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PIctured: Where Hirohito recorded speech announcing Japan's surrender

Where Emperor Hirohito recorded speech announcing Japan's surrender after 'cruel' | Daily Mail Online

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Famous kiss in Times Square when Japan surrendered There's a statue of this at the harbor by the Midway in downtown San Diego

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Japanese POW’s located on the island of Guam, bow their heads after hearing Emperor Hirohito announce on the radio—for the first time in the history of Japan and Hirohito’s reign—of the unconditional surrender of all Japanese forces in the Pacific..

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from Zimbio

Britain Commemorates the 70th Anniversary of VJ Day

General Douglas MacArthur (January 26th, 1880-April 5th, 1964) with Japanese Emperor Hirohito (April 29th, 1901-January 7th, 1989)

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from Electric Bacon Superstore

Emperor

Emperor | | As the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII, Gen. Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S.

Japanese History - The surrender of the Empire of Japan on September 2, 1945, brought the hostilities of World War II to a close. By the end of July 1945, the Imperial Japanese Navy was incapable of conducting operations and an Allied invasion of Japan was imminent.

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from Telegraph.co.uk

Pictures of the day: 14 February 2012

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