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Japan to Pacific Time guide for the 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympics

We break down the time difference from Japan Standard time to Pacific Daylight time, with an hour-by-hour conversion chart.

A view of a clock of the famous landmark ‘Wako Building’ in Ginza district. Photo by Stanislav Kogiku/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

The 2021 Summer Olympics are set to begin Wednesday morning in Tokyo, Japan. This marks the second time Tokyo has hosted the Summer Olympics and the fourth time Japan has hosted the Summer or Winter Games.

The Tokyo location means American viewers will have to adjust their sleep schedule if they want to watch events live. There will be plenty of events taking place at 9 or 10 in the evening or at 7 or 8 in the morning, but much of the Olympics will be taking place during sleeping hours for much of America.

We’ll do our best throughout the Olympics to eliminate any confusion regarding event times, but just in case, feel free to refer back to our guide here to make sure you don’t miss out on your favorite event due to confusion about the time.

Japan to Central Standard Time differences

*Please note that Japan Standard Time is 16 hours ahead of Pacific Standard Time. Ex: If it is Thursday morning at 2:00 a.m. in Tokyo, it is Wednesday afternoon at 10:00 a.m. in the Pacific time zone.

Japan to Pacific

12:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m.
1:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m.
2:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
3:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
4:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
5:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. 12:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. 1:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m. 2:00 a.m.
7:00 p.m. 3:00 a.m.
8:00 p.m. 4:00 a.m.
9:00 p.m. 5:00 a.m.
10:00 p.m. 6:00 a.m.
11:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m.