Recovery from Great East Japan Earthquake

July 29, 2020

Japan's overseas missions are accepting relief money for this earthquake. As of March 31, 2020, a total of about 9 billion yen has been received (the figure represents the sum converted into yen at official exchange rates). The aggregate amount received at Japan's overseas missions does not represent the total relief money from the countries and regions concerned; donations of relief money are also made directly to the Japanese Red Cross Society or through local red cross and red crescent societies, as well as through many other channels. Relief money received at Japan's overseas missions is sent, via the Japanese Red Cross Society and other organizations, to local public entities, which in turn distribute the relief money among the affected people. NGOs, private companies and individuals around the world have extended or offered numerous donations and/or assistance. At least 43 NGOs from 16 countries are known to have arrived in Japan to date.
The Japan Platform (JPF)new window, a Japanese NGO, has announced that it will act as a point of contact for overseas NGOs' relief operations in Japan, in collaboration with the Japan NGO Center for International Cooperation (JANIC)new window. Japanese NGOs for international cooperation that belong to the JPF are engaged in relief activities in the afflicted areas.

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