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This week, the Japanese Government announced that rock star has been awarded the prestigious for his numerous charitable works, including his support and donations to frontline medical professionals during the crisis.  received the Medal with the , which is awarded to individuals who have made exceptionally generous financial contributions to the national government, local governments, and public entities.
 
commented, “I am very honored to receive the . I hope to continue supporting these efforts in the future. I would be grateful if the circle of charity would expand further through these activities. Thank you very much.”
 
Last April, YOSHIKI donated 10 million yen (appx. $100,000) to Japan’s through his 501(c)(3) non-profit organization . The Center researches infectious and autoimmune diseases, including .
 
YOSHIKI’s swift action to support medical personnel fighting on the front lines inspired other celebrities, who moved to make their own donations to aid the collective national effort.
 
YOSHIKI also donated $100,000 to the in the U.S. established by the Recording Academy/GRAMMYs and its charitable foundation MusiCares to help music artists and professionals affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
 
Also in 2020, YOSHIKI donated 10 million yen (appx. $100,000) to the in commemoration of the ninth anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, and donated a total of $24,000 to branches across Los Angeles for seniors affected by the crisis.
 
He has supported numerous other humanitarian causes around the world, including donating $100,000 to disaster relief for victims in Texas in 2017.
 
In recognition of his active influence and philanthropy, he was selected as one of Forbes Asia’s 30 Heroes of Philanthropy in 2019.

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