2011 Tohoku Pacific Earthquake
The Embassy of Japan in Canada to accept Donations for the Relief of the Victims of the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
On the occasion of the recent Tohoku Pacific Earthquake, the Embassy of Japan in Ottawa would like to express our profound gratitude for all the communications expressing concern and sympathy as well as the many offers of assistance from various sectors that it has been receiving. The Embassy of Japan is committed to continuing its utmost efforts to provide rapid emergency response and help in the region affected by the disaster. Your continuing support in this regard is greatly appreciated.
1. Donation for the relief of the victims through the Embassy of Japan in Canada
Effective March 23, the Embassy of Japan is accepting donations to its dedicated account for the “Tohoku Pacific Earthquake.” The donation must be by cheque only, mailed to the following address. Please specify to which entity you would like to send your donation: the Government of Japan or the Japanese Red Cross Society. Please note that in the case no entity is specified, the donation will go to the Government of Japan.
|Embassy of Japan in Canada
|Japan Earthquake Relief Fund (Government of Japan) or Japan Earthquake Relief Fund (Japanese Red Cross Society)
|255 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1N9E6
(Attn: Japan Earthquake Relief Fund)
– The Embassy is NOT accepting wire transfers due to high transaction fees.
2. Donation to the Japanese Red Cross Society and the Canadian Red Cross Society
The Japanese Red Cross Society (electronic remittance) and the Canadian Red Cross Society (online donation) are also accepting donations in the following methods:
(1) Japanese Red Cross Society:
Relief donations will be remitted by the Japanese Red Cross Society to each affected municipality, which then pays it directly to the victims.
[Note] If you require a receipt, please indicate so in your payment slip. Please note, however, that those receipts are not for tax credit purposes under Canadian tax laws.
|Name of the Bank
|Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
|Name of the Branch
|8047670 (ordinary account)
|SMBC JP JT
|Japanese Red Cross Society
|1-1-3 Shiba-Daimon Minato-ku, Tokyo JAPAN
A powerful 8.9 magnitude earthquake with a depth of 24.4 km, struck off the east coast of Honshu, Japan on March 11, 2011 at 14:46 local time. A series of significant aftershocks, ranging in size from 5.8 to 7.1 magnitude, have already struck the same area.
Officials at Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada in Ottawa and at the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo are closely monitoring the situation, are actively working to determine the impact on any Canadians that may be affected, and stand ready to provide consular assistance to Canadian citizens in need.
Officials in Ottawa and across the Asia-Pacific region are also closely monitoring the potential impact of the tsunami warnings affecting the wider region.
Canadians who believe that they have Canadian friends or family who may be affected to call the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade at 613-943-1055, or toll free within Canada at 1-800-387-3124, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Canadian citizens in Japan requiring emergency consular assistance should contact the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo at (011-81-3) 5412-6200, or call DFAIT’s Emergency Operations Centre collect at 613-996-8885. An email can also be sent to email@example.com.
The Government of Canada extends its condolences to all those affected by this significant natural disaster.