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Early Sunrise

June 30th, 2004

Here in Japan, with no Daylight Savings Time, and living in Tokyo, which is on the west edge of an already overextended time zone, you get early 4 am sunrises–a bit of a problem for late-night-owls like me. But at least I get to see the sunrise sometimes without waking up at an ungodly hour. Nonetheless, it does seem such a waste. I have heard that DST has been suggested in Japan, but that some people reject it because they feel that it would only give their companies another excuse to make them work an hour later each day.

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  1. July 1st, 2004 at 02:57 | #1

    I believe that Japan did have Daylight Savings Time after the Second World War, but when the USA returned control to Japan, they (the Japanese) chose to get rid of it.

    Anyone able to confirm this?

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