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

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  • Japanese surrender publically announced in Malaya

    20 August 1945. Japanese propaganda papers, including Syonan Shimbun, announce publically that Japan has surrendered, printing the imperial rescript on surrender in its entirety. Representatives from the military and the newly formed civilian ‘Japanese Association’ select a site where Japanese civilians in Syonan can be interned while awaiting repatriation.

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