- August 15, 1945, the day Japan accepted the Allied surrender terms in World War II.
Origin of V-J Day
V-J: victory over Japan
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Examples from the Web for vj day
Upward revisions of wage scales have been made in thousands of establishments throughout the Nation since VJ-day.
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.
- the day marking the Allied victory over Japan in World War II (Aug 15, 1945)
Word Origin and History for vj day
also V-J Day, "Victory in Japan Day," 1944; it shares an origin with VE Day.
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