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

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Why was he there?

edition.cnn.comThough I don't know who chose this place, this would not be suitable for reporters to broadcast something. This incident is not the only case that placed reporters in dangerous area. When typhoon or hurricane approaches, TV …

Why wouldn't the rail be electrified?

www.railwaygazette.comAs is often the case with industries struggling with environmental issues, reduction of income decelerates projects related with environmental issues. For each company, those projects won't affect corporate governance…

Why are they made of woods?

Has the wooden skyscraper revolution finally arrived? https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/wooden-skyscraper-revolution-timber/index.htmlTimber building would be suitable for areas where natural disaster rarely happens and would rarely be…

Why is China supporting Tokyo 2020?

Tokyo 2020: China stands with the IOC and will not follow Canada and Australia in requesting Olympic Games postponement https://www.scmp.com/sport/china/article/3076664/tokyo-2020-china-stands-ioc-and-will-not-follow-canada-and-australiaIf…

Why are they using the anti-traditional style?

Japan asked the international media to change how we write their names. No one listened https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/23/media/japan-abe-shinzo-name-intl-hnk/index.htmlThe first name-surname style is so common in Japan that I was told to…

Why can they live so long?

Where to see the oldest living things on Earth https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/oldest-living-things/index.htmlThe article shows the oldest living thing is not always bigger one, though it's common to hear that bigger creatures can l…

Why is Tokyo 2020 under crisis?

Olympics should be postponed, says CEO of USA Swimming https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/20/us/olympics-postpone-usa-swimming-trnd/index.htmlCoronavirus is not the only factor that hinders Tokyo Olympic Games.At the beginning, the chairperso…

Why do they need high speed metro?

Seoul GTX Line A train contract awarded https://www.railwaygazette.com/traction-and-rolling-stock/seoul-gtx-line-a-train-contract-awarded/56078.articleHigh Speed Metro is a new trend in South Korea. Though its capital city of Seoul has bee…

Why it's Osaka?

World's most expensive cities to live in https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/worlds-most-expensive-cities-2020/index.htmlIt's strange for me to find that Osaka is the 3rd expensive city to live. That's because Japan has been suffering f…

Why are they running on suburban lines?

Cádiz tram-train testing underway https://www.railwaygazette.com/urban-transport-news-from-metro-report-international/cadiz-tram-train-testing-underway/56025.articleOne of the biggest weak points of tram systems would be slower speed. So, …

Why wasn't there an entrance?

Mysterious Ice Age structure made from hundreds of mammoth bones discovered in Russia https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/16/world/ice-age-mammoth-house-russia-scn/index.htmlAs far as I can imagine, bones of mammoth were used to discourage wil…

Why can this tour be embarrassing?

For the first time ever, travelers can join an expedition to the deepest spot in the oceans https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/marianas-trench-challenger-deep-dive/index.htmlI've heard about hadal research from a professor who were doi…

Why don't we focus on timetable revision?

Today is when many major railway companies around Japan revised their timetable. JR Hokkaido JR East JR Central JR West JR Shikoku JR Kyusyu Kintetsu Hanshin Hankyu Osaka Metro Tokyo Metro Sanyo Electric Railway(Sanden) Odakyu Tokyu Tobu S…

Why is there a cable car as an urban rail?

Mexico City expands urban cable car network https://www.railwaygazette.com/projects-and-planning/mexico-city-expands-urban-cable-car-network/56015.articleIt's interesting to see the cable car line with many intermediate stations and that i…

Why do we need more strict authentication?

One man lost his life savings in a SIM hack. Here's how you can try to protect yourself https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/13/tech/sim-hack-million-dollars/index.htmlIn order to prevent hacking like this, cellphone sellers should make authent…

Why is this cleaning machine important?

Metro operator deploys cleaning robot to fight the coronavirus https://www.railwaygazette.com/technology-data-and-business/metro-operator-deploys-cleaning-robot-to-fight-the-coronavirus/55995.articleEven when a kind of virus is not pandemi…

Why are there still many aircrafts in the sky?

Ghost flights: Why our skies are full of empty planes https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/airport-slots-ghost-flights/index.htmlConsidering cost of sleeping aircrafts, it would be better for airline companies to let planes fly as usual.…

Why is it important to design separable components?

Starbucks is testing a new cup. Here's what's different https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/09/business/starbucks-new-cup/index.htmlLike this example, there are many kinds of components which are recyclable, but cannot be recycled. That's beca…

Why can't we take advantage of this chance?

Global stocks plunge as oil crashes and coronavirus fear spreads https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/08/investing/stock-dow-futures-coronavirus/index.htmlStrong Japanese Yen and nosediving oil price are good factors for travelers including me.…

Why does this article refer to anti-government movement in Hong Kong?

Concern group says women face common threat of nude photos taken without their consent https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-and-crime/article/3074109/hong-kong-mtr-worker-stabbed-neck-syringe-duringI don't know the purpose of the crimin…

Why do you have to worry about handsome strangers approaching you

Concern group says women face common threat of nude photos taken without their consent https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-and-crime/article/3074103/concern-group-says-women-face-common-threat-nudeThese images would be taken individual…

Why is there Japan's high speed train?

Jacobs to support Sweden’s high speed rail programme https://www.railwaygazette.com/high-speed/jacobs-to-support-swedens-high-speed-rail-programme/55964.articleThe picture on the website is the combination of Japan's high speed train and l…

Why do passengers need such an app?

RATP trials pedestrian crossing warning system https://www.railwaygazette.com/technology-data-and-business/ratp-trials-pedestrian-crossing-warning-system/55959.articleWho wants that app for just alerting passengers when train is approachin…

Why was I correct?

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/04/uk/swiss-air-pilot-attack-scli-intl-gbr/index.htmlWhen I went to Taiwan with my family, I left my daughter's stroller as checked baggage. I realized it was a safe way to avoid quarrel with cabin crews aft…

Why aren't they enough?

www.railwaygazette.comTram system is becoming popular in main cities of the United States. But, suburban railway is not popular there except for New York and Bay Area. Some would say that some railway operators like Sounder commuter rail a…

Why don't you see a rare disaster?

edition.cnn.comWhen someone lives near lake, river, or sea, he/she will be afraid of flooding or tsunami. But, this case is the last thing we can expect. I cannot imagine what happens when a house is covered with ice.

Why should pope stay at home?

www.google.comWhether or not his disease is caused by corona virus, he should pay attention to his health. That's because people at his age can easily show serious symptoms even when catching a normal cold. Considering such tendency, he sh…

Why are they self-centered?

edition.cnn.comMy boss is also an owner of the expensive car, though. his character is far from jerk as is described on this article. But, we can predict that most of those who want to show off expensive cars would have stronger intention …

Why is there a cloth regulation?

edition.cnn.comBefore browsing the webpage, I had thought that this article would be about hot springs in Japan. But, it's about Colorado. In Japan, most of the hot springs require people to soak without any clothes. I've never heard hot s…