The real Japanese Shinkansen

Forget the propaganda about the Shinkansen (‘new trunk line’) trains in Japan. Images and stories would have you believe they are sleek, aerodynamic things that race about this tiny country at high speeds. Not true, for they actually look like this:

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Obviously, they travel at very high speeds, occasionally hitting 40 kilometres per hour.

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One thought on “The real Japanese Shinkansen

  1. That is definitely NOT a shinkansen. As a long-time resident of Tokyo, I assure you that your picture looks like an ordinary train.

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