YOSHIKI has donated 10 million yen to the areas affected by the Hokkaido Eastern Iburi earthquake.
Upon receiving the news of the large scale damage caused by the Hokkaido earthquake on September 6, which brought more destruction to Japan following Typhoon Jebi two days earlier on September 4, YOSHIKI posted a message of support on his official Instagram.
“I recently learned of the typhoon and earthquake in Japan through the American news. I’m praying for everyone’s safety, and that there can be a swift recovery. My prayers go out to all those who are affected by typhoon and earthquake in Japan.”
On September 12, YOSHIKI announced the 10 million yen contribution to the Japanese Red Cross Society’s Heisei 30 Hokkaido Eastern Iburi Earthquake Relief Fund through his 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Yoshiki Foundation America.
Through his foundation, YOSHIKI has been a steadfast supporter of people in need throughout the world, and has pledged to continue charity activities “as my life’s work for as long as I live.”
Yoshiki’s philanthropic activities include:
・China, 2009 Sichuan Earthquake: Donated musical instruments and contributed to the building of music facilities in schools in the region
・Japan, 2011 Great East Japan earthquake: Donated the entirety of the 11 million yen fee paid during a charity auction for his crystal piano used at the final Japan X live show
・Japan, 2015 earthquake relief: Donated the entirety of the over 28 million yen proceeds from the earthquake relief concert with X Japan at Nishinomaki
・Japan, 2016 Great East Japan earthquake aid：Donated the entirety of the 6 million yen fee paid for his favorite drum set at a charity auction
・Japan, 2016 Kumamoto earthquake: Donated 10 million yen for disaster relief
・United States, 2017 Hurricane Harvey: Donated $25,000 dollars to the American Red Cross and $100,000 dollars to the charity organization MusiCares
・Japan, 2018 flood relief: Donated 10 million yen for disaster relief
・Japan, 2018: Donated 3 million yen towards environmental protection and disaster relief during an appearance on “24 Hour Television”
Donations to the Japanese Red Cross Society Heisei 30 Hokkaido Eastern Iburi Earthquake Relief Fund can be made at the link below:
YOSHIKI FOUNDATION AMERICA Official Website
YOSHIKI Official Website