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A panel examining the construction of bullet train networks agreed August 26 to decide by late November which of seven sections of four bullet train lines in the Hokkaido, Hokuriku, Kyushu and Tohoku regions will have priority.

The group agreed to first examine the Hachinohe-Shin Aomori section of the Tohoku Shinkansen Line, the Nagano-Joetsu section of the Hokuriku Shinkansen Line and the Funakoya-Shin Yatsushiro of the Kyushu Shinkansen Line.

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