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Typhoon delays bullet train for weeks while Toyota springs back

Better disaster planning staves off supply chain disruption after storm kills 74

Mudcaked bullet trains sit idled at an East Japan Railway train yard that experienced heavy flooding from Typhoon Hagibis. (Photo by Hirofumi Yamamoto)

TOKYO -- As a fuller picture of the damage from Typhoon Hagibis emerges, Japan faces weeks of delays in restoring some train service, but supply chains weathered the storm relatively well, attesting to the rise of disaster planning.

East Japan Railway said Tuesday that full service on the Hokuriku shinkansen bullet train line connecting Tokyo with Kanazawa in central Japan will not resume for at least a week or two after weekend flooding that killed at least 74 people.

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