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Shinmachi: Stronger Than a Tsunami

Shinmachi: Stronger Than a Tsunami
American Public Television
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Mon. May 23 at 9 p.m. on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Discover the resilience of a unique Japanese community in Hilo, Hawaii.

On the morning of April 1, 1946, a deadly tsunami reduced Shinmachi to rubble. Discover the resilience of a unique Japanese community in Hilo, Hawaii. Their stories bring to life the once-thriving small business district founded by Japanese immigrant plantation laborers who made the bold decision to establish their economic independence from the sugar industry.

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