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YOSHIKI FOUNDATION AMERICA

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.

Recent News

YOSHIKI AWARDS TWO HIGHEST BIDDERS TO A PRIVATE DINNER TO BENEFIT THE GRAMMY FOUNDATION® AND MUSICARES® SECOND ANNUAL CHARITYBUZZ VIP EXPERIENCE.

LOS ANGELES, CA, DECEMBER 10, 2014 – Yoshiki has partnered with the Grammy Foundation® and MusiCares® to participate in the second annual Charitybuzz VIP experience auction. Yoshiki’s VIP fan experience was originally to be awarded to just one bidder, but in an effort to maximize fundraising and recognize the generosity of his fans, he ultimately decided to award the two highest bidders. They each won an individual, private dinner with Yoshiki and helped raise a record $62,000 for the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares. Yoshiki’s VIP fan experience was part of an incredible range of artists who participated including, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Hunter Hayes all to benefit programs and services of the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares.

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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