Yoshimasa Hayashi has been perceived to be a new type of future leader in Japanese political world since he was elected to the House of Councillors for the first time in 1995 at the age of 34. His leadership style and his open-minded behavior to lead transformation of the society were build during his time at Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and his experience of working as a staff for U.S. Representative Stephen L. Neal and U.S. Senator William V. Roth, Jr..
He has taken a number of challenging leadership role to advance the Japanese society including Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries during the time when Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement was under intense discussion in the society. He is well-versed in a wide variety of topics including monetary-fiscal policy, diplomacy and national security. One of his recent interest is how to embrace diversity to the Japanese society.
Hear him speak at WORLDWEBFORUM 2019 to understand the power of transformation at a national economic level.