Tokyo, November 15, 2013 – Rakuten, Inc. wishes to express its heartfelt sympathy to the victims and their families struck by the Philippines typhoon. The company prays for restoration and recovery as soon as possible.
Starting today, Rakuten, Inc. began accepting donations to provide relief to victims of the Philippines typhoon through “Rakuten Clutch’s Special Charity Fund.” This initiative will enable donations to be collected via the Internet to provide support through the variety of economic activities of the Rakuten Group.
Contributors may make donations through any method designated by the Rakuten Clutch’s Special Charity Fund, to be chosen from among Rakuten Super Points, Rakuten Card (credit card), Rakuten Bank (cash bank transfer), and Rakuten Edy (e-money).
All collected funds will be presented as a donation to the NATIONAL DISASTER RISK REDUCTION and MANAGEMENT COUNCIL of the Philippines. Furthermore, the deadline for contributions is March 3, 2014. The Rakuten Group plans to continue engaging in charity work to enable the speedy provision of aid through the Internet as part of its CSR activities.