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American and Japanese veterans of World War II will gather Saturday in Honolulu for a privately-sponsored commemoration of the day, 50 years ago, when Japan officially surrendered. Much has been made of the anniversaries last month of the bombings at Nagasaki and Hiroshima, but Nation editor Howard Chua-Eoan notes that, for American veterans, this is the date that matters. "The signing of the papers that ended that grisly conflict holds enormous import for those that fought it. Commemorating that event in Honolulu, where it all began, provides a sense of closure."