Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences/Faculty of Agriculture; Director, the University Museum, the University of Tokyo
Professor Hayashi was born in Hiroshima in 1946 and grew up in Toyama. After graduating from the Faculty of Agriculture, the University of Tokyo, he became a visiting researcher at Harvard University and a visiting associate professor at Cornell University. He became a professor at the University of Tokyo in 1990. In the past, he has served as Temporary Adviser, World Health Organization (1986); President, Japanese Society of Human and Animal Relations (1995-2002); President, Japanese Association of Veterinary Anatomists (1996-2002); Vice President, World Association of Veterinary Anatomists (1998-2004); President, Dean’s Meeting of Agricultural Faculties in Japan (2000-2002); and President, Asian Association of Veterinary Schools (2002-2004). He is currently serving as Vice President, Japanese Society of Portly Resource Science (2002-present); President, Japanese Agricultural Foundation (2005-present); and Vice Director, Yamashina Institute of Ornithology (2006-present). He is also a member of International Whaling Commission since 1980.