On March 12, 2011, Japan Society created the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund, a disaster relief fund to aid victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake. One hundred percent of your tax-deductible contributions to the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund go to organizations that directly help victims of the March 11 disaster. While much of the world's attention has moved away from Tohoku, our work in Tohoku continues. We are grateful for your continued contributions and commitment to Tohoku.
Through Japan Society's Innovators Network program, the Society partners with Entrepreneurial Training for Innovative Communities (ETIC), a Japan-based NPO, to support leadership development in the region and to identify, articulate and support what remains to be done going forward. Using the milestone 5th anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami, we launched THINK TOHOKU 2011-2021 to galvanize new ideas, resources and commitment to the region, and to examine how Tohoku can serve as an innovation lab for economic and community revitalization not only in other parts of Japan, but in communities around the world facing the challenges of natural or man-made disasters, depopulation, aging populations, brain drain, and economic stagnation.
Click here for a partial listing of Japan Earthquake Relief Fund supporters.
MAKE AN ONLINE DONATIONTo make an online donation, please click here. You can also contribute to the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund by sending your check to:
333 East 47th Street
New York, New York 10017
Attn: Japan Earthquake Relief Fund
Please make your checks payable to "Japan Society" and indicate Japan Earthquake Relief Fund on the memo section of the check.
FUND RECIPIENTSOf the funds that have been generously donated so far, we have earmarked $13.95 million to 44 organizations in support of 66 grants on the front lines of relief, recovery and reconstruction in Tohoku. Read more about these organizations or read the latest press release.
Japan Earthquake Relief Fund Videos
Video: ETIC: Leadership Development in Tohoku
Video: Hitoshi Abe on ArchiAid and Rebuilding Tohoku
Video: Projects by Japan Earthquake Relief Fund Recipients
Click here for additional videos chronicling the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund's efforts.