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@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
-# @(#)asia 7.84
+# @(#)asia 7.85
# This data is by no means authoritative; if you think you know better,
# go ahead and edit the file (and please send any changes to
@@ -43,8 +43,8 @@
# 8:00 CST China
# 9:00 CJT Central Japanese Time (1896/1937)*
# 9:00 EIT east Indonesia
-# 9:00 JST Japan
-# 9:00 KST Korea
+# 9:00 JST JDT Japan
+# 9:00 KST KDT Korea
# 9:30 CST (Australian) Central Standard Time
#
# See the `europe' file for Russia and Turkey in Asia.
@@ -846,14 +846,28 @@ Zone Asia/Jerusalem 2:20:56 - LMT 1880
# Today's _Asahi Evening News_ (page 4) reports that Japan had
# daylight saving between 1948 and 1951, but ``the system was discontinued
# because the public believed it would lead to longer working hours.''
+
+# From Mayumi Negishi in the 2005-08-10 Japan Times
+# <http://www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/getarticle.pl5?nn20050810f2.htm>:
+# Occupation authorities imposed daylight-saving time on Japan on
+# [1948-05-01].... But lack of prior debate and the execution of
+# daylight-saving time just three days after the bill was passed generated
+# deep hatred of the concept.... The Diet unceremoniously passed a bill to
+# dump the unpopular system in October 1951, less than a month after the San
+# Francisco Peace Treaty was signed. (A government poll in 1951 showed 53%
+# of the Japanese wanted to scrap daylight-saving time, as opposed to 30% who
+# wanted to keep it.)
+
# Shanks writes that daylight saving in Japan during those years was as follows:
# Rule NAME FROM TO TYPE IN ON AT SAVE LETTER/S
-#Rule Japan 1948 only - May Sun>=1 2:00 1:00 D
-#Rule Japan 1948 1951 - Sep Sat>=8 2:00 0 S
-#Rule Japan 1949 only - Apr Sun>=1 2:00 1:00 D
-#Rule Japan 1950 1951 - May Sun>=1 2:00 1:00 D
-# but the only locations using it were US military bases.
-# We go with Shanks and omit daylight saving in those years for Asia/Tokyo.
+Rule Japan 1948 only - May Sun>=1 2:00 1:00 D
+Rule Japan 1948 1951 - Sep Sat>=8 2:00 0 S
+Rule Japan 1949 only - Apr Sun>=1 2:00 1:00 D
+Rule Japan 1950 1951 - May Sun>=1 2:00 1:00 D
+# but the only locations using it (for birth certificates, presumably, since
+# Shanks's audience is astrologers) were US military bases. For now, assume
+# that for most purposes daylight-saving time was observed; otherwise, what
+# would have been the point of the 1951 poll?
# From Hideyuki Suzuki (1998-11-09):
# 'Tokyo' usually stands for the former location of Tokyo Astronomical
@@ -883,7 +897,7 @@ Zone Asia/Jerusalem 2:20:56 - LMT 1880
Zone Asia/Tokyo 9:18:59 - LMT 1887 Dec 31 15:00u
9:00 - JST 1896
9:00 - CJT 1938
- 9:00 - JST
+ 9:00 Japan J%sT
# Since 1938, all Japanese possessions have been like Asia/Tokyo.
# Jordan