Japan’s Hayashi plays ‘Imagine’ on piano at Beatles museum

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G7 Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi plays “Imagine” on a replica of John Lennon’s piano as G7 foreign Ministers look on during a visit to The Beatles Story Museum at the end of the first day of the G7 foreign ministers summit in Liverpool on Saturday.

LIVERPOOL, England (Jiji Press) — Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi played John Lennon’s “Imagine” on the piano at the Beatles Story museum in Liverpool, England, on Saturday.

The Group of Seven foreign ministers including Hayashi were given time to inspect exhibits in the museum before a dinner session started at the facility.

He played part of the tune on a white piano at Lennon’s section of the museum after he was allowed to touch it. He received applause from G-7 colleagues.

Hayashi, known as a music fan, is a member of a music band formed by Japanese lawmakers.

The G-7 foreign ministers were in Liverpool for a two-day meeting from Saturday.