Anybody who has ever traveled to Japan and witnessed first hand the rail system knows why it has earned the reputation as one of the world's best. DW traveled to one the world's biggest city to find out why its trains operate so smoothly.
Deadly accidents, dirty stations and coaches, decrepit equipment and unpunctual trains mark India's vast, outdated and inefficient rail infrastructure. Will Japanese bullet trains make a difference?
Heated toilets that spray users clean, train seats that revolve so passengers can admire the scenery: welcome to Japan, where hospitality and customer service form part of the country's DNA.
Japan has opened its first bullet-train service to the northern island of Hokkaido, where stops include the ski resorts and the port city of Hakodate. The train operators hope to compete with airlines.
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