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Surrender aboard U.S. warship Missouri ends World War II

TOKYO — Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu, center in top hat, leads the Japanese delegation aboard the Missouri in Tokyo Bay for the signing ceremony for Japan's surrender in World War II.

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These Photos Show Japan's Incredible Transformation After World War II

These Photos Show Japans Incredible Metamorphosis After World War II. Dancers resting on the rooftop of the SKD Theatre. Asakusa, Tokyo, 1949.

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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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Fat Man and Little Boy: the bombs dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima, Japan, which resulted in massive destruction and the surrender of the Japanese during WWII.

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Japanese surrender ceremony aboard 16 in battleship USS Missouri, Tokyo Bay, 2 September 1945.

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Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu signs the Japanese Instrument of Surrender, a document signed on the deck of the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on Sept. 2 1945 in Japan.

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Japan Surrenders and World War II Ends: June 1945-September 1945

Japanese representatives of Emperor Hirohito sign the final surrender documents ending World War II, aboard the battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay, with General MacArthur and other Allied leaders looking on.

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