Okinawa 1988-1991

Okinawa 1988-1991

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Okinawans wary of daylight saving time

Daily Yomiuri On-Line: "The Yomiuri Shimbun"
At 6 a.m. one day in early April, the sky over Naha was still veiled in darkness. All the cars running along Kokusai-dori, the city's busiest street, had their headlights on.

"I sometimes feel like I'm going for a walk in the middle of the night," said Akihiro Iwayama, a 64-year-old retired man who was out and about at 5 a.m.

Though Japan might seem like a small country, sunrise times vary greatly from one end of the nation to the other. Today, for instance, the sun rose at 4:23 a.m. in Nemuro, Hokkaido, and at 5:59 a.m. in Okinawa, a gap of 1 hour 36 minutes.


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