This Qualifies As a Wait-And-See

March 23rd, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Japanese billionaire Genshiro Kawamoto is giving away mansions to the Hawaiian homeless, the AP reported today.


“Kawamoto, one of Japan’s richest men, said he plans to open eight of his 22 Kahala homes to needy Hawaiian families. They will be able to stay in the homes for up to 10 years, he said. He also gave each family 10 $100 bills to help them move in.”

Well that settles it. Genshiro Kawamoto, you are my pick for this week’s AMAZIA–

Oh fuck me. I just saw a RED FLAG:

“(Kawamoto) has been criticized for evicting tenants of his rental homes on short notice so he could sell the properties, as in 2002 when he gave hundreds of California tenants 30 days to leave.

Two years later, he served eviction notices to tenants in 27 Oahu rental homes, mostly in pricey Hawaii Kai, saying they had to leave within a month.

My advice to this sweet, dear, photo op victim Hawaiian lady with the flower in her hair?


Do not unpack that shopping cart just yet.

Source: AP

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