The End of WWII on the Battleship Missouri

End of WWII Ceremony

Sitting at Pearl Harbour, as we approach the 70th anniversary of the Japanese surrender that marked the end of WWII, we reflect on the two days that changed the world forever.  The December 7th, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbour and the September 2, 1945 signing of the surrender on the Battleship USS Missouri. Japan did not

Emperor Hirohito Radio Address on August 15, 1945

After Hirohito radio address

The following is a translation of Emperor Hirohito’s radio address from August 15, 1945 accepting the Allies terms of surrender. The language that he spoke in was very difficult for common Japanese people to understand. Emperor Hirohito had an imperial dialect that was confusing for many. To our good and loyal subjects: After pondering deeply