Regional and local trains and trolleys (1969)
The promotional video of the Japanese bullet train (1975)
Thanks to my friend for linking to this video. EXCELLENT STUFF!
And now, today, the new local trains are still running (unlike most of the US):
Regional trains also do continued service to rural towns:
And a more updated ride on the Japanese bullet train (traversing the length of Japan's main island in less than one day, all in highly ordered and precise comfort):