On 27 June 2019, Ambassador Hayashi hosted a reception for celebrating the Japanese Self-Defense Forces Day at his residence. Attendants included Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Chairman of the Military Committee, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), as well as a great number of officials and staff of NATO, Ambassadors and military attachés.
In the reception, activities of the Japanese Self-Defense Forces were introduced by panel displays, video materials, and brochures. Presentation stands were set up to introduce Japanese defence industries. Japanese food prepared by the chef de cuisine of the Ambassador’s residence was served, with Japan-related drinks including Japanese sake and whisky.