V-J Day 2017 is on Saturday, September 2, 2017: J Day - What is V-J day and Why does Rhode Island only celebrate it?
Saturday, September 2, 2017 is V-J Day 2017. VJ Day 1945 Hear first-hand experiences of the Victory in Europe celebration now.
Victory over Japan Day (also known as Victory in the Pacific Day, V-J Day, or V-P Day) is a name chosen for the day on which Japan surrendered, in effect ending World War II, and subsequent anniversaries of that event.
V-J Day in Times Square is a photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt that portrays an American sailor kissing a woman in a white dress on Victory over Japan Day (V-J Day) in Times Square in New York City, on August 14, 1945.
Following a atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Emperor Hirohito introduced Japan’s acceptance towards the Potsdam Declaration and surrendered on 15th August 1945, effectively marking the finish of The Second World War. However, the state surrender ceremony didn't occur until over two days later, and therefore Leader Truman marked second September because the official V-J Day.It's believed that between sixty to eighty million people died throughout The Second World War, on every side of the conflict. V-J Day ought to be viewed as not just the celebration from the defeat from the tyrannical Japanese government of times, but the remembrance of individuals who lost their lives.
Because the US is an odd place. V-J day means Victory over Japan day and is parallel to VE day Victory in Europe. In the UK much of this has been forgotten as I suppose it has in the US. The campaign against the Japanese was like that against modern terrorists in that they refused to surrender, used suicide bombers and were heartwrenchingly cruel. The Japanese tortured and murdered thousands in their slave labour camps. What is often forgotten is that they did it as a "liberator" from "Western Imperialism". They did not, however, record the Burmese, Thai, Singaporeans or other "natives" who died under their rule as they did not consider these people human. they only recorded the ANZAC, British, American and other allied troops who died there. The Japanese, unlike the Germans, have never been through a period of reflection and apology (although individuals have). They still consider their actions in the second world war and the imperial invasions of the Chinese mainland in the 30's as justified.If the same standards were applied in the post war period across the combatants Hirohito would have been hanged as a war criminal. Never feel guilty about Hiroshima. It was needed.
what is V-J Day?
Victory in Japan day
How to remember V-E, V-J, and D-Day??
V-E day was the U.S victory in EUROPE. V-J day was victory in JAPAN. D-Day - the landing U.S troops landed in Normandy, France