Yoshiki is a classically trained multi-instrumentalist and leader of one of Japan's most successful rock groups, X Japan.
Dr. Aida Takla-O'Reilly, Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) president said of the appointment: "Yoshiki is a world-renowned musician and composer of enormous talent and versatility who, in addition to being a rock superstar, has composed for film and television."
"As an international organisation dedicated to creative achievements, the HFPA is delighted to have a global musical artist of Yoshiki's stature create the theme for the show."
Yoshiki said of the show: "The Golden Globe Awards are extremely prestigious, but the show is also edgy. I'm a classical pianist and a rock drummer, so it was natural to create something beautiful that also has an edge."
Hosted by Ricky Gervais for 2012, The Golden Globe Awards ceremony is in its 69th year and will air internationally in more than 190 countries.
In the US, it will be broadcast live on NBC on Sunday, January 15, 2012.