Elder Yoshihiko Kikuchi

Elder Yoshihiko Kikuchi

Emeritus First Quorum of the Seventy

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 Koshiyaof Hokkaido, Japan. They have four children and four grandchildren.