X Japan’s leader Yoshiki makes yet another act of kindness by donating 10 million yen (about $100,000) to Japan’s National Center for Global Health and Medicine through his 501(c)(3) non-profit organization Yoshiki Foundation America.

Even before Japan declared a state of emergency, Yoshiki had already been actively speaking about the importance of properly handling the coronavirus, doing so through social media and even on television as seen a couple of weeks ago on BBC News. Japan has over 10,000 diagnosed cases to date, and fearing the health system may collapse Yoshiki has donated to support the frontline healthcare providers.

In America, where I live, there have been over 40,000 coronavirus deaths. It’s so sad. I heard that, unfortunately, the virus has also been spreading in Japan.

It saddens me that people working in the entertainment industry, including myself, as well as people from many other industries, are economically and psychologically stressed because nobody knows when things will settle down.

However, I believe that the people we should be supporting are the healthcare workers who are treating coronavirus patients as we speak. I wanted to support as much as I could.

I want people, including myself, to remember that the actions of everyone who’s enduring staying home are contributing thousands of times more to the healthcare workers than what I have donated.

I will also do my best as a musician to support people.

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.

Our center aims to contribute to the health and welfare of people in Japan and all around the world through the fields of medical care, research, education, and international cooperation.

Our mission includes the identification, assessment, prevention, diagnosis, and development of cutting-edge treatments for infectious diseases and other diseases, as well as promoting the development of medical supplies and equipment to make it possible to apply those treatments in clinical sites.

We believe that this is exactly what YOSHIKI has been supporting. Our staff members will continue their dedicated efforts to overcome the critical situation Japan is facing today.

Just this month Yoshiki donated $100,000 to the COVID-19 Relief Fund established by the Recording Academy and its charitable foundation MusiCares to help music creators and professionals affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. And also a $100,000 donation to the Japan Red Cross in commemoration of the ninth anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, and also donated a total of $24,000 to Meals on Wheels branches across Los Angeles for seniors affected by the coronavirus situation.

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