KAHALA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow)- For eight years, Kahala Avenue neighbors have been at odds with billionaire Genshiro Kawamoto and in part two of our special report a solution between the war of the wealthy is difficult to find.
Real estate mogul Genshiro Kawamoto paid nearly half a million dollars a year in property taxes in 2011.
He's also paid $42,000 in fines. He certainly contributes more than most to the city coffers however it's not just his money but weak laws that allows him to come away clean.
Genshiro Kawamoto knows how to protect himself from the sun and from persecution. Kawamoto owns 27 properties on Kahala Avenue.
One was bought for $22 million and then demolished for a statue garden. Others were mansions that have been trashed attracting more drug users than investors.
So what is Genshiro's plan?
"By this summer he is going to have everything in order," said Kawamoto, through an interpreter.