Okazaki Era Missionaries

 

Japan-Okinawa Mission / Japan Central Mission

 

President Edward Y. Okazaki served from September 30, 1968 to June 30, 1971. He was the first, and last, president of the Japan-Okinawa Mission, with headquarters in Kobe, Japan. In March 1970, the Japan-Okinawa Mission was divided into the Japan Central (Kobe) and Japan West (Fukuoka) Missions. After the division, President Okazaki presided over the Japan Central Mission.

The missionaries on this page are gleaned from issues of The Rising Sun by Weldon Whipple of the Japan Kobe Mission.  Please Send corrections or comments to JFMAlumni@Home.com 

 


Japan-Okinawa Mission Charter Missionaries

The following missionaries may have been called to the Northern Far East Mission. If so, they were assigned to the Japan-Okinawa Mission after the division.

  • Albrecht, William Steve (Bicknell, Utah--returned home January 1969)

  • Amemiya, Ikuko (Tokyo--returned home January 1969)

  • Anderson, Paul (Pasadena, California--returned home August 1970)

  • Aoyagi, Hideo (Tokyo--returned home March 1969)

  • Arave, Brent (Roy, Utah--returned home July 1970)

  • Beste, Alan Paul (Northridge, California--returned home February 1969)

  • Bills, Bruce R. (Sugar City, Idaho--returned home October 1969)

  • Brown, W. (returned home August 29, 1968)

  • Butler, Michael.

  • Childs, Tim Kay (Salt Lake City, Utah--returned home April 1970)

  • Clater, Charles (Warrenton, Virginia--returned home March 1969)

  • Clifford, John R. (Provo, Utah--returned home August 1969)

  • Cook, Vaughn (Shelley, Idaho--returned home August 1970)

  • Crosby, Richard V. (Long Beach, California--returned home August 1969)

  • Davis, Allen (Salem, Utah--returned home August 1969)

  • DeLong, Richard Peter (Anoka, Minnesota--returned home January 1969)

  • Easthope, C. LaRoy. [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • Ehlert, Richard (Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada--returned home April 1969)

  • Farnsworth, Harold Davis (San Jose, California--returned home July 1970)

  • Follett, Scott. [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • Fox, Russell (Rock Springs, Wyoming--returned home March 1969)

  • Fuchigami, James (returned home December 14, 1968)

  • Fujimoto, Bryan (Rexburg, Idaho--returned home July 1970)

  • Fujimoto, Kazutoshi (Hauula, Hawaii--returned home April 1969)

  • Grant, Randall (Salt Lake City, Utah--returned home August 1970)

  • Grimmit, (returned home September 8, 1968)

  • Hawkes, Steven (Honeyville, Utah--returned home July 1970)

  • Hayasaka, Takashi (Nakaniida-machi, Miyagi-ken, Japan--returned home June 1970)

  • Herrick, Michael Vern (Provo, Utah).

  • Higgins, Richard Ames (Salt Lake City, Utah--returned home July 1969)

  • Hobbs, Clint L. (Franklin, Idaho--returned home November 1969)

  • Holm, James (Portland, Oregon--returned home March 1969)

  • Honda, Yasohachi (Osaka, Japan--returned home June 1970)

  • Ishii, Ronald (Elmonte, California--returned home September 1970)

  • Ishizaka, Koichi.

  • Ito, Masako (Yasukuni, Ikutawara-cho, Monbetsu-gun, Hokkaido--returned home June 1969)

  • Ito, Tetsuji (Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa-ken, Japan--returned home June 1970)

  • Iwaasa, David (Raymond, Alberta--returned home June 1970)

  • Jaggi, Wayne (Logan, Utah--returned home March 1969)

  • Jenkins, Connie (returned home December 3, 1968)

  • Johnson, Blaine.

  • Johnson, Bradley Wayne (Stillwater, Minnesota--returned home February 1969)

  • Kawauchi, Shizuko (Kahoku-machi, Nishimurayama-gun, Yamagata-ken, Japan--returned home September 1970)

  • Krueger, Roice N. (Brigham City, Utah--returned home September 1969)

  • Lee, Paul M. [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • Leymaster, Craig (Idaho Falls, Idaho--returned home June 1970)

  • Lindeman, Mark E. [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • Mabey, Thomas (Bountiful, Utah--released March 1970)

  • Maetani, Howard.

