Yoshiki of X JAPAN is raising awareness about the fires still raging in the Amazon rainforest by donating $100,000 to the emergency Amazon Forest Fund formed by Leonardo DiCaprio.
"The Amazon fires deserve the world's attention," Yoshiki said in a statement. "I want to encourage people in every nation, including Japan, to take action."
The iconic J-pop artist made the donation through his YOSHIKI FOUNDATION AMERICA, a U.S. 501(c)(3) nonprofit. All the funds will be distributed to five local groups working on the ground to protect the Amazon and its wildlife.