Shinkansen Hit Bear in Akita Pref. on Monday, Delaying Trains

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Akita Shinkansen

Akita Shinkansen Komachi No. 46 running in Senboku, Akita Prefecture, hit a bear at around 7:11 p.m. on Monday according to JR East. The driver confirmed the safety of the train and resumed operation.

This caused a delay of up to 41 minutes for the two Akita Shinkansen trains.