UPDATE: 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake Donations

June 15, 2016
 

Please note that as of June 15, 2016 the Japanese Red Cross Society has stopped accepting donations classified as " Kyuenkin (Donation for JCRS activities)".


For your information, the Japanese Red Cross Society has opened the following bank account in order to receive donation to the victims of 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake from overseas:


Bank Name: SUMITOMO MITSUI BANKING CORPORATION
Branch Name: GINZA BRANCH
Account Number: 026-8372918
SWIFT Code: SMBCJPJT
Bank Address: 5-8-10, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
Beneficiary Name: The Japanese Red Cross Society
Beneficiary Address: 1-1-3, Shiba Daimon, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan 
Telephone: +81-3-3438-1311

※Important Notice
1. There are two kinds of donations to the Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS). The "Gienkin (Relief Donation)" would be sent directly to the donation distribution committees at local governments of the affected area and would be provided to the affected people in cash. While " Kyuenkin (Donation for JRCS activities)" would be used to cover JRCS’s relief activities in the area affected by this earthquake.

2. In Principle, JRCS is accepting donation from overseas as "Kyuenkin (Donation for JCRS activities)". If you wish your donation to be used as "Gienkin (Relief Donation)" please inform JRCS via e-mail (donation@jrc.or.jp) the following information after the transfer.
(1) Intention for your donation to be treated as “ Gienkin (Relief Donation)”
(2) Name of the sender
(3) The amount donated
(4) Date of transfer
(5) The bank to which the money was transferred to JRCS

3. The Japanese Red Cross Society, in principle, does not issue a receipt for donation. If you wish to obtain a receipt, please inform JRCS via e-mail (donation@jrc.or.jp) the following points after the transfer;
(1) "Request for a receipt"
(2) Name of the sender
(3) Amount donated
(4) Date of transfer
(5) The bank to which the money was transferred to JRCS

【Link to JRCS】
http://www.jrc.or.jp/contribute/help/28/

Besides JRCS, the Government of Kumamoto Prefecture has also opened an account in order to accept donation from overseas. For further details, please click the following.


http://www.pref.kumamoto.jp/kiji_15456.html?type=top

We are very grateful for the concerns expressed and the assistance offered.