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22 Sep, 2014

Japan’s high-speed shinkansen marks its 50th year | The Japan Times

Oct. 1 will be the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of the shinkansen super-express trains. The shinkansen has become the envy of the world, studied, imitated and emulated, but never quite matched. Though the younger generation may take it as a given, the “bullet train” will continue to be an important part of Japanese life and society in the future.

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