Japan's Hayashi plays "Imagine" on piano at Liverpool G-7 dinner

Kyodo -- Dec 13
Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi gave an impromptu piano rendition of John Lennon's "Imagine" during Saturday's dinner party of the Group of Seven ministerial talks in Liverpool, England.

A pool photo taken at the "The Beatles Story" museum in the legendary rock band's hometown of Liverpool showed ministers from the G-7 nations and guest countries, including South Korea, smiling and clapping their hands while Hayashi sat in front of a white piano.

"There was a piano, and someone said, 'Anyone can sit there and play,' so I played 'Imagine' on the spot," Hayashi told reporters online, adding he performed about one-third of the song.

Known as a music lover, Hayashi enjoys playing the guitar and keyboard in a band formed with other lawmakers.

林外務大臣が、イギリスで開かれているG7=主要7か国外相会合の夕食会で得意のピアノを披露する場面がありました。 - TBS NEWS