August 23, 2021
  • Rakuten Group, Inc.

Rakuten Group Sends Support to the People and Regions Affected by the Heavy Rains of August 2021 in Japan

Tokyo, August 23, 2021 - The Rakuten Group would like to extend its deepest sympathies to everyone who has been affected by the extended period of heavy rains that have caused damage from floods, landslides and other natural disasters across a wide region of western Japan. We sincerely hope for the swift recovery of all the affected regions.

In order to support the recovery of the region as quickly as possible, Rakuten Group, Inc. announced that it has started accepting contributions for the Japan Heavy Rains of August 2021 fund through its online donation system, the Rakuten Clutch Special Charity Fund.

Those wishing to make donations can choose from a variety of payment methods including Rakuten Points, Rakuten Card, VISA and Mastercard credit cards, and cash transfers to a designated Rakuten Bank account, as indicated below.

Donations through Rakuten Clutch will be presented to local governments and disaster relief organizations with the purpose of assisting those affected by the heavy rains. Rakuten will accept donations from August 20 to September 22, 2021*1.

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.

*1 Details for recipients of donations made through the Rakuten Clutch Special Charity Fund will be made available on the donation website below. The donation period may be extended depending on future developments.

Overview of the Rakuten Clutch Special Charity Fund to support victims of the Japan Heavy Rains of August 2021
1. URL:
2. Donation period: August 20 through September 22, 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 Rakuten Card, VISA or Mastercard card. Donations accepted starting from 100 yen.
3) Cash bank transfer to a designated Rakuten Bank account: Donations from Rakuten Bank accounts 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 page)

*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.

*Please note that the information contained in press releases is current as of the date of release.

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