The Asian Area Conferences Report
October 1975

“The Asian Area Conferences Report,” Ensign, Oct. 1975, 87

The Asian Area Conferences Report

Nearly 45,000 members and nonmembers of the Church in Japan, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Korea had the joy of listening to President Spencer W. Kimball and other General Authorities as they met at area general conferences in August.

Accompanying President Kimball were President Marion G. Romney, second counselor in the First Presidency; President Ezra Taft Benson, President of the Council of the Twelve; Elders Gordon B. Hinckley and Marvin J. Ashton of the Council of the Twelve; and Elders Sterling W. Sill, Theodore M. Burton, James A. Cullimore, O. Leslie Stone, J. Thomas Fyans, and Adney Y. Komatsu, Assistants to the Council of the Twelve; Elder Paul H. Dunn of the First Council of the Seventy; Bishop H. Burke Peterson of the Presiding Bishopric; Sister Barbara B. Smith, Relief Society general president; and David M. Kennedy, special representative of the First Presidency.

Regional representatives of the Twelve, stake presidents, mission presidents, and other local priesthood leaders attended their respective conferences.

The conference schedule included meetings in Tokyo on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 8, 9, and 10; in Manila on Monday and Tuesday, August 11 and 12; and in Hong Kong and Taiwan on Wednesday and Thursday, August 13 and 14. The final meetings were Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 15, 16, and 17, in Seoul, Korea.

The following reports of the individual conferences were written by members of the Church residing in the respective countries.