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Japan's overseas railway-building heightens rivalry with China

Crowded Philippine trains benefiting from Tokyo's cash and know-how

| Philippines

Congested highways filled with Jeepneys, buses and trucks are a common sight in the Philippines because Filipinos only have two, both unpalatable, choices when it comes to rail travel.

They can either take the overcrowded Philippine National Railway, with its limited services of scratched and faded diesel trains, or the relatively new but already packed elevated railway.

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