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Title: Art Shibayama Interview
Narrator: Art Shibayama
Interviewer: Alice Ito
Location: Seattle, Washington
Date: October 26, 2003
Densho ID: denshovh-sart-01-0014

AS: Well, almost everything was the same except that we didn't have any more school because all the, all the teachers were gone. So then this one Japanese American, she said she was going to teach us English. So a group of us Peruvians, we got into two different groups, the older, the older ones and the younger ones and then divided into two different groups because there were two, two Japanese Americans were, volunteered to teach us English, speaking it. So that was a little bit different. And then...

AI: Well, tell me about that, because why, why were you interested in learning English?

AS: Because we had nothing else to do. And being there, and we had so much time and these two Niseis wanted to, they were willing to teach, so we figured oh, might as well learn something, just, instead of just being there doing nothing. So, so we, so we went to classes and tried to learn English.

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