The news of the war's end sparked a "coast-to-coast frenzy of [servicemen] kissing.
Last splash: Immodest Japanese tradition of mixed bathing may be on the verge of extinction
This page was last edited on 15 Decemberat Earlier the same day, the Japanese government had broadcast an announcement over Radio Tokyo that "acceptance of the Potsdam Proclamation [would be] coming soon", and had advised the Allies of the surrender by sending a cable to U. It was also one of a dwindling number of onsen in the Kanto region that allow traditional mixed bathing, known in Japanese as konyoku. Rhode Island Office of the Secretary of State. The Netherlands has one national and several regional or local remembrance services on or around August When I visited in Februarythere were 4-meter snowdrifts.