NEWS: YOSHIKI donates 10 million yen to Kyoto Animation
YOSHIKI has donated 10 million yen to support the victims and survivors of the Kyoto Animation fire which occurred on July 18.After learning about the tragedy that befell the studio, YOSHIKI made the donation to the dedicated support fund established by Kyoto Animation through his 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Yoshiki Foundation America.
“I’m always doing tours around the world,” said YOSHIKI. “No matter where I go, animation fans come to my concerts and support my global activities. I’m always grateful to them. And I always want to contribute to the development of Japan’s anime culture, which I consider one of the world’s treasures. I truly share the pain of those who lost their families. I really hope this will assist the bereaved, and also hope that the circle of support around them will expand.”
NEWS: YOSHIKI REVEALS NEW WINE COLLECTION "Y BY YOSHIKI CALIFORNIA"
A tasting presentation celebrating the release of "Y by Yoshiki Chardonnay 'Encore' California 2017" and "Y by Yoshiki Cabernet Sauvignon California 2017" was held on August 9, 2019, at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo.
The new wines come from the "Y by Yoshiki" wine brand created by YOSHIKI in collaboration with Robert Mondavi Jr., a 4th generation Napa Valley winemaker. Since 2009, they have released 4 vintages, and all of them sold out immediately after release, causing the media to call them "phantom wines". "Y by Yoshiki California" is smart, casual wine created with the concept of "having more people enjoy wine casually".
"Though I was confident with my 10 years of winemaking experience, I impressed myself by creating such a smooth wine at this price range," YOSHIKI said. "Still, I didn't expect it to be sold out so quickly." About his next wine, YOSHIKI says "It will be even better."
NEWS: YOSHIKI COMPLETES RECORD 12 SOLD-OUT PREMIUM DINNER SHOWS DESPITE HAND INJURY.
YOSHIKI WELCOMES CELEBRITY GUESTS, RAISES MONEY FOR CHARITY, AND PREVIEWS SONG FROM UPCOMING NEW FILM
NEWS: YOSHIKI DONATES $100,000 TO EARTH ALLIANCE AMAZON FOREST FUND TO PREVENT DESTRUCTION OF AMAZON RAINFOREST
YOSHIKI has donated $100,000 to Earth Alliance and its Amazon Forest Fund in support of local efforts on the ground that are working to support the indigenous and local communities that are protecting the land and biodiversity. After hearing about the increasing fires throughout the Amazon region, YOSHIKI discovered the newly launched Earth Alliance and reached out to make the donation through his 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Yoshiki Foundation America. YOSHIKI chose to donate to the Amazon Forest Fund and Earth Alliance, which is hosted by Global Wildlife Conservation, a U.S. 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Earth Alliance is a new organization co-founded by Leonardo DiCaprio in order to help address the urgent threats to our planet’s life support systems.
For more information and to donate to the Amazon Forest Fund directly, visit: https://ealliance.org/amazonfund .
NEWS: LATEST Y BY YOSHIKI WINES SOLD OUT
Just two weeks after their release, a record 25,000 bottles have been shipped of the new wines by Y by Yoshiki -- Y by Yoshiki Chardonnay “Encore” California 2017 and Y by Yoshiki Cabernet Sauvignon California 2017 -- with stores sold out everywhere due to unprecedented demand.
Called “smart casual wines” by YOSHIKI, they were created in the desire to have many people enjoy relaxed drinking. YOSHIKI is involved in numerous projects around the world and visited the Napa Valley many times during breaks in his schedule. This release is a long-awaited new wine that has finally reached perfection after many tastings with Rob Mondavi Jr. in Napa.
NEWS: YOSHIKI DONATES 10 MILLION YEN TO HOMETOWN STRUCK BY DISASTROUS TYPHOON
YOSHIKI has donated 10 million yen (appx. $93,000) to Japan’s Chiba prefecture which suffered a devastating blow from Typhoon Faxai on September 10, 2019.
YOSHIKI posted his personal message on Twitter after the disaster. "I'm in America now, and I just became aware that my hometown of Tateyama was hit, along with the entire Chiba prefecture, by a typhoon causing massive amounts of damage. I'm very concerned, and I’m praying for a fast recovery."
NEWS: YOSHIKI’S KIMONO BRAND YOSHIKIMONO OPENS TOKYO FASHION WEEK 2020 S/S
Yoshikimono – the cutting-edge kimono fashion brand created by Japanese rock star YOSHIKI – has been chosen for the prestigious opening spot at Rakuten Fashion Week Tokyo 2020 S/S, to be held October 14, 2019.
“As the eldest son of kimono shop owners, kimono had been an integral part of my life since childhood,” said YOSHIKI. “Since I began living abroad, I’ve seen the importance and beauty of Japan’s traditional culture. This led to my strong desire to share this beauty with as many people around the world as possible. This is the first collection in three years. I’m so excited to share this with everyone.”
NEWS: YOSHIKI headlines TV Asahi Dream Festival 2019
YOSHIKI gave a special performance as the headliner of TV Asahi's 60th Anniversary Dream Festival on the final night, October 14, 2019. For the finale of the festival, a massive group of 70 artists including members of Luna Sea, GLAY, Golden Bomber, The Oral Cigarettes, SCANDAL, and Kiyoharu joined YOSHIKI for a group performance of “X” in a surprise event that brought back memories of the 2016’s Visual Japan Summit.
NEWS: YOSHIKI DONATES 10 MILLION YEN TO AID TYPHOON HAGIBIS VICTIMS IN EASTERN JAPAN
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.”
NEWS: YOSHIKI LIVE AT CARNEGIE HALL EXPANDING TO MAJOR MARKETS ACROSS AMERICA
YOSHIKI LIVE AT CARNEGIE HALL will begin airing in major markets across the U.S. on PBS stations beginning in November 2019.
The classical music special was filmed during YOSHIKI’s sold-out solo concerts at Carnegie Hall as the superstar Japanese musician and classical composer performed to standing ovations from American audiences.
YOSHIKI LIVE AT CARNEGIE HALL made its broadcast premiere this year in the New York City area on WNET THIRTEEN, the most-watched public television channel in America. Because of the enormous reaction from American viewers, YOSHIKI’s touching, must-see concert has created overwhelming demand, with major PBS-affiliated TV stations receiving numerous requests to add the special to their programming schedule.
NEWS: YOSHIKI WILL RETURN TO THE UK FOR GUEST APPEARANCE WITH SARAH BRIGHTMAN AT ROYAL ALBERT HALL
Sarah Brightman has invited internationally acclaimed composer YOSHIKI to perform on the stage of London's famed Royal Albert Hall on November 11, 2019, for the final concert of her HYMN World Tour.
YOSHIKI accompanied the world famous soprano in guest appearances at Radio City Music Hall (New York), The Masonic (San Francisco), Dolby Theatre (Los Angeles), and Yokohama Arena (Japan).