While attending the infamous institution The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, Yoshi learned to treasure the values of free speech. He may also have called one of his fellow Greeners a “godless communist” during one heated class conversation.
Yoshi was employed for four years in adult retail businesses in Seattle; even after getting teargassed during the WTO riots, he still worked his night shift. Eventually, he reached the highest echelons of the industry, working for prestigious yet controversial studio Evil Angel. There, he produced DVDs for famed porn directors Rocco Siffredi, Joey Silvera, John Stagliano, John Leslie and Christof Clark. When Evil Angel’s owner John Stagliano was prosecuted for obscenity by the U.S. Justice Department, Yoshi saw the overreaching power of the government. (The case ended in an acquittal.) He also contributed to “Illegal Magazine,” part of a Copenhagen-based harm reduction effort that supplies street addicts with publications to sell for their own profit.
Currently, he is in the final phase of his new stage show, Adult Content, while also making bimonthly visits to Washington DC, consulting on a forthcoming book about the sexual proclivities of terrorists.