The BBC reported today on the 65th anniversary of Victory over Japan day in the UK. As an American, I'm curious why the US tends to minimize this historic date (especially since the war with Japan ended because of America's decision to use atomic weapons). I scanned several US newspapers this morning and didn't find any front-page references to the anniversary. [Sidebar: if you've never used "Today's Front Page" on the Newseum site, it's awesome. Check it out here.] So why don't we commemorate VJ Day more openly? Is it remorse over using atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki? Is it because we associate WWII more with the defeat of Hitler and Nazi Germany? Is it because of the US's demographic mix of Asians? Is it because of the painful memories of the US's incarceration of Asians during WWII? Is it because we think we do "enough" on Memorial Day and Veteran's Day to commemorate our war dead? Your thoughts?