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Old March 24th, 2015, 09:17 PM   #581
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As always, always perfect

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what exactly is this?
Reflector with windmill.

http://www.sekisuijushi.co.jp/produc...ve_view01.html

BTW, fascinating website of signals and related manufacturer.
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Old March 24th, 2015, 10:52 PM   #582
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what exactly is this?:
If I had to guess, I'd say that's a device that keeps the reflector clean from dirt.
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Old March 24th, 2015, 11:03 PM   #583
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There is dirt in Japan? :O

Joking aside, if it works it's a very neat invention.
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Old March 25th, 2015, 03:24 PM   #584
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LOL... That is simply impossible
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Old March 25th, 2015, 06:12 PM   #585
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Old March 29th, 2015, 12:55 AM   #586
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So they are using the wind, when we in Europe are usually using photovoltaic cells.
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Old March 29th, 2015, 01:58 AM   #587
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There is dirt in Japan? :O

Joking aside, if it works it's a very neat invention.
It is SO Japanese!
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Old March 29th, 2015, 11:18 AM   #588
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Another segment of the Ken-O Expressway, the outer beltway of Tokyo, opened to traffic. It's a 20 kilometer segment between Kuki Shiraoka JCT (Tohoku Expwy) and Sakai Koga IC. This is north of Tokyo.

223 out of 282 kilometers of Ken-O Expressway are now operational.
The Kuki Shiraoka JCT between Ken-O Expressway (east-west) and Tohoku Expressway (north-south).

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Old March 30th, 2015, 08:35 PM   #589
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Japan typically opens a lot of new expressways in March, which is the end of the Japanese fiscal year.

Here's an overview. In total, 193 kilometers of new expressway opened to traffic. Most of the new expressways run through remote rural areas and are built as super-two expressways, considered a part of the national network.

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The final segment of the Joban Expressway opens to traffic in Japan. The missing link was 14.3 kilometers long and runs from Tomioka to Namie. It passes 6 kilometers from the Fukushima I nuclear power plant.

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311dis...AJ201502280021
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A 21 kilometer super-two expressway opened to traffic on the island of Kyushu in Southern Japan. It is the Higashi-Kyushu Expressway (East Kyushu Expressway) that runs from Buzen to Usa. It is mainly a bypass of the city of Nakatsu.
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The final segment of the C2 / Central Circular Route opened to traffic in Tokyo, Japan. It runs from Ohashi JCT to Oi JCT over a distance of 9 kilometers. The Central Circular Route is the second ring road of Tokyo.

It extends the Yamate Tunnel, which is now the longest road tunnel in Japan, the second longest in the world, and the longest twin-tube road tunnel in the world, at 18.2 km end-to-end and 19.3 km in total including the Ohashi JCT.
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A new segment of the Ken-O Expressway opened to traffic in Japan. The Ken-O Expressway is the outer beltway of Tokyo with a planned length of 282 kilometers. 203 kilometers is currently open to traffic. The opened segment is southwest of Tokyo, a 4 kilometer segment between Samukawa-North IC and Ebina JCT. This completes the western loop of the Ken-O Expressway.
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Two super two expressway segments opened to traffic in Japan, both part of the Noetsu Expressway.

* Nadaura IC - Nanao Daihaku IC 7 km
* Nanao Shiroyama IC - Nanao IC 3 km
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The missing bypass of Satsumasendai, part of the super two Minami-Kyushu Expressway, opened to traffic in southern Japan. It is nearly 7 kilometers long. The Minami (South) Kyushu Expressway runs along the southwest coast of Kyushu.
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A 5.5 kilometer segment of the Nishi-Kyushu Expressway opens in southern Japan. It is a super two segment, not yet connected to other expressway segments, that runs from Yamashiro Kubara to Imafuku. The Nishi-Kyushu Expressway will provide a route along the northwest coast of Kyushu.
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Two segments of the San-in Expressway opened to traffic in Japan. They are both super two expressways.

