Episode 70 – The Tokyo Rose

This week, we’re going to talk about the life of Iva Toguri, the woman most associated with the infamous (and legendary) role of the Tokyo Rose. Labelled as a traitor for her actions during the war, Toguri fought hard for her citizenship and her reputation, and was rewarded for her tenacity decades after the fact.

Listen to the episode here.

Sources

The National Archives files on the prosecution of Iva Toguri.

The New York Times obituary for Iva Toguri.

The FBI Profile of Iva Toguri.

Images

Iva Toguri being interviewed by American correspondents in September, 1945.
Iva Toguri being interviewed by American correspondents in September, 1945.
Iva Toguri's mugshot from her time in Sugamo Prison. She was released shortly afterwards, but re-arrested a few years later.
Iva Toguri’s mugshot from her time in Sugamo Prison. She was released shortly afterwards, but re-arrested a few years later.
Iva Toguri outside of Radio Tokyo in 1944.
Iva Toguri outside of Radio Tokyo in 1944.
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