JST to EET Converter



Use our converter below to change times between Japan Standard Time (JST) to Eastern European Time (EET). If you mixed up your time zones and would like to convert EET to JST instead, you can find that converter here: Eastern European Time to Japan Standard Time Converter. And if you don't like either of our tools, then go back to see all of our time zone converters.




Convert Time

Japan Standard Time

Japan Standard Time (JST) is the time zone followed in Japan, including cities like Tokyo and Osaka. It is 9 hours ahead of UTC and does not observe daylight saving time.

Cities:

  • Tokyo
  • Osaka
  • Nagoya
  • Sapporo

Eastern European Time

Eastern European Time (EET) is the time zone observed in some parts of Europe, including cities like Helsinki and Athens. It is 2 hours ahead of UTC during standard time and 3 hours ahead during daylight saving time.

Cities:

  • Helsinki
  • Athens
  • Sofia
  • Bucharest

How to convert time from Japan Standard Time (JST) to Eastern European Time (EET)

Converting between Japan Standard Time (JST) and Eastern European Time (EET) could be challenging. As companies become more global, we find ourselves in a mess of calendar invites. Time changes from JST cities like Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo are -5 hour(s) apart to EET cities like Helsinki, Athens, Sofia, Bucharest, holiday schedules, and the basic communication becomes a juggling act. To make it easier to understand, we'll break down the process of converting time between JST and EET into step-by-step instructions.

Understanding Japan Standard Time and Eastern European Time

Japan Standard Time is UTC9, which means that the local time in the Japan Standard Time zone is 9 hours apart from UTC. Eastern European Time is UTC3, which means that the local time in the Eastern European Time zone is 3 hours apart from UTC.

Calculate the Time Difference

To convert time from Japan Standard Time to Eastern European Time, we first need to find the time difference between both time zones. Since Japan Standard Time is UTC9 and Eastern European Time is UTC3, the time difference is: -5 hour(s)

  • -5 hours = Japan Standard Time's difference from UTC 3 + (Eastern European Time's difference from UTC 9
  • Eastern European Time has -5 hour(s) difference Japan Standard Time.

Step 3: Add the Time Difference to the Japan Standard Time Time

To convert a specific time from Japan Standard Time to Eastern European Time, we simply add the time difference (-5 hours) to the Japan Standard Time time. Make sure to also adjust the day if the converted time goes past midnight. Or if you are using 24-hour time or Military Time, ensure you’re using the correct attributes.

Step 4: Practice Converting Times

Now that you know the process, try converting different times from Japan Standard Time to Eastern European Time for practice before going to the answer page. Remember to always add the Eastern European Time time difference to the Japan Standard Time time.

Scheduling a meeting between Japan Standard Time and Eastern European Time

When scheduling a meeting between employees in the Japan Standard Time and Eastern European Time zones, there are several factors to consider to ensure that the meeting is convenient and productive for all participants. Here's a detailed breakdown of what you should consider before scheduling across time zones:

  • Convert Time Difference: As we've discussed earlier, Eastern European Time is -5 ahead of Japan Standard Time. It's crucial to take this time difference into account when scheduling a meeting to avoid scheduling conflicts or creating meetings at odd or inappropriate hours. In my experience, accidentally scheduling a meeting a 4am is awkward.
  • Overlapping Working Hours: To find a suitable time for the meeting, you’ll need to identify the overlapping working hours between the two time zones. For example, if employees in both zones work from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM local time, the overlapping hours could be between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM Japan Standard Time but -5 hours different to Eastern European Time. Be upfront with Eastern European Time employees to find the right time.
  • Consideration of Local Holidays: Be mindful of local Japan Standard Time and Eastern European Time holidays, festivals, or observances in both time zones. These events might affect employee availability or working hours. Check local calendars for both the Japan Standard Time and Eastern European Time zones to avoid scheduling conflicts.
  • Communicate Time Zone Differences: Clearly communicate the meeting time in both Japan Standard Time and Eastern European Time to avoid confusion. Using a tool like an online meeting planner or time zone converter can help simplify the process and ensure accuracy.

Converting time zones across other countries

The process of converting time between two time zones is similar regardless of the countries involved. You'll need to determine the time difference between the two zones and add it to the time in the first zone. Keep in mind that some countries may observe daylight saving time or have different time zones within the country. It's important to double-check the time difference before scheduling any meetings or events.