(L-R): Lawmakers with the education leaders of Hawaii Tokai International College and Tokai University Educational System after a certificate presentation honoring them during the breaking of ground for their future West Oahu campus from the Hawaii State Legislature. The Honorable Will Espero, Hawaii State Senate; Dr. Naoto Yoshikawa, Chancellor of Hawaii Tokai International College; Dr. Yoshiaki Matsumae, Vice President of Tokai University Educational System; The Honorable Kymberly Pine, Honolulu City Council
(L-R): Lawmakers with the education leaders of Hawaii Tokai International College and Tokai University Educational System after a certificate presentation honoring them during the breaking of ground for their future West Oahu campus from the Hawaii State Legislature. The Honorable Will Espero, Hawaii State Senate; Dr. Naoto Yoshikawa, Chancellor of Hawaii Tokai International College; Dr. Yoshiaki Matsumae, Vice President of Tokai University Educational System; The Honorable Kymberly Pine, Honolulu City Council

It looks like Hawaii Tokai International College and Tokai University Educational System will finally be built. The institutions broke ground Monday at their new location in Kapolei, next to the University of Hawaii’s West Oahu campus.

The institutions, which is expected to open in April 2015, will be moving from Kapiolani Boulevard to Kapolei.

Student housing, a learning center and a multi-purpose room, on 6-acres of land that include cherry blossom trees and azalea gardens, will be build for up to 300 students.

University of Hawaii officials sold the land for $6 million to Tokai University two years ago.

As Hawaii News Now first reported, the University of Hawaii quickly spent $4 million of the $6 million, but waited more than two years to give the property deed to Tokai, which prevented Tokai from building there.

The West Oahu campus was completed last year.

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About Hawaii Tokai International College

HTIC, established in 1992, is an American 2-year liberal arts college accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. HTIC offers an associates degree in liberal arts. HTIC is part of TES, an extensive network of Japanese educational and research institutions. The mission of HTIC is to serve as an international gateway for students interested in education bridging diverse international perspectives, especially in the Asia-Pacific region.

About Tokai University Educational System

Tokai University Educational System is composed of an extensive network of educational and research institutions throughout Japan, with overseas facilities in Denmark, Hawai’i, Korea and Thailand.  Major university campuses are located in Tokyo, Kanagawa, Kumamoto, and Hokkaido.  Graduate and research training facilities include a medical school with four hospitals, a marine research center with a research vessel, a space information center, and an agricultural training station.  In addition, there are three junior colleges, fourteen senior high schools, seven junior high schools, one elementary school and four kindergartens. 

 

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