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Title: Asano Terao Interview II
Narrator: Asano Terao
Interviewers: Tomoyo Yamada (primary), Dee Goto (secondary)
Location: Seattle, Washington
Date: May 26, 1998
Densho ID: denshovh-tasano-02-0008

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[Translated from Japanese]

TY: In Salt Lake, did you experience any discrimination toward Japanese?

AT: Not much.

TY: There wasn't much? But, that sort of...

AT: The reason why we weren't treated in a discriminatory way was because the Japanese who had entered the farming there had been very good since a long time ago. I think that was why there wasn't much of such discrimination. We never faced discrimination based on the fact that we were Japanese.

TY: There was discrimination in Seattle, wasn't there?

AT: Yeah, there was. So, if we took a train, if we ran to catch a train, people avoided us to get us on board. [Laughs] It was good. And, then, since we were there, we walked around there. We did good things. We couldn't have gone to those other places if we had stayed here.

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