On 5th April, the next-generation Shinkansen, “Fastech 360 Z” were unveiled in Miyagi prefecture, Japan.
JR (Japan Railways) developed the Fastech 360 Z as mini Shinkansen which will be used in sections of Akita (which is my hometown) and Yamagata (which is next to Akita) Shinkansen.
The shape of Fastech 360 Z is quite smart. Its face is just like some kinds of animals because it has many ears which are used for when the Shinkansen stops in an emergency because of earthquakes happening.
What is the most attractive point of Fastech 360 Z is its speed. It travels 360 kilometers in an hour. This is the fastest Shinkansen in the world.
JR has test rides between Miyagi and Iwate prefectures. Practical sharing of the Fastech 360 Z with Akita Shinkansen will be possible in two years.
*You can check the Fatech 360 Z.