Below is a general list of groups that are active in the relief, support and looking towards rebuilding in Tohoku. there are hundreds involved and if you want to add yours to the list – please send me a note using the comment box below.  General list of groups working in the field are listed below.

Japan Civil Net has a new map uploaded showing who is where —  disaster centers and orgs
You can also get links to each org in their network right here

Information about who is doing what in Tohoku – Japan Platform (JPF) is taking action for emergency assistance for the victims of North-East Japan earthquake and tsunami that occurred on 3/11/2011. JPF is an international emergency humanitarian aid organization made up of a consortium of 32 Japanese NGOs, the business community, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.
Bond and Justice – local people helping each other when others are afraid to! Their email to me: We are concentrating on FUKUSHIMA and other cities in MIYAGI. So please keep in touch to overcome this insanity here in Japan. Since we are just group of civilians with PASSION and ACTION consists of music and restaurant industries. We are applying to form an official nonprofit organization right now so we would appreciate any support or guidance from experienced organizations. I really appreciate your quick response and deep kindness to people in Fukushima!

The Japan Toilet Institute is in the field working on getting toilets to people in Tohoku!
plus they have been preparing vids and guidelines for evacuation centers toilets
and they have all types of toilets

Artists without borders
An exhibition of drawings by Haitian children

Hope Note
a website dedicated to connecting Japan and the rest of the world.

JEARS information
Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support
Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support (JEARS) is a collaboration of three established and registered no kill animal rescue NPOs in Japan.

TEACHERS FOR JAPAN An initiative started to raise money for students in Tohoku impoverished or orphaned by the recent tsunami as well as assist in the rebuilding of local school communities. You can find more information on the website.

AMDA – formerly Association of Medical Doctors of Asia
特定非営利活動法人 AMDA (元アジア医師連絡協議会)

Good Neighbors Japan グッドネーバーズジャパン

JEN ジェン

Peace Winds Japanピースウィンズ・ジャパン
Find out about PWJ

Save the Children Japanセーブ・ザ・チルドレン子ども基金

Nippon Volunteer Network Active in Disaster, Inc.

SHARE “>特定非営利活動法人シェア=国際保健協力市民の会

Child Fund Japan 特定非営利活動法人チャイルド・ファンド・ジャパン

World Vision Japan 特定非営利活動法人ワールド・ビジョン・ジャパン

Association for Aid and Relief, Japan難民を助ける会

MDM Medecins du Monde Japan / Doctors of the World
特定非営利活動法人メドゥサン・デュ・モンド ジャポン

MSF Japan: Medecins sans Frontieres / Doctors Without Borders Japan

Care international Japan
公益財団法人 ケア・インターナショナル ジャパン

CRASH – prioritizing resources and volunteers

Ashinaga – focus on scholarships for youth
Website in English
EQ updates:

FOREIGN VOLUNTEERS JAPAN Foreign (nonJapanese) Volunteers Japan’s project aims to collect food and essential supplies for distributing to the people of Tohoku who have lost their houses, family members, and even some complete villages.

Orgs outside Tokyo to look into:
Rescue stockyard in Nagoya

Niigata Saigai (Disaster Volunteer Network)

Association of Medical Doctors of Asia (AMDA)

Groups in Hyogo:

Hyogo International Association Information and Advisory Service Center URL:

International Center for Understanding in Sasayama

OGA for Aid

NETWORK organizations

Japan Platform – Network of Japanese NGOs engaged in relief work

JANIC – Network of Japanese NGOs in international development work

Japan Civil Net – Network of all the groups working on the Japan EQ/tsunami relief efforts

Japan NPO Center – network of Japan-based local nonprofits and volunteer groups
EQ fund –


One response to “Organizations

  1. Axel Lieber

    April 26, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    For disaster-related animal welfare activities and rescue missions, see


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