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After Tokyo Commuter Train Leaves 20 Seconds Early, Company Apologizes

The rail company says it didn't receive any complaints from passengers over the discrepancy; still, it is sorry for a "severe inconvenience."
A Japanese train company says it has spoken to a crew that left a station without consulting the time. Source: JTB Photo

Passengers on a morning train on the Tokyo region's Tsukuba Express line might not have noticed anything was amiss Tuesday. But when their train left Minami-Nagareyama station, it did so 20 seconds ahead of schedule — and when the

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