October 17, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
YOSHIKI has donated 10 million yen (appx. $93,000) to the Japanese Red Cross Society in support of areas affected by Typhoon Hagibis (Typhoon 19) on October 12, 2019.
YOSHIKI’s donation through his 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Yoshiki Foundation America came immediately after the storm, one of the strongest in Japan’s history, brought severe flooding and power outages, destroying homes and claiming over 70 lives across Eastern Japan.
“I came to Japan for a concert and fashion show around the same time as the typhoon,” said YOSHIKI, “and I saw the force of the storm with my own eyes. It caused problems with my own recordings and rehearsals, but when I thought about how the struggles reported on TV of those affected by the disaster are infinitely more serious than that, it brought tears to my eyes. I donated in hopes that I could provide even the slightest assistance.”
Last month, YOSHIKI donated 10 million yen to Japan’s Chiba prefecture which suffered a devastating blow from Typhoon Faxai on September 10, 2019. Earlier this year, YOSHIKI donated $100,000 to Leonardo DiCaprio’s Earth Alliance to combat Amazon forest fires and 10 million yen to support victims and survivors of the Kyoto Animation Fire. YOSHIKI has also donated $100,000 to disaster relief for Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas and to numerous other charities.
About Yoshiki Foundation America:
Through Yoshiki Foundation America, YOSHIKI has supported many humanitarian causes across the globe.
In 2016, YOSHIKI donated $100,000 to the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas through the Recording Academy’s charity foundation MusiCares.
In 2018, he donated 10 million yen to the reconstruction effort after massive flooding in Japan and 10 million yen to victims of the Eastern Iburi earthquake.
In 2019, YOSHIKI donated $150,000 to the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music to support music education and 10 million yen in support of the victims and survivors of the Kyoto Animation fire.
YOSHIKI recently donated $100,000 to the Amazon Forest Fund through Earth Alliance, the organization co-founded by Leonardo DiCaprio to help address the urgent threats to our planet’s life support systems.
YOSHIKI’s ongoing charity work includes supporting the Japanese Red Cross, the Make A Wish Foundation, the Grammy Foundation, and multiple other organizations including the Pablove Foundation which supports children with childhood cancer.
For more information, visit: https://www.yoshikifoundationamerica.org/.
YOSHIKI Official Website: https://www.yoshiki.net/