In March, the Japanese rock star donated $100,000 to the COVID-19 Relief Fund in the U.S. established by The Recording Academy/GRAMMY’s and its charitable foundation MusiCares to help music creators and professionals affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Additionally, this year alone, YOSHIKI has also donated 10 million yen (approx. $100,000) to the Japan Red Cross in commemoration of the ninth anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, and donated a total of $24,000 to Meals on Wheels branches across Los Angeles for seniors affected by the coronavirus situation. YOSHIKI also donated a combined $100,000 to Australian Wildfire Relief and the Rainforest Trust. He has supported numerous other humanitarian causes, including donating $100,000 to disaster relief for Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas in 2017.
YOSHIKI was interviewed by BBC News about the COVID-19 pandemic and collaborating with Bono, will.i.am, and Jennifer Hudson to create the hopeful new song “#SING4LIFE.” Watch the BBC News interview with YOSHIKI here: https://youtu.be/_T4GHeIwyXw. and listen to the song “#SING4LIFE” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
YOSHIKI recently hosted a conversation with Nobel Laureate Shinya Yamanaka (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine and director of the Center for iPS Cell Research) to discuss worldwide health concerns. The video was streamed worldwide on Yoshiki Channel International and is available now on YouTube: https://youtu.be/yckQnJp9fp8.
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