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Japan Society Tohoku Earthquake Relief Fund

The Japan Society has watched with deep sadness as news unfolds of the scale of damage from the Tohoku Pacific earthquake on 11 March 2011. We extend our heartfelt sympathy and condolences to all who have lost loved ones or been affected by the disastrous events.
The Japan Society has created a disaster relief fund to aid victims of the Tohoku earthquake. All funds received will be distributed to organizations working to help people in the affected areas recover from the devastating effects of the earthquake and tsunami.
You can make a donation online by going to

You can also contribute to the Japan Tohoku Earthquake Relief Fund by credit/debit card by telephoning the office on 020 7828 6330 or by sending a cheque to:

Tohoku Earthquake Relief Fund
The Japan Society, Swire House, 59 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6AJ

Please make your cheques payable to the Japan Society with “Tohoku Earthquake Relief Fund” on the reverse.

If you wish to pay by Bank Transfer we will provide you with our bank details on request.

If you are a UK tax payer, we can reclaim tax on your donation making it worth more. You must have paid an amount of UK Income Tax or Capital Gains Tax equal to any tax reclaimed. Please don’t forget to indicate whether you wish us to do this. A suggested form of words to authorize this is ‘I am a UK tax payer. Please reclaim Gift Aid on my donation.’

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The Japan Society is a registered charity and is registered as a company limited by guarantee in England and Wales. Company number 3371038 Charity number 1063952 VAT Registration No: 241 5505 89.

The Japan Society Tohoku Earthquake Relief Fund will channel all donations received to the work of voluntary and community organisations (NPOs) working in the most affected prefectures. Once the emergency relief work has finished, and the basic physical needs of the victims of the disaster have been met, there will be an immense amount to be done to rebuild lives and livelihoods. We believe that grassroots organisations, working with their local stakeholders, are best equipped to deliver long-term support through activities for which they themselves identify the need. The Japan Society will work with representatives and support networks of local NPOs to ensure that funds raised reach organizations that can make the maximum impact through locally agreed recovery projects.

As the local organizations begin to get back into action and identify needs, we will be updating our website with news of the work.

Thank you for your support.