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Japan's fastest bullet train to squeeze out trip every 5 minutes

Meticulous planning and technology are behind Nozomi's packed timetable

All older bullet train models on the Tokaido shinkansen line will be replaced with the N700A, which has a top speed of 285 km per hour. (Photo by Masayuki Kozono)

TOKYO -- Japan's fastest Nozomi shinkansen bullet train service will start running as frequently as every five minutes between Tokyo and Osaka next spring, thanks to new trains and station updates to allow for one of the most tightly-packed rail schedules in the world.

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