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

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

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