Canadian Representative Stuffs Up Japanese Instrument of Surrender

This is the Japanese version of the Instrument of Surrender signed by representatives of Japan and the Allied Powers on 2 September 1945.

Japanese Instrument of Surrender at End of World War 2
Signature page of Japanese copy of the Instrument of Surrender. Source: World Imaging under Creative Commons License via Wikipedia

Something’s amok! Let’s take a closer look:

Close-up of Signatures
Oh Canada!

The Japanese representative eventually reluctantly accepted the document after requesting corrections be made and initialed. I guess one is in a weak bargaining postion after losing a world war.


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