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Abe pitches Japan's bullet trains to Malaysia

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, left, and his Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe, shake hands in Tokyo on Nov. 16.

TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe talked up the country's iconic shinkansen with his Malaysian counterpart, Najib Razak, pitching a bullet train solution for a planned high-speed rail slated to connect Singapore and Kuala Lumpur in 2026.

"We had a very good discussion," Abe said at a joint press conference following the meeting. "I expressed strong expectations regarding the adoption of Japan's bullet-train technology."

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