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When was VJ day in World War 2?

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Answered 2013-04-24 15:39:17
Victory over Japan DayVictory over Japan Day or V-J Day is August 15, 1945 surrender of Japan and the end of World War II. In Japan, the day is known as, "Shusen-kinenbi", which literally means the "Memorial Day for the End of the War". This is commemorated as Liberation Day in nations such as Korea, partly due to participation of her exiles in War against Japan over 40 years.

At noon Japan standard time on that day, Emperor Hirohito's announcement of Japan's acceptance of the terms of the Potsdam Declaration was broadcast to the Japanese people over the radio. Earlier the same day, the Japanese government advised the Allies of the surrender by sending a cable to U.S. President Harry S. Truman via the Swiss diplomatic mission in Washington.

Since Japan was the last Axis Power to surrender and V-J Day followed V-E Day by three months, V-J Day marked the end of World War II.

The formal Japanese signing of the surrender terms took place on board the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945 and at that time Truman actually declared September 2 to be VJ-Day.

V-J Day is now sometimes referred to as V-P Day (Victory in the Pacific Day) to bring it in line with V-E Day where the major enemy power, Germany, was not singled out in the way V-J Day did to Japan. However, since no other power was an Axis belligerent in the Pacific, such alteration of nomenclature seems unnecessary to many.

In the United States, V-J Day is commemorated on August 14 since the news of the surrender broke on that date in U.S. time zones.

V-J Day is still a state holiday in Rhode Island. The holiday's official name is "Victory Day," and it is observed on the second Monday of August.

In Australia, the name V-P Day was used from the outset. The Canberra Times of August 14, 1945, clearly states reference to "VP Day" celebrations, and a public holiday for "VP Day" was gazetted by the government in that year according to the Australian War Memorial.
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