Shinmachi: Stronger Than a Tsunami

Shinmachi: Stronger Than a Tsunami

Special | 56m 46s | Video has closed captioning.

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.

Aired: 03/29/22

Expires: 04/03/25

Rating: TV-PG

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