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Bullet train mystery: Snack carts trundle on despite slow sales

One of the charms of Japan travel, vendors do more than serve food and beverages

The tradition of serving food and drinks from carts will survive on Japan's Tokaido Shinkansen bullet train route.

NAGOYA -- Central Japan Railway will buck an industrywide trend and continue providing snack cart services on shinkansen bullet trains after its planned timetable change in March.

The vendors who move around from car to car have long been one of charms for passengers, but they play a bigger role than many think.

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