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A new luxury sightseeing train departed for its maiden journey Friday around Kyushu with the hope that the service will help revive a tourism industry heavily impacted by recent flooding and the pandemic.

The six-car train with a shiny black body and some carriages with tatami-covered floors, left Kyushu Railway Co.’s Kagoshima-Chuo Station in the city of Kagoshima for the four-day trip around the island.

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