Fan Project to Support TOSHI

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In a previous newspost we reported about TOSHI leaving his agency Home of Hearts.
After that became known, we recognized an incredible response from X JAPAN and TOSHI fans worldwide who expressed their wish to support TOSHI and send him encouraging messages.

A group of fans therefore created “PROJECT Toshi: Show your support” to organise events and collect messages from TOSHI’s fans all over the world.
Everyone who wishes to participate can do so.
You can find the project here: Support for TOSHI on Facebook

Posted: January 31st, 2010

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Ra:IN Latin America Tour 2010 and Concert in Los Angeles

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As Ra:IN already told us in an interview last year, they will tour through Latin America, visiting Costa Rica, Peru, Chile and Brazil.
According to DIE’s Blog, the band will also hold a concert in Los Angeles on March 10th.

Tour dates are as follows:

28 Feb. 2010        – Fiesta Latina in San José, Costa Rica
03 March 2010     – La Noche in Lima, Peru
05 March 2010     – Teatro Normandie in Santiago, Chile
06 OR 07th March – Inferno Club in São Paulo, Brazil*
10 March 2010      – Los Angeles, CA – more info’s TBA

* if you want to visit this event, make sure you know the correct date, as we found two different information.
As soon as we know more, we will let you know.

For more Information, also about concerts in Japan, please have a look into our Event Calendar.

Sources: Ra:IN MySpace, DIE’s Blog, www.noix.cl/rain/index.html

Posted: January 30th, 2010

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Happy Birthday, HEATH!

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Despite all the occurrences recently, we should not forget to pause for a moment to check our calendars and remember which date is today:

Happy Birthday HEATH!

We wish you another, joyful, creative and healthy year in your life and a lot of success, both with X JAPAN and your solo career!

Posted: January 21st, 2010

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TOSHI’s solo Sayonara concert to take place on February 24th

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According to Sanspo and Nikkan Sports, TOSHI’s solo Sayonara concert, produced by YOSHIKI, will take place on February 24th. The exact place will be revealed once the ticket sales start. Other members of X JAPAN will also make appearances. We will keep you updated with details as soon as possible!

Sources: Sanspo, Nikkan Sports

Posted: January 20th, 2010

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TOSHI leaving Home of Hearts and ceasing all solo activities

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After the first rumors showed up on Saturday, TOSHI wrote a long post on his MIXI Blog and additionally gave a press conference together with his lawyers Hiroyuki Kawai and Yukari Maruta from the Sakura Kyodo Law Offices today (January 18th) in Tokyo, announcing his break from Home of Hearts Ltd. (HoH), his agency, a subsidiary of Healing World Ltd. (HW).

He explained that his work for HoH caused him physical and mental illness and also heavy financial problems. All his income, except for basic living expenses, have gone to his wife Kaori Moritani, HoH or HW. Loans have also been taken out on his name, putting him in debt for more than 100 million yen (more than $1,000,000 or €700,000) thus forcing him to declare bankruptcy. He said he came to the realization that he was being blatantly used by his (former) producer MASAYA, after he had time to think during his illness late last year. “What I have actually been living on has been the help of friends, people I knew who have helped me out. Even now, when I got sick, I could only rely on help from friends,” he said.

Due to his departure, he will cease all solo projects, including TOSHI with T-EARTH, but before that a farewell (sayonara) concert, produced by YOSHIKI, is planned. From now on, he will concentrate on his work with X JAPAN.

Furthermore, he said that has filed for a divorce from his wife and duet partner Kaori Moritani (stage name WANKU) who also works under the Healing World label, with whom he’s been living separated from, for the last 10 years already, despite of being formally married since 1997.

We hope TOSHI will be able to get over this crisis soon!

Sources: TOSHI’s MIXI blog, Natalie.mu, Oricon, Nikkansports, etc

Posted: January 18th, 2010

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