North Korea time change

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As part of the celebration marking the 70th anniversary of the nation’s liberation from Japan, on Aug. 15, 2015, North Korea announced that it was moving to its own, unique time zone, “Pyongyang time,” noted on time zone maps as (-8:30 UTC). 

The new time is 30 minutes behind Japan’s and South Korea’s, countries with which North Korea has shared a time zone since 1910, so, now, when it is 10:00 in South Korea, it is 9:30 in North Korea.

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As part of the celebration marking the 70th anniversary of the nation’s liberation from Japan, on Aug. 15, 2015, North Korea announced that it was moving to its own, unique time zone, “Pyongyang time,” noted on time zone maps as (-8:30 UTC). 

The new time is 30 minutes behind Japan’s and South Korea’s, countries with which North Korea has shared a time zone since 1910, so, now, when it is 10:00 in South Korea, it is 9:30 in North Korea.