Motoo Hayashi

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Motoo Hayashi (林 幹雄 Hayashi Motoo?, born January 3, 1947) is a Japanese politician of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), Yamasaki Faction, and a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature). He is currently serving in his fifth term in the Lower House representing Chiba's Tenth District and is a member of Yasuo Fukuda's cabinet.

A native of Katori District, Chiba and graduate of Nihon University's College of Arts, Hayashi began his political career as a secretary to his late father, Taikan Hayashi, who served as chief of the former Environment Agency in the early 1990s. He was elected to the assembly of Chiba Prefecture for the first time in 1983 and served for three times. He was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time in 1993.[1]

Hayashi is an expert on issues related to Narita International Airport and was appointed vice land minister in 2003. He has pledged to improve Japan's transport network.[2]

On August 1, 2008 Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda appointed him to the cabinet position of National Public Chairman, State Minister in Charge of Okinawa and Affairs Related to the Northern Territories.[3]


  1. ^ Japan Times, "Fukuda's new lineup", August 3, 2008.
  2. ^ Japan Times, "Fukuda's new lineup", August 3, 2008.
  3. ^ Japan Times, "Fukuda's new lineup", August 3, 2008.


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