It has been well over a year since my first trip to Japan and I realize that I haven’t written down any of my stories about it. There are many highlights in my memories of the trip and this is one that really sticks out for me. The “bullet train” (新幹線, romanized shinkansen) may have a reputation for being super reliable, but the first day that I needed to use it to get from Tokyo to Fukushima prefecture, there was a bit of an incident.

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