Through Yoshiki Foundation America, YOSHIKI has supported multiple humanitarian causes across the globe, and was named one of Forbes Asia’s 30 Heroes of Philanthropy in 2019.
In 2011, YOSHIKI donated 11 million yen to support victims of the Great East Japan earthquake. That same year, his band X JAPAN donated all performance fees from their festival appearances to the Tohoku earthquake support efforts.
In 2015, X JAPAN donated 28 million yen to the earthquake reconstruction of Ishinomaki.
In 2016, YOSHIKI donated an additional 6 million yen to earthquake disaster reconstruction in Japan.
In 2017, YOSHIKI donated $100,000 to disaster relief for Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas through the Recording Academy’s MusiCares® Foundation.
In 2018, YOSHIKI donated 10 million yen for heavy rain disaster in western Japan and 10 million yen to victims of the Eastern Iburi earthquake
In 2019, YOSHIKI donated $100,000 to Leonardo DiCaprio’s Earth Alliance to combat Amazon forest fires, 10 million yen to support victims and survivors of the Kyoto Animation Fire, $90,000 to disaster relief for forest fires in South Korea, 10 million yen to Japan’s Chiba prefecture which suffered a devastating blow from Typhoon Faxai, and 10 million yen to aid Typhoon Hagibis Victims in Eastern Japan, and $150,000 to the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music.
In 2020, YOSHIKI donated $100,000 to the COVID-19 Relief Fund in the U.S. established by the Recording Academy/GRAMMYs and its charitable foundation MusiCares to help music creators and professionals affected by the coronavirus pandemic. YOSHIKI also donated a combined $100,000 to Australian Wildfire Relief and the Rainforest Trust.
Additionally, in 2020, YOSHIKI donated 10 million yen (appx. $100,000) to the Japan Red Cross in commemoration of the ninth anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, and donated $24,000 to Meals on Wheels branches across Los Angeles for seniors affected by the coronavirus situation.
In 2021, YOSHIKI received the prestigious Japanese medal of honor for his charitable work with Yoshiki Foundation America.
YOSHIKI’s ongoing charity work includes supporting the Japan Red Cross, the Make A Wish Foundation, the Grammy Foundation, and multiple other organizations including the Pablove Foundation which supports children with childhood cancer.
Board of Directors
Jonathan Platt (CFO)
Omar Chohan (Secretary)
Yoshiki Foundation America form 990 is available upon request