Japanese and U.S. museums are partnering up to preserve and promote the history of the battleship USS Missouri and the Japanese battleship Yamato.

The USS Missouri Memorial Association and the Kure Maritime Museum in Japan announced the agreement Tuesday.

In 1945, a ceremony took place on the USS Missouri where Japanese officials signed documents formally surrendering to the Allied powers, ending World War II. Today, the battleship serves as a museum in Pearl Harbor.

The Yamato was one of the largest battleships ever built. But when it was sunk in 1945.

The USS Missouri at Pearl Harbor.
The USS Missouri at Pearl Harbor. Chad Blair/Civil Beat

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