The Fascinating Story of How One Invention Changed Everything in Japan

Bloomberg Then This Happened series provides some background on one of Japan’s most iconic mechanical engineering accomplishments, the bullet train:

“Today high-speed trains are comparable to air travel in price and door-to-door speed for shorter journeys. But decades ago locomotives faced fierce competition from air planes and private cars. Then came Japan’s bullet trains.”

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