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Natural disasters

Flooded Japan bullet train yard to be raised 10 meters

Nagano facility had been flagged for risk of once-a-millennium deluge

Waterlogged bullet trains resulted in over $100 million in damages for railway operator JR East. (Photo by Akira Kodaka)

TOKYO -- Stung by the experience of October's powerful typhoon, East Japan Railway will lift key parts of a holding yard for shinkansen bullet trains by roughly 10 meters next year to prevent damage from floods, Nikkei has learned.

The work at the rail yard in Nagano, northwest of Tokyo, could run into the billions of yen (1 billion yen equals $9.1 million), according to construction-industry estimates.

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