“I was never an exceptional student…”

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I was never an exceptional student, which seems kind of odd, but I think part of it was because I was not that interested in school. I think from the time I was in maybe junior high school or high school, I studied enough to get good enough grades, but I was never interested in becoming an outstanding scholar. I never applied myself that much. In other words, I had the same grades, I was thinking about this, all through school. During high school, I probably had mostly Bs, got a few As. And then went to college and I had mostly Bs and a few As. And I went to law school, and I had mostly Bs and a few As. So I would study hard enough to get well enough, but I was not that motivated to study. I wanted to finish school, and I wanted to go to work.

Date: July 2, 2014
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Sakura Kato
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum; Japanese American Bar Association

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