Ken is a native of Japan and has been associated with the University of Hawaiʻi system for 15 years in different capacities. He worked as an International Program Coordinator and developed international customized contract training programs for universities in Japan and other Asian countries. As a Study Abroad Advisor, he sent many UHCC students to overseas.
Ken also instructed business, management and marketing courses as well as developed continuing education and workforce development courses at Kapiʻolani Community College.
Ken holds his Master’s degree in Japanese language pedagogy as well as Business Administration. Ken is currently undertaking PhD program in the Learning Design and Technology at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.