Japan Train Leaves 20 Seconds Early Demands National Apology

When I would stay in Japan, I loved the culture. The politeness and honesty in the streets were awesome. They are also extremely precise. What has shocked many who are unfamiliar with Japan is that the Metropolitan Intercity Railway Co. issued a public statement expressing that they were deeply sorry for the Tsukuba Express train linking Tokyo and its northern suburbs pulled out of Minami-Nagareyama Station at 9:44:20 instead of 9:44:40, which was 20 seconds early.

“We deeply apologize for causing a tremendous nuisance to customers,” the company said.