Corporate Obligations and ResponsibilitiesResults of Disaster Reliefs
Donations and Sponsorships

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

Disaster relief efforts

【Fiscal 2018】

Emergency Donations for Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami

  • Yahoo Japan Foundation donated JPY 13,221,855 to the Japanese Red Cross Society.
  • Yahoo! Internet Fund Raising opened a special webpage for Emergency Donations for Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami.
    Total amount of donations: JPY 11,386,144 No. of donations: 35,886 (Collection period: October 2 – December 31, 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, 2018)
  • Together with JPY 1,000,000 of donations from Yahoo Japan Foundation and the matching donation of JPY 5,000,000 from Yahoo! JAPAN, we donated a total of JPY 201,179,481 to Hokkaido Disaster Donation Allocation Committee.
  • Yahoo! Internet Fund Raising opened a special webpage for Emergency Donations for Hokkaido Eastern Iburi Earthquake.
    Total amount of donations: JPY 194,244,722 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 pieces of 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)
  • In addition to the donations from our users, Yahoo! JAPAN made a matching donation of JPY 5,000,000. As a result, Yahoo Japan Foundation donated a total of JPY 29,442,377 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, 2018)
  • Together with the matching donation made by Yahoo! JAPAN of JPY 30,000,000, and JPY2,000,000 from Yahoo Japan Foundation, Yahoo Japan Foundation donated a total of JPY 576,316,164 to Central Community Chest of Japan.
  • The donations will be used as relief money and relief aid for cleaning the flooded houses.
  • 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 pieces of 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

The total amount of donations and support funds in fiscal 2018 through Yahoo Japan Foundation was JPY 875,342,359 and JPY 34,014,811, respectively.

Fiscal 2018 Reliefs

Emergency Disaster Relief

Support Program Recipient of Donation Donation Amount Total Donation Amount
Relief for 2018 Earthquake Originating in North Osaka Osaka Prefecture (2018 North Osaka Earthquake Donations) JPY 29,442,377 JPY 29,442,377
Relief for July 2018 Heavy Rain Central Community Chest of Japan JPY 576,316,164 JPY 624,243,244
A-PAD JAPANJPY 1,330,000
PEACE BOAT Disaster Relief Volunteer CenterJPY 5,000,000
Institute for Human Diversity JapanJPY 2,000,000
Japan Voluntary Organizations Active in DisasterJPY 3,000,000
Okayama NPO CenterJPY 18,298,540
Hiroshima NPO CenterJPY 18,298,540
Disaster relief for 2018 Hokkaido Eastern Iburi Earthquake Hokkaido Disaster Donation Allocation Committee JPY 201,179,481 JPY 201,179,481
Emergency Donations for Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami Japanese Red Cross Society JPY 13,221,855 JPY 13,221,855
Total amount of donations JPY 868,086,957

*Yahoo Japan Foundation donated a total of JPY 576,316,164, including donations from the public and the matching donation made by Yahoo! JAPAN (JPY 30,000,000), to the Central Community Chest of Japan as emergency relief and support to the victims of the disasters. These donations will be used as relief money and relief aid for cleaning flooded houses.

Support for Civic Activities Through the Use of the Internet and IT Technology

Support Program Recipient of Donation Donation Amount
Support toward Mex (portal consultation website for teenagers) Recipient of Donation Authorized NPO 3keys Donation Amount JPY 4,021,810
Support toward NICO PROJECT (Online Nihongo Learning for Children and Youth) Recipient of Donation YSC Global School, NPO Youth Support Center Donation Amount JPY 3,233,592
Total amount of donations JPY 7,255,402

Fiscal 2018 Support Funding

Support Funding Program Donation Program No. of Supported Organizations Support Amount
2018 Great East Japan Earthquake Reconstruction Support Funding Program Support Funding Program 311 Reconstruction Support No. of Supported Organizations 5 Support Amount JPY 15,001,600
2017 Great East Japan Earthquake Continued Reconstruction Support Funding Program Donation Program 311 Reconstruction Support No. of Supported Organizations 2 Support Amount JPY 9,656,120
“Student Volunteer” Activity Fund Support, Support Funding for Reconstruction of Disaster-stricken Areas Donation Program Student Volunteers No. of Supported Organizations 8 Support Amount JPY 6,655,032
Support Funding for Summer Holiday “Student Volunteer” Activities to Reconstruct Disaster-stricken Areas Donation Program Student Volunteers No. of Supported Organizations 17 Support Amount JPY 2,702,059
Total amount of donations JPY 34,014,811

*The above total is the sum of total support funding that was decided in fiscal 2018.

Initiatives to Prevent Fading of Memories of Great East Japan Earthquake

We held the “Seminar on Reactor Decommissioning and Lifestyle” at LODGE on March 11, 2019.
We invited Mr. Yoshikawa, Representative of Appreciate FUKUSHIMA Workers, a general incorporated association, who gave a presentation at LODGE using a model of the Tokyo Electric Power’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

State of “Seminar on Reactor Decommissioning and Lifestyle”

Donations Obtained through Yahoo! Internet Fund Raising

Donations obtained through Yahoo! Internet Fund Raising for fiscal 2018 are as follows.

Yahoo! Internet Fund Raising Results

Collection Period April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019
Donation Amount JPY 1,270,548,410
Cumulative Total (November 2004 to March 2019) JPY 5,214,780,986

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.

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 an open collaboration space within our Kioicho, Tokyo office. 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.

Although it would generally be categorized as a co-working space, LODGE defines itself as an “open collaboration space.” This expression encompasses such concepts as “encounters,” “exchange,” “growth,” “creativity,” and “co-creation.” Through the encounters and exchange between the employees and businesses of Yahoo! JAPAN and the users of LODGE and their projects, we hope to break down the barriers of knowledge and experience that cannot be overcome single-handedly and achieve growth, as well as to create new services and businesses through cooperation and experiment that would change the future.

The picture of co-working space

Sponsorship of Technology and Development Events

In fiscal 2018, we sponsored JJUG CCC 2018 Spring, IBM Think Japan, JANOG42, Developers Summit 2018 Summer, Kotlin Fest 2018, iOSDC Japan 2018, Developers Summit 2018 FUKUOKA, GTC Japan 2018, Developers Summit 2018 KANSAI, HTML5 Conference 2018, Designship 2018, Developers Boost, Frontend Conference Fukuoka 2018, Regional Scrum Gathering Tokyo 2019, JANOG43, DroidKaigi 2019, Developers Summit 2019, Hadoop Spark Conference Japan 2019, try! Swift Tokyo 2019, Global Accessibility Awareness Day and other events.
Additionally, documents used by the engineers and designers of Yahoo! JAPAN are available to the public via Slideshare.