Professional Basketball B.League Donates 31 Million Yen to Support Earthquake Relief ActivitiesDonation to be used to support areas affected by January 1 Noto Peninsula Earthquake

The Nippon Foundation has received a donation of 31,043,088 yen from the Japan Professional Basketball League (B.League). The donation was collected at games and other events from January 5 to March 22 to support relief and recovery activities in areas affected by the January 1, 2024, earthquake that struck Japan’s Noto Peninsula. B. League Chairman Shinji Shimada presented the donation to The Nippon Foundation Chairman Yohei Sasakawa on March 26.

Photo of Shinji Shimada presenting the donation to Yohei Sasakawa
The Nippon Foundation Chairman Yohei Sasakawa accepts the donation from B.League Chairman Shinji Shimada


Shinji Shimada, Chairman, B.League

We have trusted The Nippon Foundation with our donations when we have conducted fundraising activities in the past. The most important thing is for the people in disaster-affected areas to embark on reconstruction as quickly as possible. I am very pleased that The Nippon Foundation will use its wealth of expertise and experience to make effective use of this donation. B.League will continue to work to contribute to society going forward.

Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman, The Nippon Foundation

We are very grateful for this support from the increasingly popular B.League. The Nippon Foundation will use this donation for Noto Peninsula earthquake support with a sense of responsibility. I look forward to continuing to work with B.League going forward to support children and contribute to society in other ways.

Donations to The Nippon Foundation

The Special Fund for Disaster Preparedness was established in March 2014 to be able to provide the most needed support as quickly as possible in the event of a large-scale disaster. Donations have also been collected to carry out and support relief activities following the earthquake that struck Japan’s Noto Peninsula on January 1, 2024. The fund began collecting donations for these activities immediately after the earthquake struck on January 1, and as of March 18 had received 151,325 donations totaling 694,334,921 yen.

To date, donations for Noto Peninsula earthquake relief have been used to support the activities of 44 organizations providing relief in affected areas, and to purchase equipment including self-contained showers and sinks and install bathing facilities in areas where water has been cut off for an extended period of time. We will continue to provide support going forward as needs emerge in affected areas.