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.




Miss International, one of the world’s largest pageants, has partnered with Yoshiki to host a charity gala on Oct 23, 2015 in an effort to spread the message of world peace. Proceeds from an auction held at the gala will be donated to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) through Yoshiki Foundation America. Yoshiki will auction off stage costumes, a kimono from YOSHIKIMONO (designed by Yoshiki) and a backstage meet-and-greet with Yoshiki on the upcoming X JAPAN JAPAN TOUR. ...

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Yoshiki , on behalf of the Yoshiki Foundation America, was one of the main contributors for the 1st Annual Pablove Tennis Classic presented by William Morris Entertainment . The Pablove Foundation is helping kids with cancer live—a love­filled life today, and a cancer ­free life tomorrow. Click below for more information on the Pablove Foundation. read more

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NEWS: Meet Yoshiki Backstage at His Concert on March 4, 2017 in London, Plus Concert Tickets and Soundcheck Party Access

Yoshiki Foundation is offering a lucky fan and their guest the chance to an exclusive, intimate one on one conversation with Yoshiki backstage after his upcoming UK concert at SSE Arena, Wembley on March 12, 2016.

Proceeds from this item will benefit MusiCares®.




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NEWS: Yoshiki to donate his special drum set for a charity auction as a 5-Year Commemoration of 3.11 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

Yoshiki is donating his premier special edition of signature TAMA drum set for a charity auction to commemorate Japan’s 5 year memorial of the Great East Tsunami and Earthquake in 2011.


The drum set will include Yoshiki’s autographed signature drum sticks. If the winner resides in Japan and is able to pick up the item in Tokyo, Yoshiki will personally hand them to the winner and be granted a photo op with Yoshiki. 




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NEWS: YOSHIKI Supports Kumamoto Earthquake Relief Fund. Yoshiki Foundation donates JPY10,000,000 to Japan Red Cross

Yoshiki happened to be in Japan when the deadly earthquake hit Kumamoto and has been following the developing news related to this disaster. With more than 500 continuing after-shocks and the devastation still spreading in the area Yoshiki was compelled to make this significant donation.


NEWS: YOSHIKI Supports Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Yoshiki Foundation donates $25,000 to Red Cross

NEWS: YOSHIKI Donates $100,000.00 To Help Displaced Hurricane Victims Through MusiCares®


On October 9, 2017, YOSHIKI donated $100,000.00 to help get immediate aid to hurricane victims in the United States and its territories. YOSHIKI delivered the check in New York to MusiCares®, a charity of the Recording Academy™ via Jennifer Leff, LCSW

Senior Director, Health & Human Services. The donation will be funded immediately to MusiCares’s current hurricane relief efforts through Yoshiki Foundation America 501(c)(3). 100% of all donations to Musicares go directly to people in need.


“I'm from Japan but I live in America," YOSHIKI said. "When Japan got hit by the Tsunami Earthquake in 2011, the people of America supported Japan. I was really moved by that, so I'd like to keep supporting America as much as I can. My heart goes out to all those who are affected.”



Yoshiki Foundation America is proud to sponsor the Pablove Tennis Classic again this year, raising funds and awareness for childhood cancer research! Presented by WME, YOSHIKI FOUNDATION AMERICA , and CityNational Bank​



NEWS: YOSHIKI holds presentation of signature drum set for 6 million JPY donation to Japan Red Cross

YOSHIKI held the presentation ceremony of his special drum set which was donated to the charity auction for the Great East Japan Earthquake. The highest bid price of 6,040,000 JPY will be fully endowed through YOSHIKI FOUNDATION AMERICA 501(c)(3) to the Japanese Red Cross.​

Yoshiki Foundation America a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization