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Japan's maglev pits new artery against the environment

Tokyo-Nagoya link faces delay past 2027 as governor defends river

JR Central's maglev train will travel underground for most of its route between Tokyo and Nagoya. (Photo by Saki Hayashi)

TOKYO -- Japan's plan to connect its three major economic centers of Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka with just an hour's train ride has taken a major step back.

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