Daylight Savings Time

27 May

The Prime Minister of Japan is trying to get Daylight Savings Time (or Summer Time as it’s known in England) re-introduced to Japan (Shortly after WWII, America implemented it here…but it didn’t go over well and was abandoned after only a few years).

Many Japanese Senators are saying that they will vote against it if it gets introduced as a bill. This is because many believe that the “benefits” of it are over-rated. That an extra hour of daylight after work doesn’t lead people to enjoy the outdoors more during the work-week, and it doesn’t save a considerable amount of electricity.

So they plan to vote against it because suddenly telling everyone to reset their clocks every six months would lead to unnecessary confusion and hassle.

Personally, I hope Japan stays as it is…that is, no Daylight Savings Time. I was always glad Japan didn’t have that system.

I think most Americans and Europeans actually like Daylight Savings Time! Do you?

I don’t. In the average house, there are quite a few clocks (wall clocks, alarm clocks, computer clock, cell-phone, watches, TV, etc)…what a pain re-setting them twice a year!

If you like to wake up early and finish work early…why not just leave the clocks ahead all year?

Anyways, if other countries like Daylight Savings Time, that’s fine…but I hope that it doesn’t come here.

I’m sure it won’t.

8 Responses to “Daylight Savings Time”

  1. tokyo5 November 3, 2009 at 12:52 am #

    It seems that last Sunday was the last day of “Daylight Savings Time” in America for this year.

    So everyone in the U.S. had to change their clocks an hour (back?).

    What a pointless pain!

    As I wrote in this post above, I’m glad Japan doesn’t use the Daylight Savings Time custom!


  2. tokyo5 December 15, 2008 at 11:13 pm #


    Thank you for the kind words.
    Please visit (and comment) here often!


  3. alexdberg December 15, 2008 at 12:42 pm #

    Ah, thanks for the link! Keep the good blog going!


  4. tokyo5 December 9, 2008 at 11:22 pm #


    Thanks for commenting!

    >get to sleep in an extra hour

    It only feels like an “extra hour” the day you set clocks back…then it just feels “normal”. Doesn’t it?

    Anyways, what about in the Spring (when you set your clocks ahead an hour)? Then you “lose” an hour of sleep! 😀

    (BTW, you should make your username a link to your blog! Your post about DST is here: )


  5. alexdberg December 9, 2008 at 10:31 pm #

    Coming from the Northern US, I also have always welcomed the time change. Partly because it was just a change. And also partly because I get to sleep in an extra hour, which really helps when school is at like 8am. (Looking back, I don’t know how I woke up that early every day.)


  6. elaine June 29, 2008 at 6:32 pm #

    I’m afraid I disagree totally. Having spent most of my life in Canada, a country that practices Daylight Savings Time, changing the clocks twice a year has never seemed a big incovenience & the extra hour of daylight while I’m awake is so very much appreciated. Perhaps that’s also because Canada has very long hours of darkness during the winter months so as much sun as possible during the summer months is highly valued.

    By the way, thanks for the info regarding your children’s summer vacation.


  7. tokyo5 May 28, 2008 at 11:50 pm #

    Thanks for visiting my site.
    And for commenting!

    >Not to mention inconvenient.

    Inconvenient. Yes, that’s why I don’t want Japan to implement it.


  8. Stephen May 28, 2008 at 1:57 pm #

    I don’t like DST at all. It was originally conceived to save candles. Now that we’ve had incandescent lightbulbs for forever, it’s kind of stupid to keep the tradition going. Not to mention inconvenient.


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