We would like to express our deepest condolences and sympathy to those affected by the recent series of earthquakes that hit Kumamoto. We are grateful to all those who have generously supported the people of Japan.
On March 12, 2011, Japan Society created the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund, a disaster relief fund to aid survivors of the Great East Japan Earthquake that devastated the Tohoku region of Japan. On April 18, 2016, the Society broadened the scope of the fund to include support for the survivors of the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake, a series of earthquakes with epicenters around Kumamoto that began on April 14.
MAKE A DONATIONJapan Society is now accepting contributions to support recovery in Kumamoto. Japan Society accepts donations to the fund from individuals, corporations and organizations.
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
For contributions to the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund, please make your checks payable to "Japan Society" and indicate "Tohoku," "Kumamoto" or “Fund Admin” on the memo section of the check. If a specific purpose is not noted, undesignated funds will be used in either Tohoku or Kumamoto.
FUND RECIPIENTSOf the funds that have been generously donated so far, we have earmarked $14.155 million to 48 organizations in support of 71 grants on the front lines of relief, recovery and reconstruction in Tohoku and Kumamoto. Read more about these organizations or read the latest press release.
Japan Earthquake Relief Fund Videos
Video: Report from Tohoku, April 2012
Video: ETIC: Leadership Development in Tohoku
Video: Hitoshi Abe on ArchiAid and Rebuilding Tohoku
Click here for additional videos chronicling the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund's efforts.