* Harai - Nishimura: 8 km (near Hamada)
* Nima ishimiginzan - Yusato: 6 km (near the world heritage site of the Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine)

The San-in Expressway is a long-distance expressway along the northern coast of western Honshu. It will eventually run from Tottori to Mine at a distance of circa 380 kilometers. Due to the low population density, most of the expressway is a super two highway, with infrequent four-lane sections to pass other vehicles.
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An 11 kilometer extension of the Tokushima Expressway opened to traffic on Shikoku Island. It runs from Naruto JCT to Tokushima IC. It curves across the river delta north of Tokushima, making a U-turn. It first runs south, then curves east and then turns west to connect to the older segment of the super two Tokushima Expressway.
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A 2.2 kilometer segment of the Chubu-Jukan Expressway opened to traffic in central Japan. It is a super-two expressway that runs from Matsuoka IC to Fukui-kita JCT (where it connects to the Hokuriku Expressway).

The Chubu-Jukan Expressway is entirely a super-two expressway that will connect Matsumoto with Fukui, through very mountainous terrain.

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Another segment of the Higashi-Kyushu Expressway opens to traffic, the missing middle segment between Saiki and Kamae (20 km). There is just one missing link between Kitakyushu and Miyazaki remaining. Most of the Higashi-Kyushu Expressway was opened over the last 5 years.
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A 3 kilometer segment of the Keinawa Expressway opens to traffic in Japan. It runs from Gose-north to Gose-south. The Keinawa Expressway is an outer bypass of Osaka, it runs through the eastern and southern periphery.
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Another short segment of the Keinawa Expressway opened to traffic, a 2 kilometer section from Koriyama JCT (Nishi-Meihan Expwy) to Koriyama-minami (south). This section is elevated.
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The last segment of the Onomichi Expressway opened to traffic in Japan. The 20 kilometer segment runs from Sera to Kisu. The Onomichi Expressway is a super-two expressway that runs 50 kilometers from the Sanyo Expressway at Onomichi to the Chugoku Expressway near Miyoshi.

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A 4 kilometer segment of the Minami-Kyushu Expressway (South Kyushu Expressway) opened to traffic between Akune-kita (north) IC and Akune IC. It is along the middle part of the under construction Minami-Kyushu Expressway.
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A 26 kilometer extension of the super two Doto Expressway opened to traffic on Hokkaido. The newly opened section runs from Urahoro IC to Shiranuka IC. It runs through sparsely populated and mountainous terrain.
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Another segment of the Ken-O Expressway, the outer beltway of Tokyo, opened to traffic. It's a 20 kilometer segment between Kuki Shiraoka JCT (Tohoku Expwy) and Sakai Koga IC. This is north of Tokyo.

223 out of 282 kilometers of Ken-O Expressway are now operational.
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Old April 9th, 2015, 03:53 PM   #590
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The extension of the Yamate Tunnel in Tokyo will open to traffic tomorrow. It is part of Central Circular Route, or C2. It is the world's longest twin-tube road tunnel, at 18.2 kilometers end to end and 19.3 kilometers in total (including Ohashi JCT). This completes the second ring road of Tokyo.


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Old April 12th, 2015, 04:17 AM   #592
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Wow, Japan has wonderful roads, I want to drive there
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Old April 25th, 2015, 01:27 PM   #593
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Chūō Expressway 中央自動車道
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C5%AB%C5%8D_Expressway

Tōhoku Expressway 東北自動車道
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XB6RTUu7Vck
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T%C5%8Dhoku_Expressway

Isewangan Expressway 伊勢湾岸自動車道
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isewangan_Expressway

Meishin Expressway 名神高速道路
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meishin_Expressway

Shin-Tōmei Expressway 新東名高速道路
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shin-T%C5%8Dmei_Expressway

Tōkai-Hokuriku Expressway 東海北陸自動車道
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T%C5%8D...iku_Expressway


Tōmei Expressway 東名高速道路
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T%C5%8Dmei_Expressway

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Old August 8th, 2015, 06:56 AM   #596
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Wow that really narrow road way is a 2-way street? Damn that's real tight.
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Old August 19th, 2015, 11:24 AM   #598
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That's pretty much *most* residential streets in any part of Japan including the suburbs and countryside.
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It's urbanistically better , more efficient and less polluting than an ever ending sprawl à la american cities ...
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Greater Tokyo is hugely sprawled out with low-rise residential areas.
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