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NEWS: YOSHIKI DISCUSSES CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) WITH NOBEL LAUREATE SHINYA YAMANAKA​

NEWS: YOSHIKI MAKES DONATION TO MEALS ON WHEELS ACROSS LOS ANGELES, URGES SUPPORT FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY SUDDEN FOOD SHORTAGES​

YOSHIKI has made donations in support of multiple Meals on Wheels branches across Los Angeles through his 501(c)(3) non-profit organization Yoshiki Foundation America.

 

"I think now is the time to support each other. It's time to give, not take, especially when there are people who are vulnerable during the current crisis," said YOSHIKI, who has made Los Angeles his home for the past 20 years.

 

"I wanted to make a donation to the elderly people who have difficulty going out and cannot get enough to eat. If I can help just a little, then maybe others can also be inspired to give. This situation is not just limited to L.A., and I myself am having more difficulty than usual getting food. I hope it will end soon.

 

"YOSHIKI's relationship with Meals on Wheels extends back 10 years, and his support this week includes gifts of $3000 each to Meals on Wheel locations in:Long Beach, Culver City, West Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Downtown L.A., Orange County, Pasadena, Santa Monica.

 

Donations to Meals on Wheels can be made through the organization's website.

 

YOSHIKI FOUNDATION AMERICA

 

 will.i.am has released the uplifting track "#SING4LIFE" on his YouTube channel, created with fellow musicians Bono, Jennifer Hudson, and YOSHIKI.

 

#SING4LIFE" is based on a song written by Bono, who was impressed by the citizens of Italy singing together from their rooftops and balconies while isolated due to COVID-19. As soon as Bono wrote this song, he uploaded a solo version to U2's Instagram, and collaborated with will.i.am, who turned to his longtime friends YOSHIKI and Jennifer Hudson to complete the track.

 

YOSHIKI accepted the offer and wrote the score immediately, completing the piano recording two hours later. "#SING4LIFE" was created by the four artists from their separate locations across the globe through their communication via internet.

NEWS: BONO, WILL.I.AM, JENNIFER HUDSON, AND YOSHIKI COLLABORATE ON "#SING4LIFE" TO INSPIRE HOPE AND LOVE DURING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC​

NEWS: Rakuten presents a new credit card designed by YOSHIKI.

Cardholders will receive exclusive member benefits including advance ticket lottery access for YOSHIKI concerts and special campaigns to be announced on the YOSHIKI Rakuten Card special website.

 

MORE INFO

 

カードを申し込む  (bit.ly/yoshikicard)

NEWS: YOSHIKI SPECIAL INTERVIEW IN VOGUE JAPAN

YOSHIKI's exclusive interview will be published in Vogue Japan's May 2020 issue (published March 28), featuring YOSHIKI's viewpoints on music and kimono.​

NEWS: YOSHIKI DONATES $100,000 TO COVID-19 RELIEF FUND FOR MUSIC INDUSTRY DEVASTATED BY CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK​

YOSHIKI has donated $100,000 to the COVID-19 Relief Fund established by the Recording Academy and its charitable foundation MusiCares to help music creators and professionals affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.

YOSHIKI said, "As a musician, I decided to donate to the COVID-19 Relief Fund to help my colleagues who might be struggling. With this virus threatening not just one country but the entire world, I sincerely hope that, through self-restraint and patience, we can contain the spread of new infections and eliminate this threat as soon as possible, and all industries can be revived again, including the entertainment industry." 

Recording Academy and MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund

 

Yoshiki Foundation America

NEWS: YOSHIKITTY NOMINATED FOR 5TH YEAR IN A ROW IN 35TH ANNUAL SANRIO CHARACTER RANKING

Yoshikitty, the collaboration between Hello Kitty and YOSHIKI, has been nominated among the Top 100 characters in the 35th Annual Sanrio Character Ranking contest. Fans worldwide can vote daily on all their devices – computers, smartphones, and tablets – from April 10 through May 25.​

 

VOTE HERE

 

(EN) https://ranking.sanrio.co.jp/en/characters/yoshikitty

 

(JP) https://ranking.sanrio.co.jp/characters/yoshikitty

 

(CHN) https://ranking.sanrio.co.jp/sc/characters/yoshikitty/

 

NEWS: YOSHIKI INTERVIEWED BY BBC NEWS "OUTSIDE SOURCE"

YOSHIKI was interviewed on the BBC News program "Outside Source" to discuss the current COVID-19 situation with over 100 million viewers worldwide. YOSHIKI was asked about his charity efforts, his #SING4LIFE collaboration with Bono, will.i.am , and Jennifer Hudson, and his concern for the safety of his fans.

