Definition of V-J Day in US English:

V-J Day


  • The day (August 15) in 1945 on which Japan ceased fighting in World War II, or the day (September 2) when Japan formally surrendered.

    • ‘The committee is particularly interested to hear from anyone who has memories of Moreton on VE or VJ day.’
    • ‘When it does, of course there's going to be cause for jubilation and some relief, but I'm not sure there will ever be a VE or a VJ day in that context.’


VJ, abbreviation of Victory over Japan.


V-J Day