2016/8/24 10:48:07

HTIC welcomes Dr. Elizabeth Misao Keith as its new Dean of Instruction. Dr. Keith holds a Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Literatures from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, she grew up bilingual in English and Japanese. She worked as a correspondent in Hawaii for NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation for over 25 years. She's also worked in over 30 cities in the U.S. and Japan as a professional interpreter for trials and depositions for product liability cases, as well as for international conferences, business negotiations, press conferences, and media interviews. She has been invited to present workshops and papers in Japan, Singapore, the U.S., South Africa, and Kenya. Fortunately, she loves to travel! After teaching at the Centre for Transcultural Studies in Singapore from 2012-2015 alongside diverse international faculty members, her current interests are multiculturalism and cross cultural competency.

E komo mai / Yokoso / Welcome, Dr. Keith!


2016/6/28 13:36:50

HTIC hosted a Judo Camp in the Tatsuro Matsumae Auditorium from June 9-12, 2016. Coordinated by 1988 Olympic Silver Medalist Kevin Asano of Leeward Judo Club, with guidance of visiting Tokai University sensei Ryuma Asahina and support from HTIC graduate Matthew Ogata, over 80 judoka from judo clubs across Oahu gathered to practice and improve their techniques.


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2016/6/6 16:55:39


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HTIC students Hanao Ishikawa and Yohei Tanaka participated in the Mylan WTT Rec League tennis tournament in Las Vegas, May 5-8, 2016. Hanao and Yohei were invited by HTIC graduate Aru Uemura to join a tennis team in Honolulu called “Wasabi Ginger” and have been a part of the team since April. One of 80 teams from 16 different states to qualify for the Las Vegas tournament, the “Wasabi Ginger” team was one of only nine teams to win their division title and advance to the Mylan WTT Nationals to be played in Indian Wells, California (near Palm Springs), November 4-6, 2016.

CONGRATULATIONS to Hanao and Yohei and to the National Qualifier “Wasabi Ginger” team! Good luck at nationals in California in November!

Hanao and Yohei’s winning team members include team captain Kazuhiro Kurokawa, Daisuke Takagi, Donald Geil, Mary Ann Esteban, Naoto Miyazaki, Natsumi Fujii, Atsuko Sato, and Cody Kobayashi.


2016/5/27 11:58:42



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A team of six HTIC students placed first among all student teams at the 2016 Honolulu Ekiden & Music event on May 22. Atsuo Shinohara, Ryo Kuribayashi, Atsuki Kurosawa, Yuya Fujiyoshi, Daigo Kondo, and Takumi Takeuchi ran a 26.2 mile (42.2 km) relay race with a time of 3:01:23 and beat out all other student teams.

In addition, nearly 40 students left HTIC at 4:00 AM to volunteer for this event. Afterwards they were able to meet and take photos with some famous comedians from Japan -- Wakky, Tomoharu Shoji, Yosuke Ochi, Taro Yabe, Takehiro Kumagai, and Takayuki Kuwaori.


2016/5/9 17:19:44

HTIC students did an outstanding job in presenting "Charity Night For Kumamoto!" on May 6, 2016 for the HTIC, UHWO and Kapolei communities. In addition to the delicious food (mahalo to Sherwood and David and team), there were performances by HTIC's Music Club and Hula Club as well as raffles and games. Donations received will be sent to support disaster relief efforts underway in Kumamoto Prefecture.


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