IPC Tertiary Institute (International Pacific College) opened (renamed IPU New Zealand in 2015).
In 1987, academic leaders and educational experts, including Ohashi, gathered in Honolulu, Hawaii to discuss the concept of a tertiary educational system with a consortium of campuses in Pacific-Rim nations. The outcome was a plan to establish New Zealand’s first private tertiary international institute with boarding facilities.
In 1990, IPC Tertiary Institute (International Pacific College, renamed IPU New Zealand in 2015) was established in Palmerston North.
IPU New Zealand now has students from more than 25 countries, including non-native speakers of English, and is successfully helping them to achieve their goals at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.