  • Mano, Richard (Sandy, Utah--released March 1970)

  • Matthews, Thomas P. [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • McClellan, Sandra (Rock Island, Illinois--returned home August 1970)

  • Meyer, Sterling (Salt Lake City, Utah--returned home March 1969)

  • Miller, Terryl (returned home December 23, 1968)

  • Miura, Kaye (Anaheim, California--returned home August 1969)

  • Mizukawa, Johnny H. (Helper, Utah).

  • Moffat, Craig (Salt Lake City, Utah--returned home December 1969)

  • Morgan, Morgan.

  • Moriyama, Sherwin.

  • Morrison, Craig L. (Logan, Utah--returned home March 1969)

  • Nagata, Byron I. (Columbus, Ohio--returned home March 1969)

  • Nakagawa, [Sister] (returned home September 8, 1968)

  • Nakanishi, Sharon (Laie, Hawaii--returned home August 1969)

  • Nakasone, Wayne (Honolulu, Hawaii--returned home March 1970)

  • Nelson, Mark.

  • Nishimoto, Spencer.

  • Oldfield, Louie (Harbord, NSW, Australia--returned home August 1970)

  • Oler, Douglas. [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • Ostergaard, Richard (Orem, Utah--returned home October 23, 1968)

  • Pabst, Kathie (Springville, Utah--returned home March 1969)

  • Parkinson, Randall (Roy, Utah--returned home September 1970)

  • Peihopa, Thomas. [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • Peterson, Bruce (Mountain Home, Idaho--returned home March 1969)

  • Peterson, F. (returned home September 8, 1968)

  • Porter, (returned home August 29, 1968)

  • Powell, Richard (St. Anthone, Idaho--returned home December 1969)

  • Pyper, Richard (Salt Lake City, Utah--returned home March 1970)

  • Rasmussen, David (Gunnison, Utah--returned home November 6, 1968)

  • Rhodes, Dennis.

  • Ridge, Robin (Orem, Utah--returned home December 1969)

  • Rimmasch, Dwight.

  • Ross, Kenneth.

  • Rowe, Glenn N. [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • Sakuma, Tamotsu.

  • Sanderson, Eric. [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • Shimada, Gary.

  • Shimazaki, Kazuko (Asahigawa, Hokkaido--returned home February 1970)

  • Shipp, Robert S. (Richland, Washington--returned home March 1969)

  • Shurtleff, Joseph Lynn (Ogden, Utah--returned home October 23, 1968)

  • Slack, Kenneth R. (Salt Lake City, Utah--returned home August 1969)

  • Slaugh, Burnell (Vernal, Utah--returned home August 1970)

  • Smith, Stephen (Salt Lake City Utah--returned home December 1969)

  • Spackman, Dennis (Soda Springs, Idaho--returned home November 23, 1968)

  • Sudlow, Michael (Los Angeles, California--returned home March 1970)

  • Takano, Teruko (returned home December 26, 1968)

  • Tanaka, Frederick. [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • Tau-a, Merriwell (Honolulu, Hawaii--returned home December 1969)

  • Thacker, John Weston, Jr. (Mesa, Arizona--returned home February 1968)

  • Thompson, Merrill. [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • Tomlinson, Ian. [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • Tripp, Henry J. (Hilo, Hawaii--returned home April 1969)

  • Twelves, Wendell Van (Springville, Utah--returned home December 1969)

  • Uchiyama, Haruyuki (Tokyo--returned home June 1969)

  • Ueno, Hideo (Tokyo--returned home June 1969)

  • Van Orden, Richard D. (Libertyville, Illinois--returned home March 1969)

  • Waetford, James. [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • Walpole, Kent Douglas (Heber, Utah--returned home February 1969)

  • Walther, Dale (Anchorage, Alaska--returned home August 1970)

  • West, Douglas (Salt Lake City, Utah--returned home November 23, 1968)

  • Wilson, Saundra (returned home December 23, 1968)

  • Wilson, Stephen G. (Spanish Fork, Utah--returned home August 1969)


New Missionaries Arriving September 1968

  • Jackson, Susan (Mapleton, Utah)

  • Kawauchi, Shizuko (Yamagata)

  • Jacobsen, Gordon (Honolulu, Hawaii)

  • Meyers, Stephen (Sepulveda, California) [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • Sinema, Dan (Phoenix, Arizona)

  • Yamashita, Yaeko (Yokohama) [Assigned to Japan West Mission]


New Missionaries Arriving October 1968

  • Bills, Greg (Ogden, Utah)

  • Goff, Boyce (Bergstrom, Texas)

  • Jones, Evan (Cedar City, Utah)

  • Knight, James D. (Shelton, Washington) [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • Lee, Paul (Rigby, Idaho)

