China’s second largest bullet train maker has recalled fifty-four trains over safety concerns. The government is also suspending future expansion of the high-speed railway while it examines the safety of existing lines.
When China built their network of bullet trains nearly as fast as the trains themselves move, the quick turnaround time didn’t come with many safety checks, it seems. Those trains are struggling to operate at their promised speeds.
Available now at every Japanophile’s favourite export site, J-List, for $US8, these bullet train chopsticks don’t quite travel at 360km/h, but they do make futomaki pieces taste even better. Fact. [J-List via Laughing Squid]