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Trains keep Japan flowing

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I don’t get around much … but recently I found myself on the bullet train to Kyota. At 180 mph, the Japanese country side passes in a blur of cityscapes, green mountains and rice paddies.

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The ride is quiet. No whistles sounded; at grade there are no crossing arms. Motor traffic must pass below us.

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Rand Middleton

Covers Willmar and area high schools and Ridgewater College, plus amateur baseball, stock car racing and fitness events in summer. Writes weekly column since 1980. Began working in radio and at weekly newspaper in Munising, Michigan, in 1972. Started parttime at West Central Daily Tribune Sept. 1974. Fulltime beginning Feb. 1979. Married to Tribune news clerk Donna (Miller) Middleton, formerly of Kerkhoven. 2 grown children. 

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