Japan Earthquake Relief Fund

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.



Video: 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.


To make an online donation, please click here.  You can also contribute to the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund by sending your check to:

Japan Society
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.


Of 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

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

Video: 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.

Video: Projects by Japan Earthquake Relief Fund Recipients

Generous donations to the Earthquake Relief Fund have allowed Japan Society to earmark $5.6 million in funding to 13 nonprofit organizations on the front lines of relief, recovery and reconstruction in Tohoku.

Click here for additional videos chronicling the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund's efforts.

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