Japan marked for the first time Sunday the end of the allied occupation of the country following its defeat in World War II. The Japanese imperial couple, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and about 390 lawmakers, prefectural governors and government officials were present at the ceremony. On April 28, 1952, Japan recovered its sovereignty, except for Okinawa prefecture. The San Francisco Peace Treaty ended the seven-year occupation of Japan by United States-led forces. Japan’s sovereignty commemoration is truly incomprehensible because Japan celebrated its restoration of sovereignty while saying that its history of forced occupations and invasions into other countries can look different depending on which side views them.