Would you want Japan to switch to daylight-saving time?


Narelle Dunn
English Teacher, 27
Well, we have daylight saving in Australia and I think it’s a fantastic idea. You come home from work and there’s still enough daylight to do something like go to the beach or have a barbecue.

Connie Harikul
PR, 21
It takes a little while to adjust to daylight-saving’s time, but I can’t imagine living without it. Daylight saving’s makes sense.

Keiko Ueno
Aromatherapist, 33
Both ways would be fine for me, but the start would be a bit inconvenient. They should have a trial in Tokyo. For Japanese people it’s difficult to go home if the sun’s up. Some people feel a duty to work.

Doug Slattery
Software Engineer, 40
Well it wouldn’t cause me to work anymore hours. Being from the States, where we have it, I really haven’t noticed any change in Tokyo.

Yukari Sugiyama
English teacher, 23
I think the idea is good, but I experienced daylight saving in America and it was a bit confusing. Initially I can see it being a big problem to switch over for business, but once we get used to it, it would be OK.

Michael Cartwright
Oil/gas buyer, 49
The thing about daylight saving is the closer you are to the equator, the less benefit you get. I’m not sure how much it would help Japan.