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.

In addition, Yoshiki will give another $50,000 grant to the U.S.-based Rainforest Trust, for conservation efforts aimed at preserving tropical rainforests.

“Conservation and sustainability are two of my primary concerns,” the artist said in a statement. “No matter what country you are from, we are all one planet. This is an issue that concerns everyone, and I hope more people will join this cause.”

Feature Image via @yoshikiofficial

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