Why won’t the Japanese switch to daylight saving time?

One theory is that the “change will chain office workers to their desks until 10 pm or later, since no employee will dare leave while the sun shines” Shutting Out the Sun pg 206. More importantly, there is a knee-jerk nationalist reaction against something that was imposed by the American occupation authorities and then scrapped.



  1. ReallyJapan said,

    May 13, 2008 at 6:25 am

    It’s pretty mendokusai to don’t have daylight saving time.. even in summer I have very few time to take photos after work..

  2. Takamaro said,

    March 31, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    The reasons are incorrect. The Japanese like to ba closer to nature, that’s all. Having changes of time is unnatural.

  3. alexcase said,

    March 31, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    So, the Japanese like to be close to nature by burning more greenhouse gases? What a load of nationalistic, illogical crap. Have a look at modern Japanese and tell me one way in which they are more in touch with nature than people in other developed countries

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