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Japan bullet train to allow quick boarding with smartphones

Change on JR Tokai's Tokyo-Osaka line targets foreign tourists without smart cards

Passengers will be able to board trains on Central Japan Railway's Tokaido Shinkansen line by just scanning their smartphones.

NAGOYA -- Travelers will soon be able to ride shinkansen bullet trains linking Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka with just their smartphones instead of going through the hassle of getting a paper ticket or a reloadable card.

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