COVID-19 Pandemic Response: Japan

Support local nonprofits responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan


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Give2Asia is partnering with trusted nonprofit organizations responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Donate online to support local relief efforts.


Japan is facing a new wave of Coronavirus that spreads faster. In the last few weeks, 84 percent of new cases were confirmed as Omicron variant. The symptoms are considered milded but spread faster than other variants such as Delta.

It is believed that Tokyo is the worst area hit by this variant, as the numbers of infected doubled in the latest week. The government is currently working on a combined package that allows vaccination and testing at the same time to improve early tracing and detection.


Give2Asia’s disaster response program funds both immediate needs and long-term recovery. Currently, our funding priorities in Japan include: 

  • Support for vulnerable groups including those that have lost housing or employment due to the pandemic
  • Meals for the food-insecure population, such as low-income families with children who have lunches provided by the school

FEATURED PARTNERS (partial list)

Our local NGO partners in Japan include: 

Second Harvest Japan 

  • Distributefood to those in need 
  • Promotes awareness that their food assistance programs are still open while other food assistance programs are closing due to COVID-19 


  • Workin collaboration with social entrepreneurs in the medical field to support frontline health workers through immediate emergency relief projects 
  • Plans to work with other organizations in the nonprofit social sector to reach beyond the medical community in supporting people who have suffered from this crisis, modeling after past projects for communities devastated by natural disasters 
  • Recognized as one of the leading organizations providing support and training for entrepreneurial leaders in Japan 

Moyai Support Center for Independent Living 

  • Provides emergency lodging and livelihood support those with lost wages and/or housing insecurity due to COVID-19 
  • Funds will be used for accommodation costspurchasing food and other daily necessities 


Click the “Donate Online” button above to make a credit card donation. For large gifts (via check, bank transfer, stock, or cryptocurrency) or corporate giving opportunities, please contact our international giving team.


In 2021, Give2Asia published a progress report on COVID-19 relief efforts across Asia. You can also read our previous report.

About Give2Asia

Give2Asia is a trusted partner for international philanthropy and the leader in donor-advised giving to the Asia-Pacific. Our mission is to strengthen communities in Asia by making cross-border giving easier and more effective. Since 2001, Give2Asia has facilitated more than US$465 million of charitable grants across 20+ countries.

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