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Meaning of V-J Day in the English dictionary

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WHAT DOES V-J DAY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

V-J Day

Victory over Japan Day

Victory over Japan Day is a name chosen for the day on which Japan surrendered, in effect ending World War II, and subsequent anniversaries of that event. The term has been applied to both of the days on which the initial announcement of Japan’s surrender was made—to the afternoon of August 15, 1945, in Japan, and, because of time zone differences, to August 14, 1945 —as well as to September 2, 1945, when the signing of the surrender document occurred, officially ending World War II. August 15 is the official V-J Day for the UK, while the official U.S. commemoration is September 2. The name, V-J Day, had been selected by the Allies after they named V-E Day for the victory in Europe. On September 2, 1945, a formal surrender ceremony was performed in Tokyo Bay, Japan, aboard the battleship USS Missouri. In Japan, August 15 usually is known as the “memorial day for the end of the war”; the official name for the day, however, is "the day for mourning of war dead and praying for peace". This official name was adopted in 1982 by an ordinance issued by the Japanese government. August 15 is commemorated as Liberation Day in Korea.

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The definition of V-J Day in the dictionary is the day marking the Allied victory over Japan in World War II.

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V型Ĵ日
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V -J Día
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V-J Day
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वी जे डे
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V -J اليوم
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V - J День
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V - J Dia
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V -J Jour
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V -J -Tag
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V -Jデー
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V -J 의 날
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V -J Day
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V - J Day
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V -J Dzień
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V -J День
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V - J Day
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V - J Ημέρα
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V -J Day
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V-J- Dag
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V - J Day
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «V-J DAY»

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Pearl to V-J Day: World War II in the Pacific
This volume records the proceedings of a symposium held in July 1995 at the Naval Officers' Club, Bethesda, Maryland.
autorJacob Neufeld, 2009
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From Pearl Harbor to V-J Day: The American Armed Forces in ...
The American Armed Forces in World War II Clayton D. James, Anne Sharp Wells . nese troop strength on Okinawa at only half its actual number, Nimitz, as POA theater commander, was able to draw upon enormous ground, sea, and air ...
autorClayton D. James, Anne Sharp Wells, 1995
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Boeing B-29 Superfortress: The Ultimate Look: From Drawing ...
This book, using rare, previously unexplored sources, intends to provide the definitive look at the bomber and crew, detailing every facet for the air enthusiast, historian and modeler.
autorDr. William Wolf, 2005
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Reliquiæ Antiquæ: Scraps from Ancient Manuscripts, ...
Two wekes and iij. dayes after the forsayd xix. daes, the day decreseth an owre ; and so the vj. day of August, the son arysyth iij. quarteres after iiij., and goth down a quartere after vij., and so the vj. day ys xiiij. owres longe and half. Two wekes ...
autorThomas Wright, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, 1845
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America's Wartime Scrapbook: From Pearl Harbour to V-J Day
However, Paul Klein Schiphorst's stunning collection is not only comprehensive, but attributes even the early toys to their manufacturers. The book is based on five years' research and includes some of the foremost collections in the world.
autor‎2002
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Remembering the Good War: Minnesota's Greatest Generation
National holidays were proclaimed. For the European war, V-E (Victory in Europe ) Day was celebrated on 8 May. The end of the Pacific war came on 14 August, when Japan's leaders accepted surrender terms; the actual V-J Day, the day on ...
autorThomas Saylor, 2007
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Rock of Contention: Free French and Americans at War in New ...
Only a dozen or so assorted craft could be seen in what was now a sleepy port.1 No official celebration had been organized for V-J day, but in the streets of Noumea impromptu parades developed. Trucks filled the streets, adorned with ...
autorMunholland, 2006
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"Daddy's Gone to War": The Second World War in the Lives of ...
Japs have quit!...Istill can't believe it'sall over!” And in her diary,Janet Sollett, a homefront girl in Elkhart, Indiana, recorded everything that happened on VJ Day and then reflected onthe meaningof theatomic bomb: Thewar is over! Completely!
autorWilliam M. Tuttle, 1993
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TBF/TBM Avenger Units of World War 2
Beretter om Avenger flyenheder i Den amerikanske Flåde i Stillehavskrigen under 2. verdenskrig
autorBarrett Tillman, 1999
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An Ottawa Album: Glimpses of the Way We Were
Traces the citys development from the days when Bytown was a lumber village to its emergence as Canadas capital.
autorMarion Van de Wetering, 1997
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10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «V-J DAY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term V-J Day is used in the context of the following news items.
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Upcoming dinner to honor V-J Day in Tempe
Recently, after I mentioned a few ceremonies to commemorate V-J Day, I received many questions about the day itself. Aug. 15, 1945, marked Japan's surrender ... «azcentral.com, Jul 15»
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China and U.S.: What might have been 70 years after V-J Day
A crowd marches through New York's Chinatown to celebrate the end of World War II, V-J Day, waving American and Chinese flags on Aug. 1, 1945. Photo by ... «PBS NewsHour, Jul 15»
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ISU professor helps determine exact time of iconic V-J Day kiss photo
Over the years, several men and women have stepped up to claim they were the sailor and nurse kissing in the “V-J Day in Times Square” photo by Alfred ... «Ames Tribune, Jul 15»
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Groups come together to plan V-J Day commemoration
V-J Day, which stands for Victory over Japan, took place on Aug. 15, but the treaty was signed on the Battleship Missouri on Sept. 2. To commemorate the peace ... «azcentral.com, Jul 15»
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How astronomers solved 'VJ Day kiss' mystery
After the class, Olson and Kawaler discussed the V-J Day project and before long they were learning all they could about Times Square in 1945. «Futurity: Research News, Jun 15»
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J-15 fighters being prepped for Beijing's V-J Day parade
Pilots of J-15 carrier-based fighters from the People's Liberation Army Navy are currently been trained at Tongzhou of Hebei province for their participation of the ... «WantChinaTimes, Jun 15»
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French feminists' fury as they demand Normandy statue is torn down
The historic black and white photograph was captured on V-J Day (Victory over Japan Day) on August 14, 1945 by photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt. «Daily Mail, Oct 14»
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V-J Day: Don't ever forget that it happened
V-J Day is unlikely to cause a ripple this Tuesday as America digests its long Labor Day weekend. But it is a day that has marked the entire lives of a Sun City ... «Hilton Head Island Packet, Aug 14»
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Couple of 67 years re-enact historic Times Square kiss for VJ Day
A US World War Two veteran and his wife re-enacted Alfred Eisenstaedt's famous V-J Day in Times Square photograph for the event's 69th anniversary. «Telegraph.co.uk, Aug 14»
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By the Numbers: End of World War II
September 3, 1943 -- Day Italy signs an unconditional surrender with the ... August 14, 1945 -- V-J Day (Victory in Japan), when the Japanese accepted the ... «CNN, Sep 13»
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