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Japan marks 75th anniversary of war end


Japan on Saturday marked the 75th anniversary of its surrender in the Second World War, with Emperor Naruhito expressing “deep remorse” over his country’s wartime actions at a sombre annual ceremony curtailed by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Calls to remember ‘forgotten army’ ahead of VJ Day


The 75th anniversary of Victory in Japan (VJ) Day provides an opportunity to commemorate the efforts of the “forgotten army” in bringing the Second World War to an end, the former head of the British Army has suggested.