The Ground Breaking Ceremony of the Jonathan KS Choi Cultural Centre of Japan was held at Ito Campus, Kyushu University on 31 October 2016. The Centre, which will become an international exchange platform for Japan, was donated by Dr Jonathan Choi, Chairman of Sunwah Foundation and Sunwah Group to Kyushu University. The Centre will be linked with other Jonathan KS Choi Cultural Centres in various countries including Vietnam, Mainland China, United Kingdom and France to promote understanding, appreciation and respect for the unique culture of each country to generate good will, paving the way to a harmonious world.
The Ground Breaking Ceremony was officiated by Mr. He Zhenliang, Consul General of China in Fukuoka. He delivered a congratulatory message on behalf of Mr Cheng Yonghua, Chinese Ambassador to Japan. Ambassador Cheng paid tribute to the efforts and valuable contributions for the centre made by Sunwah Group, Kyushu University and the China-Japan communities. He said Dr Sun Yat-sen had deep roots with Kyushu. In commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the birth of Dr Sun Yat-Sen, establishing the Jonathan KS Choi Cultural Centre of Japan will encourage more people in China and Japan to join in the Sino-Japanese friendship cause. He expressed his hope that the Centre would become a platform for international education and cultural exchange after completion.