What is the time difference between Tokyo and the U.S.? A helpful guide to watch the Olympics – For The Win

January 15, 2022

You want to watch the Tokyo Olympics, and you’re even willing to wake up at weird hours to do that. But you don’t know when to set your alarm.
If that sounds like something that could reasonably happen to you sometime between now and the Closing Ceremony of the Olympics on August 8, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
Tokyo is 13 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time. That means if it is noon in New York City, it is 1:00 a.m. where all of the Olympic athletes are. So if an event is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m. in Tokyo, it will be 6:00 a.m. on the East Coast and 3 a.m. on the West Coast.
If you’re in a different time zone, convert your time to EST and then use this guide if you need a visual explanation any time over the next few weeks:
Of course, if you don’t feel like doing all of that math, you’ve got another option that can get you out of this pickle fairly easily as well.
Over the course of the next few weeks, one of your best friends can be worldtimebuddy.com. Just type in your location and the location of where you’d like to know the time, and it will tell you exactly what time of day it is there.
Hint: This resource can also be pretty helpful if you’re in a long-distance relationship!
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