終戦記念日です。

終戦記念日はAniversary of end of war

War部分は World War II(ワールド・ワー・トゥー)と言い換えることが多いですね。

略してWWII

Japan marks 71 years since end of WWII

今年の終戦記事の見出しです。

markという動詞には、時の区切り、記念すべき事柄を示す、などの意味があります。

「日本は終戦から71年目を迎えました」

1分の短い英語ニュースです。

↓に要点を貼っていますので、ぜひチャレンジしてください。

People in Japan are offering prayers for the more than 3 million war-dead on the day the country marks 71 years since the end of World War Two.

The government held a memorial service in Tokyo on Monday. About 6,000 people attended, including bereaved families.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said people in Japan will never forget that today’s peace and prosperity was built on the sacrifices of the fallen.

He pledged to humbly face history, contribute to global peace and prosperity, and strive to create a society that enriches everyone’s lives.

Participants observed a minute of silence at the stroke of noon.

The Emperor expressed a profound sense of remorse over the war and said he hoped that the devastation of war will never be repeated.

He offered condolences to those who died in the war and prayed for world peace and further progress of the country.

Nearly 80 percent of the bereaved family members who attended the ceremony are 71 or older.

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