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Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his wife, Sister Lesa Stevenson, participated in the first week of the Tokyo Japan Temple open house.

“We’re able to spend wonderful moments in the temple with so many of our friends — members of the Church and our friends of other faiths,” Elder Stevenson said.

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More than 3,300 people toured the temple in the first week of the open house.

“We’ve had special invited guests that have been here, and they’ve come from numerous walks of life,” Elder Stevenson said. “Leaders in religion, education and commerce … have come to the temple with us, and it has been a remarkable opportunity.”

Elder Gary E. Stevenson spends time with invited guests on Monday, May 30, 2022. Dozens of members of the Tokyo Interfaith Council toured the newly renovated Tokyo Japan Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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Elder Stevenson’s connection to Japan is rooted in his years of Church service that started with a full-time mission in Fukuoka in the 1970s. In later years, Elder Stevenson served as mission leader of the Japan Nagoya Mission (2004–2007) and Area President of the Asia North Area.

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