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Title: Sadaichi Kubota Interview
Narrator: Sadaichi Kubota
Interviewer: Tom Ikeda
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Date: July 1, 1998
Densho ID: denshovh-ksadaichi-01-0015

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TI: Well, when you arrived, first arrived, at Camp Shelby, already there were the mainlander Japanese Americans. How did the two groups get along?

SK: Well, as I recall -- with me, I take a person as he is, not in general, so I felt I got along well with the mainland Niseis, but there were some who... what you call it? Didn't get along, I guess, with them. Mainly because most of them were noncoms already.

TI: The mainland Japanese Americans Niseis?

SK: Yeah, mainland Niseis, and they gave the orders. And us Hawaiians don't like to take orders from another Japanese -- [laughs] -- so that was my feeling anyway. But I think I got along well with everybody because I got along with -- I mean, I respected a guy as he is right there and then. So that was all right for me.

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