End of Empire100 days in 1945 that changed Asia and the world.

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  • Japanese formally surrender to China in Nanking

    9 September. Okamura Yasuji, commander-in-chief of Japan’s China Expeditionary Army, signs and presents the Japanese Instrument of Surrender to General Ho Yin-chin. Ho, on Chiang’s behalf, orders Japanese armies to maintain order, keep control of arms and supplies, take care of POWs and assist KMT forces to retake Japanese-occupied territories in China.

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    Yasuji Okamura surrenders to Ho Yin-ching in Nanking [World War II Database, Peter Chen](http://ww2db.com)