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Yoshiki Foundation America is a California non-profit, public benefit corporation founded in 2010 by Japanese musician Yoshiki of the multi-million-selling rock band X Japan. A number of personal experiences brought Yoshiki to the launch of his foundation beginning with the loss of his own father when he was just a teenager. Like so many people around the world, he read news accounts and was deeply moved by the devastating effects of the 1995 earthquake in Kobe; in 2009, he paid an emotional visit to an orphanage in Sichuan, still reeling in its recovery, with so many children still displaced and orphaned. Additionally and as a tribute to Yoshiki’s late X Japan band mate, Hide, who embraced the support of children with bone marrow disease, The Yoshiki Foundation provides funds to offer assistance through music to children with this debilitating illness. Music is what kept Yoshiki moving forward with his life after his father’s passing, and bringing music to children in need is at the heart of his Foundation. While he was thankful he was in a position to donate several pianos and other musical instruments to the schools affected by the Kobe and Sichuan earthquakes, as well as having the children in the local orphanages as his personal guests at local X Japan concerts, he wanted to do more, something permanent and enduring.

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LOS ANGELES, CA, NOVEMBER 20, 2014 – Yoshiki has partnered with The Recording Academy’s MusiCares to donate an exclusive dinner for a lucky fan. Yoshiki Foundation America will auction the experience via Charitybuzz in an effort to raise funds for MusiCares. The lucky fan will win a 90 minute dinner with Yoshiki here in the U.S. in Los Angeles or Tokyo, Japan.

To place your bid, visit CHARITYBUZZ where all donations will directly benefit MusiCares.

Recent Press

$37,100 Bucks for a Dinner Date with X-JAPAN’s YOSHIKI All proceeds to be given to Points of Light charity YOSHIKI Attends 2012 Points of Light Tribute Awards, Offering a Private Dinner for the Cause Consulate-General of Japan in Los Angeles JRock Revolution BW & BK Variety NBC Los Angeles LA Weekly Artist Direct