Faster than a speeding ...

A symbol of modern Japan, the first-generation bullet train (r.) that broke records at 130 m.p.h. is now 35 years old. The new train (top, left), with a maximum speed of 177 m.p.h., debuts next month. A 250-mile

Tokyo-to-Osaka trip will take two hours.

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