WASHINGTON (Kyodo) A senior official of the U.S. Federal Railroad Administration expressed hope Thursday that Japan will offer its technical expertise to the United States in building a high-speed railway network.

“I think Japan is one of several very good systems that we’re interested in looking at,” Karen Rae, FRA deputy chief, said in an interview. “We’re impressed with the breadth of technology and the accomplishments,” she said, referring to the shinkansen network.

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