New bullet train service makes tracks for Hokkaido

People waving flags as the first train of the new Hokkaido shinkansen, or bullet train, bound for Shin-Hakodate Hokuto Station from Tokyo, approached Kikonai Station in Kikouchi town on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido last Saturday. The long-awai
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People waving flags as the first train of the new Hokkaido shinkansen, or bullet train, bound for Shin-Hakodate Hokuto Station from Tokyo, approached Kikonai Station in Kikouchi town on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido last Saturday. The long-awaited bullet train service, linking Tokyo to the Hokkaido and Tohoku region, started last Saturday.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 28, 2016, with the headline 'New bullet train service makes tracks for Hokkaido'. Print Edition | Subscribe