Apostle visits Saints in the Land of the Rising Sun

Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve and Elder Donald L. Hallstrom of the Presidency of the Seventy spent 12 days traveling in the Asia North Area during the month of February. Stops on their itinerary included the Japan cities of Fukuoka, Kumamoto, Nagasaki, Tokyo and Sendai, as well as many coastal cities in the Tohoku area devastated by the earthquake and tsunami of March 2011.

Accompanying Elder Oaks and Elder Hallstrom during their travels were their wives, Sister Kristen Oaks and Sister Diane Hallstrom. Also joining them for part of their travels were Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Seventy and president of the Asia North Area, Elder Michael Ringwood of the Seventy and first counselor in the Asia North Area presidency, Elder Koichi Aoyagi of the Seventy and second counselor in the Asia North Area presidency, and their wives, Sister Lesa Stevenson, Sister Rosalie Ringwood and Sister Shiroko Aoyagi.

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