Iva Toguri D'Aquino

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Iva Toguri D’Aquino was born in Los Angeles, California back in 1916 to Jun and Fumi. She graduated from high school in Los Angeles, continuing her education she graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a degree in zoology in 1940.

In July of 1941, she sailed to Japan to visit an ailing relative. In August, she applied to the U.S. Vice Consul in Japan for a passport wanting to return to the U.S. While her request was under consideration the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, thus her passport was denied. To support herself she found work as a typist at a Japanese news agency and later for Radio Tokyo. She performed in comedy sketches and introduced recorded music in Japan.

After the war, she was arrested but after a years’ worth of investigation she was released and returned to the U.S. She was later re-arrested in 1948, but in a trial, she was found guilty of only one charge, where she served six years before being released. President Gerald Ford granted her a full and unconditional pardon. In 2006, the World War II Veterans Committee awarded her the Edward J. Herlihy Citizenship Award. She died later that same year in Chicago, she was 90.

While you may not recognize Iva surely, you’ve heard of what she was known as “Tokyo Rose”.

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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, James Dray I didn't expect to read the name Tokyo Rose.... she did propoganda broadcasts.... that was treason!  she deserved to be locked up... 

Aug 25, 2019 02:48 AM #1
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Quite the enterprising woman....with a reputation that spanned the globe.

Aug 25, 2019 03:41 AM #2
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Barbara Tattersall
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She sounded like a perfect choice for the job of Tokyo Rose.  A command of English and a burr under her saddle for being denied passage home to the US. 

Aug 25, 2019 04:03 AM #3
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Good morning again James. This is a great read and an amazing story to boot.

Aug 25, 2019 05:08 AM #4
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Good morning James. Had no clue until you mentioned "Tokyo Rose"! Enjoy your day!

Aug 25, 2019 05:32 AM #5
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Nina Hollander
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Of course, I've heard of Tokyo Rose, James. But had no idea this was whom you were writing about until the end.

Aug 25, 2019 05:55 AM #6
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Donald Urschalitz
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She sure live a life of adventure, sometimes good and sometimes not so good.

Aug 25, 2019 06:03 AM #7
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James,

Like so many commented before me, I had no idea who this person was, until the end of your story!  A

Aug 25, 2019 06:09 AM #8
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Good morning James Dray -  I have heard of Tokyo Rose but really don't know the story.

Aug 25, 2019 06:17 AM #9
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Raymond E. Camp
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Good morning James,

This one I knew!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Aug 25, 2019 06:28 AM #10
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Good morning, James - I learned a lot more than I previously knew about Tokyo Rose.  

Aug 25, 2019 07:29 AM #11
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 I never knew the full story of Tokyo Rose just the notorious part, thank you for sharing James Dray 

Aug 25, 2019 07:53 AM #12
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Hi James Dray,

I suspected the result when I read WWII but locked it in when I read Radio Tokyo. 

Knowing more of the story can certainly influence how one may feel. In Southern California, I knew Japanese farming familes (orange groves in West Covina) that had blocks of land confiscated and that land was never returned... It makes you stop and think. 

Aug 25, 2019 08:16 AM #13
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I figured that who this was as the story rolled on.

Aug 25, 2019 02:51 PM #14
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Hi James- I had a feeling where this story was headed but I knew very little about her. During WWII my mother and aunt (who were born in the States) had to carry cards with them saying that they were American citizens of Chinese descent and not Japanese. 

Aug 25, 2019 05:44 PM #15
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I remember the name Tokyo Rose but really had forgotten the story.

Aug 28, 2019 05:47 AM #16
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James,

Thank you for the entertaining education about infamous Tokyo Rose.

Sep 02, 2019 08:13 PM #17
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