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Rock Legend Yoshiki Donates $100,000 to Australia Wildfires


Yoshiki, a member of legendary Japanese rock band X Japan, has announced his large donation to the Australian wildfires.

On Tuesday, the 54-year-old musician stated that his U.S.-based non-profit organization, Yoshiki Foundation America, will donate a $50,000 grant to the Australian Red Cross for a disaster relief and recovery effort for the ongoing wildfires which has been blazing since June, according to LiveDoor as translated by SoraNews24.

Japanese Rockstar Sorry for Eating Dinner With Jackie Chan During Hong Kong Protests

X Japan member Yoshiki came under fire after posting a picture of himself having dinner with Jackie Chan during the Hong Kong anti-extradition law protests last week.

The 53-year-old musician shared the post on his social media accounts on June 12, showing a private dinner that he had with Chan, who is said to be a “prominent and outspoken supporter of the Communist Party of China,” according to SoraNews24.

Egg Company Hires Japan’s Greatest Rock Legend Yoshiki For Adorable Commercial

A new series of Japanese television ads for egg company Akita shows rock legend Yoshiki Hayashi – or simply known and referred to as just Yoshiki – of heavy metal band X Japan, tucking in a freakishly adorable cat mascot with scrambled eggs.

It starts off pretty much ordinarily with Yoshiki cooking a scrambled egg meal on a frying pan with a voice over from the cute cat mascot Kiyonya – who is, by the way, made up of ketchup rice – in the background, according to SoraNews24.

Legendary Rock Icon Yoshiki Becomes First Japanese Man on Cover of Vogue Japan

Legendary musician Yoshiki’s presence on the cover of Vogue Japan is the first time in its 18 year history that the publication has ever featured a Japanese man.

I was still bleeding from surgery at the time, but it was worth it. Thanx everyone.Xx 表紙 ” @voguejapan First Japanese Male on the cover of #VOGUE JAPAN”. 2017 October Issue COMING SOON. @yoshikiofficial & model: @micarganaraz in @ysl Photographers: @luigiandiango Fashion Editor: @patrickmackieinsta Hair: @luigimurenu Makeup: @yumilee_muaManicure: @ginaedwards_ Casting: @pg_dmcasting Producer: Paul Preiss at @preisscreative #voguejapan #yoshiki #xjapan @voguemagazine