  • Lindeman, Mark (Everett, Washington)

  • Pulsipher, Dennis (Moapa, Nevada)

  • Reeve[s], Norman (Kansas City, Missouri)

  • Renell, James (Boise, Idaho)

  • Rodebush, Larry (Logan, Utah) [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • Sandberg, John L. (Ogden, Utah) [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • Schwendiman, Daren (Connell, Washington)

  • Thompson, Gary (Ogden, Utah)

  • Vest, Randy (Orem, Utah)

  • Ward, Allen D. (Snowville, Utah) [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • Whipple, Weldon (Idaho Falls, Idaho)


New Missionaries Arriving November 1968

  • Brown, Gordon (Portland, Oregon) [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • Duersch, Robert (Driggs, Idaho) [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • Garner, Lance (Preston, Idaho)

  • Jensen, Lynn (Provo, Utah) [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • Linnett, DeLynn (Salt Lake City, Utah)

  • Matthies, Rich J. (Ogden, Utah) [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • Sakuma, Tamotsu (Naha, Okinawa)

  • Sherratt, Grant (Cedar City, Utah)

  • Stroh, David J. (Salt Lake City, Utah) [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • Uresk, Jack (Myton, Utah)

  • Weaver, Douglas (Sandy, Utah) [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • West, Layne (Pleasant Grove, Utah) [Assigned to Japan West Mission]


New Missionaries Arriving December 1968

  • Holt, Carolee (Riverton, Utah) [Assigned to Japan West Mission]


New Missionaries Arriving January 1969

  • Fujihara, Yoshiko (Sao Paolo, Brazil)


First Missionaries from the Hawaii Language Training Mission, April 1969

  • Aston, Stephen J. (Preston [i.e. Rupert], Idaho)

  • Berkey, Douglas B. (Santa Monica, California)

  • Hall, John N. (Idaho Falls, Idaho) [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • Heiner, D. Craig (Palos Verdes Peninsula, California)

  • Higbee, Vance L. (Hiko, Nevada) [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • Mower, Ralph H. (Salt Lake City, Utah)

  • Norton, Steven C. (Preston, Idaho)

  • Sherry, Thomas E. (Spokane, Washington)

  • Smith, Damian C. (Idaho Falls, Idaho)

  • Wulf, David L. (Kennewick, Washington) [Assigned to Japan West Mission]


New Missionaries Arriving May 1969

  • Takebayasyhi, Takahiro (Tokyo)

  • Yonemura, Taketoshi (Tokyo)


New Missionaries Arriving June 1969

  • Browning, David E. (Ogden, Utah)

  • Butler, Van L. (Clearfield, Utah) [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • Coad, Randy W. (Calgary, Alberta)

  • Crawford, Rulon L. (Moses Lake, Washington)

  • Curtis, Nancy L. (Provo, Utah)

  • Hamilton, Lesley (Sydney, Australia)

  • Kirkham, Laura A. (Santa Monica, California)

  • Flamm, Ronald B. (Ogden, Utah) [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • Garner, Jerol S. (Ogden, Utah)

  • Garrett, Roscoe B. (Nephi, Utah)

  • Hansen, Ken C. (Salt Lake City, Utah)

  • Perry, Wanda K. (Prescott, Arizona)

  • Arai, Fumio (Gunma, Japan)

  • Atherley, David K. (Salt Lake City, Utah)

  • Harmer, Scott M. (Salt Lake City, Utah) [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • Kleiner, John P. (Mesa, Arizona)

  • Macdonald, Douglas (Oakland, California) [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • Rider, Richard (Salt Lake City, Utah)

  • Bennett, Craig E. (Murray, Utah) [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • Bitter, Jerry L. (Orem, Utah)

  • Brown, Thomas C. (Sunnyvale, California) [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • Rothey, Richard M. (Ogden, Utah)

  • Sharp, John R. (Bountiful, Utah) [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • Walpole, Mark (Heber, Utah) [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • Webb, Larry H. (Salt Lake City, Utah)


New Missionaries Arriving July 1969

  • Fukushi, Emiko (Tokyo)


New Missionaries Arriving August 1969

  • Boynton, Harold O. (Mesa, Arizona) [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • Carter, Steven D. (Portland, Oregon)

  • Coe, Michael G. (Salt Lake City, Utah) [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • Crosland, David R. (Moroni, Utah)

  • Ek, Bradford R. (La Mesa, California)

  • Fairbanks, Ren L. (Paradise, California) [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • Folmar, Carolyn Glo (Tuscaloosa, Alabama)

