Local time in Japan
The time in Japan is 9 hours ahead of UTC. The timezone in Japan is Japan Standard Time (JST). Japan is not using Daylight Saving Time (DST) but used to in the past. The last DST transition was in 1951.
Details for the time in Japan
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (JST)|
|IANA time zone||Asia/Tokyo|
|Your time difference||9 hours ahead of UTC|
|UTC time difference||UTC+9
9 hours ahead of UTC
Japan Daylight Saving Time (DST)
Japan is not using Daylight Saving Time.
Japan uses Japan Standard Time JST. JST is UTC +0900. Japan's latitude and longitude is 36° 00' N and 138° 00' E. Therefore a nine hours offset between JST and UTC is not surprising. Japan is “The land of the rising sun”. Japan of course is not the only country with a sunrise. The name refers to Japans eastern position relative to China. The name originated many century ago and can be found in early correspondence between China and Japan.