General Authorities and General Officers

Elder Yoshihiko Kikuchi

First Quorum of the Seventy 1977-2011

Elder Yoshihiko Kikuchi, a native of Japan, served as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was called into full-time Church service October 1, 1977 after serving as regional manager for Rena-Ware Distributors Company for the entire Japan area.

Elder Kikuchi served as an Assistant Executive Director in the Temple Department, as president of the Asia North Area, and as a counselor in the North America Northeast, North America Northwest, North America Central, North America East, Utah North Area Presidencies, as well as Executive Administrator in the Asia North and Granger Murray Areas.

In 1997, Elder Kikuchi returned from Tokyo, Japan, where he served for three years as the President of the Tokyo Temple. Before that he served as President of the Hawaii Honolulu Mission.

Elder Kikuchi attended Shimizugaoka High School in Muroran, Japan, and graduated in 1968 from Tokyo Asia University with a degree in Business Psychology and Management. He served 30 months as a full-time missionary for the Church in the Northern Far East Mission. He later completed a one-year Church building mission there as well.

He is married to the former Toshiko Koshiya of Hokkaido, Japan. They have four children and four grandchildren.

General conference talks

Will a Man Rob God?April 2007 General Conference

Heavenly Father Has a Special PlanApril 2000 General Conference

“The Pure Love of God”April 1992 General Conference

Daughter of GodApril 1988 General Conference

Count Your BlessingsApril 1984 General Conference

“My Sheep Hear My Voice”October 1981 General Conference

Send Missionaries from Every NationOctober 1979 General Conference

Why Me, O Lord?October 1977 General Conference

All General Conference talks by Yoshihiko Kikuchi

Full Name Yoshihiko Kikuchi


Place of Birth Japan