Cultural Heritage Disaster Risk Management Center Cultural Heritage Disaster Risk Management Fund

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The Cultural Heritage Disaster Risk Management Center (CHDRMC) develops technologies that prevent or mitigate the impact of disasters and assists in carrying out cultural heritage rescue operations when disasters occur.
Our cultural heritage is the legacy of a long history and makes up an irreplaceable and integral part of our identity. Yet, many cultural works are also extremely fragile and deteriorate quickly when damaged. A swift response is critical to salvaging works when disasters happen. We still face a number of challenges until we can minimize and eradicate disaster-related damage to cultural works.
The scope of CHDRMC’s mission is wide, as Japan experiences a comparatively high number of earthquakes, typhoons, heavy rainfall, and other types of disasters risks. We need your support to help us continue in this critical work.
Please donate to the Cultural Heritage Disaster Risk Management Fund today to protect our invaluable cultural heritage from disasters and preserve it for future generations.



Donors contributing 50,000 yen or more are eligible to have their names listed on CHDRMC’s website and in our annual report. We will also send a copy of that year’s annual report to donors with mailing addresses in Japan.


General Affairs


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Operational Organization National Institutes for Cultural Heritage
Operational Director Masahiro Tokoro, Secretary-General
Address 13-9 Ueno Park Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8712
Telephone Number 81-(3)-3822-1196
Fax Number 81-(3)-3822-1113
Application and Payment Method,Other Fees Please access this page.
Time of Payment When confirming the donation.
Time of Shipping, Return and Exchange Policy None
Privacy Policy Please access full policy from this page.

Details on Preferential Tax Treatments

Taxation on Contributions

The Independent Administrative Institution National Institutes for Cultural Heritage is a designated public-service promotion corporation. As such, individuals and companies making contributions to National Institutes for Cultural Heritage can receive preferential income and resident tax treatment separate from other general donations. Contributions to Private Donations to National Institutes for Cultural Heritage are eligible for this preferential tax treatment.
*If you pay income tax in Japan and wish to receive a Certificate for a tax deduction, please refer to the Inquiries tab to contact us after confirming your donation.

How to Apply for Preferential Tax Treatment

Please submit the Donation Acceptance Certificate or the Receipt issued by National Institutes for Cultural Heritage when filing your taxes. These documents are needed to receive preferential tax treatment, so please store them securely.

About Preferential Tax Treatments (Deductions)

Contributions to designated public-service promotion corporations are eligible for the following preferential tax treatment.


When an individual makes donations to a public-service promotion corporation, the amount paid is treated as a "designated donation" and a certain amount is subject to tax deduction following appropriate procedures. This system allows either [the sum of total donation made during the year] or [Amount equal to 40% of total income] (Applied to the lower amount of the two) minus 2000 yen to be deducted from taxes.


  • If total annual income is 8,000,000 yen:
    40% of total annual income = 3,200,000 yen
  • Tax deducted in this case is calculated as follows:
    If total amount of donation is 50,000 yen; (50,000 yen - 2,000 yen = 48,000 yen)
    If total amount of donation is 4,000,000 yen; 3,200,000 - 2,000 yen = 3,198,000 yen


When a corporate makes donations to a public-service promotion corporation, the amount paid can be listed separate from standard donations to receive preferential tax deduction. In addition, the revisions to the tax system in 2012 raised the deductible amount limit to allow for a further preferential treatment.
⇒Deductible tax amount = (Capital fund x 0.375% + 6.25% of Gross Income) x 1/2

How to Donate

Payment by credit card

  1. Enter the donation amount, fill in required items(*)and select ‘Add to Cart’ on the page of the project you wish to support (donors can make multiple donations).
  2. After checking the ‘Cart Contents’ on the cart page, please proceed to checkout.
  3. Please fill in the necessary information(*).
  4. After checking all the details on the ‘Checkout’ page, please confirm your donation.

*We accept the following cards.

*Notes regarding credit card payments

  • Credit cards can only be used by the person who owns the card.
  • Payments in multiple installments are not possible.
  • As a general rule, changes cannot be made and funds cannot by returned after a payment is made.
  • The payment will be taken from the designated account on the date determined by your credit card company. Please consult the statement issued by your credit card company for details.
  • Please contact your credit card company if an error occurs after payment is made.

Payment by bank transfer(Limited to addresses within Japan)

Please provide your name and address to address below. We will send you a Donation Application Form.
*Please make the donation payment from an ATM or from the bank, post office or the Japan Post Bank account designated on the bank transfer form (within seven days after sending your Donation Application Form).
*Bank transfer costs will be borne by the applicant. However, the CPCP will bear the costs when the transfer is made to the post office/Japan Post Bank using the designated bank transfer form.

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