Yoshimasa Hayashi

  • Liberal Democratic Party and The Party for Japanese Kokoro
  • Elected 1995, 2001, 2007 and 2013, Yamaguchi Prefecture
  • Current Responsibilities in the House of Councillors (as of August 3,2017)
    Committee on Environment

January 19, 1961, Yamaguchi Prefecture

1984 University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law
1994 Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of

1984 joined Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
1989 joined Sanden Kotsu Co., Ltd. (passenger
transportation company)
1990 joined Yamaguchi Gohdoh Gas Co., Ltd.
1991 staff member, the Banking Committee for a Member
of the U.S. House of Representatives
engaged in the drafting process for the Mansfield
Fellowship Act, while working for Senator William
Ross, in charge of international affairs
1994 Policy Secretary to a Member of the House of
1995 first elected to the House of Councillors
2012 candidate for the presidency of the Liberal
Democratic Party

[Major posts in the House of Councillors]
2004 Chairman, Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defense
2009 Chairman, Special Committee on Official
Development Assistance and Related Matters
2016 Chairman, Special Committee on Trans-Pacific
Partnership Agreement

[Major posts in the Government]
1999 Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Finance
2006 Senior Vice-Minister of Cabinet Office
2008 Minister of Defense
2009 Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy
2012 Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
2015 Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
2017 Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology