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    "body": "<html><body><br/>\n<div id=\"databox-PeopleDisplay\">\n<table class=\"infobox\" width=\"200px;\">\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Name</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Guntaro Kubota</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Born</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">August 16 1903</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Died</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">May 13 1967</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Birth Location</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Nagano, Japan</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Generational Identifier</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">\n<p><a href=\"/wiki/Issei\" title=\"Issei\">Issei</a>\n</p>\n</td>\n</tr>\n</table>\n</div>\n<div id=\"databox-People\" style=\"display:none;\">\n<p>FirstName:Guntaro;\nLastName:Kubota;\nDisplayName:Guntaro Kubota;\nBirthDate:1903-08-16;\nDeathDate:1967-05-13;\nBirthLocation:Nagano, Japan;\nGender:Male;\nEthnicity:JA;\nGenerationIdentifier:Issei;\nNationality:;\nExternalResourceLink:;\nPrimaryGeography:;\nReligion:;\n</p>\n</div>\n<p>Draft resistance leader and member of the <a href=\"/wiki/Heart_Mountain_Fair_Play_Committee\" title=\"Heart Mountain Fair Play Committee\">Heart Mountain Fair Play Committee</a> (FPC). The lone <a href=\"/wiki/Issei\" title=\"Issei\">Issei</a> among FPC leaders, Guntaro Kubota (1903–67) wrote and translated material in Japanese and gave presentations in Japanese aimed at securing Issei support for the work of the FPC. Kubota was born in Nagano, Japan, on August 16, 1903, and graduated from Meiji University in Tokyo. He migrated to the U.S. just before the ban on Japanese immigration took effect in 1924. He became a <a href=\"/wiki/Japanese_language_schools\" title=\"Japanese language schools\">Japanese language school</a> teacher in Cupertino, California, and married one his <a href=\"/wiki/Nisei\" title=\"Nisei\">Nisei</a> former students, Gloria Kasano. When the family went sent to <a href=\"/wiki/Santa_Anita_(detention_facility)\" title=\"Santa Anita (detention facility)\">Santa Anita Assembly Center</a> and then on to <a href=\"/wiki/Heart_Mountain\" title=\"Heart Mountain\">Heart Mountain</a>, they had an infant daughter; a son was later born in camp.\n</p><p>Though he was not eligible for the draft as an \"enemy alien\" and had a family to support, Kubota was drawn to the principles of the FPC and worked to secure Issei financial support. Along with six other leaders of the FPC, and journalist <a href=\"/wiki/James_Omura\" title=\"James Omura\">James Omura</a>, he was later charged with conspiracy to counsel, aide, and abet draft resistance, with all but Omura found guilty. He was given a sentence of two years. His conviction and those of the other FPC leaders was overturned on appeal at the end of 1945, and, with the government ultimately deciding not to pursue the case further, he was released from prison in February 1946.\n</p><p>After his release from prison, the family settled in Saratoga, California, where Kubota worked as a landscape contractor. He passed away on May 13, 1967.\n</p>\n<div id=\"authorByline\"><b>Authored by <a href=\"/wiki/Brian_Niiya\" title=\"Brian Niiya\">Brian Niiya</a>, Densho</b></div>\n<div id=\"citationAuthor\" style=\"display:none;\">Niiya, Brian</div>\n<h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"For_More_Information\">For More Information</span></h2>\n<p>Chin, Frank. \"Come All Ye Asian American Writers of the Real and the Fake.\" In <i>The Big Aiiieeeee!: An Anthology of Chinese American and Japanese American Literature</i>. Edited by  Jeffery Paul Chan, Frank Chin, Lawson Fusao Inada, and Shawn Wong. New York: Meridian, 1991. 1–92.\n</p><p>---. <i>Born in the USA: A Story of Japanese America, 1889–1947</i>. Lanham, Md.: Rowman &amp; Littlefield, 2002.\n</p><p>Densho interview with Gloria Kubota, by Frank Abe and Frank Chin, August 28, 1993.\n</p><p>\"<a class=\"external text\" href=\"http://www.pbs.org/itvs/conscience/the_story/characters/kubota_guntaro.html.\" rel=\"nofollow\">Guntaro Kubota</a>.\" <i>Conscience and the Constitution</i>  website\n</p><p><a class=\"external text\" href=\"http://www.pbs.org/itvs/conscience/resistance/letters_from_prison/index.html\" rel=\"nofollow\">Kubota's letters from prison</a>, Conscience and the Constitution website\n</p><p>Nelson, Douglas W. <i>Heart Mountain: The History of an American Concentration Camp</i>. 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