Lava Flow Threatens Century-Old Japanese-American Community

November 14, 2014 2:38 AM

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As the lava flow from the June 27th Kilauea eruption on the Big Island of Hawaii moves toward Pahoa -- a town now better known for its hippie and wild west atmosphere -- it also threatens the Japanese-American community that built this town over a hundred years ago.

“I've had to help my friend’s parents move out of their home in Pahoa. It was a very sad moment,” said resident Sam Horiuchi. “I have great memories there, so sad to think of what will happen.”

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