Corporate Obligations and ResponsibilitiesResults of Disaster Reliefs
Donations and Sponsorships

Guided by the principle of saving as many persons as possible, Yahoo Japan Corporation (Company) is committed to delivering disaster-related information such as evacuation information and emergency earthquake alerts, and to supporting the disaster relief efforts.
Moreover, the Company provides donations and sponsorships to initiatives that promote the development of an IT society and address social problems.

Disaster relief efforts

【Fiscal 2018】

2018 Hokkaido Eastern Iburi Earthquake

  • Yahoo! News opened a special webpage which curates information for victims of the earthquake and for the supporters. (Updates terminated on September 20)
  • Yahoo Japan Foundation donated JPY100,000,000 to Hokkaido Disaster Donation Allocation Committee. (As of October 16. Second round of donation is scheduled in and after November.)
  • Yahoo! Internet Fund Raising opened a special webpage for Emergency Donations for Hokkaido Eastern Iburi Earthquake.
  • Total amount of donations: JPY194,244,722 No. of donations: 320,244 (Collection period: September 6 - October 26, 2018)
  • In collaboration with seven corporations and four NPOs through SEMA, we have delivered life and sanitary-related relief supplies (9,740 clothing, sanitary goods for 19,368 persons, etc.) to five evacuation centers and other relief bases.
  • Through the disaster agreement, we prepared a cached website to reduce traffic for one electric company and 32 local authorities affected by the earthquake and referred traffic from the search results.

North Osaka Earthquake

  • Yahoo! News opened a special webpage which curates information for victims of the earthquake and for the supporters. (Updates terminated on September 20)
  • Together with the matching donation made by Yahoo! JAPAN (JPY 5,000,000), Yahoo Japan Foundation donated a total of JPY28,442,377 as donation to Osaka Prefecture (2018 North Osaka Earthquake Donation).

July 2018 Heavy Rain

  • Yahoo! News opened a special webpage which curates information for the disaster affected area and for the supporters. (Updates terminated on August 29)
  • Together with the matching donation made Yahoo! JAPAN (JPY 30,000,000), Yahoo Japan Foundation donated a total of JPY576,316,164 to Central Community Chest of Japan.
    ※Since the disaster from July Heavy Rain was extensive, we donated JPY 10,000,000 to organizations working in the affected areas from the donation received in Saigai Fukko Mirai Bokin (Disaster Recovery Donation for the Future).
  • Yahoo! Internet Fund Raising opened a special webpage for July Heavy Rain Emergency Fund Raising.
    Total amount of donations: JPY 583,284,672 No. of donations: 805,106(Collection period: July 7 – October 6, 2018)
  • In collaboration with 22 corporations and six NPOs through SEMA, we have delivered life and sanitary-related relief supplies (27,701 L of water and drinks, 12,763 clothing, sanitary goods for 12,763 persons, 3,600 towels) to over 20 evacuation centers and other relief bases.

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Donations through Yahoo Japan Foundation

Donations made through Yahoo Japan Foundation for fiscal 2017 are as follows.

Fiscal 2017 Donations

Continued support towards Mex (portal consultation website for teenagers) JPY 27,264,946
Support Fund for 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake JPY 76,659,454
Emergency Support Fund for July 2017 North Kyushu Heavy Rain Disaster JPY 66,279,753
Support Fund for July 2017 Akita Heavy Rain Disaster JPY 5,504,300
Emergency Support Fund for 2017 Typhoon No. 18 Disaster JPY 10,976,622
Contributions for 2017 Typhoon No. 21 Disaster JPY 2,000,000
Emergency Support Fund for East Taiwan Earthquake JPY 146,725,768

* Continued support towards Mex (portal consultation website for teenagers) includes donations from Internet Mirai Fund.
Other totals include donations and contributions from the Mirai Disaster Relief Fund, contributions from users via emergency support funds, and matching donations from Yahoo! JAPAN.
Support Fund for 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake includes donations from YAHUOKU!, Minna no Charity, Yahoo! Shopping Kumamoto Oita Recovery Support.

Fiscal 2017 Support Funding

Great East Japan Earthquake Reconstruction Support Fund JPY 17,909,000
Disaster Prevention and Reduction Support Fund JPY 5,400,000
Support Funding for Student Volunteers’ Recovery Support Activities JPY 6,648,224
Support Funding for Program to Support Student Volunteers’ Summer Vacation Recovery Support Activities JPY 3,892,340
Support Funding for Tour de Tohoku Fund JPY 8,376,000

*Figures above are total amount of fund for fiscal 2017.

Donations Obtained through Yahoo! Internet Fund Raising

2017 donations obtained through Yahoo! Internet Fund Raising are as follows.

Yahoo! Internet Fund Raising Results

Collection Period April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018
Donation Amount JPY 563,711,385
Cumulative Total (November 2004 to March 2018) JPY 3,960,869,495

Through donations, Yahoo! Internet Fund Raising supports projects that solve various issues and social problems such as recovery of disaster affected areas, children in poverty, killing of pets, etc.

Support for Volunteer Activities for High School Students

Yahoo! JAPAN supports the High School Student Volunteer Award, a nationwide assembly for volunteer activities, backed by the Cabinet Office and NHK Public Welfare Organization. Through Yahoo! Internet Fund Raising, we established a fund to provide operating capital and contributed to its publicity.

Active Collaboration with a Nonprofit Sector

Yahoo! JAPAN is a supporting member of the Japan Association of New Public, a group formed by NPO representatives and social entrepreneurs who are solving social issues in the forefront. In addition to regularly exchanging information, Yahoo! JAPAN strives to address social issues by promoting cooperation across sectors through activities such as collaborative events at LODGE, our co-working space.

Collaboration Plan between LODGE and Public Interest Groups

LODGE is a co-working space in Kioicho, Tokyo office covering 1,330m2. It was designed to induce open collaboration to foster surprising! innovations.
In addition to allowing NPOs addressing a variety of social issues to use the event space free of charge, joint workshops and events on topics including social issues, regional revitalization are held in collaboration with Yahoo! JAPAN.

The picture of co-working space

Sponsorship of Technology and Development Events

In fiscal 2017, we sponsored the iOS Developers Conference Japan 2017, Developers Summit 2017 Summer, Developers Summit 2017 Kansai, Developers Summit 2017 Kyushu, Developer Summit 2018, Japan Identity Cloud Summit, Tokyo Node Festival 2017, Regional Scrum Gathering Tokyo 2018, JANOG40 Meeting, JANOG41 Meeting、DroidKaigi 2018, try! Swift Tokyo 2018 and other events.
Additionally, documents used by the engineers and designers of Yahoo! JAPAN are available to the public via Slideshare.