• Request for donations

    The Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF) accepts donations.

    RERF aims at conducting research and studies for peaceful purposes on medical effects of radiation and associated diseases in humans, with a view to contributing to maintenance of the health and welfare of the atomic bomb survivors in Hiroshima and Nagasaki and to enhancement of the health of people throughout the world.

    RERF’s study results are considered the basis for global radiation-risk standards and used in the areas of radiation protection, radiation medicine, and countermeasures against radiation contamination.

    We ask for your understanding and support of RERF’s activities and request your donations to the foundation.

    Use of donations

    Your donations will be used to support RERF’s activities indicated below:

    • To establish and operate RERF’s laboratories in the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki for the conduct of comprehensive research and studies on the life-spans, health conditions, and pathological aspects of the atomic bomb survivors, and other radiation effects and associated diseases in humans;
    • To conduct research and studies on the effects of radiation and associated diseases in humans in cooperation with universities, laboratories attached to universities and other research organizations;
    • To preserve, report and publicize the results of research and studies, and to provide training, on the effects of radiation and associated diseases in humans;
    • To carry out health examinations of the atomic bomb survivors; and
    • To carry out other activities as may be deemed necessary to achieve the objectives of the foundation.
    Those who provide donations to RERF may be eligible to receive tax benefits (tax deduction for the donated amount)

    Since RERF is a special nonprofit foundation, those who provide donations to RERF may be provided with tax benefits (tax deduction for donation) for the types of taxes mentioned below.
    For detailed information, please contact the foundation (Contact information).

    *Some local governments do not offer individual inhabitant tax deductions for donations to RERF.

    Procedures for making donations to RERF

    When making donations to RERF, please enter the required information in the “Donation Form” and send by mail the completed form to the General Affairs Section of the Secretariat of the foundation. To obtain the form, please contact the General Affairs Section or download by clicking on the following link.

    Note 1: We accept donations of ¥5,000 or more.

    Note 2: Your donations will be used appropriately in accordance with the RERF Regulations Concerning Handling of Donations.

    Bank account for transfer of donations

    Mailing of Receipt of Donation

    After confirming that your donation has been deposited into the bank account, we will send you a Receipt of Donation. Please retain the receipt in a secure place, since you may wish to attach it to your income tax returns in order to qualify for a tax deduction for your donation.

    Contact information regarding donations

    General Affairs Section, Secretariat, Radiation Effects Research Foundation

    5-2, Hijiyama Park, Minami-ku, Hiroshima, Japan 732-0815
    082-261-3131 (switchboard)
    Click here.