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The Tokyo Japan Temple (東京神殿 -Tōkyō Shinden) is the 20th constructed and 18th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Located in Minato, Tokyo, Japan, it was the first temple built in Asia. It has a compact style that was a precursor for later buildings in urban areas, such as the Hong Kong China and Manhattan New York temples.

The intention to construct a temple in Tokyo was announced by the LDS Church on August 9, 1975. The temple was built on less than half an acre, on the site of the former mission home in downtown Tokyo. The mission home had to be demolished for the temple construction to proceed. The temple is very compact, with a parking garage in the basement and an apartment on one of the upper floors for the temple president. It has two ordinance rooms, five sealing rooms, and a total floor area of Template:Convert. The exterior of the temple is reinforced concrete covered with 289 pre-made panels of stone, which look like light gray granite.

An open house was held September 15 through October 18, 1980, to allow the public to see the interior of the new temple. Church president Spencer W. Kimball dedicated the Tokyo Japan Temple October 27, 1980. On December 10, 2004, a ceremony was held in which an angel Moroni statue was added to the spire of the temple. The temple serves church members in Northern Japan and Vladivostok, Russia.

In June 2000, the Fukuoka Japan Temple was dedicated in Fukuoka. Ground was broken for the Sapporo Japan Temple on October 22, 2011.

On April 10, 2017 the LDS Church announced that the temple would close in October 2017 for renovations that are anticipated to be completed in 2020.[1]

District

The Tokyo Japan Temple serves members from 21 stakes and 6 districts headquartered in Japan:

  1. Chiba Japan Stake
  2. Fukuchiyama Japan District
  3. Kanazawa Japan Stake
  4. Kiryu Japan Stake
  5. Kobe Japan Stake
  6. Koriyama Japan District
  7. Kyoto Japan Stake
  8. Machida Japan Stake
  9. Matsudo Japan Stake
  10. Morioka Japan District
  11. Musashino Japan Stake
  12. Nagano Japan District
  13. Nagoya Japan East Stake
  14. Nagoya Japan Stake
  15. Niigata Japan District
  16. Okinawa Japan Military District
  17. Okinawa Japan Stake
  18. Osaka Japan North Stake
  19. Osaka Japan Sakai Stake
  20. Osaka Japan Stake
  21. Saitama Japan Stake
  22. Sendai Japan Stake
  23. Shizuoka Japan Stake
  24. Tokyo Japan South Stake (English)
  25. Tokyo Japan Stake
  26. Yokohama Japan Stake

Presidents

  1. Hideki Aoki 2017–
  2. Yasuo Niiyama 2015–2017
  3. Ryuichi Inoue 2012–2015
  4. Tohru Hotta 2009–2012
  5. Masayuki Nakano 2006–2009
  6. Makoto Fukuda 2003–2006
  7. Kiyoshi Sakai 2000–2003
  8. Kensei Nagamine 1997–2000
  9. Yoshihiko Kikuchi 1994–1997
  10. Walter S. Teruya 1992–1994
  11. Tomosue Abo 1991–1992
  12. Russell N. Horiuchi 1988–1991
  13. Sam K. Shimabukuro 1985–1988
  14. Adney Y. Komatsu 1982–1985
  15. Dwayne N. Andersen 1980–1982


See Also

References

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Tokyo Japan Temple

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The Tokyo Japan Temple is the 18th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the 1st temple built in Asia and in Japan. It has a compact style that was a precursor for later buildings in urban areas, such as the Hong Kong China and Manhattan New York temples.

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