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2. Hayabusa bullet train, Japan
The newly debuted Hayabusa shinkansen or bullet train departs from Aomori station in Aomori, northern Japan on March 5, 2011. The Tohoku Shinkansen Line which is the first new model deployed by the service's operator, East Japan Railway Co., since December 1997. Hayabusa can travel at speeds of up to 300 kilometer per hour and it has the longest nose of any shinkansen at 15 meters. According to the East Japan Railway Co., Hayabusa is a fast way to travel between Tokyo and various cities in the Tohoku region.