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The Viral Bullet Train Advert



This jolly bullet train commercial has been going viral in Japan as a sign of rebuilding post-tsunami.

It features a bullet train making its debut trip across the southern island of Kyushu on March 12, just one day after the earthquake. The commercial was pulled from TV stations in the immediate aftermath, along with all other advertisements as the stations feared inundating people with commercialism after a tragedy would be inappropriate. It has just appeared on air a couple of weeks ago. You can see school kids in uniforms, farmers, power rangers, cheerleaders, and costumed mascots all cheering the train on as it makes its way across the country.