August 15, Tuesday, 2023

1. The fighting stopped long ago, but the millions killed continue to be remembered. Japan is marking 78 years since World War Two. It regards August 15, 1945, as the end of the conflict. That’s the day the public learned that Japan had surrendered.
2. South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol has called Japan “a partner sharing universal values,” and stressed his intention to step up the two countries’ cooperation in security and the economy. Yoon spoke Tuesday at a ceremony in Seoul marking the anniversary of the Korean Peninsula’s liberation from Japanese colonial rule.
3. Tens of thousands of homes are without power as Severe Tropical Storm Lan slams into Japan’s main island. Many residents have been forced to flee.