Train delays might be so common in Britain that we are shocked to our cores when one actually arrives on time, but in Japan it's another story.
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The Minami Nagareyama station is halfway on the line connecting Tsukuba, a city located in the northern Kantō region of Japan, to Akihabara station in Tokyo in less than an hour. "I'm Japanese, and even I think it's excessive to make such a big deal out of a 20-second mistake, but as an American, how do you feel about it?"
The Tsukuba Express train was due to leave Minami Nagareyama Station, just north of Tokyo, for Tsukuba at 9.44.40am local time on Tuesday, but instead left at 9.44.20am.
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At first, I sort of agreed with him. But on that day, the train left at 9:43:40.
The Metropolitan Intercity Railway Company apologized for the early departure in a statement published on its website, explaining the incident occurred because the train crew did not properly check departure time.
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"The fact that Japanese companies care so much about customer satisfaction, consistently try to look at things from the end-user's point of view, and are willing to offer a honest apology even for understandable inconveniences is, really, one of the most attractive parts of Japanese society, and one of my favourite things about living here".