Noto Peninsula Earthquake donations

Within days of the Noto Peninsula Earthquake, donations began pouring in. The following summary lists major organizations that are accepting donations and how to avoid fraud.

Ishikawa prefectural government

Bank information
Bank address: 1-1 Kuratsuki, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, 920-8203, Japan
Beneficiary account number: 103-0028593
Beneficiary name: ISHIKAWAKENREIWA6NENNOTOHANTOUJISHINSAIGAIGIENKIN (Meaning: Ishikawa Prefecture 2024 Noto Peninsula Earthquake disaster relief donation)
Beneficiary address: 1-1 Kuratsuki, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, 920-8203, Japan
(Service charges will apply)

Collection boxes

Collection boxes have been placed at the Ishikawa prefectural government office and at its offices in Tokyo, Osaka and Komatsu, Ishikawa. Office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Visitors to Kenrokuen, a Japanese garden in Kanazawa City, can make donations near the Katsurazaka gate from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. on open days.

Kenrokuen reopened January 5, but restricted areas remain due to earthquake damage.

The Central Community Chest of Japan

The Central Community Chest of Japan has established a dedicated website to raise funds for disaster volunteer activities in areas impacted by the disaster. It accepts donations via bank transfers and credit cards.

The Nippon Foundation

The Nippon Foundation's website has information on how to make donations via bank transfers or online, including credit cards. The funds will be used for recovery activities carried out by NPOs.

How to donate safely and avoid scams

In the wake of past disasters, fraudsters posing as representatives of welfare organizations or public organizations solicited donations.

Following the Noto earthquake, fraudsters on social media have solicited donations via smartphone payments.

The police and the Consumer Affairs Agency are calling on people to thoroughly vet organizations before making donations.