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Train companies in Japan renowned for their punctuality. Many people Japan's rail network is the envy of the world. Others say you can your own watch a Japanese train's departure. Most rail companies around the world to passengers for delayed trains or cancellations. However, the operators of Tokyo's Tsukuba Express line apologized for one of its trains 20 seconds too early on Tuesday. According to the apology, the high-speed train out of a station 20 seconds earlier than scheduled due to staff members failing to the departure timetable. Even though the company the apology, it said it had not any complaints from passengers.

Bosses of the Tsukuba Express said the train crew did not sufficiently the departure time and to accurately the departure operations. The company a statement in Japanese on its website. It "deeply" apologized for the "severe inconvenience" to passengers who the scheduled train, even though the next train just four minutes later. Many people about the apology. One tweet read: "Tokyo train company's apology for 20-second-early departure is one of the best things about Japan." A UK commuter tweeted: "They apologize for 20 seconds early, and yet you don't an apology from any major UK train company until they're over 2 hours late."

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