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HIKI assists to achieve your educational and organizational goals by providing life-transforming educational programs and workshops,  which help to expand knowledge, increase meaningful human contact, and facilitate discussion of critical issues.




Be The One

Hawaiʻi Innovative Knowledge Institute [HIKI] seeks to foster the next generation of leaders who are committed to bringing balance to society. 


Building off of their appreciation of cultural practices and values, HIKI aims to empower the development of the skills and mindsets essential to PONO (“excellent and righteous”) interactions between human and nature; abilities intrinsic to thriving in and contributing to a more cooperative, prosperous, and harmonious world. 

Yoshi J. Tsurumi
Founder & Principal

Yoshi has had over 20 years of academic and professional experiences in international education, leadership development, and business consulting. He earned his master’s degree in International Educational Development from Teachers College Columbia University and bachelor’s degree in International Studies and Chinese from University of Oregon. He is a former program coordinator of the United Nations’ CyberSchoolBus, the first online extracurricular program launched by the UN Global Teaching and Learning Program. In practices he served as business consultant for Oracle Corporation and Andersen Consulting (now known as Accenture) and as Assistant Vice President for First Hawaiian Bank. Currently serving as a board member of Japan America Society of Hawaiʻi (JASH) and Lōkahi Foundation. 

鶴見ヨシ ー HIKI代表。オレゴン大学国際関係学部卒。コロンビア大学教育学大学院国際教育開発学研究科修了。専門はリーダーシップ開発、ダイバーシティ&インクルージョン教育と未来創造型平和学習。2001年ニューヨーク国連本部主幹のグローバル教育サイト ”CyberSchoolBus” 開発プロジェクトに参画。実業界ではアンダーセンコンサルティング (現アクセンチュア)、日本オラクル、ベネッセ・コーポレーションでの人財開発マネジメントを経て2010年にハワイへ移住。ファーストハワイアンバンクの副頭取補を務める中、2011年に発生した東日本大震災の被災者を支援するチャリティ・プログラムを始動。6年間で約220名の中高生を復興地からハワイに招き「東北・ハワイ未来サミット」を開催。2015年ホノルルに本拠を置くグローバル教育機関 HIKI を設立。日米の学校・企業・非営利団体・行政機関に向け、ハワイの大自然と特有の多文化社会から学ぶ様々なプログラムを提供している。米国認定NPO法人ハワイ日米協会 (Japan America Society of Hawaiʻi) およびローカヒ・ファンデーション常任理事。愛知県出身二児の父。

2250 Kalakaua Ave 512 Honolulu, HI 96815



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