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Japan's 'supreme' bullet train aims to impress Texas with speed

JR Tokai eyes Dallas-Houston project by clocking 360 kph on test run

JR Tokai's N700S shinkansen train prepares for a test run Thursday in Shiga Prefecture, Japan.

TOKYO -- Central Japan Railway, also known as JR Tokai, on Thursday granted journalists their first test ride of the company's newest shinkansen bullet train, which clocked in at speeds topping 360 km per hour, breaking the all-time record for the rail operator.

The real audience for the demonstration, however, was the stakeholders of a privately constructed high-speed rail line in the U.S. state of Texas connecting the cities of Dallas and Houston.

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