Japan Relief Fund

Japan Relief Fund

We would like to express our heartfelt condolences and sympathies to all those affected by Typhoon Hagibis. Our thoughts are with those who have lost loved ones and those who have been displaced.

On October 16, 2019, Japan Society launched the 2019 Typhoon Hagibis Relief Fund, a disaster relief fund to aid the survivors of the particularly powerful typhoon that struck Japan on October 12.

With the exception of 3% to cover credit card donations, one hundred percent of your tax-deductible contributions will go to organizations working on relief and recovery in the affected area.

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.

We are grateful to all those who have generously supported Japan.


Japan Society is now accepting contributions to support recovery for those affected by Typhoon Hagibis and the Great East Japan Earthquake in Tohoku. (Please note: We closed the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake fund on December 31, 2019.) Japan Society accepts donations to the fund from individuals, corporations and organizations.

You can also contribute to the Japan Relief Fund by sending your check to:

Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, New York 10017
Attn: Japan Relief Fund

For contributions to the Japan Relief Fund, please make your checks payable to "Japan Society" and indicate "Hagibis," "Tohoku," or “Fund Admin” on the memo section of the check. If a specific purpose is not noted, undesignated funds will be used for Typhoon Hagibis.


Of the funds that have been generously donated so far, we have earmarked $14.155 million to 49 organizations in support of 73 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.

A list of donors can be found here.


Japan Earthquake Relief Fund

Report from Tohoku, April 2012

Japan Society highlights the work of three organizations that are using Japan Earthquake relief funds to rebuild communities in the Tohoku region.

ETIC: Leadership Development in Tohoku

Haruo Miyagi, Founder and CEO of ETIC, discusses the organization's work in Tohoku.

Hitoshi Abe on ArchiAid and Rebuilding Tohoku

Hitoshi Abe, co-founder of ArchiAid, talks about the incredible work the organization is doing to help rebuild communities in the Tohoku region after the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Click here for additional videos chronicling the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund's efforts.
Image: © 国土地理院 - Wikimedia Commons (Source).

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