Try to be a bridge between both countries

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Being a Libra, I’m always wondering…want harmony, I hate conflict. And even, like I say, well gee, Japan is being misinterpreted. I guess one of my mission is to be a bridge; to explain and also to explain to the Japanese, hey you know, you’re not all perfect either, you know… and to serve as a bridge. I still remember, you know, Issei people saying, hey, you know Niseis should become a bridge between Japan and the United States. And that was in the back of my mind all the time, and hey I gotta explain Japan’s side of it and explain well, my speeches to the American sides, I’ll present…I mean to the Japanese I’ll try to explain the U.S. side, why the U.S. is angry, you know and so forth. So, I guess it's just nature in me that I hate conflict.

Date: March 25, 2005
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Sojin Kim
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

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