When Japan was defeated by the USA and the USSR (who had very recently recently decided to declare war on Japan after the fall of the Nazis and at the request of President Truman), Korea, a territory of Japan since 1910, was split in half much like Nazi Germany was divided between the victorious Allies. The Northern half of Korea belonged to the USSR, and the Southern Half to the USA-- this is also the root of North Korean Communism, the reason why the Korean War erupted (when Comunist North Korea tried to take over South Korea), and why there are two Koreas today.
Korea gained independence from Japan, in 1945
Japan never had to gain Independence. Japan had never been under foreign rule. It almost lost its independence in 1952.
North Korea gained its independence on Oct 3 1945 South Korea was founded on August 15, 1948.
japan gained independance in 630BC
Japan never had to gain independence as it was never invaded or colonized by other nations.
It was 1948 when Burma gained independence from Britain. Japan helped Burma gain this independence by fighting alongside against Britain.
Japan has never been under foreign colonial control.
Japan has always been independent.
Korea and Port Arthur.
the Russo-Japanese War