Western Japan Flood and Landslide Disaster

Western Japan is still reeling from the impact of the worst flooding in 36 years, as a result of torrential rains. Overflowing rivers and landslides have caused suffering in many prefectures, the worst hit areas being Hiroshima and Okayama. At the time of writing, 162 people are confirmed dead and 56 are still missing.

If you would like to contribute to the ongoing relief and recovery efforts in Western Japan, here is a partial list of the English-friendly organizations and private groups currently accepting donations:

English-Friendly Organizations Accepting Donations

Japan Platform

Emergency Response to Western Japan Floods

Japan Platform (JPF) is an international emergency humanitarian aid organization which provides "effective and prompt emergency aid in response to global developments, focusing on issues of refugees and natural disasters."

Peace Boat Disaster Relief Volunteer Center


Peace Boat Disaster Relief Volunteer Center is an international NGO "working to assist disaster-affected people and strengthen disaster resilience of communities in Japan and around the world."


Donation for western Japan heavy rain

The giant electronic commerce and internet company is collecting donations as part of its Rakuten Clutch Special Charity Fund.

Civic Force (via GlobalGiving)

Flood & Landslide Relief in Japan. We Need You.

GlobalGiving is "the largest global crowdfunding community connecting nonprofits, donors, and companies in nearly every country." For the Western Japan flood and landslide disaster, they have partnered with Civic Force, a Japanese NPO whose "mission is to provide swift and effective emergency services in case of large-scale crises in Japan."

Note: grape Japan is not affiliated with any of the organizations above. We wish to provide this information as a service to enable our readers who wish to provide assistance to the relief and recovery effort.

By - Ben K.