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【Noto Peninsula Earthquake】 “Though I Lost Everything”


One month after the deadly earthquake struck Noto Peninsula, the death toll is now 238 (as of January 30) and the authorities are still looking for missing persons who might have been buried under rubble or swept away in the tsunami. 44,937 houses have been damaged and 14,512 people are still living across 501 evacuation centers.

Civic Force continues to provide relief items through two drop-off points. This allows the team to quickly reach areas with limited access.

On January 21, Civic Force began distributing clothing, beverages, and hygiene kits at a public bath that recently resumed operation. A staff member reflected on the time when he met an elderly evacuee - “When I handed him the relief items he smiled and told me, ‘I lost my house and my job. But I got some useful items here.’ He must have been devastated but his smile uplifted me. I hope we brought him some comfort.”

Private Sector Partnership - SEMA


The team distributed more than 100 varieties of items. These were made possible through a corporate partnership built during non-emergency times and the procurement of these items would not have been possible without SEMA (Social Emergency Management Alliance).

SEMA was launched in 2017 by Yahoo! Japan (now LY Corporation), A-PAD Japan (now Civic Force), and other partners to connect businesses seeking to offer goods and services during emergencies with aid organizations on the ground. Currently, 81 corporate partners and 6 organizations are participating in SEMA (December, 2023).

How You Can Help

GlobalGiving (For donors outside of Japan)

Donate through bank transfer

Mitsui Sumitomo Bank (Aoyama Branch): Account # 7027403

Japan Post Bank: Account #00140-6-361805 (Please specify "For 2024 Noto Peninsula Earthquake)

*The account holder's names for the banks are "Civic Force" or "公益社団法人Civic Force シャ)シビックフォース".

**Please note that 15% of your donation will be allocated to general operating expenses.


Your donations will be used to provide relief items through GoodLinks, search and rescue operations, medical assistance, and other assistance urgently needed by the people impacted by the disaster.

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