Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.

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China’s Bullet Train

China’s ‘bullet train’ is modeled after Japan’s Shinkansen bullet train technology.

Each train will have eight carriages (some in Japan have 12) and a capacity of 610 passengers.

Next month, China hopes to put the trains into trial operation...just in time for the Lunar New Year holiday, China’s busiest travel season of the year.

Shanghai-Hangzhou and Shanghai-Nanjing routes will be tested next month….Gee, I hope they pass. My wife will be on one of those trains.

Feb. 18th is the Lunar New Year’s Day and 150 million will take to the rails.

Whew! Am I glad I won’t be in that mess.

The maximum speed for the trains is 250kph (155mph) and can cut the Beijing to Shanghai trip down from 12 to 10 hours.

When the Shinkansen was introduced in my prefecture in Japan…it took out the airplanes. It became faster to travel by train from Niigata to Tokyo than to go to the airport, check in, fly, check out and back into the city.

It will be interesting to see what impact the bullet train has on China travel.

What do you think?

Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.

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Bill Belew

Bill Belew

Daddy and Christian.

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  • Anonymous says:

    What is the point of introducing the bullet trains, especially if it is the old Jap technology to a bunch of low-quality mostly male passengers who do not hesitate to smoke and take of their shoes and pollute the environment in the process?

  • Anonymous says:

    There are too many pickpockets lurking the train passengers in China.

    I am sure the train service personnel (including the train policemen) know who are the the pickpockets, but nothing is being done about it. The whole country is full of pickpockets, but the worst pickpockets are the ones working for the government. HA HA HA.

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