  • Glencoe, Steven P. (Upland, California) [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • Graham, Marvin H. (Burley, Idaho) [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • Harmon, Peter I. (Richland, Washington; died November 29, 1970, while serving)

  • Hinton, Richard W. (Hurricane, Utah)

  • Jorgensen, Bruce V. (Richland, Washington)

  • Morgan, John I. (Salt Lake City, Utah)

  • Peterson, John K. (Shelley, Idaho)

  • Phelps, Zina May (Riverton, Utah)

  • Qualls, David L. (Salt Lake City, Utah)

  • Ravenberg, Earl D. (Ogden, Utah) [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • Reynolds, John V. (Salt Lake City, Utah)

  • St. Clair, Larry L. (Rexburg, Idaho)

  • Sakota, Dan S. (Sugar City, Idaho)

  • Staheli, Merlyn (Enterprise, Utah)

  • Thomson, David T. (Pleasant Grove, Utah)

  • Wahlen, David L. (Sterling, Idaho)


New Missionaries Arriving September 1969

  • Ishikawa, Akemi (Tokyo East) [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • Takahashi, Fumiko (Yamagata)

  • Wada, Heisuke (Tokyo South)


New Missionaries Arriving October 1969

  • Blad, Phillip A. (Las Vegas, Nevada) [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • Chapman, V. Loren (Vienna, Virginia)

  • Dalton, Randall L. (Glendora, California)

  • Erekson, Erek J. (Billings, Montana)

  • Fagergren, Peter (Omaha, Nebraska)

  • Ferguson, David S. (San Francisco, California)

  • Hansen, William B. (Salt Lake City, Utah)

  • Harrison, Michael (Salt Lake City, Utah)

  • Hillebrand, Dan (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • Hoki, Robert M. (McAllen, Texas) [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • Inouye, Dwight H. (Gunnison, Utah)

  • Johansen, Joseph (Mt. Pleasant, Utah) [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • Kimura, Larry A. (Salt Lake City, Utah)

  • Lee, Laurence G. (Hyrum, Utah) [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • Mason, Howard M. (Cheyenne, Wyoming)

  • Mori, Dennis (Sandy, Utah)

  • Mori, Komae (Urasoe, Okinawa) [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • Nelson, Darrel E. (Alberta, Canada)

  • Pfaffle, Rose (Tacoma, Washington) [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • Roundy, Mack N. (Alton, Utah)

  • Sakamoto, Calvin (Huntington Beach, California)

  • Turner, Evan C. (Provo, Utah)

  • Walker, Bradford (Springville, Utah)


New Missionaries Arriving January 1970

  • Bradley, Richard

  • Brown, Craig D. [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • Carroll, Barry

  • Christensen, Mark

  • Collings, Bruce

  • Conover, Challmer

  • Cook, Wade

  • Curtis, J. (Idaho Falls, Idaho)

  • Ence, James

  • Fujii, Reymond

  • Gessel, Van

  • Gustafson, S. (Carl?)

  • Jorgensen, David

  • Mikkelsen, Duane

  • Mildenstein, Keith

  • Nordstrom, David [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • Orton, Paul

  • Pace, Loyal [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • Pinegar, Richard [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • Salmon, David C. [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • Smith, Melvin [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • Taguma, Jean [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • Tiefenbach, Wayne

  • Woodbury, Wallace [Assigned to Japan West Mission]

  • Wright, Robert H. [Assigned to Japan West Mission]


New Missionaries Arriving March 1970

  • Bellamy, William

  • Egashira, Tadao

  • Harmon, Marlin

  • Hiranishi, Michiko

  • Holman, Gerald

  • Iwata, Yoriko

  • Kina, Hiroshi

  • Koch, Rodney

  • Moore, Preston

  • Noble, Brian

  • Nydegger, Fred

  • Okamura, Etsuko

  • Shibata, Tetsuji

  • Watanabe, Russell

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Japan Central Mission

 

New Missionaries Arriving April 1970

  • Akama, Hiroshi

  • Kago, Hisako

  • Komatsu, Tadashi

  • Kudo, Hiroyuki

  • Nishiguchi, Kumiko

  • Sugie, Manabu

  • Watanabe, Yoko


New Missionaries Arriving May 1970

  • Christensen, Jeffrey B. (Northbrook, Illinois)

  • Fehmel, Terry M. (Rigby, Idaho)

  • Horikami, Clyde H. (Honolulu, Hawaii)

  • Jensen, Allen R. (Tremonton, Utah)

  • Ohtawara, Katsuyuki (Tokyo 3rd Ward)

