UK marks 75th anniversary of Victory over Japan Day

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VJ Day was declared when emperor Hirohito ordered his people to stop fighting in second world war

The 75th anniversary of VJ Day – the victory over Japan which signalled the very end of the second world war – has been commemorated with a series of events honouring those who fought in east Asia.

A televised remembrance service took place at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffordshire, where a two-minute silence at 11am was led by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.

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