Taiwan Retrocession Day, 1945

Chen Yi (right) accepting surrender of General Rikichi Andō (left), last Japanese Governor-General of Taiwan, Taipei City Hall, October 25, 1945. Wikipedia photo.

Today marks the 70th anniversary of Taiwan’s Retrocession Day, October 25, 1945. It marked the end of a half century of colonial rule by the Japanese.  The anniversary remains a public holiday in Taiwan.

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