Victory over Japan Day in United Kingdom and USA
Victory over Japan Day in United Kingdom and USA is held on August 15. This event in the second decade of the month August is annual. Help us
On 15 August 1945, imperial Japan finally announced their surrender to the United States, bringing an end to the Second World War. Known today as V-J Day (Victory over Japan Day), nations across the world commemorate this huge moment every year. Whilst for many it calls for celebration, V-J Day was far from uncontentious, and although it may have ended the Second World War, the ensuing settlements helped incite others.
Japan agreed to end hostilities and surrender, provided the Emperor could remain in place as head of state, on 10 August 1945, but it took another 5 days for this to be formalised.
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