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Mark Seven Japanese Shinkansen trains, exported for the first time, will operate initially at 300km/h, later at 350km/h, to connect northern capital Taipei with the world's third largest port of Kaohsiung, and cities in between. A five hour journey will drop to just over 90 minutes.

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