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V-J Day

  1. August 15, 1945, the day Japan accepted the Allied surrender terms in World War II.
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Origin of V-J Day

V-J: victory over Japan
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  • Upward revisions of wage scales have been made in thousands of establishments throughout the Nation since VJ-day.

    State of the Union Addresses of Harry S. Truman

    Harry S. Truman

  • On VJ-day it was clear to all thinking people that the danger of inflation was by no means over.

  • Since VJ-day the wartime housing shortage has been growing steadily worse and pressure on real estate values has increased.

  • Intensive review of the war authorizations by both the executive and the legislative branches has been continued since VJ-day.

British Dictionary definitions for vj day

V-J Day

  1. the day marking the Allied victory over Japan in World War II (Aug 15, 1945)
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Word Origin and History for vj day

VJ day


also V-J Day, "Victory in Japan Day," 1944; it shares an origin with VE Day.

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vj day in Culture

V-J Day

The day of victory over Japan for the Allies in World War II; September 2, 1945, the day of Japan's formal surrender. (Compare V-E Day.)

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