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Operations of bullet-train lines in central and northern Japan were severely disrupted Sunday by rough weather and technical problems, affecting some 27,500 passengers bound for their hometowns during the yearend and New Year’s holidays.

The Yamagata Shinkansen Line, linking Fukushima and Shinjo, Yamagata Prefecture, suspended 26 runs between Fukushima Station and Yonezawa Station in Yamagata Prefecture due to snow-removal work along the tracks, East Japan Railway Co. said.

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