We'll save our cracks about their looks on the latest revision of the Shinkansen (ok, just one: man, that's an
engine face only a train manufacturer could love), but we're not prepared to knock Japan's latest and greatest, which
they're trying to get to hit 223mph in trial runs. Apparently they even think they'll get that up to the train's
maximum speed of 250mph by early 2008, which will make their Tokyo-Aomori shuttle doable in three hours. What's that
mean in American? LA to SF nonstop in like an hour and a half.