YOSHIKI of X JAPAN has revealed that he has donated 10 million yen (approximately $87,000 USD) to the humanitarian fund for Ukraine.
The Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Emergency Assistance Fund was launched by Rakuten Group CEO Mikitani Hiroshi to support the Japan committee for UNICEF and other efforts aimed at humanitarian assistance. YOSHIKI wrote about his donation via his Twitter account to bring awareness to the urgent need for immediate action on behalf of those affected by the ongoing situation in Eastern Europe.
To recognize the years of his active philanthropy, YOSHIKI was one of Forbes Asia’s 30 Heroes of Philanthropy in 2019. In 2021, he was awarded the prestigious Japanese Medal of Honor (Medal with Dark Blue Ribbon) for his charitable efforts. His nonprofit organization, Yoshiki Foundation America, has surpassed $2,000,000 USD in donations to charities in line with its mission to support humanitarian causes around the world.
YOSHIKI’s donations also include support for humanitarian efforts in America. In 2017, he donated $100,000 to disaster relief for Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas. In 2020, he contributed $24,000 to Meals on Wheels branches across Los Angeles for seniors affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Last year, YOSHIKI announced an annual grant of $100,000 to the Recording Academy/GRAMMY’s charitable foundation MusiCares for mental health and suicide prevention and education.