PIKOTARO, who achieved global fame for the hit "PPAP" ("Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen") in 2016, has updated his song to encourage people around the world to stay safe during the current global crisis.
Akihabara-based maid cafe @home cafe ("at-home cafe") will present a special Hello Kitty collaboration cafe from January 21 – March 29, 2020.
@home cafe held the rare outdoor event on November 30 as an exclusive gift for fans who purchased the CD version of "Aikome♡Forever" at Tower Records Akihabara. The mini-live, held at the Rooftop Sky Stage at Matsuzakaya Ueno, featured 17 of @home cafe's Premium Maids, led by Legendary Maid Hitomi.
Akihabara-based maid cafe @home cafe ("at-home cafe") will hold a special pre-opening event for the opening of its second Osaka restaurant with a special ceremony and livestream on Instagram.
Yoshikitty, the collaboration between Hello Kitty and YOSHIKI – composer, rock drummer, and leader of X JAPAN – is nominated once again in the 34th Annual Sanrio Character Ranking contest this year.
YOSHIKI has donated 100 million won (approximately $90,000) through his non-profit organization, Yoshiki Foundation America, to ChildFund Korea to support victims of the devastating forest fire which struck South Korea last week on April 4, 2019.
YOSHIKI creates the "S" pose (based on his famous "X" pose) for Bandai Namco's first anniversary campaign for the top-selling smartphone game THE iDOLM@STER: SHINY COLORS.
Budo Grape vocalist Quminco adds another star to her career with her recent acting role in the new NHK comedy series Tokusatsu Gagaga.
The H Collective has partnered with prolific Japanese composer and musician YOSHIKI on the next installment in the xXx franchise, xXx 4 starring Vin Diesel.