Yoshiki becomes first Japanese artist honored in Hollywood imprint ceremony

Japanese musician Yoshiki has left prints of his hands and feet in cement in a ceremony at a Hollywood theater. He's the first Japanese to leave his mark alongside those of legendary stars.

The imprint ceremony for the member of the popular rock band X Japan took place at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Thursday.

The Hollywood landmark is famous for the handprints and footprints of world-famous celebrities in its forecourt.

Standing on stage, Yoshiki said he "wanted to prove that nothing is impossible" and that even a person from Japan who didn't speak English could pursue the American dream.

The musician added that he wanted to dedicate the honor to his mother, who died last year.

After the ceremony, Yoshiki said he still doesn't feel a sense of accomplishment.

He also expressed gratitude to his deceased father and late X Japan members Hide and Taiji.