Efforts to revive tourism expand to free bullet train rides for kids

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Children will be allowed to ride bullet trains that run through most of Japan's biggest cities for free as part of a campaign to revive domestic tourism hit by the coronavirus pandemic, operators said Friday. The campaign between Wednesday and Dec. 19 will cover Nozomi super-express services that stop at major stations including Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto, Shin-Osaka and Hakata, Central Japan Railway Co. and West Japan Railway Co said. To be eligible for the campaign, passengers will need to reserve seats through members-only online systems, with payments for both adults and children made at the sam...

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