The Tokyo Rose Case

Author: Yasuhide Kawashima
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ISBN: 9780700619054
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The tragic tale of Iva Ikuku Toguri, an American citizen wrongly convicted of treason fo r allegedly engaging in traitorous acts as World War II's infamous Toyko Rose.

Tokyo Rose An American Patriot

Author: Frederick P. Close
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 081086777X
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Explores the parallel lives of World War II legend Tokyo Rose and a Japanese American woman named Iva Toguri. Close explores Toguri's character and decisions by placing her story and conviction for treason in the context of U.S. and Japanese racial views, Imperial Japan, and Cold War politics.

Tokyo Rose

Author: Masayo Duus
Publisher: Kodansha Amer Incorporated
ISBN:
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Recently granted a full and unconditional pardon, Iva Toguri d'Aquino, better known as Tokyo Rose, steadily maintains her innocence as she explains the circumstances that led to her conviction, in 1948, on charges of treason

They Called Her Tokyo Rose

Author: Rex B. Gunn
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ISBN: 9780979698705
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Rex Gunn was the first to write the tragic story of Iva Toguri, wrongly convicted of treason against the American people for her supposed role as the legendary "Tokyo Rose" during WWII. Iva, California born and raised and intensely proud of it, was trapped in Japan by the bombing of Pearl Harbor. At Radio Tokyo she conspired with American and Allied POW broadcasters to sabotage Japanese propaganda, and sacrificed greatly to aid the POWs with food, medicine, and Allied news. Although investigated and released by the U.S. Army, the post-war American public and the Truman administration needed a scapegoat, and she was brought to San Francisco to stand trial for treason. Rex had served as war correspondent during the War in the Pacific and covered Iva Toguri's 1949 trial as an AP radio editor. He was intimately connected with her story, and remained in contact with her until his death in 1999. This is the revised editon of Rex's original 1977 manuscript.

Kamikaze Diaries

Author: Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226620921
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“We tried to live with 120 percent intensity, rather than waiting for death. We read and read, trying to understand why we had to die in our early twenties. We felt the clock ticking away towards our death, every sound of the clock shortening our lives.” So wrote Irokawa Daikichi, one of the many kamikaze pilots, or tokkotai, who faced almost certain death in the futile military operations conducted by Japan at the end of World War II. This moving history presents diaries and correspondence left by members of the tokkotai and other Japanese student soldiers who perished during the war. Outside of Japan, these kamikaze pilots were considered unbridled fanatics and chauvinists who willingly sacrificed their lives for the emperor. But the writings explored here by Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney clearly and eloquently speak otherwise. A significant number of the kamikaze were university students who were drafted and forced to volunteer for this desperate military operation. Such young men were the intellectual elite of modern Japan: steeped in the classics and major works of philosophy, they took Descartes’ “I think, therefore I am” as their motto. And in their diaries and correspondence, as Ohnuki-Tierney shows, these student soldiers wrote long and often heartbreaking soliloquies in which they poured out their anguish and fear, expressed profound ambivalence toward the war, and articulated thoughtful opposition to their nation’s imperialism. A salutary correction to the many caricatures of the kamikaze, this poignant work will be essential to anyone interested in the history of Japan and World War II.

Tokyo Rose

Author: Charles River Charles River Editors
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781975859497
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*Includes pictures *Includes contemporary accounts about Iva Toguri and her trial *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading The subtle art of propaganda campaigns directed against one's enemies has been a feature of war since ancient times. However, its potential for mass psychological impact created a new paradigm with the invention of modern electronic communications. Every nation involved in the Second World War, whether of the Allies or Axis, possessed an agency devoted to the mission of demoralizing and misleading the enemy, and virtually all artistic genres participated. In America, Frank Capra, director of beloved films such as It's a Wonderful Life and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, also directed wartime films demonizing the Germanic personality. In a notable example, a training film warns young GIs that German women do not share a natural capacity for human ethics common to higher civilizations and therefore must be avoided. Theodore Geisel, beloved to Western children as Dr. Seuss, wrote stories stereotyping, demeaning, and demonizing the Japanese, complete with insulting and offensive illustrations. Radio Free Europe filled the airwaves with pro-western speech as a counter to communist expansion and diatribes about the 'otherness' of enemy societies. Japanese propaganda was not a new invention to be used only against the United States. While the U.S. lacked any international audience, preaching mostly to its own, Japan disseminated propagandistic material throughout all the Asian countries it eventually intended to conquer. In the years leading up to World War II, an intense study led by the Japanese government delved into the details of American culture and customs, particularly those dear to men of fighting age. Both countries, at one time or another, assaulted the Chinese world image as represented by "yellow monkeys," or the "yellow peril." Both the U.S. and Japan made excellent use of the "war poster," but among the most striking was an American-created image of a naked white woman slung over the shoulder of a Japanese officer, as if the entire American nation would be raped if the empire was allowed to prevail. By 1945, Japanese animation was in full swing, producing films such Momotaro: Sacred Sailors. American officers are portrayed as bulbous idiots as the noble Japanese seamen save the island. By the end of the war, the U.S. instructed all copies to be destroyed, but one mysteriously survived. An American citizen stranded in Japan as an enemy alien during the war, Iva Toguri was a regular broadcaster on what became an ongoing thread of what she saw as entertainment for American sailors and their counterparts. The Japanese, generally unable to speak English with the necessary accuracy, sought to cause emotional fatigue among American forces through reminiscing over the music and memories of lost Americana. They believed that Toguri was the ideal on-air personality with whom to accomplish such an end. However, history is less certain as to what actually occurred in Toguri's time at the microphone, and the bulk of examples have since been lost. Her true intentions in speaking for a country she never wished to visit and would not join as a citizen is still debated. Edwin O. Reischauer, an American ambassador from the 1960s, reflected on the Tokyo Rose story as "a mere wartime myth." Tokyo Rose: The History and Legacy of Iva Toguri and Japan's Most Famous Propaganda Campaign during World War II examines the controversial career and legacy of the war's most famous radio propaganda campaign. Along with pictures depicting important people, places, and events, you will learn about Tokyo Rose like never before.

