Tokyo Rose

Tokyo Rose
the name given by US soldiers during World War II to Iva Ikuko Toguri d’Aquino (1916– ). She was an American citizen who broadcast on a Japanese radio programme telling US soldiers to refuse to fight. After the war, she was sent to a US prison until 1956, and President Ford gave her a pardon (= official notice forgiving somebody) in 1977.

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orig. Ikuko Toguri

born July 4, 1916, Los Angeles, Calif., U.S.

U.S. broadcaster.

She was visiting Japan when she was stranded at the outbreak of World War II. In 1943 she began radio announcing for a propaganda program beamed at U.S. troops, and eventually she became one of 13 women announcers, all native speakers of American English, collectively known as Tokyo Rose. After the war she was convicted of treason and served six years in a U.S. prison. Mitigating information later came to light, and she was pardoned in 1977.

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