Donation period for the Great East Japan Earthquake has been extended
We would like to express our deepest gratitude to those who have generously contributed to the Consulate General of Japan in Detroit to assist the victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing tsunami disasters. The Cabinet Office in Japan and the Japanese Red Cross Society have agreed to extend the donation period for these victims. We are now able to accept donations through March 31, 2017.

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On behalf of the Japanese people and the Government of Japan, Consul General of Japan in Detroit, Mr. Kuninori Matsuda would like to express heartfelt gratitude to all who have expressed sympathy for those suffering from the devastating earthquake and tsunami. Our Consulate is truly grateful for all of the support and outreach at this time.

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NOTE: Please note that donations to the Japanese Red Cross Society are not tax deductible. Japanese associations' donation programs listed below are all tax deductible.

The Consulate is also grateful for the numerous inquiries in regard to relief effort donations. Monetary donations are being accepted by the following organizations, including the Consulate General of Japan in Detroit.

  • The Japanese Red Cross Agency (bank-to-bank transfer)
    Name of Bank:Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
    Name of Branch: Ginza
    Account No. (Ordinary Account): 8047670 (for the benefit of the disaster victims)
    Payee Name: The Japanese Red Cross Society
    Payee Address: 1-1-3 Shiba-Daimon Minato-ku, Tokyo JAPAN
  • The Consulate General of Japan in Detroit (by Mar. 31, 2016)
    **We will issue receipts for donations, however donations to the Consulate General of Japan are not tax deductible.**
    The Consulate has established a special 2011 Earthquake Relief account. All donations received will be sent directly to the Japanese Red Cross Society for the relief efforts. Checks may be remitted as follows:
    Memo: 2011 Tohoku Relief
    Mail to: Consulate General of Japan in Detroit, 400 Renaissance Center, Suite 1600,  Detroit, MI  48243
    ATTN: Donation

More organizations accepting donations include:

    • The American Red Cross (
    • The Japan Business Society of Detroit (
    • The Japanese-American Citizens League of Dayton, Ohio. Donations can be sent to: Japan Earthquake Relief Fund c/o Chase Bank, 40 N. Main Street, Dayton, OH 45423, or checks can be deposited at any branch of the Chase Bank in the Dayton area. Alternatively, contributions can be made online with a credit card or PayPal on the Asian American Council web site: (100% of funds donated to the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund will be forwarded to the Consulate General of Japan in Detroit to support Japanese earthquake and disaster relief efforts.)
    • Japanese Student Organization of The Ohio State University is accepting donations for for disaster relief by check to Japanese Student Organization, c/o Institute for Japanese Studies, The Ohio State University, 306 Oxley Hall, 1712 Neil Ave., Columbus, OH 43210. More details, including donations by credit card, may be found here.
    • Michigan-Shiga Sister State Board. Make checks payable to “Michigan –Shiga Sister State Board” and note that this is a donation for the Japan Disaster Relief Fund. Please send checks to: Michigan-Shiga Sister State Board, P.O. Box 4715, East Lansing  MI 48823-9998

    Many schools and organizations are thoughtfully preparing cards and other means of good wishes. The Consulate would be happy to accept these at our office on behalf of the people of Japan and forward them after conditions improve.

    For information on the whereabouts and welfare of American nationals in Japan, please contact the U.S. State Department by phone at 1-888-407-4747 or at 1-202-501-4444, or by email at Also, for any persons unaccounted for in connection with the earthquake in Japan please check the ICRC website.

In consideration of phone service interruptions, the Consulate-General of Japan is also releasing a list of phone-based message systems in Japan to check the well-being of friends and family.
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