General Authorities

Elder Koichi Aoyagi

Second Quorum of the Seventy

Elder Koichi Aoyagi was sustained a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 4, 2009, at age 64. At the time of his call, he had been serving as a member of the Eighth Quorum of the Seventy in the Asia North Area.

Elder Aoyagi attended Kanagawa University for two years majoring in foreign trading. He received a real estate license from the Japan Real Estate Academy. After receiving his license, he worked for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a real estate manager and a construction manager in the Asia North Area office in Tokyo, Japan. He also worked as an assistant recorder in the Tokyo Japan Temple. In addition to working for the Church, he worked as a sales chief at Nippon Sangyo Trading Co. Ltd. and senior sales manager at Young Living Japan Co. Ltd. Currently, he is retired.

Since joining the Church in 1962, Elder Aoyagi has served in numerous Church callings, including full-time missionary in the Northern Far East Mission, ward Sunday School teacher, branch president, bishop’s counselor, high councilor, mission president’s counselor, stake president, mission president, high priests group leader, sealer, bishop, regional representative, president of the Tokyo Japan Missionary Training Center, and Area Seventy.

Koichi Aoyagi was born in Matsumoto, Nagano, Japan, on March 24, 1945. He married Shiroko Momose in September 1970. They are the parents of four children and grandparents of ten grandchildren. Elder and Sister Aoyagi reside in Chiba-ken, Japan.

Recent articles, addresses, and speeches

Helping Hands, Saving HandsApril 2010 General Conference

All General Conference talks by Koichi Aoyagi

Full Name Koichi Aoyagi

Born March 24, 1945

Place of Birth Matsumoto, Nagano, Japan