Tokyo Rose

Presented on December 19, 2020

Location to be determined.

On October 6, 1949, Iva Toguri d’Aquino, also known as “Tokyo Rose,” was sentenced in the San Francisco federal courthouse to ten years’ imprisonment and fined $10,000 for the crime of treason. During WWII as a U.S. citizen living in Japan, she broadcast Japanese propaganda to American servicemen in the Pacific. The case was not clear cut; the government at first declined to prosecute, then did so after a public outcry.


  • Hon. Marilyn Hall Patel (Ret.)
    Chief Judge Emerita, Northern District of California


  • Robert L. Demmons
    Chief, San Francisco Fire Department, 1996-2000
  • Joanne M. Hayes-White
    Chief, San Francisco Fire Department, 2004-present
  • Shauna I. Marshall
    Honorable Raymond L. Sullivan Professor of Law, UC Hastings