The Japanese Conspiracy

Author: Masayo Duus
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520204859
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A dramatic tale of how a little-remembered strike in Hawaii fanned the flames of anti-Japanese sentiment in the United States and, the author argues, ultimately led to the infamous Japanese Exclusion Act of 1924.

And the Sea Will Tell

Author: Vincent Bugliosi
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393079694
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"Grips you by the throat from beginning to end."—Cleveland Plain Dealer ALONE WITH HER NEW HUSBAND on a tiny Pacific atoll, a young woman, combing the beach, finds an odd aluminum container washed up out of the lagoon, and beside it on the sand something glitters: a gold tooth in a scorched human skull. The investigation that follows uncovers an extraordinarily complex and puzzling true-crime story. Only Vincent Bugliosi, who recounted his successful prosecution of mass murderer Charles Manson in the bestseller Helter Skelter, was able to draw together the hundreds of conflicting details of the mystery and reconstruct what really happened when four people found hell in a tropical paradise. And the Sea Will Tell reconstructs the events and subsequent trial of a riveting true murder mystery, and probes into the dark heart of a serpentine scenario of death.

The zoning of America

Author: Michael Allan Wolf
Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas
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When the Cleveland suburb of Euclid first zoned its land in 1922, the Ambler Realty Company was left with a sizable tract it could no longer sell for industrial use--and so the company sued. What emerged was the seminal zoning case in American history, pitting reformers against private property advocates in the Supreme Court and raising the question of whether a municipality could deny property owners the right to use their land however they chose. Reconstructing the case that made zoning a central element in urban planning for cities and towns throughout America, Michael Allan Wolf provides the first book-length study of the Supreme Court's landmark Euclid v. Ambler decision. Wolf describes how the ordinance, and the defense of it, burst onto the national stage and became the focus of litigation before moving all the way to the nation's highest court. He subsequently reveals how and why Justice George Sutherland broke from the Court's conservative bloc to support the urban reform movement eager to protect residential neighborhoods from disturbances created by rapidly expanding commercial, industrial, or multifamily uses of land. Following that decision, America saw the rapid proliferation of zoning ordinances, which greatly increased the power of local government to control and rationalize urban planning. As Wolf attests, many of today's environmental and land use laws might not have been deemed legal had Euclid v. Ambler been decided differently. But he also points out the potential dangers that emerged from the decision, such as its anticompetitive impact on the real estate market, its catalyzing effect on suburban sprawl, and its establishment of a legal basis for excluding minoritygroups from neighborhoods. Wolf's compelling account makes it clear that Euclid v. Ambler fundamentally altered how we think about the urban landscape, changed the way our cities and suburbs are organized, and left a long shadow over subsequent cases such as the controversial Supreme Court decision in Kelo v. New London (2005).

Terrorism and the Law

Author: Gregory E. Maggs
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314908582
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The text considers legal aspects of a broad range of methods that governments have for fighting terrorism, including criminal penalties, economic sanctions, immigration restrictions, military force, and civil liability. It addresses not just the steps taken in reaction to the 9/11 attacks, but also to many other counter-terrorism measures by the United States and other nations in recent years. To offer a global and comparative perspective, the materials include cases from foreign countries and international tribunals. The revision addresses many new legal developments that have occurred since publication of the original edition, including new Supreme Court decisions and federal legislation.