  • Okada, Haruyuki (Tokyo 4th Ward)

  • Okada, Takashi (Yokohama Ward)

  • Ozaki, Osamu (Tokyo Ward)

  • Shepherd, Mitchell L. (Springville, Utah)

  • Shiozaki, Elizabeth M. (Manti, Utah)

  • Stott, Allen K. (Salt Lake City, Utah)

  • Takeuchi, Noriko (Takamatsu Branch)

  • Watanabe, Vernon I. (Laie, Hawaii)

  • Wride, Keith E. (Santa Cruz, California)

  • Yoshida, Hiroshi (Niigata Branch)


New Missionaries Arriving July 1970

  • Onda, Tamotsu (Gunma, Japan)


New Missionaries Arriving August 1970

  • Bell, David (Bountiful, Utah)

  • Bonner, Michael (Hollywood, California)

  • Ferguson, Mark (Salt Lake City, Utah)

  • Gardner, Ben (Springville, Utah)

  • Harris, Robin (Scottsdale, Arizona)

  • Hill, Jay (Roy, Utah)

  • Hodges, James (Kuna, Idaho)

  • Jackson, Orin (Ridgecrest, California)

  • Johnson, John (Salt Lake City, Utah)

  • Kitchen, Helen (Salt Lake City, Utah)

  • McGregor, William (Thatcher, Idaho)

  • Nicholson, Robert (Ogden, Utah)

  • Nishimura, Tokiko (Sakai-shi, Japan)

  • Richards, Robert (Salt Lake City, Utah)

  • Ricks, David (Bakersfield, California)

  • Runolfson, Lynn (Sandy, Utah)

  • Ryan, Leonard (Bellevue, Washington)

  • Stephenson, Tom (Holden, Utah)

  • Swenson, Randal (Salt Lake City, Utah)

  • Thompson, Glen (Tremonton, Utah)

  • Tingen, Kirk (Idaho Falls, Idaho)

  • Whitlock, Kurt (Gunnison, Utah)

  • Wilcox, Glen (West Jordan, Utah)


New Missionaries Arriving October 1970

  • Bott, Darrell

  • Graff, Bruce

  • Haglund, Bruce

  • Holdoway, Craig

  • May, Robert

  • Ross, L.

  • Smith, Kevin

  • White, Charles


New Missionaries Arriving November 1970

  • Larsen, W.


New Missionaries Arriving December 1970

  • Anderson, Robert

  • Anderson, Lyle F.

  • Bassett, Kenneth L.

  • Briggs, Kim H.

  • Bramwell, Ivan

  • Call, David L.

  • Clement, Steven H.

  • Dennis, Larry L.

  • Johnson, Thomas E.

  • Kunz, John R.

  • Lees, Scott L.

  • Miller, Grant Price (San Diego, California)

  • Oshimo, Audrey

  • Tomasi, Kenneth E.


New Missionaries Arriving January 1971

  • Blair, Kevan (Murray, Utah)

  • Cottam, Spencer (Walnut Creek, California)

  • Durtschi, Robert (Ogden, Utah)

  • Griffiths, Richard (Las Vegas, Nevada)

  • Hobbs, Randall C. (Shelley, Idaho)

  • Johnson, Kenric (Alamosa, Colorado)

  • Sevy, Kenneth (Arlington, Virginia)

  • Woodward, Joe (Layton, Utah)


New Missionaries Arriving March 1971

  • Allen, Michael (Ogden, Utah)

  • Bullock, Steven (Cedar City, Utah)

  • Jeppson, Jeppa (Woods Cross, Utah)

  • Pearson, Pete (Saratoka, California)

  • Sakamaki, John (Honolulu, Hawaii)

  • Taylor, Mark (Burley, Idaho)


New Missionaries Arriving May 1971

  • Adams, Brent (Yuba City, California)

  • Anderson, Jerry (Sterling, Idaho)

  • Bezzant, John (Pleasant Grove, Utah)

  • Butcher, Steven (Monongah, West Virginia)

  • Core, Rodney (Grand Junction, Colorado)

  • Flake, Kathleen (Provo, Utah)

  • Hintze, Wayne (Provo, Utah)

  • Kirkham, Kent (Salt Lake City, Utah)

  • McEuen, Terry (Ft. Thomas, Arizona)

  • Nyahay, Gerold (White Plains, N.Y.)

  • Stoltenburg, Mark (Swan Valley, Idaho)


New Missionaries Arriving June 1971

  • Nambu, Yoshimasa (Tokyo 3rd Ward)

 

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