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Title: Toru Sakahara - Kiyo Sakahara Interview I
Narrator: Toru Sakahara, Kiyo Sakahara
Interviewer: Dee Goto
Location: Seattle, Washington
Date: February 24, 1998
Densho ID: denshovh-storu_g-01-0033

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DG: How did you get around in those days? You had a car?

KS: I didn't have a car but this gal who was my bridesmaid, she had a car and she drove the other gal and myself to Tacoma where we got married. That was the thing that was a little (odd). They didn't stop cars. I'm sure a lot of people went out in their cars, but I think as a general rule, I would say that the Japanese people did not want to do anything to get the whole community riled up against them. Because here they were fighting a war and America was losing. That's all they needed was somebody who was breaking even a stupid law.

DG: So did you hear about Gordon?

KS: Oh yeah, oh yes.

DG: Were you upset?

KS: Well, I remember thinking, well it's just like him to do something like that. He's got (courage). Knowing him, I just felt well, it's just like him to do something like that. And once he did, he had to stick to his guns and it was a rough go for him. He got put in jail, he had to be a conscientious objector and do all kinds of things to...

DG: Did you think it was good that he did that or did you think he was kind of silly?

KS: Actually, I kind of admired the guts that he had to do it. But I sure glad I wasn't in love with Gordon! [Laughs] I felt sorry for his girlfriend if he had one. I doubt if he had one at that time.

DG: It wasn't that long after that he married...

KS: Floyd Schmoe's...? Well no, it was quite a bit after.

DG: Oh, it was.

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