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Tokai International College Breaks Ground Near UH West Oahu

Hawaii Tokai International College recently broke ground for its Kapolei campus. Participants included (from left) Toyoei Shigeeda of Honolulu, Consul General of Japan; state Sen. Will Espero, City Councilwoman Kymberly Pine, vice president of Tokai University Educational System Yoshiaki Matsumae, chancellor of Hawaii Tokai International College Naoto Yoshikawa, Sheri Kajiwara on behalf of Mayor Kirk Caldwell, Haseko Corporation president Ikuo Oguri, Haseko Hawaii president Tom Sagawa and Haseko Hawaii chairman emeritus Toru Nagayama. Photo from Becker Communications.

Two-year liberal arts college Hawaii Tokai International College broke ground Oct. 4 for its new campus in Kapolei.

HTIC is part of the Tokai University Educational System, a network of education and research institutions in Japan, Denmark, Korea and Thailand. The Hawaii campus was established in 1992 as an international gateway for students to gain varied international perspectives.

HTIC is coming to Kapolei from its current location on Kapiolani Boulevard. The new campus, which is slated to open in April 2015, will be located next to University of Hawaii -West Oahu, and the two schools will develop a partnership.

“We hope that our facilities and programs located next to the UH West Oahu campus will serve the community by fostering global citizens who will respect differences and contribute to world peace,” said Tokai University Educational System vice president Naoto Yoshikawa. “This day would not have been possible without the overwhelming support of the community of Hawaii.”