Japanese Red Cross Society

Earthquake Relief Efforts
For the Japanese Red Cross Society’s efforts to aid the survivors of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Officially established in 1952, the Japanese Red Cross Society’s history dates back to the 1870s. The Society is active domestically and around the world, aiding disaster relief efforts, running blood donation efforts, operating hospitals, training nurses and midwives, and offering education in first aid and safety. Its volunteer corps, one of the oldest and largest volunteer groups in Japan, is the force behind the Society’s grass-roots level humanitarian activities.