Japanese History - The surrender of the Empire of Japan on September 2, 1945, brought the hostilities of World War II to a close. By the end of July 1945, the Imperial Japanese Navy was incapable of conducting operations and an Allied invasion of Japan was imminent.
Japan Surrenders and World War II Ends: June 1945-September 1945
Japanese representatives of Emperor Hirohito sign the final surrender documents ending World War II, aboard the battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay, with General MacArthur and other Allied leaders looking on.
Victory - and peace - at last! Japan surrenders (1945
This picture of a sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square is not the famous photograph taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt but one taken simultaneously by Navy photographer Victor Jorgensen when the day the world war II end.