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Schwarzenegger Rides Bullet Train as Japan Offers Rail Loan

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger rode one of Japan’s fastest trains today after the nation’s transport minister offered loans to support the state’s more than $40 billion high-speed rail project.

“I am very impressed with the technology and also with the infrastructure itself,” Schwarzenegger said in Omiya, Japan, a 25-minute journey from Tokyo Station. East Japan Railway Co.’s “Hayabusa” bullet train accelerated to 110 kph (68 mph), short of its 224 mph maximum, with the governor aboard.