We at NPO JaNet extend our deepest sympathy and condolences to the people of Japan, especially those affected directly by the earthquake and tsunami that have devastated the entire country.

We will keep updated our members as well as non-members with the latest news and information through Japan Earthquake Emergency Information/Support Center we have set up

Hirofumi Sakaeda
Chairman of the Board


Northern Japan was hit by a huge earthquake (Magnitude 8.8 – The 5th Largest earthquake ever recorded – on March 11th at 2:46PM Japan time (March 10th, 12:46AM NY time). In response to this unprecedented disaster, we have set up Japan Earthquake Emergency Information/Support Center. We will keep you updated with the latest news and helpful information.

We have also created Japan Earthquake Relief Fund. All donations will be delivered via Japanese Consulate General in New York to various charities and local municipalities in Japan that are providing rescue/relief services.


Donations can be made by checks or via online.


1) By check –

Please make checks payable to: JaNet. Please indicate “Japan Earthquake” in the MEMO column.
Send checks to: JaNet/Japan Earthquake Relief Fund @ 420 Lexington Ave. Suite 2531 New York, NY 10170
・Please make sure to indicate your name and contact address.
・All donations are tax exempted. We will provide a receipt for every donation made (Our organization has been approved under section 501(C)(3) of Internal Revenue Code to be exempted from Federal Income Tax).

2) Via Online –

Please click “Donate” button below to enter your credit card number.

If you have any questions, please contact info@japanesenetwork.org.

Your financial support in these difficult times is greatly appreciated. We’d like to thank you very much for your generosity on behalf of the nation of Japan and its people.

According to Japan Meteorological Agency, the latest earthquake is the largest, most devastating earthquake the agency has recorded since 1923. Various news agencies have reported enormous earthquake/tsunami damages across the entire Northern Japan as well as parts of Cnntral to Southern Japan. Most telephone services to the affected regions have been interrupted since last night.


Japanese Consulate in New York has released the following internet information sites:

Japanese Premier’s Office Earthquake Information Site:

DOCOMO iMode Natural Disaster Message Services:

KDDI Disaster Message Services:


Softbank Mobile Disaster Message Services:

NTT Eastern Japan Emergency Message Site:

Willcom Disaster Message Services:

E-mobile disater/emergency message Center: