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Information on Assisting Japanfs Disaster Recovery

If your firm has a supplier network in Japan, and you wish to make a donation, please ask your Japanese partners to email the contacts below. Japanfs Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) will work with your firm to match your donation with the expressed needs of an affected community in the Tohoku (Northeastern Japan) region.

For the sake of efficiency, and in order to ensure that donations are allocated appropriately, the initial contact should be in writing. If a phone call is needed, please do so during normal Tokyo business hours from 9:30am to 6:00pm. When contacting MAFF, please inform them of the nature and volume of the product you wish to donate, the location of the product, and your delivery capabilities. In some cases MAFF can arrange for a pickup at your Japanese partnerfs warehouse.


Mr. Mitsuhiro Inamura
International Economic Affairs Division
TEL: 03-3502-8057 or 03-3502-5909
FAX: 03-3591-6765
E-mail: mitsuhiro_inamura@nm.maff.go.jp

Or

Mr. Yutaka Shibuya
E-mail: yutaka_shibuya@nm.maff.go.jp


In addition, the U.S. Agency for International Development manages a site where companies can propose product donations - http://www.cidi.org/commodity-available-registration?view=
commodityavailable
. This site allows companies to register and list offers of in-kind donations, which then will be matched to stated requests from the Government of Japan.

Naturally, the above options do not preclude you and your Japanese counterparts distributing assistance through private sector distribution channels.

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