November 15, 2016

Yoshiki Wins Asian Icon Award at Classic Rock Awards in Tokyo. X Japan Leader Performs David Bowie Tribute and Art of Life.

X Japan leader Yoshiki performed at the Classic Rock Awards held at Ryogoku Kokugikan this past Friday, November 11. Yoshiki made history by becoming the first-ever artist to be honored with the “Asian Icon Award.” Based at the venerable Roundhouse venue in London, the Classic Rock Awards are widely recognized by the world’s rock stars as the “annual must-attend event,” bringing together artists from rock’s global Hall of Fame. The show was held in Japan this year... Read More

September 27, 2016

“Yoshikimono” revealed as the opening attraction for “Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo S/S”

  Yoshikimono, the kimono brand engineered by Yoshiki, the famous composer, drummer, classical pianist, and leader of X Japan, has been announced as the opening attraction for “Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo 2017 S/S”, with Yoshiki giving a special musical performance on Monday, October 17th. The Yoshikimono line was conceived by Yoshiki, the first-born son of kimono shop owners, as a way to create a fusion of classic Japanese tradition and modern taste. The Yoshikimono collection... Read More

September 20, 2016

Yoshiki Announces New York Concert with Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra

The special classical performance will take place on January 12 and 13, 2017, at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage in New York City. Tickets, priced at $105/ $85/ $75/ $65/ $55/ $40, will be available at 11am (EST) on September 29th at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling Carnegie Charge at 212-247-7800 and Carnegie Hall website, carnegiehall.org. “I began taking piano lessons and music theory... Read More

June 25, 2016

X JAPAN Documentary “We Are X” Screened at Film Festivals around the World

Following its screening at the Seattle International Film Festival, Moscow Beats Film Festival, the film also made its way into Shanghai International Film Festival “We Are X” media tour continues, Yoshiki to appear at Guanajuato International Film Festival X JAPAN’s documentary “We Are X” has been nominated for numerous competitions at various renowned film festivals around the world. The film was recently screened at Seattle International Film Festival which ran... Read More

April 23, 2016

YOSHIKI Supports Kumamoto Earthquake Relief Fund

Yoshiki Foundation donates JPY10,000,000 to Japan Red Cross Yoshiki Foundation America, a 501(c)(3) organization, run by the leader of legendary Japanese rock band X JAPAN, announced that the foundation is supporting the efforts of the Japan Red Cross rushing aid those who are affected by the recent Kumamoto Earthquake by donating JPY10,000,000. Yoshiki happened to be in Japan when the deadly earthquake hit Kumamoto and has been following the developing news related to this disaster.... Read More

March 27, 2016

YOSHIKI’s Signature TAMA Drum Set Auctioned for JPY6.04 Million as a 5-Year Commemoration of Biggest Natural Disaster in Japan’s History


Yoshiki’s Efforts for The Great Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Continues…

 Signature TAMA Drum Set Auctioned for JPY6.04 Million as a 5-Year Commemoration of Biggest Natural Disaster in Japan’s History Proceeds to be Donated to Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund through Japan Red Cross X Japan’s leader, Yoshiki auctioned his premier special edition of signature TAMA drum set to commemorate the 5 year anniversary of The Great Japan Earthquake and Tsunami on... Read More

March 12, 2016

X JAPAN ANNOUNCE THREE SCREENINGS OF AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY FILM

‘WE ARE X’ AT SXSW FILM FESTIVAL IN AUSTIN, TX: FRIDAY, MARCH 11 (Satellite venue: Marchesa, 6:30p) WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16 (Topfer Theater-Zach, 10:45a) FRIDAY, MARCH 18 (Paramount Theatre, 5:30p) Yoshiki To Perform Live At The Paramount Theatre On Friday, March 18 Immediately Following The Screening Of ‘WE ARE X’ ‘WE ARE X’ WINS WORLD CINEMA DOCUMENTARY SPECIAL JURY AWARD FOR “BEST EDITING” AT 2016 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL The award-winning, new documentary on the... Read More

February 25, 2016

YOSHIKI×Golden Bomber Talk Show on Niconico Live

On Monday February 29th, a special program “YOSHIKI CHANNEL YOSHIKI×Golden Bomber Legendary Talk Show – Golden Bomber Live Appearance” will air on X JAPAN YOSHIKI’s official Niconico Live channel “YOSHIKI CHANNEL.” The live-streamed shows in the past will be archived and aired on “YOSHIKI CHANNEL.” A talk show of YOSHIKI and Komuro Tetsuya will be streamed Friday March 4th and YOSHIKI’s performance at the US Sundance Film Festival will be streamed Friday March... Read More

February 4, 2016

X JAPAN FORCED TO POSTPONE MARCH 12, 2016 WEMBLEY SHOW DUE TO ILLNESS

DATE NOW RE-SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 4 2017 ALL TICKETS SOLD REMAIN VALID FOR THE NEW DATE Due to completely unforeseen circumstances, X JAPAN have announced that their show at SSE Arena Wembley, scheduled for March 12, 2016, has now been postponed to March 4, 2017. All tickets sold will remain valid for the rescheduled date. X JAPAN’s guitarist, PATA was admitted to the ICU at a hospital in Tokyo on January 15, 2016. He was diagnosed with a life-threatening condition, which included... Read More

February 3, 2016

YOSHIKI Receives Standing Ovation at Sundance Film Festival

At Sundance Film Festival, held in Park City Uta, YOSHIKI had a piano performance at the base camp set to be the closing ceremony on January 22nd. The venue was filled with industry people but when YOSHIKI came up onto the stage, there came a big applause. He played “MIRACLE”’s sound effect, Star Spangled Banner, Forever Love, Swan Lake, Without You, Art of Life (DJ set). He commented on the passing of HIDE before playing Without You, saying “I tried to describe the... Read More