The 1951 Peace Treaty of San Francisco

The 1951 Peace Treaty of San Francisco

The surrender of Japan was announced by Imperial Japan on August 15, 1945 and formally signed on September 2, 1945, bringing the hostilities of World War II to a close. The state of war formally ended when the Peace Treaty of San Francisco, signed in 1951, came into force on April 28, 1952. 

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Prime Minister Yoshida Shigeru of Japan, surrounded by senior members of the Japanese delegation, signs the peace treaty on 8 September 1951

The Peace treaty of 1951, was signed  in San Francisco. The treaty officially ended World War II and the peace conference itself was attended by representatives of virtually every nation on earth. The treaty was mostly between Japan and the Allied Powers and was officially signed by 48 nations on September 8, 1951, in San Francisco. This was exactly 65 years ago yesterday … September 8, 2016.

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Secretary of State Dean Acheson signs the peace treaty on behalf of the United States.

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