University of Hawaii

At Sophia University Tokyo Japan we were multinational students. As foreigners our group knitted together tightly. Couples formed easily, we all knew each other.  No engineering program at Sophia University existed.
I went through chemistry, calculus, physics,  business, and finance courses. I applied to the University of Hawaii.  I was accepted and held off from attending for two years.  I completed business and finance classes while waiting.
I had bought into a small company, Lloyds Electronics.  I worked as an engineer in the day, university classes at night.  The company was sold for $100 million, I got 5% $5m, bought several Japan Airlines twin engine planes and headed to UofH.

The University of Hawaii had a problem, caucasians flooded the islands. Caucasian students flocked to the university for parties and surfing.  There was no room for Asian students.  The Board of Directors decided to purge Caucasians.  The board of Directors was composed entirely of Asians, there were no Caucasians or Hawaiians on the board.
I had to wait two years for entrance caused by the University of Hawaii's decision to oust (attrition out) ~14,000 Caucasian women and men to make way for Pacific Rim Asian students.  I was allowed entrance after this two year great white purge.  I had never thought about racial discrimination prior to Hawaii.  Except for tourist $s Caucasian discrimination was norm.
I would fly Tokyo and Sophia University friends for Honolulu visits ~six times a year.

Hawaii was a beautiful yet brutal environment. Nature walks, beaches and ocean were inspiring.  You could drive around each island in ~ an hour.  Tourists would arrive, stay for a week, and leave.  At the yacht harbor there was a constant wave of mainland folks coming with few resources scavenging to make a living.  Racial bias against Caucasians was extreme.

I meet Tee in San Diego to share her University of Hawaii experiences.  Tee said the University of Hawaii Board changed their policy, Pacific Rim Asians had depleted their funds.  They brought back mainland Caucasians, built an East meets West Center, a football stadium, a football team and allowed fraternities and sororities to reestablish.

By 1975 the University of Hawaii once again became a surf and party school.  For me, to late, wrong time.
The University of Hawaii Pacific Rim Asian Board of Directors social experiment helped many Asians.