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Photo Journal: Stylish debut

(Mainichi)

A dining car inside the luxury sleeper train "Train Suite Shiki-shima" is seen here inside JR Ueno station in Tokyo's Taito Ward on March 16, 2017. The Shiki-shima train service, which will officially start running on May 1, will transport passengers across eastern Japan in style, offering spectacular views from inside the train's comfortable interior. On March 16, reporters were invited to the unveiling of the Shiki-shima train at JR Ueno Station, and were allowed to look inside the train for the first time. Although the service will not commence until May 1, it has already attracted numerous customers, with tickets for the period between May to November 2017 already having sold out, according to the train service operator JR East. (Mainichi)

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