Utc Japan Time

This is a list of military time zones as defined in the ACP 121(I) standard.[1] for Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States, and is used by many nations' armed forces. The names are identical to the NATO phonetic alphabet.

Utc Japan Time

Time zone difference: Japan Time (JST) to Alaska Time (AKST) Time now in Japan and Alaska. Conversion tools and tables. All times shown observe local daylight saving time (DST) rules.

The time zone using UTC is sometimes denoted UTC±00:00 or by the letter Z—a reference to the equivalent nautical time zone (GMT), which has been denoted by a Z since about 1950. Time zones were identified by successive letters of the alphabet and the Greenwich time zone was marked by a Z as it was the point of origin. JST is the abbreviation of Japan Standard Time.Time zone offset of JST is UTC+09.Japan Standard Time is 9 hours ahead from the UTC universal time. Amazon gift card front and back picture. JST current date is 3rd Monday May 2021.

Going east from the prime meridian at Greenwich, letters 'Alpha' through 'Mike' (skipping 'J', see below) represent the 12 time zones with positive UTC offsets until reaching the international Date Line. Going west from Greenwich, letters 'November' through 'Yankee' represent zones with negative offsets.

The letters are typically used in conjunction with military time. For example, 6:00 a.m. in zone UTC−5 is written '0600R' and spoken 'oh six hundred Romeo'.

Time zone nameDesignation letterOffset
Alfa Time ZoneA+1
Bravo Time ZoneB+2
Charlie Time ZoneC+3
Delta Time ZoneD+4
Echo Time ZoneE+5
Foxtrot Time ZoneF+6
Golf Time ZoneG+7
Hotel Time ZoneH+8
India Time ZoneI+9
Kilo Time ZoneK+10
Lima Time ZoneL+11
Mike Time ZoneM+12
November Time ZoneN−1
Oscar Time ZoneO−2
Papa Time ZoneP−3
Quebec Time ZoneQ−4
Romeo Time ZoneR−5
Sierra Time ZoneS−6
Tango Time ZoneT−7
Uniform Time ZoneU−8
Victor Time ZoneV−9
Whiskey Time ZoneW−10
X-ray Time ZoneX−11
Yankee Time ZoneY−12
Zulu Time ZoneZ0

The system apparently originates from Nathaniel Bowditch's 1802 American Practical Navigator book,[citation needed] where time zones were labelled with letters and 'J' was skipped[2] to avoid confusion with 'I'[citation needed].

The letter 'J' ('Juliet'), originally skipped, may be used to indicate the observer's local time.[3]

The letter 'L' ('Lima') is commonly mistaken for 'local'.[4]

The letter 'Z' ('Zulu') indicates Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

See also[edit]


  1. ^Combined Communications-Electronics Board (Oct 2010). ACP 121(I), COMMUNICATION INSTRUCTIONS – GENERAL(PDF) (Report). pp. 3A-1–3A-8. Archived from the original(PDF) on May 8, 2016. Retrieved Aug 8, 2011.
  2. ^Nathaniel Bowditch, American Practical Navigator, Chapter 18 'Time', Section 1806 'Zone Time'.
  3. ^'ATP 6-02.70 Techniques for Spectrum Management Operations'(PDF). Retrieved 2020-07-21.
  4. ^'Administrative Instructions: Expressing Time', Guidance for Plans, Orders, and Annexes, United States Army

External links[edit]

  • 'Military' time zones discussion on the tz mailing list
Retrieved from 'https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_military_time_zones&oldid=1015054431'
US, Canada, Mexico Time Zones

Atlantic Daylight Time (ADT) • Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) • Central Daylight Time (CDT) • Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) • Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) • Alaska Daylight Time (AKDT) • Hawaii Time • Arizona • Saskatoon • New York • Toronto • Mexico City • San Francisco • Chicago • Houston • Miami • Phoenix • Halifax • Denver • Monterrey • Chihuahua

Europe Time Zones

Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) • British Summer Time (BST) • Western European Summer Time (WEST) • Central European Summer Time (CEST) • Eastern European Summer Time (EEST) • London • Paris • Berlin • Athens • Warsaw • Kiev • Belarus • Moscow • Madrid • Stockholm • Amsterdam • Istanbul

Australia, New Zealand Time Zones

Utc Time Conversion Chart


AEST • ACST • AWST •New Zealand Time (NZT) • Queensland • Adelaide • Brisbane • Canberra • Melbourne • Perth • Sydney • Auckland • Fiji • Solomon Islands • Papua New Guinea

Asia Time Zones

India • Pakistan • China • UAE • Japan • Korea • Philippines • Thailand • Hong Kong • Taiwan • Malaysia • Singapore • Jakarta • Bangladesh • Sri Lanka • Nepal • Kuwait • Saudi Arabia • Viet Nam • Oman • Israel • Jordan • Beijing • Bangalore • Kuala Lumpur • Manila • Tokyo • Seoul • Karachi • Dubai

Africa Time Zones

West Africa Time (WAT) • Central Africa Time (CAT) • East Africa Time (EAT) • Egypt • Nigeria • Kenya • Ghana • Morocco • Tanzania • Ethiopia • Uganda • South Africa • Cairo • Algiers • Casablanca • Accra • Lagos • Cape Town • Nairobi

South America Time Zones

Brazil • Argentina • Chile • Peru • Ecuador • Colombia • Venezuela • Panama • Puerto Rico • São Paulo • Manaus • Rio de Janeiro • Buenos Aires • Santiago • Lima • Quito • Bogota • Caracas

Russia Time Zones
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13:00 Japan Time Utc

Moscow • Novosibirsk • Yekaterinburg • Omsk • St Petersburg • Kazan • Irkutsk • Chita • Vladivostok • Sochi • Almaty • Kyrgyzstan • Uzbekistan • Tajikistan