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Title: Paul Nagano Interview
Narrator: Paul Nagano
Interviewers: Stephen Fugita (primary), Becky Fukuda (secondary)
Location: Seattle, Washington
Date: May 25, 1999
Densho ID: denshovh-npaul-01-0016

PN: I think that the Sansei, Yonsei can see things in a different perspective, and realize that an internment experience is the singular experience among the Japanese Americans that recognize a people of having experienced something very, very unique -- a tremendous injustice. And that can be used not only to bring the community together, but to recognize the need for affirming who we are as a group of people. And that's what I think you're doing. I mean, this is so wonderful -- that you begin to realize that this is a, a vehicle that we can use to really develop our strength as a group of people, not for the sake of just for our own, but for the sake of developing real community in the world and peace and harmony among all people.

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