Densho Digital Archive
Frank Abe Collection
Title: Kats Kunitsugu Interview
Narrator: Kats Kunitsugu
Interviewer: Frank Abe (primary); Frank Chin (secondary)
Location: Los Angeles, California
Date: August 22, 1995
Densho ID: denshovh-kkats-01-0002

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FC: What was the feeling in camp at the time the resistance was happening? How old were you?

KK: Well, let's see.

FC: Just out of high school, seventeen or sixteen?

KK: That was 19-...

FC: '44.

KK: '44, I would be nineteen, so I was out of high school. But very much more involved with parties, boys, not, not too involved in mind-boggling issues and things like that.

FC: So at nineteen someone come in said, "I'm a resister, I'd like you to read this," what would happen? You would run out of the room screaming?

KK: Oh, no. I would probably read it but I probably would not do anything about it, let alone go around talking to people and getting their signature on a petition or anything like that. You have to remember that I spent four years in Japan and had that kind of education in my background, so that although I might deny it, it's there and I tend to be very two-personality, some part of me is very open and all that and another part of me holds back all the time and I think that's the Japan part of me, very much.

FC: Okay, and what is your position here now?

KK: At the cultural center? I'm the executive secretary.

FC: Very good.

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