We would like to express our heartfelt sympathies to those affected by the floods in Sri Lanka, Brazil and Australia, and their families. Rakuten Bank, Ltd. (“Rakuten Bank,” President and CEO Atsushi Kunishige, Head Office: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo), an Internet-based bank, opened a bank account today exclusively designated for accepting donations for relief efforts to help those affected by the floods in these three countries. Rakuten Ichiba, an online shopping mall operated by Rakuten, Inc. (“Rakuten,” Chairman and CEO: Hiroshi Mikitani, Head Office: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo), and other services have also established donation windows.
If you have an account with Rakuten Bank, you can donate relief money through your account 24 hours a day. Those who do not have accounts with Rakuten Bank can transfer donations directly to the designated account at Rakuten Bank. Your generous support would be much appreciated.
All donations received will be provided as funds for flood relief efforts and activities to support the reconstruction of affected areas through the Japanese Red Cross Society (donations will be distributed to the affected areas according to a ratio to be determined by the Japanese Red Cross Society). We will be accepting donations from today through Thursday, March 31, 2011.
As part of the corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities of the Rakuten Group, Rakuten Bank hopes to generate as much support as possible via the Internet to raise donations for flood victims.
【Account for Receiving Donations】
Bank Name: Rakuten Bank
Branch Name: Honten
Branch Number: 101
Account Number: 9000199
Account Name: Rakuten Bank, Ltd. Account for Overseas Flood Relief Donations
※Donations made by pushing the “Donate” button on the page announcing the acceptance of donations for overseas flood relief require no handling fees. (http://www.rakuten-bank.co.jp/company/contribution/110204/)
※Transfers of donations from Rakuten Bank accounts made by entering the branch name where the donation acceptance account is opened and the account number shall incur transfer fees (If you join the Happy Program, transfers can be made without being charged fees for a predetermined number of times, depending on your membership rank).
※Transfers of donations from accounts at banks other than Rakuten Bank will incur transfer fees as set by the respective banks where you have your accounts.