Japanese Train Departs 20 Seconds Early, Company Apologizes

Railways in Japan are well known for keeping to a schedule, so an apology was in order when a train from Tokyo to Tsukuba left 20 seconds earlier than scheduled.

In spite of the fact that no passengers complained, the railway company sincerely apologized for the error.


Japanese “bullet trains” (Shinkansen) travel at varying speeds up to 320 km/hr (200 mph).