Global Political Calendar: V-J Day, Independence Day in Pakistan and India

Indonesia President Joko Widodo unveils the country's 2021 budget; 75th anniversary of Japan's announced surrender in World War II; and the 73rd anniversary of Pakistan and Indian's independence from British rule.

Japan's surrender in World War II

The surrender of imperial Japan was announced by Japanese Emperor Hirohito on August 15, 1945 in a radio address. The day was later known as the "Victory over Japan Day" or "V-J Day."

The formal surrender took place on September 2, 1945 when Japan signed the Japanese Instrument of Surrender, the official surrender documents on the U.S.S. Missouri anchored in Tokyo Bay. The surrender also put an end to World War II.

The surrender came days after the U.S. atomic bomb attacks on Japanese cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The mass destruction from the bombs is believed to have led to Japan's surrender.

Day by Day

Monday: Germany Foreign Minister Heiko Maas receives South Korean Foreign Minister Kyung-wha Kang for bilateral talks and a joint news conference in Berlin.

Tuesday: German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas visits Russia and holds talk with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov; U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits the Czech Republic (to Aug. 12).

Wednesday: International Youth Day.

Thursday: A quiet day in politics. 

Friday: Indonesia President Joko Widodo unveils the 2021 budget and the government's economic agenda for the next year; the 73rd anniversary of Pakistan's independence from British rule.

Saturday: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits Warsaw to sign a defense cooperation agreement introducing 1,000 more U.S. troops to Poland and take part in its Armed Forces Day; 75th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War II; the 73rd anniversary of India's independence from British rule; the 214th anniversary of Liechtenstein Independence.

Sunday: A quiet day for politics.