National Institutes for Cultural Heritage Private Donations

Donations start at 1,000 yen and please fill in the amount in multiples of 1,000 yen.
*Please select the amount you would like to donate. Should you wish to donate an amount that is not provided as an option here, please refer to the Inquiries tab to contact us before confirming your donation through the site.
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Outline

As a national center for cultural heritage research, the Independent Administrative Institution (IAI) National Institutes for Cultural Heritage plays a central role in preserving tangible cultural properties (artworks and decorative objects) and conducting specialist, technical research into our cultural heritage, for example.
The IAI comprises seven institutions: Tokyo National Museum, Kyoto National Museum, Nara National Museum, Kyushu National Museum, Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, and the International Research Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region. Through these institutions, the IAI promotes the efficient and effective conservation and utilization of our cultural properties.
Your valued donations will be used with great care to fund activities at our national museums and cultural heritage research institutes. We look forward to receiving your support.

Inquiries

The National Center for the Promotion of Cultural Properties

e-mail:

Operational Organization National Institutes for Cultural Heritage
Operational Director Kashiwada Akio, Secretary-General
Address 13-9 Ueno Park Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8712
Telephone Number 81-(3)-3822-1196
Fax Number 81-(3)-3822-1113
URL https://www.nich.go.jp/english/
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.

Individuals

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.

Ex)

  • 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

Corporates

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.

Contact:
The National Center for the Promotion of Cultural Properties
support-us-cpcp@nich.go.jp