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The initial announcement of Japan's surrender was made – to the afternoon of August 15, 1945
shoulda dropped a few more on them
Who new every thing you own would be made in China/ japan
Can't hold a candle to band of brothers
BOB was next level, but Pacific was a close second.
From the earth to the moo n > pacific
These are all awesome - but can we have the red one made into a bumper sticker? Where I live, this is still true. Asian drivers are the WORSE!
NO APOLOGY FROM JAPAN OF VJ DAY.
That's okay - we don't need an apology - just don't ask us for one for frying 129,000 of your people in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. - Best thing we did in WWII. Ended the war and didn't cost one American life. I am disgusted by Americans who say we shouldn't have dropped the bomb. After we bombed Hiroshima, Japan could have saved Nagasaki by surrendering - but they didn't. God Bless FDR and Harry Truman.
(CNN) Japan marked the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II on Saturday, a day after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reiterated his country's "profound grief" for the millions killed -- but stopped short of offering any new apologies.
Emperor Akihito led an official memorial ceremony opened by Abe, which included a minute of silence.
The prime minister will also pay tribute with a visit to Chidorigafuchi, a national cemetery and memorial.
Abe said Friday while he was remorseful for his country's actions in the war, future Japanese generations should not have to keep apologizing.
No new apology
While he gave no new apology during a speech, he acknowledged previous ones, saying Japan must keep resolving to never again use force to settle international disputes.
"Japan has repeatedly expressed the feelings of deep remorse and heartfelt apology for its actions during the war," Abe said.
He said the country "engraved in our hearts" the suffering of Japan's Asian neighbors through its deeds, including China, South Korea, Indonesia and the Philippines.
But postwar generations now exceed 80% of Japan's population, he added.
"We must not let our children, grandchildren, and even further generations to come, who have nothing to do with that war, be predestined to apologize," Abe said.
"Still, even so, we Japanese, across generations, must squarely face the history of the past. We have the responsibility to inherit the past, in all humbleness, and pass it on to the future."
Decades of apologies
For decades, Japan has made repeated apologies, with some prime ministers personally expressing regrets for the nation's aggression in the war. Actions included using women from Korea, China and elsewhere in Asia as "comfort women," or sex slaves, for the Japanese military.
The lack of an apology Friday irritated some of its neighbors, including China, which Japan had invaded and occupied.
The statement "was a diluted one at best, thus marking only a crippled start to build trust among its neighbors," a column published Friday by China's state-run Xinhua news agency reads.
"Instead of offering an unambiguous apology, Abe's statement is rife with rhetorical twists ... dead giveaways of his deep-rooted historical revisionism, which has haunted Japan's neighborhood relations," the Xinhua article says.
Saw this in Tokyo today
That headline got me to wondering. That's the actual signing date. It was a big production, with dozens of ships including about 10 battleships sailing into Tokyo Harbor, ochestrated flyovers of fleets of planes to make sure nobody got ideas of an ambush, etc. When did they actually agree to surrender and cease hostilities?