Donations for " the Heavy Rain in July 2018" in western Japan




Trustbank, operator of "Furusato Choice", has begun accepting international online donations to support relief efforts for the heavy rain and flooding disaster that has been affecting western Japan beginning in July 2018.


Eligible donators reside outside of Japan and do not hold a Japanese residence card.

Prefectural Governments

Donations will be sent to prefectural governments affected by the disaster listed below:










■ All your donations will be sent directly to prefectural governments minus credit card transaction fees. Trustbank does NOT receive any commission.
■ Donations are NOT subject to tax deductions, and tax deduction receipts will not be issued.
■ Minimum donation amount is 1 JPY and the maximum donation amount is 9,999,999 JPY.
■ Cancellations will not be accepted once your payment has been completed.
■ Contact us : (Please understand that responses to English enquiries may be delayed.)

About Trustbank, Inc.

Trustbank was founded in April 2012. In September that same year it launched the hometown tax payment charitable contributions general website "Furusato Choice." The website receives approximately 144 million monthly page views (December 2016) and has more than 2.23 million participants (July 2017), making it one of Japan's largest websites. Based on its mission of bringing together people, things, money and information Trustbank provides sustainable regional support services.

As part of its operations Trustbank has designed and operates the Tanomoshi website to support Japan's producers and business people and the Local Biyori website to help in online searching of Japan's local regions. It has also sponsored numerous seminars in Japan on providing regional support. In July 2016 Trustbank opened the Furusato Choice Café (located in Yurakucho in Tokyo) to provide customers with a hometown experience while residing in Tokyo.

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