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.
NEWS: YOSHIKI TO MAKE CAMEO APPEARANCE IN XXX 4 FILM, SERVE AS TV SERIES PRODUCER
NEWS: YOSHIKI CARNEGIE HALL SPECIAL TO PREMIERE ON PBS BEGINNING MARCH 8
NEWS: YOSHIKI’S FINAL PERFORMANCE OF "ANNIVERSARY" IN THE HEISEI ERA
YOSHIKI gave a special performance of his composition “Anniversary” at the “Principal Gala 2019″ presented by the Asami Maki Ballet on March 16 and 17 in Tokyo.
“Anniversary” was composed in 1999 by YOSHIKI at the Emperor of Japan’s request to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of his reign. The 2019 performance marked the final time the song would be presented in the Heisei Era before Emperor Akihito abdicates the throne in April.
“I wish to go forward with hope into the next era while still looking back to the past,” YOSHIKI said. “As an artist, I want to continue making work that gives people hope.”
New York's PBS television station WNET THIRTEEN will premiere a special one-hour version of "YOSHIKI - Live at Carnegie Hall" on Friday, March 8, at 9:00pm ET in the tri-state area, with encore showings March 11-18 and additional U.S. markets to be announced soon.
"YOSHIKI - Live at Carnegie Hall" features rock star and composer YOSHIKI as pianist joined by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, performing YOSHIKI's compositions which have sold over 50 million records worldwide. Program highlights include YOSHIKI's theme for the Golden Globes and his piano concerto composed for the Emperor of Japan's 10th Anniversary, along with selections from Beethoven and Tchaikovsky.
NEWS: YOSHIKI STARS IN THE iDOLM@STER: SHINY COLORS 1ST ANNIVERSARY CAMPAIGN
YOSHIKI creates the "S" pose (based on his famous "X" pose) for Bandai Namco's first anniversary campaign for the top-selling smartphone game THE iDOLM@STER: SHINY COLORS. "I'm also active in various ways as a producer, but I had an image of the world of idols as being at the opposite end of the spectrum," YOSHIKI said, "so when I received the offer, I was surprised but also happy, and it was a refreshing experience."
NEWS: 2019 SANRIO CHARACTER RANKING - YOSHIKITTY WINS 3RD PLACE IN CHINA AND TOP 10 WORLDWIDE FOR 4TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR
The results of the 2019 Sanrio Character Ranking were announced on June 4, and Yoshikitty ranked 3rd place in China and 8th in the overall worldwide ranking, making it into the top 10 for four consecutive years.
Yoshikitty was created through a collaboration between YOSHIKI of X JAPAN and Hello Kitty, and the popular character reached its 10th anniversary this year. In last year's voting, Yoshikitty won 3rd place worldwide and achieved 1st place in China, Italy, Germany, and France, 2nd place in South Korea and Brazil, and 3rd place in Great Britain.
NEWS: YOSHIKI DONATES 100 MILLION WON TO SOUTH KOREA FIRE VICTIMS
YOSHIKI has donated 100 million won (approximately $90,000) through his
501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Yoshiki Foundation America, to ChildFund Korea to support victims of the devastating forest fire which struck South Korea last week on April 4, 2019.
After hearing that his close friend, Korean-born Hollywood actor Lee Byung-hun, had donated 100 million won to the affected area, YOSHIKI felt moved and also decided to donate in order to help those suffering from the disaster.
“I was moved when my close friend Mr. Lee Byung-hun made a donation, and I was
inspired by our international friendship," said YOSHIKI. "I wanted to help those people suffering from the disaster, and I pray from the bottom of my heart that they can recover as soon as possible.”
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NEWS: EVENING/BREAKFAST WITH YOSHIKI 2019 IN TOKYO
The 6th year anniversary of YOSHIKI Premium Dinner Shows have been announced, with a record 12 shows scheduled due to increasingly high demand. Last year, YOSHIKI performed a total of 10 shows in 6 days, and tickets sold out immediately. The rare, intimate dinner concerts feature YOSHIKI on piano playing X Japan’s renowned songs and his popular compositions with guest vocalists, ballet dancers, celebrity appearances, a charity auction, and a fashion show featuring the YOSHIKI-branded fashion line “YOSHIKIMONO".
