Extension of Period for Receiving Donations for Noto Peninsula Earthquake ReliefTo provide coordinated, long-term support

The Nippon Foundation would like to extend its deepest condolences to all who have been affected by the magnitude 7.6 earthquake that struck Japan’s Noto Peninsula and nearby areas on January 1, 2024, and their families.

We have been accepting donations to support relief and recovery activities in affected areas since January 1, 2024. These donations are being used to install portable, self-contained sinks and showers and cardboard beds at evacuation centers and other locations, and to support the activities of NGOs involved in relief and recovery activities. Our sincere thanks to everyone who has made donations to support these activities.

With more than two months having passed since the earthquake struck, roads in some areas of the peninsula have yet to be repaired, meaning that isolated areas continue to receive very little support from outside. In addition, the hardest hit areas, including the cities of Wajima and Suzu, have aging populations, and with few people to carry out relief and recovery activities the road to reconstruction will be a long one.

Given that affected areas will require closely coordinated, long-term support, the period for accepting donations for Noto Peninsula earthquake relief efforts has been extended to September 30, 2024 (this date may be subject to change).

Donations to the Noto Peninsula earthquake relief project made from April 1, 2024, can be made via the following page.

We ask for your continued support.