NEWS: YOSHIKI FEATURED IN 2 OF 2019'S TOP 10 TV COMMERCIALS IN JAPAN​

Recent commercials featuring YOSHIKI for McDonald's Japan and real estate giant RECRUIT spiked in popularity to place the top 10 of the “Most Popular TV Commercials", ranking higher than over 2500 TV spots in the same period according to top media research firm Soken Consulting. McDonald's Japan, for which YOSHIKI appeared in the "'Crazy Request to McDonald's" campaign, doubled in popularity from last year and finished in 6th place, their best-ever result.​

NEWS: KINSUMA SPECIAL ft. YOSHIKI WILL BROADCAST ON TBS IN JAPAN

​Kinsuma Special - TBS
Friday 4/24 at 8PM (Japan Time)

 

https://www.tbs.co.jp/tv/20200424_6167.html

 

NEWS: YOSHIKI DONATES 10 MILLION YEN TO JAPAN'S NATIONAL CENTER FOR GLOBAL HEALTH AND MEDICINE

YOSHIKI has donated 10 million yen (appx. $100,000) to the National Center for Global Health and Medicine through his 501(c)(3) non-profit organization Yoshiki Foundation  America.

 

The National Center for Global Health and Medicine researches infectious diseases and autoimmune diseases, including the coronavirus. The organization’s Center Hospital is the National Center's only general hospital, and it has the largest number of accommodations for specified infectious diseases.

YOSHIKI said, "I believe that the people we should be supporting are the healthcare workers who are treating coronavirus patients as we speak. I wanted to support as much as I could. I want people, including myself, to remember that the actions of everyone who's enduring staying home are contributing thousands of times more to the healthcare workers than what I have donated. I will also do my best as a musician to support people."

NEWS: YOSHIKI STARTS OFFICIAL AMEBA BLOG​

NEWS: YOSHIKI INTERVIEW IN NUMERO MAGAZINE (FRANCE)​

“J’irais jusqu’à la mort pour mon art” : Rencontre avec Yoshiki, batteur mythique de X Japan​

NEWS: YOSHIKITTY DEFEATS HELLO KITTY TO WIN NO.1 IN FRANCE, GERMANY, AND BRAZIL, NO.2 IN CHINA
BELOVED CHARACTER REACHES THE TOP 10 FOR FIFTH STRAIGHT YEAR IN SANRIO CHARACTER RANKING 

The final results of the 2020 Sanrio Character Ranking were announced on June 8, and Yoshikitty defeated Hello Kitty to win no.1 in France, Germany, and Brazil, and no.2 in China.

 

The Sanrio Character Ranking competition grows more intense every year, and the 2020 event allowed fans from all over the world to vote on a selection of Sanrio's 80 most popular characters. Yoshikitty's massive international support brought the character to no.6 worldwide, placing in the Top 10 for the fifth straight year.

https://ranking.sanrio.co.jp/en/result/world

 

YOSHIKI commented, "Thanks to everyone who voted for Yoshikitty. I'm so happy to see the support from fans not just in Japan but also from around the world." YOSHIKI, who composed the official theme song for Hello Kitty, teased fans with the idea that "Maybe I'll compose a theme song for Yoshikitty to say 'thank you' for all the support. Not only that, I would like to continue delivering wonderful music so that I can give back to everyone as much as possible."

 

NEWS: YOSHIKI INTERVIEW IN ODDA MAGAZINE​

"YOSHIKI’s talent extends beyond music. Following his family’s footsteps in fashion with his 10-year-old YOSHIKIMONO brand, the artist focuses on showcasing a variety in tradition by reinterpreting one of Japan’s most key cultural symbols, the kimono. Shedding new light on what the piece represents, the traditions surrounding it as well as Japan’s extensive history and impact in fashion to the younger generations."​

 

 

 

NEWS: YOSHIKIMONO SELECTED FOR PRESTIGIOUS KIMONO EXHIBITION AT TOKYO NATIONAL MUSEUM​

 

YOSHIKI's kimono brand Yoshikimono has been selected to represent creations of the modern era at the new "KIMONO" special exhibition at the Tokyo National Museum Heiseikan (Ueno Park) from June 30 to August 23, 2020. It is an exhibition of an unprecedented scale that provides a comprehensive overview from the Kamakura period to the modern era.

 

YOSHIKI commented, "More than 10 years have passed since I established this brand as a designer. Currently, I have come to receive many offers from overseas, but I am truly honored to have my creations exhibited in Japan, the origin of kimono culture, at the prestigious Tokyo National Museum. I feel gratitude to all of my fans who are constantly supporting me. It would make me happy if you could see the exhibition."

