Tokyo Rose (alternate spelling Tokio Rose) was a generic name given by Allied forces in the South Pacific during World War II to any of approximately a dozen English-speaking female broadcasters of Japanese propaganda. The intent of these broadcasts was to disrupt the morale of Allied forces listening to the broadcast. American servicemen in the Pacific often listened to the propaganda broadcasts to get a sense, by reading between the lines, of the effect of their military actions.
Iva Ikuko Toguri D'Aquino. An American who was on the wrong side of the border when Pearl Harbor was bombed. Despite being trapped in Japan - she refused to renounce her U.S. citizenship. In order to get rations she agreed to work for an English language radio station - where she became one of the many Tokyo Rose's. When the Americans invaded Japan she was wrongly convicted of treason in 1949 and wasn't pardoned until 1977. Tragic.
Tokyo Rose aka Iva Ikuko Toguri D'Aquino was an American citizen who participated in English-language propaganda broadcast transmitted by Radio Tokyo to Allied soldiers in the South Pacific during World War II
Tokyo Rose * Name given by American soldiers to the female broadcasters on Japanese radio during World War II. The voice of Tokyo Rose was said to have taunted Allied forces with propaganda during the war.
U.S.-born Iva Toguri D'Aquino, who was dubbed 'Tokyo Rose' for broadcasting anti-American propaganda from Japan during World War II, was convicted of treason and sent to federal prison for about seven years (this picture was taken at the lockup in Alderson, West Virginia). D'Aquino was pardoned by President Gerald Ford in 1977.
Tokyo Rose was a radio station that was broadcast out of Japan by a team of English-speaking Japanese women. Its purpose was to hurt the morale of American servicemen in the Pacific. By playing the blues, reporting the devastation that their bombers were causing, and citing the movements and locations of specific companies and regiments, Tokyo Rose would sadden, discourage, and unnerve the men who listened to it.