The Press Release:
YOSHIKI has donated 10 million yen in support of the victims and survivors of the Kyoto Animation fire which occurred on July 18. After learning about the tragedy that befell the studio, YOSHIKI made the donation to the dedicated support fund established by Kyoto Animation through his 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Yoshiki Foundation America.
YOSHIKI–who lives in L.A.–heard about the devastating fire when news reports reached U.S. media, posted his personal message to Twitter.
“I am in the United States and I learned about the Kyoto Animation fire on the local news,” says YOSHIKI. “My heart aches. Japanese anime, and each one of those creators, is a treasure of the world. I hope they recover as soon as possible.”
The incident affected YOSHIKI deeply due to his personal and professional connection to anime which has lasted for over two decades, and he was moved to take action as soon as possible.
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