YOSHIKI has donated 10 million yen (converted to euros we speak of € 83.000) to the Japanese Red Cross Society in support of areas affected by Typhoon Hagibis (Typhoon 19) on 12 October, 2019, that got much attention worldwide as it was considered to be the most devastating typhoon to hit the Kanto region of Japan since Ida in 1958. Hagibis caused additional impacts to Japan, after Faxai struck the same region one month prior.
YOSHIKI made the donation to the Japanese Red Cross Society through his nonprofit organisation Yoshiki Foundation America. “I came to Japan for a concert and fashion show around the same time as the typhoon,” said YOSHIKI, “and I saw the force of the storm with my own eyes. It caused problems with my own recordings and rehearsals, but when I thought about how the struggles reported on TV of those affected by the disaster are infinitely more serious than that, it brought tears to my eyes. I donated in hopes that I could provide even the slightest assistance.”
Last month, YOSHIKI donated 10 million yen to Japan’s Chiba prefecture which suffered a devastating blow from Typhoon Faxai on 10 September, 2019.
Source: Press release