Okinawa Japan Temple

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A rendering of the Okinawa Japan Temple. ©2020 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

During the 189th annual general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints held in April 2019, President Russell M. Nelson announced that a temple will be built in Okinawa, Japan.

Okinawa is comprised of more than 150 islands in the East China Sea between Taiwan and mainland Japan. Japan, a country of 127 million people, is home to nearly 130,000 Latter-day Saints spread throughout more than 260 congregations. The Okinawa japan Temple will be the fourth Latter-day Saint temple in that country. The Church has been in Japan since 1901.

The Okinawa Japan Temple will be located on a half-acre site at 7-11, Matsumoto, Okinawa Shi, in Okinawa-ken, Japan. Plans call for a two-story temple of approximately 10,000 square feet. A temple patron waiting area will also be added on to an adjacent existing meetinghouse.

Detailed design plans for the Okinawa japan Temple are still being developed and further information will be made public later. A groundbreaking date has not been set.