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67th anniversary of Japan's WWII surrender

08-15-2012 13:38 BJT

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August 15th marks marks the 67th anniversary of Japan’s surrender in the second world war. It’s also an occasion for Chinese people to commemorate deceased heroes of the brutal eight-year war.

On July 26th, 1945 The Allies delivered the Potsdam Declaration, demanding Japan’s prompt surrender. In early August, the US dropped two atomic bombs on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Japan’s official surrender came on August 15th. Emperor Hiro-hito announced over the radio that the country would lay down its arms and accept the terms of the Potsdam Declaration unconditionally.

A signing ceremony was held on September 2nd, 1945, aboard a U.S. battleship. And in 1951, September 3rd was designated the date to commemorate China’s victory in the war of resistance against the Japanese Aggression. The eight-year war claimed 21 million Chinese lives, with 14 million others injured. It also resulted in a financial losses equivalent to more than 560 billion US dollars.

On August 15, 1945, emperor Hiro-hito announced Japan’s acceptance of the terms of
the Potsdam Declaration over the radio, saying Japan would lay down its arms.

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China's Foreign Ministry condemnation:

China condemns visit to Yasukuni war shrine

China's Foreign Ministry has condemned a visit by Japanese cabinet ministers, to the controversial Yasukuni war shrine in Tokyo. Full story>>

 

 

 

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Chinese people commemoration:

Nanjing holds peace rally to mourn Massacre victims

Chinese people and foreigners gathered on Wednesday in Nanjing city to mourn the victims of the Nanjing Massacre, committed by invading Japanese soldiers 70 years ago.Full story>>

 

 

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Japan's memorial event:

Noda: Japan left damage in Asia

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda admitted that Japan had started a war which left severe damage and deep pain on people throughout Asia.He made the remarks at a memorial event in Tokyo marking the 67th anniversary of its surrender in World War Two.Full story>>

 

Japan minister, in controversial move, visits Yasukuni Srine

A Japanese Cabinet minister Jin Matsubara on Wednesday, in a disputable move, visited the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on the 67th anniversary of Japan's World War II surrender.Full story>>

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Other country's reaction:

S.Korea calls on Japan to resolve dispute over wartime sex slaves

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak has called on Japan to resolve the long-standing dispute over wartime sex slaves.Full story>>

 

 

 

 

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Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: CCTV.com

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