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Ever Wonder Why Japanese Trains Aren't Late? Here's Why.

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Trains in Japan are incredibly punctual. Being on time is counted down to the centiseconds. And unless there's an accident, Japanese trains simply are not late.

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In the above Discovery Channel Asia video, you can see some of the reasons why the country's rails run, well, like clockwork.

Super Japan: On-time Metro [Discovery Channel Asia@YouTube]

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starlionblue
Starlionblue

It's not microseconds, it's centiseconds. A microsecond is a millionth of a second, while a centisecond is a hundredth of a second.

#corrections.