Hideyuki Suzuki hideyuki at
Sat Nov 7 16:54:05 UTC 1998

In tzdata1998i.tar.gz, I found that two timezones are defined for
Japan.  This is somewhat strange to me, because only JST (+0900) is
used everywhere in Japan including Ishigaki island.

I want to suggest that Asia/Ishigaki (CST, +0800) zone should be
removed. However, you may wonder why it was added to the database,
and in tzarchive I found the following comment:

Date: Tue, 3 Sep 1996 17:14:22 -0700
From: Paul Eggert <eggert at>
Subject: proposed patch for selecting TZ, MET->CST, Sri Lanka, Antarctica,...

> Asia/Ishigaki - uncomment it, since it seems to be right

I don't know whether the zone was added at this time, but I suspect
that it was added because of an ambiguous reason.  So, I believe that
it should be removed.

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when you reply.  Thanks.

-- hideyuki

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