Kazuhiko Yamashita

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Kazuhiko Yamashita
First Quorum of the Seventy
2 April 2011 (2011-04-02)
Called by Thomas S. Monson
Personal details
Born (1953-09-15)15 September 1953
Sumida, Tokyo, Japan

Kazuhiko Yamashita (Japanese: Yamashita Kazuhiko 山下和彦; born September 15, 1953) has been a general authority and member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) since 2011.

Yamashita converted to the LDS Church in 1971.[1] Yamashita has a bachelors degree in physical education from Saitama University, a masters degree from Tsukuba University and also studied the philosophy of physical education at Brigham Young University. He was a professor at various Japanese universities, most recently at Fukuoka University.

In the LDS Church, Yamashita has served as a bishop, as president of the Fukuoka Japan Stake and as an area seventy (2001 to 2011). As an area seventy, he served as a counselor in the church's Asia North Area from 2006 to 2008. He and his wife, Tazuko, are the parents of six children. They were living in Fukuoka, Japan at the time of his call as a general authority in April 2011. In April 2012, he was again assigned as a counselor in the Asia North Area. In July 2013, he began service as president of the church's Japan Nagoya Mission.



  1. ^ Hill, Greg (November 4, 2000), "Fukuoka: Japan's southern center", Church News 


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