People celebrate the departure of the first shinkansen bullet train at Shin-hakodate-hokuto station in Hokuto, Hokkaido, on March 26, 2016.  
Japan commenced regular bullet train passenger service to the the northen island of Hokkaido for the first time, marking a landmark extension of the iconic superfast transportation network.   / AFP / JIJI PRESS / JIJI PRESS / Japan OUT        (Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)