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Japanese Rail Operator Says Sorry For 'Inexcusable' Departure 25 Seconds Early

It is the second time in little more than six months that a Japanese railway has been forced to say sorry to passengers for a seconds-early departure.

In the U.S., you might expect a passenger rail operator to apologize for being late. However, in Japan — where sleek, high-speed trains are famous for arrivals and departures that you could set your watch by — leaving a station just 25 seconds early is nothing

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