Professor of Soka University, Tokyo
Toshio Hayashi graduated from Tokyo University of Education (Bachelor of Arts, 1972). He obtained his postgraduate education in University of Tokyo (Master of Arts, 1976; Doctor Candidate, 1979).
From 1979 to 1991 he worked as a curator of the Ancient Orient Museum, Tokyo.
From 1991 to 1994 he was associate professor of Soka University, Faculty of Letters, Tokyo and since 1994 he is a Professor of Soka University, Tokyo.
Mr. Hayashi is the participant of many researches projects abroad (Syria, Iran, Bulgaria, Turkey, Mongolia, Russia, etc.).