Shinkansen makes unscheduled stop as elderly man whacks other passenger in the head with phone

Originally published on Sora News by Casey Baseel

”What are ya, a woman?” angry morning passenger shouts.

The Shinkansen is the crown jewel of Japan’s transportation network, whisking passengers across the country at high speeds with amazing punctuality. However, for the second time in a week, Japan’s bullet trains have suffered a black eye, this time by way of a literal whack on the head.

On the morning of July 9, Naotaka Kasuya, a 69-year-old resident of Tokyo’s Hachioji City, was onboard the Nozomi Shinkansen that runs from Tokyo to Fukuoka. According to other passengers, Kasuya was visibly drunk, and not in neither the jovial nor

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