One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The day (15 August) in 1945 on which Japan ceased fighting in the Second World War, or the day (2 September) 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.
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