Who Would Possibly Do Something So Crazy? Pretty Much Everyone In Japan…
It was precisely 20 seconds past 9:44am on November 14, 2017 that Japan Railways train number 5255 departed from Minami Nagareyama Station on the outskirts of Tokyo.
Hardly anything seems noteworthy about a train leaving a station. It happens countless times each day all over the world.
Except THIS particular train was supposed to depart FORTY seconds past 9:44am. So it left the station 20 seconds early.
In virtually every other country in the world, a train departing 20 seconds early would not even be noticed. Nor would anyone care.
But this is Japan.