|Minister of Finance|
12 December 1992 - 9 August 1993
|Minister of Health and Welfare|
27 November 1982 - 27 December 1983
|Born||16 June 1927|
|Died||3 February 2017 (aged 89)|
|Political party||Liberal Democratic Party|
|Alma mater||Tokyo University|
Hayashi was a member of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). He served at the House of Representatives, also known as Diet. He was first elected for the Diet in 1969. He also served as health and welfare minister. In August 1989, he ran for the presidency of the LDP, but Toshiki Kaifu won the election, replacing Sousuke Uno as the LDP president.
He was appointed finance minister in the cabinet led by Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa on 12 December 1992. Hayashi replaced Tsutomu Hata in the post. Hayashi's tenure ended on 9 August 1993 when Hirohisa Fujii became finance minister. Then he began to serve as the chairman of the Diet Members League for Sino-Japanese relations. In 2003 he ended his involvement in politics after serving at Diet ten times.