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KH used by

Oe congregation and Obiyama congregation

(KUMAMOTO KUMAMOTOSHI )

is soon to be closed.

Reason ’They cannot afford to maintain KH.

Two Congregations have no loan payment, but amount of donation keep declining.

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In less than 10 years, active publishers in Japan have decreased by more than 10,000, from a high of more than 223,000 to just over 212,000. How many Kingdom Halls does that decline represent?

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This sums it from the article “The loan has already been paid. It is not as bad as being aged. It seems that donation is insufficient so that monthly operating costs can not be covered.”

Seems like they owned it but the society wanted the cash

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