Time is measured on a 24-hour clock, 9 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.

To build an equivalency in your mind, use this table. (All U.S. times are the day before the current day in Japan.)


Japan Pacific Time Mountain Time Central Time Eastern Time
(GMT+9) (GMT -8) 
(GMT -7) 
(GMT -6) (GMT -5)

To help you become accustomed to using the 24-hour clock, all times in this and other KCP websites use the 24-hour clock. To convert the 24-hour clock to our 12-hour clock, simply subtract 12 hours for times after noon (12:00). For example, 20:00 becomes 8:00 pm.

Daylight savings time is not observed in Japan.