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Japan bullet train to carry seafood for faster tunnel speed

JR Hokkaido and Sagawa Express seek ways to resolve 'potato bottleneck'

JR Hokkaido plans to deploy its shinkansen trains to deliver fresh seafood caught in the northern Japanese island. (Photo by Mari Ishibashi)

TOKYO -- Japan's bullet train planners will be experimenting, with stopwatch in hand, ways to increase speed for a planned shinkansen connection between Tokyo and the northern city of Sapporo.

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