Consulate General accepting donations to support relief efforts in North East Japan
Consulate General accepting donations to support relief efforts in North East Japan(dedicated bank account now open)
01 April 2011
1.The Consulate General of Japan is accepting donations for relief efforts in response to the Tohoku - Pacific Ocean Earthquake, which took place on 11th March 2011.
All donations received will be 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 (N.B. The office doesn't accept cheques).
Payments by bank transfer
The following dedicated bank account for this purpose is now open:
Recipient Name: CONSULATE GENERAL OF JAPAN NO 5 ACCOUNT
Bank Name: The Royal Bank of Scotland
Sort Code: 830608
Account Number: 11800192
(Note: You cannot use Gift Aid and other tax exemptions for charities for your donation through our Consulate General even if you are a UK taxpayer as the Consulate General 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
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.)
3.If you wish to send donations through the British Red Cross, please refer to the following website:
Donations through the British Red Cross will be either used for the relief effort by the Japanese Red Cross or dispensed to the people affected by the disaster.
We would like to express our deep gratitude for your warm sympathy and kind assistance.