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Time in Japan

Time zone and Daylight Saving Time (DST) rules

GMT/UTC offset (time difference)

Japan does not operate Daylight Saving Time (DST), clocks stay on Standard Time all year round.

Japan Standard Time, abbreviated as JST, is nine hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) . The time difference or offset, expressed in hours, is GMT+9.

There is always a fast and easy way of converting JST to GMT or a different location, try the Time Converter by zone.

The international dialling code for Japan is +81.

In Japan, the 60th birthday (or 61st in the Western calendar) is called kanreki and it marks the end of a cycle and the beginning of a new one. The cycle is directly linked to the 60-year cycle of the traditional lunar calendar. It is a return to the exactly the zodiac configuration at birth, a moment of great significance, as explained in this article published by Encyclopaedia of Shinto.

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