March 13, 2011
  • Rakuten Bank, Ltd.
  • Rakuten, Inc.

Rakuten Bank Opens an Account to Accept
Donations for Relief for People Affected
by Tohoku Pacific Offshore Earthquake

We would like to express our heartfelt sympathy to those affected by the Tohoku Pacific Offshore Earthquake and Tsunami, 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 to accepting donations for relief for those affected by the earthquake and tsunami. 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 earthquake and tsunami relief activities and activities to support the reconstruction of affected areas through the Japanese Red Cross Society. We will be accepting donations from today through Tuesday, May 31, 2011.

As part of the corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities of the Rakuten Group, Rakuten Bank hopes to gain as much swift support as possible via the Internet to raise donations for earthquake and tsunami relief.

【Account for Receiving Donations】
(*Please note that this account is only available from Japan)

Bank Name: Rakuten Bank (楽天銀行)
Branch Name: Honten (ホンテン)
Branch Number: 101
Account Number: 9000180
Account Name: Rakuten Bank, Ltd.(楽天銀行株式会社)
                             Account for Tohoku Pacific Offshore Earthquake Relief Donations

※Donations made by pushing the “Donate” button on the page announcing the acceptance of donations for Tohoku Pacific Offshore Earthquake relief require no handling fees. (

※Transfers of donations from Rakuten Bank accounts made by entering the branch name where the donation acceptance account is opened and the account number require transfer fees (If you join the Happy Program, transfers can be made without transfer fees for a predetermined number of times, depending on your membership stage).

※Transfers of donations from accounts at banks other than Rakuten Bank will require transfer fees as set by the respective banks where you have your accounts.



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