每日英語跟讀 Ep.K182: About Japan - Hokkaido city to promote camping resort as "workation" base
The city of Tomakomai in Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost main island, plans to promote a local camping resort for teleworkers interested in "workations" that combine work and vacations.
The municipal office is eyeing a budget of 40 million yen to provide high-speed internet access in the cottages and meeting rooms at Auto Resort Tomakomai Arten, a popular resort owned by the city close to New Chitose airport.
Workations are drawing attention with the growth of remote working amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Tomakomai is facing a population decline and hopes its efforts will attract teleworkers to counter the trend, a city official said.
Nearly half of stations now unmanned; bane for the disabled近半數車站現為無人車站；身障者很傷腦筋
Nearly half of all railway stations in Japan are unmanned, an increase of 10 percent over the past two decades or so, leading to a litany of complaints from people with disabilities and others who require assistance, transport ministry data shows.
Safety issues also come into play, for example, when a passenger falls from a platform and there are no station staff to come to the rescue.
In 2002, the country had 9,514 stations and 43.3 percent, or 4,120 of them, were unstaffed. As of March 2020, the overall number of stations remained almost unchanged, at 9,465, but the figure for unmanned stations jumped to 4,564, or 48.2 percent of the total.
2002年，日本的9514座車站中，43.3%即4120座是無人站；截至2020年3月，車站總數為9465座，幾乎不變，但無人站數量增為4564座，佔整體48.2%。Source article: https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1463389; https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1462354