Information on support and donations for quake and tsunami victims
 
 
Donations for Quake and Tsunami Victims

On 30 March 2011, the Embassy of Japan in Singapore returned the donation tin placed within its Information and Culture section to the Japanese Association, who had been entrusted with the tin by the Singapore Red Cross Society.

Following that, we have continued to receive requests from individuals and charitable organizations asking the Embassy to take in their collected donations. In response to that, the Embassy of Japan has set up a bank account for this purpose to facilitate our Information and Culture section to accept such donations. All collected donations will be handed directly to the Japanese Red Cross Society and be used towards relief efforts for victims of the quake and tsunami. To donate in cash or by cheque, please enquire with the Information and Culture section.

You may wish to know that it is still possible to donate to the Japanese Red Cross Society by directly remitting to their bank account (below) or through the Singapore Red Cross Society. The Japanese Association in Singapore will also continue to accept donations until 13 April 2011.

    Bank Account of the Japanese Red Cross Society:
    Name of Bank: Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
    Name of Branch: Ginza
    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
    Note (1): All remittance to this account will be used as donations to the disaster victims.
    Note (2): If you need a receipt, please make a remark on the payment slip.

"Restoring Family Links" Service

Singaporeans and Japanese residents who have diffculties locating their immediate family members due to the disaster can call the following hotlines provided by the Singapore Red Cross Society:
Hotlines: (+65) 6334-9152 / 6334-9153 / 6334-9154


Support Information
After Japan was struck by the massive earthquake, offers of relief assistance and supplies started pouring in from NGOs, corporations and individuals worldwide. However, due to the limited space and logistical constrains, the Government of Japan is not prepared to accept aids at the moment until it has put in place the proper countermeasures to deal with the situation.

We thank you in advance for your kindness and understanding.