Residents gripe about billionaire neighbor's unkempt yards, vermin


HONOLULU (AP) - Neighbors of Japanese billionaire Genshiro Kawamoto are urging the Honolulu government and the Japanese Consulate to force him to clean up 20 properties.
The City Council tentatively agreed to ask the consul general of Japan in Honolulu to talk with Kawamoto about resolving the dispute between the 1,700 members of the Kahala Community Association and Kawamoto. The dispute is over unkempt yards, broken walls and vermin infestations.