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Fukushima bullet train services resume 2 weeks after big quake

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Bullet train isn't an appropriate name for a civilian passenger service.

High speed train or rapid commute service .

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Just 2 weeks? Astonishing. Most places around the world would take minimum 6 months for these major repairs.

Bullet train isn't an appropriate name for a civilian passenger service.

High speed train or rapid commute service .

No need to anglicise the name. "Shinkansen" is as famous around the world as "sushi". Lets just call it Shinksnsen.

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zichiToday  09:54 am JST

Should use the same name as Japanese, Shinkansen.

After the headline and the first paragraph they do use the word Shinkansen.

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Yep just call it shinkansen

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Enough with bullet train. When you go to the train station, it is always written "Shinkansen" and never "bullet train". If you refer to sushi as raw fish on rice then go ahead and call it a bullet train.

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"Shinkansen" is as famous around the world as "sushi".

You are largely, largely mistaken.

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Enough with bullet train. When you go to the train station, it is always written "Shinkansen" and never "bullet train".

When you go to the supermarket, it is always written りんご and never "apple." That doesn't mean we should use "ringo" in English-language news articles.

If you refer to sushi as raw fish on rice then go ahead and call it a bullet train.

Internationally, raw fish on rice is known by the Japanese term "sushi." Internationally, there are plenty of bullet trains, and none of them are known by the Japanese term "shinkansen."

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I call it the "Shink".

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