We would like to express our deepest condolences and sympathy to those affected by the recent series of earthquakes that hit Kumamoto. We are grateful to all those who have generously supported the people of Japan.
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.
One hundred percent of your tax-deductible contributions to the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund go to organizations that directly help those impacted by the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake and the Great East Japan Earthquake. Japan Society will absorb the cost of administering the fund, but also welcomes contributions to help us cover administrative costs.