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Donny Kimball
6 min readJul 15, 2022

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The Komachi Shinkansen bound for Akita is stopped on the train tracks somewhere in Japan
This story was originally published on donnykimball.com and has been syndicated here on Medium.

Try as I might, I just couldn’t believe what I was hearing. We had just been informed by the station attendant that the Akita Shinkansen would not be running for the rest of the night. Yup, you read that right. Not running at all. Along with many other now-stranded travelers, my plans were…

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Donny Kimball

I'm a travel writer and freelance digital marketer who blogs about the sides of Japan that you can't find in the mainstream media. https://donnykimball.com/