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Title: Rudy Tokiwa Interview II
Narrator: Rudy Tokiwa
Interviewers: Tom Ikeda (primary), Judy Niizawa (secondary)
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Date: July 2 & 3, 1998
Densho ID: denshovh-trudy-02-0064

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TI: So, Rudy, what do you think's gonna happen? What's gonna happen to this whole project?

RT: Well, if they don't get all the money put together by 19...

JN: October of '99.

RT: October of '99, it's down the drain.

JN: The land is.

RT: The land is.

TI: And how close are they? You said sixteen million dollars. How close are they?

RT: Well, no. They finally changed it again, and now they've brought it down to about -- what is it? Eight million now?

JN: Saying eight million now.

RT: Yeah, about eight million dollars now.

JN: They have nothing.

RT: But they don't, you see, the way they were gonna raise the money was, okay, I know this guy, you know this guy, this guy, this guy, he should be good for $5,000. He should be good for $10,000. You can't make money that way.

JN: They were using a closed-loop system.

RT: You got, you've got to (include) the people, you've got to (include) the people. They're the ones. They've got to be proud of puttin' this thing (up). And so you got to do something that's gonna make them proud. And it's gone. It's not there, see.

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