X Japan's Yoshiki is First Japanese Man on 'Vogue Japan' Cover: See the Photo

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X Japan's Yoshiki graces the latest "Rock Star" edition of Vogue Japan, becoming the first Japanese man to be featured on the cover in the magazine's 18-year history.

The charismatic bandleader rocks an androgynous glam look with Argentinian supermodel Mica Arganaraz on the October cover shot by the Italian fashion photography duo Luigi & Iango.

The photo session took place in New York in June, just three weeks after Yoshiki underwent cervical artificial disc replacement surgery. He had to obtain permission from his doctor to fly for the shoot, but said that his first job after the surgery was "very exciting."

"I was still bleeding from surgery at the time, but it was worth it," Yoshiki commented on his Instagram.

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