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Japan marks 77th anniversary of end of World War II


Japan on Monday marked the 77th anniversary of its surrender in World War II as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine brings renewed attention to the importance of peace.

A government-sponsored ceremony to mourn the about 2.3 million military personnel and 800,000 civilians who perished in the war on the Japanese side is set to start before noon in Tokyo, though in a scaled-back manner for the third straight year as the country faces another wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

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