The Great East Japan Earthquake Embassy Accepting Donations

2020/2/15

Embassy accepting donations to support relief efforts in North East Japan

1. The Embassy of Japan is accepting donations for relief efforts in response to the Great East Japan Earthquake, which took place on 11 March 2011.

Image: Asahi Shimbun / An Inju We continue to accept payments by bank cheque (addressed to the Embassy of Japan).

All donations received will be converted into Yen and forwarded to the Japanese Red Cross Society to be dispensed to assist the people in the Tohoku region who have been affected by this disaster.

Address for cheques:
Embassy of Japan
101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT

Please write your name, address and 'for Earthquake Relief' on the reverse side of the cheque. In addition, if you need a receipt, please request it in writing and enclose a stamped addressed envelope.

(Note: You cannot use Gift Aid and other tax exemptions for charities for your donation through our Embassy even if you are a UK taxpayer as the Embassy is not eligible for such treatment. Also, bank commissions for conversion to Yen will be paid out of the collected donations.)

2. You can also make a direct donation to the Japanese Red Cross Society via the bank account shown below.

Donations to be forwarded to the Donation Allocation Committees of the relevant local governments in the affected areas to be dispensed to the people affected by this disaster.

Bank: Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Branch: Ginza
Account No.: 8047670 (Ordinary Account)
SWIFT Code: SMBC JP JT
Payee Name: The Japanese Red Cross Society
Payee Address: 1-1-3 Shiba-Daimon Minato-ku, Tokyo JAPAN

If a receipt is needed, please indicate accordingly in the remarks column of the payment slip.

(Note: You cannot use Gift Aid or other tax exemptions for charities for your donation to the Japanese Red Cross Society even if you are a UK taxpayer as the Japanese Red Cross Society is not eligible for such treatment.)

We would like to express our deep gratitude for your warm sympathy and kind assistance.

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Image: Asahi Shimbun / An Inju