Welcome to our CAPE website!
The Center for Asia-Pacific Exchange (CAPE) is a non-profit, publicly-supported, educational institution which was established in Honolulu, Hawai`i, in November 1980.
CAPE's mission is to promote mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation among the people of the Asia-Pacific region by providing opportunities for professional collaboration, cultural interchange, educational exchange and scholarly research. In addition, these exchanges must be offered in the context of new advances in science, technology and information.
Since its inception, CAPE has brought over 12,000 people together under the auspices of its various programs covering language study, area studies, professional development and cross-cultural training.
CAPE has hosted participants from 16 countries in the Asia Pacific area in its various programs, including Australia, Burma, Canada, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Micronesia, Fiji, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, and the United States.
Approximately 500 international participants from the Asia-Pacific region and approximately 400 Hawai`i residents currently take part in CAPE's programs in Hawai`i each year.