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The Democratic Party of Japan-led government may announce as early as next week plans to construct three more bullet-train segments, DPJ members said.

The sections are between Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, and Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture, on the Hokuriku Shinkansen Line; Hakodate and Sapporo on the Hokkaido Shinkansen Line; and Isahaya and Nagasaki in Nagasaki Prefecture on the Kyushu Shinkansen Line’s Nagasaki branch, for which planning dates back to 1973.

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