 

(Japanese): https://kimonoten2020.exhibit.jp/

(English): https://kimonoten2020.exhibit.jp/english.html

 

 

One of the world's biggest music festivals, Summer Sonic, will broadcast legendary live performances July 22 and 23 on YouTube.


Day 2 of the streaming event will present sets from Green Day (2012), Nine Inch Nails (2009), Rihanna (2012), The Prodigy (2008), and X Japan (2011).

 

The performances will be available for viewing for 24 hours only beginning July 23 at 8:00pm Japan time (4:00am in Los Angeles, 7:00am in New York).

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/summersonic

 

 

NEWS: SUMMER SONIC 2020 ARCHIVE FESTIVAL TO STREAM
LEGENDARY LIVE PERFORMANCES FROM GREEN DAY,
RIHANNA, NINE INCH NAILS, THE PRODIGY, AND X JAPAN​

NEWS: Y BY YOSHIKI WINE IN OVERWHELMING DEMAND AT JAPAN'S TOP RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS​

"Y by Yoshiki Cabernet Sauvignon California 2017" has become one of the sought-after wines in Japan, with wine buyers flooded by requests and unable to meet demand even during the coronavirus pandemic. The wine has begun to be sold at major mass retailers such as Costco in addition to top restaurants and hotels due to its popularity among wine enthusiasts who praise its quality and exquisite taste.

 

Y by Yoshiki Official Site: http://www.ybyyoshiki.com/

NEWS: YOSHIKI PERFORMANCE ON NHK "LIVE YELL" MUSIC SPECIAL WILL BE BROADCAST WORLDWIDE

NHK has confirmed YOSHIKI will perform on piano from L.A. for the "Live Yell" Music Special to be broadcast worldwide on NHK August 8 (Sat) 7:30 pm JST.

YOSHIKI was invited to play "Forever Love" in his first television performance since the top-rated "Kouhaku Uta Gassen (Red & White Year-End Song Festival)" on New Year's Eve 2019. "Live Yell" is connected to the NHK Coronavirus Project "Minna de Yell (Everybody Cheer)".

YOSHIKI said, "From the beginning of February, it has been 6 months since I have remained in L.A. I questioned if I should go back to Japan, but under these circumstances, I judged it would be best for me to stay in L.A. Although it will be pre-recorded, I performed with the wish to stay close to everyone’s hearts and to provide everyone with hope."
 

NEWS: YOSHIKI DONATES TELEVISION PERFORMANCE AND 3 MILLION YEN FOR CHARITY, BREAKS RECORD FOR NTV'S 24-HOUR FINALE

NEWS: ST. VINCENT FT. YOSHIKI "NEW YORK" NOW AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE

 

NEWS: YOSHIKI STARS IN ATTACK ON TITAN-THEMED COMMERCIAL AS SUPER-POWERED DRUM TITAN

YOSHIKI transforms into a super-powered titan in the new "ATTACK ON YOSHIKI" commercial campaign for Asahi's Wonda Coffee which begins September 3.

Based on the worldwide hit anime series Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin), the 3D CG animated character was modeled after YOSHIKI, and the thundering drum sounds were recorded live by the X JAPAN drummer himself.

"ATTACK ON YOSHIKI" TV COMMERCIAL​

Multiple Grammy-winning artist ST. VINCENT has partnered with international rock star/composer YOSHIKI to craft a fresh version of her song “New York”, released August 28 through Loma Vista and Concord in association with Universal Music.​

YOSHIKI appeared on NTV's "24-Hour TV: Love Will Save The World" broadcast on August 23, 2020, to deliver a passionate performance of "Forever Love" with the beautiful Los Angeles ocean in the background. He donated his performance without pay and gave 3 million yen to charity, helping to raise the program to its highest-ever audience rating. YOSHIKI dedicated his performance to the world's first responders and medical personnel.​

NEWS: NUMERO TOKYO NOVEMBER 2020 - YOSHIKI SPECIAL EDITION

"The unique presence of the fashionable YOSHIKI appears on the cover of Numero TOKYO November 2020 issue special edition"- Release date: Sept. 28, 2020​

 

https://numero.jp/news-20200918-yoshiki-special/

NEWS: "DISNEY - MY MUSIC STORY: YOSHIKI" TO BEGIN AIRING EXCLUSIVELY ON DISNEY+ SEPTEMBER 25

YOSHIKI and Disney have teamed up for the first time to look back on their musical life from their debut to the present, and talk about YOSHIKI's unprecedented relationship with Disney music. The exclusive program includes performances of many famous Disney songs with new original arrangements by YOSHIKI, including "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" (from the movie The Lion King) and "Let It Go" (from the movie Frozen). YOSHIKI also gives viewers an intimate look at the recording process in his L.A. studio and how he shaped these unique arrangements of Disney classics.​

 

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