Kizuna Hawaii for Japan

Typhoon Hagibis Relief

October 30, 2019
Honolulu, Hawaii



“Hagibis”, the worst typhoon to make landfall in Japan in decades, hit Japan on Saturday, October 12, 2019.  The deluge of water from 200 overflowing rivers and streams, wind, and rain left a trail of devastation scattered across the country.  Clean-up efforts are underway and sadly, more victims are being discovered with every passing day.  The death toll currently stands at 88 with 7 people reported missing.   It has been reported that over 74,000 homes were flooded with more than 7,400 destroyed or damaged, leaving nearly 4,000 people remaining in evacuation shelters.  It is currently estimated that insured losses from Hagibis will be between $8 - $16 billion.  Relief funds will go to help those prefectures that were hardest hit by Typhoon Hagibis - latest information on this is Fukushima, Miyagi, Tochigi, Chiba, Ibaraki and Nagano.

The Kizuna Group is a collection of various Japanese-American organizations in Hawaii.  While we may have different focuses, we have come together in order to ask for your support in aiding Japan's reconstruction efforts.

Pictured below are heartbreaking photos from various affected prefectures across Japan that show the destruction and illustrates the long road ahead these communities have before they can return to normal.

We urge you to consider supporting relief efforts as our friends in Japan rebuild.

A transaction fee will be deducted from the amount of your donation by credit card, these fees are charged by PayPal for processing and not by JASH.  To minimize these fees please use the Donate button below.

To avoid charges incurred from credit card processing, please write your check payable to “JASH Kizuna Account” with a notation in the memo section:  “Hagibis Relief” and mail to:  JASH, 1600 Kapiolani Blvd., #204, Honolulu, HI 96814.

You may also visit any American Savings Bank branch in the state, Hawaii United Okinawan Assocation, Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce or Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii  in order to process a cash or check donation.

The Japan-America Society of Hawaii was founded in 1976 to promote understanding and friendship between the people of Japan and the United States through the special and unique perspective of Hawaii.


1600 Kapiolani Blvd. Ste. 204

Honolulu, HI 96814

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(808) 524-4450

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