The first train of the new Hokuriku shinkansen or bullet train, bound for Tokyo, runs near Shin-Takaoka Station in Takaoka, Toyama prefecture, March 14, 2015, in this aerial view photo taken by Kyodo. REUTERS/Kyodo

The first train of the new Hokuriku shinkansen or bullet train, bound for Tokyo, runs near Shin-Takaoka Station in Takaoka, Toyama prefecture, March 14, 2015, in this aerial view photo taken by Kyodo. REUTERS/Kyodo

The first of the new Hokuriku shinkansen or bullet train, bound for Tokyo, runs near Shin-Tin Takaoka, Toyama prefecture, March 14, 2015, in this aerial view photo taken by Kyodo. Reuters/Kyodo

December 8, 2015 3:26 PM (UTC+8)