Relief Money in Response to the 2016 Earthquake Centered in the Kumamoto Region of Kumamoto Prefecture

Following the 2016 earthquake centered in the Kumamoto Region of Kumamoto Prefecture, the Government of Japan has decided to accept relief money from foreign governments, foreign individuals, companies, and Japanese residents abroad, in the following manner:
 

1 Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle

(1) Acceptance Period
Donations will be accepted until March 31, 2018.
(Note) The relief money received by the Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle will later be sent to the account of the Government of Japan. These donations will go to the people affected by the earthquake through the local governments.
 
(2) Donation Methods and Procedure
(a) Donate at the Consulate Office
People who are interested in donating at our office must download the Donation Form (see 1(3)). Please bring this form and a check with you to the Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle.

(Note) No cash donations will be accepted. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

(b) Donate by Mail
People who are interested in donating by mail must download and fill out the Donation Form (see 1(3)). Please send the completed form and check to the address below:
General Affairs Section (Attention: Kumamoto)
Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle
601 Union Street, Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98101

(NOTE) No cash donations will be accepted. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. The Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle will NOT be responsible for lost mail.
 
(3) Donation Form
Please download the pdf file “Donation Form” here.
 
(4) Checks
Please make checks payable to “Consulate-General of Japan”.
 
(5) Requesting a Receipt
If you wish to obtain a receipt, please mention it in the margin of the donation form.
 
 

2 Japanese Red Cross Society (Foreign Relief Fund Contribution Account)

International fundraising ended on June 15, 2016.
 

3 Relief Money Acceptance Account by Local Governments of the Affected Area

Local governments of the affected areas have also opened accounts to accept donations. Please check the websites of each local government for more information. If you wish to see the information of the account opened by Kumamoto Prefecture, which is one of the most severely affected areas, please check the following website.
Call for 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake Donations