Leaving or arriving trains on time is important for our daily life over the world as we know, but who cares the slight time lag just for a few tens of seconds? A reaction by a railway company against the train departs 20 seconds earlier, has given unique surprises to the world.
Serious apology was officially announced by the railway company
At that time, no one complained about the time difference and nothing has been reported that it occurred any problems so far. Do you think the official apology was really needed for the passengers? In Japan, we often hear an announcement of apology for just a few minutes delay or time adjustment in running trains despite apologizing easily to customers doesn’t mean good services.
Punctuality also have a possibility of stress
Actually, the punctuality on Japanese transportations is said one of strong points for a long time, but we have to remember that it also causes stress when losing accuracy even a little. I think that kind of too serious daily customs make foreigners feel stiff society of Japan, and we Japanese should have room in minds more. Anyway, how about 20 seconds for you?