Ticket info: http://yoshiki-mobile.jp/archives/5097
Overseas Registration ends 4/26 at 11PM (Japan Time)
NEWS: YOSHIKI'S PERFORMANCE OF "ANNIVERSARY" AND "ENDLESS RAIN ON NHK'S SONGS OF TOKYO
YOSHIKI will give special performances of "Anniversary" and "Endless Rain" with orchestra on NHK's "SONGS OF TOKYO" April 22, 2019, followed by an exclusive interview with host Shingo Murakami (Kanjani∞). YOSHIKI will discuss his personal and musical challenges since making his major debut 30 years ago with X JAPAN in 1989, the first year of the Heisei era. This will be the first original full-size TV debut of "Anniversary", composed by YOSHIKI to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Emperor's reign, which was first performed during a national ceremony held in the Imperial Palace Plaza in 1999.
NEWS: YOSHIKI IN GOETHE MAGAZINE WITH LUXURY SWISS WATCH BRAND HUBLOT
Exclusive interview with YOSHIKI in the June Issue of men's fashion and style magazine GOETHE. "The man and watch that defy conventional wisdom."
The special project features YOSHIKI with Swiss luxury watch brand HUBLOT, holding his self-produced wine "Y by Yoshiki" and shot with the MP-05 LAFERRARI Sapphire and Spirit of Big Bang Sapphire Baguette watches worth 70 million yen.
YOSHIKI, who continues to defy conventional wisdom in the music industry across multiple genres, passionately discusses his unprecedented 12 dinner show performances scheduled for August 2019, as well as his special love for watches and his resolutions for the new Reiwa era. (Photos by Junji Hata)
NEWS: NEWSWEEK JAPAN NAMES YOSHIKI ONE OF 100 JAPANESE PEOPLE TRUSTED BY THE WORLD
Newsweek Japan: "YOSHIKI is the leader of rock band X JAPAN, a drummer, and a pianist. The band once dissolved in 1997, but since reuniting in 2007, they have performed at Madison Square Garden in the U.S. in 2014, and at Wembley Arena in the U.K. in 2017. YOSHIKI also played a solo classical concert the same year at Carnegie Hall in the U.S., conquering the world of rock and classical music simultaneously. His phenomenal performances have been acclaimed by media outlets worldwide, and his hard core fans are widespread in areas such as South America and Asia."
NEWS: YOSHIKI 2019 SOLO CONCERTS SELL OUT IMMEDIATELY AFTER SHOWS ANNOUNCED
The 6th Anniversary YOSHIKI Premium Dinner Shows have sold out, with ticket applications soaring to as high as 260 times the number of available seats. This summer, a record 12 shows in 7 days were scheduled in an effort to meet the intense demand for one of Japan's most prestigious concert events, which have increased in number and scale every year since they began six years ago.
YOSHIKI's schedule created a possible obstacle this year due to his ever-increasing number of media projects, including composing the theme song and film score for the upcoming film xXx 4, starring Vin Diesel.
"I usually don't like summer because I'm a nocturnal creature who dislikes the sun and heat," said YOSHIKI. "But ever since I started this show several years ago, I started to look forward to this season. I'm truly grateful to all my fans who support me. I wish I could have adjusted my schedule to make room for more than 12 shows, but this is the best I can do at this time. I'm looking forward to seeing you all."
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).
NEWS: YOSHIKI AT X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX HOLLYWOOD PREMIERE
YOSHIKI made a special appearance on the red carpet for the X-Men: Dark Phoenix world premiere at Hollywood's Chinese Theatre on June 4, 2019 along with the film's stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Sophie Turner, and Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence.
YOSHIKI was invited to the premiere by the Fox film studio to support the film because of his multiple upcoming Hollywood film projects, such as the score and theme song for XXX 4 starring Vin Diesel, and his relationship with X-Men creator Stan Lee, who wrote the comic book series Blood Red Dragon based on YOSHIKI.
NEWS: YOSHIKI MAKES $150K DONATION AND PRESENTS MASTER CLASS AT PRESTIGIOUS FROST SCHOOL OF MUSIC
"Play every concert as if it is your last."
Yoshiki made a rare appearance at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, to present the school with a donation of $150K on behalf of his non-profit 501(c)(3) organization Yoshiki Foundation America, and Dean Shelton Berg’s office suite was officially renamed in Yoshiki’s honor. The presentation was attended by a host of dignitaries from the school and the Consulate of Japan in Miami. Yoshiki also conducted a Master Class with students and Yoshiki’s fans hosted by Shelly Berg, with whom he has collaborated on several projects including the Golden Globe Awards theme and Yoshiki's sold-out Carnegie Hall performances.
NEWS: RAKUTEN YOSHIKI NIGHT
NEWS: JAPAN EXPO ANNOUNCES SURPRISE APPEARANCE BY YOSHIKI
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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."