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Japan's bullet train: Fast track to the future

(Source: The Independent, July 20, 2014)

LONDON — If you want a sense of Japan, take the train. In 1964, while Britain was closing railway lines and stations, Japan was investing in sophisticated infrastructure. This year, 1 October marks the 50th anniversary of the Shinkansen, Japan's "bullet train". (Shinkansen actually means "New Main Line": to describe a ballistically fast train you must say "dangan ressha").

Full story: The Independent

Monday, July 21, 2014

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