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Yoshiki Stars In “Attack On Titan” Anime Themed Commercial

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The Press Release:
Japanese rock star YOSHIKI transforms into a super-powered titan in the new “ATTACK ON YOSHIKI” commercial campaign for Asahi’s Wonda Coffee which begins September 3.

Based on the worldwide, hit anime series Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin), the 3D CG animated character was modeled after YOSHIKI, and the thundering drum sounds were recorded live by the X JAPAN drummer himself.

Watch and share the “ATTACK ON YOSHIKI” TV commercial:


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Yoshikimono Appears At Tokyo National Museum This Summer With Modern Designs

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Konichiwa my Friends and welcome back to a very busy Wednesday of things to share with you. With this one, I was torn because its a fashion item that might be better served over on “The Chronicles” website but it features the great Yoshiki who is always someone we like to talk about here on PiercingMetal. The last time I discussed his “Yoshikimono”, it was indeed on “The Chronicles” in an article you can examine HERE. This time I’ve posted the news here because it had a healthy dose of geek to it as well. Enjoy.

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The Press Release:
From June 30th to August 23rd, the Tokyo National Museum’s special “KIMONO” exhibition will include “Yoshikimono” designs from the Japanese superstar YOSHIKI.

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Yoshiki’s “Yoshikimono” – Photo by Resonance Media

The KIMONO exhibition displays around 300 pieces, including kimonos worn by prominent historical figures like Nobunaga, Hideyoshi, and Ieyasu, as well as kimonos personally designed by YOSHIKI. This exhibition of unprecedented scale offers a comprehensive overview of kimonos spanning from the 12th century to the modern era, and also includes paintings of kimonos which are considered national treasures.
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Yoshiki Donates 10 Million Yen To Japan’s National Center for Global Health & Medicine

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The Press Release:
YOSHIKI has donated 10 million yen (approx. $100,000) to the National Center for Global Health and Medicine through his 501(c)(3) non-profit organization Yoshiki Foundation America.

The National Center for Global Health and Medicine researches infectious diseases and autoimmune diseases, including the coronavirus. The organization’s Center Hospital is the National Center’s only general hospital, and it has the largest number of accommodations for specified infectious diseases.

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Yoshiki @ Carnegie Hall (2017) by Ken Pierce for PiercingMetal.com

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Yoshiki Donates $100,000 To Environmental Causes: Australian Wildfire Relief And Rainforest Trust

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The Press Release:
Yoshiki – internationally renowned, composer, classically-trained pianist, rock drummer and leader of the rock group X JAPAN – has donated $100,000 — $50,000 to the Australian Red Cross to aid victims of the Australian wildfires and $50,000 to the Rainforest Trust’s Conservation Action Fund – to two of the world’s most urgent environmental issues through his 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Yoshiki Foundation America.

“Conservation and sustainability are two of my primary concerns,” said YOSHIKI. “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.”

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YOSHIKI attended the Golden Globes this year and was moved by the outpouring of support he saw at the event. In addition, his filmmaker friend James Gunn’s support inspired him to expand the Yoshiki Foundation’s mission to environmental causes. Yoshiki has been supporting disaster relief and music education for children over the years.
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Yoshiki & KISS: Collaborate For Once-In-A-Lifetime Worldwide TV Performance On New Year’s Eve

As 2019 heads steadily to its sunset to welcome in the brand-new 2020 year, we’ve an amazing announcement from Team Yoshiki regarding an unforgettable upcoming event. Let’s check it out down below the logos.

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The Press Release:
Japanese rock star YOSHIKI will team up with American rock legends KISS for a once-in-a-lifetime television performance on Japan’s NHK network. The artists will appear together as “YOSHIKI feat. KISS” (“YOSHIKISS”) during the New Year’s Eve “Red and White Music Battle” (“Kouhaku Uta Gassen”), the most-watched television program in Japan, which is also broadcast worldwide.

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Yoshiki and KISS by Resonance Media

YOSHIKI’s televised performance with KISS follows his surprise on-stage appearances with the band at Tokyo Dome and Kyocera Dome Osaka during their “End of the Road World Tour,” electrifying the audience with a piano performance on “Beth” and playing the drums on “Rock and Roll All Nite.” (psst, I posted about that happening HERE)
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