Supporting Those Affected by the Japan Floods


Japan is currently experiencing what is considered the worst weather disaster the country has faced in 36 years. The floods and landslides in western Japan in July have led to severe damage, most notably in the Ehime, Hiroshima and Okayama Prefectures. To date, hundreds of people have lost their lives, many have suffered damages to their homes, and many more are left without water.

The U.S.-Japan Council (USJC), along with our friends and other U.S.-Japan related organizations, offer heartfelt thoughts to all who are affected. Many in the U.S. have strong ties to the Ehime, Hiroshima and Okayama communities through people-to-people programs and exchanges. Many Japanese Americans also have family ties or personal connections to the region.

USJC, in collaboration with other organizations, has established the Japan Flood Friendship Fund (JFFF) to aid those who are affected. 100% of the contributions will go to relief efforts through our network of nonprofit organizations that are working on the ground. We also welcome organizations that would be interested in partnering with us to support those in need.

Please consider donating through the form below. Donations are tax deductible as permitted by law under the 501(c)3 provisions of the U.S. tax code. If you have any inquiries or would like to partner with us, please contact

We are honored to partner with the following organizations: 

Japanese American Citizens League
Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California 
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i
United States-Japan Foundation 


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