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Operating Shinkansen at Faster Speeds

We will continue our R&D efforts toward achieving an operational speed of 360 km/h for Shinkansen. These efforts will be focused on improving stability during high-speed operation and reducing the environmental impact to areas along Shinkansen lines. Also, we will feed back research achievements into operation of Shinkansen at 320 km/h, in order to upgrade safety and reliability, along with expanding segments where Shinkansen is operated at 320 km/h.

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