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China's Ctrip to sell Japan rail tickets via app

Booking giant seeks greater inroads into key travel destination

Chinese travelers usually by tickets to the shinkansen and other Japanese trains after arriving in Japan. (Photo by Yusuke Yokota)

SHANGHAI -- China's largest online travel agency,, will offer tickets to Japan's shinkansen bullet trains through its app starting in May, hoping to increase its presence abroad as the likes of Alibaba Group Holding close in back home.

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