Japanese Rugby Raises ¥28 Million for Tonga Tsunami Relief Effort

A joint fundraising initiative between the Japan Rugby Football Union and JAPAN RUGBY LEAGUE ONE has to date raised more than ¥28 million to support the people of Tonga following the recent underwater volcanic eruption and devastating tsunami on January 15.

The ¥28 million* collected until March 31, will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society to support ongoing reconstruction efforts within affected communities throughout the country. The fundraising initiative by Japan Rugby Football Union remains ongoing, with future funds going to World Rugby’s Tonga Rugby Union Rebuilding Fund.

People still wishing to make a contribution can do so via the following bank account.

Fundraising Organization: Japan Rugby Football Union 

Donation Bank Account: Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (0009), Aoyama Branch (0258), Ordinary Account No. 7374665

Account Name:

公益財団法人 日本ラグビーフットボール協会 トンガ救援金ザイ)ニホンラグビーフットボールキョウカイ トンガキュウエンキン

Please note that transfers via internet banking (SMBC Direct) for individuals will not incur transfer fees. Donations are classified as a ‘general donation’ under the tax law and are not tax deductible for individuals.

*¥28,080,982 total amount raised until March 31, 2022.

This total is comprised of the following contributions:JFRU Total:

・¥10,015,927 comprising:

  • – Public Donation: ¥7,815,927
  • – JRFU Donation: ¥2,200,000

・Japan Rugby League One Total: ¥18,065,055