March 2, 2021
  • Rakuten, Inc.

Rakuten Clutch Special Charity Fund Now Accepting Disaster Relief Donations for 2021 Fukushima Earthquake

Tokyo, March 2, 2021 – The Rakuten Group extends its deepest sympathies to all those who have been affected by the earthquake off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture on February 13, 2021, and wishes for the swift recovery of the affected regions.

Rakuten, Inc. today announced that it has started accepting donations for the Fukushima Earthquake fund through its online donation system, the Rakuten Clutch Special Charity Fund, with the aim of supporting people whose lives were affected by the earthquake.

Those wishing to make donations can choose from a variety of payment methods including Rakuten Points, VISA and Mastercard credit cards including Rakuten Card, and cash transfers to a designated Rakuten Bank account. (See below for further details.)

All contributions will go to the affected area as donations through the Japanese Red Cross Society. Rakuten will be accepting donations from March 1 through March 31, 2021*.

The Rakuten Group is committed to maximizing the potential of the internet to empower the provision of aid to those in need, including charitable activities.

* The donation period may be extended depending on future developments.

Overview of Disaster Relief Fund
1. URL:
2. Donation period: March 1 through March 31, 2021
3. How to donate

1) Rakuten Points
One Rakuten Point will be converted to one yen. Donations accepted starting from one point.

2) Credit card
Contributors may use any VISA or Mastercard card, including Rakuten Card. Donations accepted starting from 100 yen.

3) Cash bank transfer to a designated Rakuten Bank account
Donations from a Rakuten Bank account are accepted 24 hours a day. Donations accepted starting from one yen. Contributors without a Rakuten Bank account may also make donations from the following site: (*Japanese only)

* The Rakuten Clutch Special Charity Fund does not issue receipts. Donations and contributions are not eligible for tax deductions.
* No transfer fees will be charged for donations through Rakuten Bank accounts for individuals.
* Transfers of donations from accounts at banks other than Rakuten Bank will incur transfer fees as determined by the respective bank of the account holder.
* Any names of companies, products and services, etc., shown above are the trademark or registered trademark of their respective companies.

About Rakuten
Rakuten, Inc. (TSE: 4755) is a global leader in internet services that empower individuals, communities, businesses and society. Founded in Tokyo in 1997 as an online marketplace, Rakuten has expanded to offer services in e-commerce, fintech, digital content and communications to approximately 1.4 billion members around the world. The Rakuten Group has over 20,000 employees, and operations in 30 countries and regions. For more information visit

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