As promised some images associated with Ri Koran, the subject of Ian Buruma’s The China Lover. Today, her early career in Japanese-occupied
These films were straight out propaganda but the song Yoshiko became forever associated with, China Nights, also came out of this period.
At the end of World War II, Yoshiko was arrested by the Chinese government for treason and collaboration with the Japanese. However, she was cleared of all charges since she was not a Chinese national, and thus the Chinese gover nment could not try her for treason. She then left for a second phase of her career in post-war American occupied