15 Aug 2020

75th anniversary of VJ Day – the day WWII ended with Japan’s surrender

Today marks 75 years since the Allied victory over Japan, bringing World War Two to an end. Those who fought in the Far East campaign, sealing victory more than three months after Germany’s surrender and the end of war in Europe, are often referred to as the Forgotten Army.

Japan’s own ceremonies are characterised by expressions of deep remorse and pledges never to repeat the horrors of war, as Symeon Brown reports.