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Yoshimasa Hayashi

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Yoshimasa Hayashi
林 芳正
Hayashi in 2023
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Assumed office
10 November 2021
Prime MinisterFumio Kishida
Preceded byToshimitsu Motegi
Fumio Kishida (acting)
Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
In office
3 August 2017 – 2 October 2018
Prime MinisterShinzō Abe
Preceded byHirokazu Matsuno
Succeeded byMasahiko Shibayama
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
In office
23 February 2015 – 7 October 2015
Prime MinisterShinzō Abe
Preceded byKoya Nishikawa
Succeeded byHiroshi Moriyama
In office
26 December 2012 – 3 September 2014
Prime MinisterShinzō Abe
Preceded byAkira Gunji
Succeeded byKoya Nishikawa
Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy
In office
2 July 2009 – 16 September 2009
Prime MinisterTaro Aso
Preceded byKaoru Yosano
Succeeded byNaoto Kan
Minister of Defense
In office
2 August 2008 – 24 September 2008
Prime MinisterYasuo Fukuda
Preceded byShigeru Ishiba
Succeeded byYasukazu Hamada
Personal details
Born (1961-01-19) 19 January 1961 (age 63)
Shimonoseki, Japan
Political partyLiberal Democratic Party
ParentsYoshiro Hayashi
Alma materUniversity of Tokyo
John F. Kennedy School of Government

Yoshimasa Hayashi (林 芳正, Hayashi Yoshimasa, born 19 January 1961) is a Japanese politician. He is the Minister for Foreign Affairs since November 2021.[1] He is a member of the Liberal Democratic Party. He is also in the House of Representatives for the Yamaguchi 3rd district since 2021.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Japan PM Kishida to tap ex-education minister Hayashi as foreign minister". The Mainichi. Archived from the original on 22 December 2021. Retrieved 22 December 2021.