and Yourou.Sta on Yourou Railway))

2011年に養老鉄道を利用した際、美濃津屋駅~養老駅である側線を見つけたが、その手がかりが一切見つからなかった。 そこで、空中写真を用いてその歴史を調べてみた。 When I used train on Yourou Line in 2011, I found a siding track between Mino-Tsuya…

Why don't you apply IT solution to various fields?

Indigenous trackers are teaching scientists about wildlife https://edition.cnn.com/2020/07/09/africa/louis-liebenberg-c2e-spc-int/index.htmlWhen outsiders try to do something, it's difficult to benefit indigenous people. It's shown by the …

Why do they want to use freight ports?

Dutch police raid reveals soundproof ‘torture chamber’, complete with dentist chair https://www.scmp.com/news/world/europe/article/3092256/dutch-police-raid-reveals-soundproof-torture-chamber-completePorts for freight use are often the pla…

Why are they still in vague situations?

What it's like to visit a country that doesn't officially exist https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/visit-country-that-doesnt-exist/index.htmlTo be independent, there are many hurdles to overcome. But, in many cases, it won't be better …

Why is affordable money important?

China is storing an epic amount of oil at sea. Here's why https://edition.cnn.com/2020/07/01/investing/oil-prices-china-imports/index.htmlIt's important for saving money to buy something a lot when its price is at bottom, except for someth…

I forgot reviewing Thursday's lesson

What I learned are listed below ・meaning of tinted window, overheard, plummer, gerundWhen it comes to noun, verb, adverb, adjective, I can remember easily. But, gerund is used so rarely that I couldn't memorize easily. (Of course, I know …

Why is the DNA collection a serious problem?

www.scmp.comSo far, it would be difficult for authorities to make use of DNA collection. But, if we can create genetically operated virus or chemical substance which only works for the specific person, those who were arrested can be killed…

Why don't you see 2 lines opened in Changsha Metro?

Changsha opens two more lines https://www.railwaygazette.com/changsha-opens-two-more-lines/56845.articleTotal length of Changsha Metro overtook that of Osaka Municipal Subway, the second largest subway network in Japan. But, if we include …

Why are they only for people born before 1997?

National security law: Britain set to confirm BN(O) passport offer to 3 million Hongkongers https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/3091327/national-security-law-britain-set-confirm-bno-passportThough Britain offers BNO passpo…

Why do students choose ninja?

Meet the Japanese man who holds the world's only master's degree in ninja studies https://edition.cnn.com/2020/06/30/asia/ninja-studies-graduate-intl-hnk-scli/index.htmlThis kind of department is unique and can be eyecatching news. But, th…

Why aren't there frequent passenger trains?

Iron Horse terminal opens https://www.railwaygazette.com/freight/iron-horse-terminal-opens/56793.articleUnited States is famous for its amount of freight transportation, though there are a few intercity trains for passengers. Opening of th…

Why is maglev plan disturbed?

Prolonged completion schedule of Chuo Shinkansen affects development around planned station on the rail line and makes citizens shocked www.gifu-np.co.jp(Translation begins) No agreement on the meeting between two presidents of JR Central …

Why is there a local inhabitant?

www.scmp.comThe most funniest point in this artcle is below"They could serve as an important water resource for local inhabitants and ecosystems"I'd like to ask "Has there been local inhabitants?" Spratly archipelago is disputed between mu…

Thursday's review

Every Thursday, I learn English at school. So, I'd like to review what I learned on Friday's diary.Expression I learned are listed below. ・Set A back B ・Monastery ・At least /At mostThe last one is the phrase I often use, while I've neve…

Why are cyberbullies problematic?

Some cyberbullies show signs of PTSD, according to a UK study https://edition.cnn.com/2020/06/24/health/cyberbullying-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-wellness/index.htmlFor me, it's not relatively uncomfortable just to see simple comments l…

Why is this a war with many characteristics?

The US Army once ruled Pyongyang and 5 other things you might not know about the Korean War https://edition.cnn.com/2020/06/24/asia/korean-war-70th-anniversary-intl-hnk/index.htmlAt least in Japan, it's famous that there was a moment that …

Why are they away from worldwide news?

The country where hundreds of thousands people haven't heard of COVID-19 https://edition.cnn.com/2020/06/23/asia/myanmar-internet-coronavirus-intl-hnk/index.htmlI wonder why they don't know anything about pandemic, when we consider that ne…

Why are they puzzled with tourists?

Fiji plans to create a post-coronavirus travel bubble with New Zealand and Australia https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/fiji-travel-bubble-coronavirus-intl-hnk/index.htmlDilemma that small countries consist of islands in this season ha…

Why was there just an unsafe place?

When art and sex met on New York's waterfront https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/manhattan-piers-new-york-waterfront-art/index.htmlIn Japan, salacious meets personal computer retails. Geeks loving remodeling their own computers were als…

Why is people mover used?

Bangkok Gold Line peoplemover car delivered https://www.railwaygazette.com/vehicles/bangkok-gold-line-peoplemover-car-delivered/56782.articleThis type of people mover reminds me of the ones used in Singapore. In the city, people mover conn…

Why could I study from this article?

From chow mein to udon: A beginner's guide to Asia's best noodles https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/asian-noodles-guide/index.htmlSince I have never imagined how to cook each noodle nor what kind of ingredients are used, the article p…

Why are there a new station and extension?

Atkins Arup wins Tung Chung extension consultancy contract https://www.railwaygazette.com/metro-report/atkins-arup-wins-tung-chung-extension-consultancy-contract/56755.articleDistance between each station on Tung Chung Line is relatively l…

Why can this structure be feasible?

Is this double-decker seat the future of airplane travel? https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/zephyr-seat-double-decker-airplane/index.htmlThough the inventor says the space above passengers can be usable, it's difficult to fully use th…

Why do they propose the opposite city?

Tencent is building a Monaco-sized 'city of the future' in Shenzhen https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/tencent-shenzhen-net-city/index.htmlWhile car manufacturer of Toyota tries to build "automatic car city", Shenzhen's tech giant tries…

Why can he be an authorized account?

edition.cnn.comOn my twitter followers, there was an account mainly tweeting about railways. But, when he praised railway systems in China and criticized those in Japan, his followers began to attack him and he became frantic. After all, h…

Why aren't these inspected?

www.scmp.comI wonder why kits for swimming do not satisfy safety standard. In most of the decent companies, they make sure that their products are durable enough to satisfy criteria and do not contain hazardous substances. Otherwise, they …

Why can this be a threat for LRT?

Hong Kong’s Tuen Mun South Extension approved https://www.railwaygazette.com/projects-and-planning/hong-kongs-tuen-mun-south-extension-approved/56718.articleAround Tuen Mun South, there are LRT lines from Tuen Mun. So, extended West Rail L…