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Date registered: November 23, 2012

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  1. YOSHIKI donates 10 miilion yen to Hokkaido Eastern Iburi earthquake relief — September 12, 2018
  2. YOSHIKI completes 5th Year Anniversary dinner concerts with 10 straight sold-out shows — September 9, 2018
  3. URBANGARDE announces compilation album Ai to Gensou no URBANGARDE — September 5, 2018
  4. SYNC NETWORK JAPAN launches worldwide Japanese music initiative — September 5, 2018
  5. YOSHIKI gives inspiring performance with young blind drummer at Budokan — August 30, 2018

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Jul 29 2018

YOSHIKI makes surprise Fuji Rock appearance with Skrillex


On Saturday, July 28, YOSHIKI made a surprise appearance on stage with internationally famous DJ and producer Skrillex at one of Japan’s biggest outdoor music events, Fuji Rock Festival ’18, held at Naeba Ski Resort in Niigata, Japan. The 40,000 fans at the main stage were shocked by YOSHIKI’s arrival, but soon began cheering and …

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Jul 28 2018

LUNATIC FEST. 2018 (Live Report Pt. 3) – ACE OF SPADES, back number, GLIM SPANKY


LUNATIC FEST. 2018 June 23, 2018 Live report by Meiko Kikuta ACE OF SPADES ACE OF SPADES definitely brought a new crowd to this year’s LUNATIC FEST. The collaboration between EXILE (feat. vocalist TAKAHIRO) and GLAY happened on TV in 2005, so the band’s appearance was a welcome surprise for both EXILE fans and GLAY …

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Jul 27 2018

URBANGARDE – Interview (2018)


URBANGARDE Interview by David Cirone July 26, 2018 Japanese “trauma techno-pop” band URBANGARDE has been pushing the envelope for a decade, and they recently marked their 10-year anniversary with a knockout celebration in Tokyo, “KEKKON SHIKI”. With years of experience behind them and increasing support from fans worldwide, their visual concepts and challenging ideas remain …

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Jul 26 2018

LUNATIC FEST. 2018 (Live Report Pt. 2) – ZIYOOU-VACHI & The BONEZ


LUNATIC FEST. 2018 June 23, 2018 Live report by Meiko Kikuta ZIYOOU-VACHI ZIYOOU-VACHI was one of the bands new to the event. Just like coldrain, they also did a full length song for soundcheck. Joining in with the test, fans pulled out their iconic colorful Juliana fans. The band name appeared on the side screens …

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Jul 23 2018

LUNATIC FEST. 2018 (Live Report Pt. 1) – LUNACY & coldrain


LUNATIC FEST. 2018 June 23, 2018 Live report by Meiko Kikuta LUNATIC FEST. returned to Makuhari Messe for the second time. LUNA SEA hosted this all-day long rock festival about three years ago with its official concept “The band’s maddest rock festival”. The first event included some of the most popular rock bands in Japan: …

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Jul 23 2018

BABYMETAL reveals A!SMART variant cover for APOCRYPHA graphic novel


This fall, BABYMETAL will release the original graphic novel APOCRYPHA: THE LEGEND OF BABYMETAL, which will explore the unknown mythology of the group. To coincide with Comic-Con International, the first of four variant covers has been revealed by Amuse Group USA – a subsidiary of BABYMETAL’s management company Amuse, Inc. – and independent publisher Z2 …

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Jul 22 2018

YOSHIKI releases Instagram preview of new Attack on Titan theme


YOSHIKI gave fans a special preview of his new theme song for the anime series Attack on Titan on his official Instagram page, revealing the clip of “Red Swan” by “YOSHIKI feat. HYDE” along with a montage of imagery from the anime’s third season which begins July 22 on NHK in Japan.

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Jul 19 2018

YOSHIKI performs marathon of sold-out dinner shows in Tokyo


YOSHIKI completed the first wave of his sold-out dinner shows in Tokyo on July 16, a marathon 7 shows over 4 days celebrating the fifth anniversary of his intimate concert series. “EVENING WITH YOSHIKI 2018 IN TOKYO JAPAN 6 DAYS 5TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL” included guest appearances by Yoshikitty, a string quartet, guest vocalists Katie …

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Jul 12 2018

YOSHIKI donates 10 million yen to heavy rain disaster area in western Japan


After YOSHIKI received the report of heavy downpours and flooding in July 2018 which greatly damaged various places around western Japan, he made a donation of 10 million yen to the Japanese Red Cross Society through his own 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Yoshiki Foundation America. The Japanese Red Cross Society also began accepting donations for the …

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Jul 11 2018

X JAPAN feat. HYDE to perform Attack on Titan Season 3 opening


X JAPAN’s “Red Swan” has been chosen as the opening theme for Season 3 of the TV anime Attack on Titan. The new song, featuring YOSHIKI’s first-ever recording collaboration with vocalist HYDE (L’Arc~en~Ciel), was announced at Anime Expo on July 8, 2018 at the season opener’s world-premiere screening in Los Angeles.

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