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Tokyo Rose dies at the age of 90

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  1. 2sisters

    2sisters New Member

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    Opie Well-Known Member

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    A relative of mine had an expression regarding the death of someone he regarded as an enemy: "30 years too late." In this case it is 90 years too late.
     
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    Amraann Former Member

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    *snip*
    As a reporter at the Chicago Tribune, Yates found D'Aquino's accusers who said they were pressured by prosecutors to lie.

    That was from the article. Being accused doesn't mean she was the enemy.
    Sounds like she was railroaded and falsly imprisoned.
     
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    windovervocalcords Former Member

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    Tokyo Rose is something of an urban legend -- a fictional person cobbled together from scraps of real history. There's no proof that such a woman existed, although one woman was convicted of treason as Tokyo Rose. ...
    After the war, several reporters went to Japan to find and interview the infamous Tokyo Rose, offering a large cash payment for an interview. A woman at Radio Tokyo pointed the reporters to Iva Toguri, and Toguri, thinking that she and her new husband, Felipe d'Aquino, could use the money, agreed to be interviewed. She even signed a contract stating that she was the infamous Tokyo Rose. A reporter gave the interview notes to U.S. Army Counter Intelligence, and in 1945, the U.S. arrested and imprisoned Toguri in Japan. She was released in 1946, but was arrested again in 1948, and taken to the U.S. to be tried for treason.
    The U.S. government stacked the deck against Toguri and her meager defense, and the judge later admitted he was prejudiced against her from the start. Toguri was found guilty of only one of the eight treason charges -- "That she did speak into a microphone concerning the loss of ships." She was sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined $10,000. Because she was a model prisoner, Toguri was released early in 1956, although she was served with a deportation order which took two years to fight.
    In 1976, the TV news show 60 Minutes told the Tokyo Rose story from Toguri's point of view. This led to a full pardon for Toguri from President Gerald Ford in 1977.

    http://ask.yahoo.com/20020221.html
     
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    ABC Radio News played some original audio of her "radio show" during WW2 when mentioning her death. She did exist and it was propoganda. Whether this woman is her or not can be debated I suppose. But someone was Tokyo Rose.
     
  6. windovervocalcords

    windovervocalcords Former Member

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    Love ya DK.

    You say potato and I say potahdo.
     

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