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67th anniversary of Japan's WWII surrender

08-15-2012 07:17 BJT

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August 15th marks the 67th anniversary of Japan’s surrender in the second world war. It’s also the 65th anniversary of China’s victory in the "War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression".

It’s an occasion for the Chinese people to mark Japan’s surrender and commemorate national heroes who sacrificed their lives for victory in the brutal war.

On May 8, 1945, the Allies accepted German surrender terms at the conclusion of the European conflict in the war. And on this date 67 years ago, Emperor Hiro-hito announced Japan’s acceptance of the terms of the Potsdam Declaration over the radio, saying Japan would lay down its arms, nearly four years after the attack on US military forces in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and more than a decade after it began military operations in China.

Hiro-hito’s surrender came after the US dropped atomic bombs on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The official signing of the armistice took place on September the 2nd, 1945, aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.

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.

 

Editor:Zhang Jianfeng |Source: CCTV.com

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