KIU has just taken the First Step toward a New Campus

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Thank you so much for your continuous support and cooperation on behalf of KIU Academy.

We would like to update you on our search for a new school location within the Kyotanabe area. Since the land where A and B buildings are located is rented and lease renewal is not an option, we have been looking for a new location for several years. Below you will find basic information about our progress. When there are further developments, we will be sending out updates to you and other supporters of Kyoto International University Academy.

On Friday, February 1, KIU signed the purchase agreement contract for land located four hundred meters north of Shintanabe Station. This is the first step in the long process of buying and developing property to move KIU to a permanent new campus. For completion of this process, there are several steps that will need to be accomplished.

Upcoming phases of the process:

  1. Land sale contract
  2. Kyoto Board of Education campus move approval
  3. Kyoto Prefectural Land Development approval
  4. Bank Loan formal approval 
  5. School Building Permit

It will take about a year to obtain the necessary official permits before the purchase of the property becomes final.  Although a new building has not yet been designed, our goal is to increase classroom space and build a gym on our own property.

As we proceed with planning, we are looking for experts with experience in land development, concrete construction, and green energy to advise us on this project.  If you or someone you know well would be willing to help us, please make an appointment to meet with Peter Blocksom. Since we expect to encounter many challenges, we ask for your prayers, as well as understanding and cooperation.


Thank you very much,

Peter Blocksom


Kyoto International University