This will cut down the time it takes to get from Hakodate to Tokyo by two hours. Sweet!
Japan Today seems to have moved/removed the article, but I’ll link it if they ever put it back up ;P Here’s a story about it in the Japan Times, that I found by googling “hakodate aomori bullet train”. Ah, Google.
Edit 2005/05/22 1:41 pm: The Japan Today article is back up.