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JAPAN: Shinkansen - Looking abroad as it turns 50

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After decades of protecting its own technology, Japan is attempting to lure buyers for its high speed bullet train known as the Shinkansen. Top brass from railway companies, manufacturers, heads of local governments, plus a foreign mission were invited to wine and dine to celebrate its 50 years in service at a reception in Tokyo. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reminded the guests that Japan received international help to get the ambitious project off the ground back in the 1960s.