1.What is the most convenient form of transportation for you?
It is definitely an airplane. I love traveling abroad. So, it is essential for me. I really appreciate the progress of technology like this. Also, I thank the Wright brothers.
2. How fast it is? How many passengers can it have at a given time?
It transfers one thousand kilometers an hour. It is the fastest transportation of all I can ride. The capacity depends on the aircraft. But an airplane that I often use can carry about two hundred passengers.
3. Have you ever missed a train or a bus? What happened?
Sadly, I have a lot of experiences like that. The most awful one was when I traveled to Cambodia. I planned to get on a bus that goes to Thailand. I reserved a bus ticket in a guesthouse I stayed. The owner kindly gave me a map to go to the bus stop. So, I was somehow confident to reach there alone. However, I was lost. I asked a passer about how I could get to it. But I couldn’t get what she said. To the matter worse, it was terribly hot day. The departure time eventually passed. So, I went back to the guesthouse again. Then, I made another reservation. Fortunately, there were other passengers. I finally could get to the bus stop with them. Interestingly, it took just ten minutes to arrive from the guesthouse.
4.Are taxis expensive in your country?
Undoubtedly, they are expensive. I never take it unless I encounter an emergency. It costs about seven dollars as the base fare in my hometown. However, it is about four dollars in the center of Tokyo. It depends on the region. I always try to use trains to save money.
5. What do you think is the safest way to travel? Why do you think so?
I believe that the train is the most reliable. It is because I have not heard so many accidents about it. Of course, I hardly hear the accident related to an airplane as well. However, I always feel fear when the airplane takes off. Because The only thing that we can do is to pray that it can land safely.
Describe the transport system in your country.
There is unique transportation in Japan. It is called “jinrikisha.” It means a car that gets power from a human. It is literally that a man pulls a handcart to carry tourists. It is famous as one of the Japanese cultures. We can see it in Asakusa which is a part of Tokyo, and Kyoto. I have never tried it so far because the fare is quite high. But I hope I will try it with my parents in the future. That must be a wonderful experience. It is one of my dreams. I cannot do that now because of the pandemic. Also, I need to get an income. But I believe I can do that when I get a new job where I can use English. So, it makes me motivated to learn English.
1. Do you think that the transport system in your country is well-funded by your government?
Thankfully, that is correct. I can mostly trust all transport systems because the government overlooks them strictly. If transportation causes a traffic accident, the government demands a measure to prevent similar cases from it. There is an example. An express bus made a traffic accident because of the carelessness caused by his lack of sleep several years ago. After the accident, some restrictions for bus drivers were established by the government. For example, a driver needs to take a rest per four hours or an express bus needs at least two drivers.
2. Do you think that the transport system in your country is different from others? Justify your answer.
Certainly, I think so. It is well-known that the Japanese transport system is more punctual than in other countries. Train and bus arrive on time every time as well as airplane do. I sometimes miss the train. So, I think I wish I could live in another country at that time.
3. There is a proverb that says, "You can't understand a city without using its public transportation system." Do you agree?
I partly agree with this. Transportation is not all of a city. However, we can learn a lot of things from that. We can see lots of local people and sceneries from it. Also, we can learn the currency and the cost of living in those countries. Besides, we can learn about the lifestyle of the country if we can use local transportation.