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Results of Disaster Reliefs Donations and Sponsorships

The Z Holdings Group is committed to delivering disaster-related information such as evacuation information and emergency earthquake alerts, and to supporting the disaster relief efforts.
Moreover, donations and sponsorships are provided to initiatives that promote the development of an IT society and address social problems.

Disaster relief efforts

【Fiscal 2019】

2019 Typhoon No. 19
Initiatives Undertaken by
Yahoo! JAPAN News opened a special webpage which curates information for victims of the typhoon and for the supporters. Yahoo! JAPAN
Yahoo Japan Foundation donated JPY 2,000,000 to Central Community Chest of Japan. Together with the donations from our users and matching donation of JPY 30,000,000 from Yahoo! JAPAN, we donated a total of JPY 215,749,783.
Central Community Chest of Japan (donation): JPY157, 749,783
Organizations working in the disaster affected regions (donation): JPY 58,000,000
Through Saigai Fukko Mirai Bokin (Disaster Recovery Donation for the Future), we donated JPY 12,000,000 to organizations that support the recovery of the disaster affected areas and the disaster victims.
Yahoo Japan Foundation
Yahoo! JAPAN Internet Fund Raising opened 18 relief webpages for 2019 Typhoon No. 19
Total amount of donations: JPY 207,917,998 No. of donations: 235,365 (Collection period: October 13, 2019 – March 31, 2020)
Yahoo! JAPAN
In response to the request from Social Emergency Management Alliance (“SEMA”), Yahoo! JAPAN and ASKUL Corporation (“ASKUL”) provided the necessary support.
Yahoo! JAPAN acted as the Secretariat for SEMA. ASKUL provided the 2,000 dust protective masks.
Yahoo! JAPAN and ASKUL
A total of JPY 27,392,603 from charity events in the ZOZO Championship including the revenue from “Relief Pin Badges presented by ZOZO Championship” was donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society. ZOZO
2019 Typhoon No. 15
Initiatives Undertaken by
Yahoo! JAPAN News opened a special webpage which curates information for victims of the typhoon and for the supporters. Yahoo! JAPAN
Yahoo Japan Foundation donated JPY 1,000,000 to Chiba Prefecture Disaster Control Headquarters. Together with donations from our users and the matching donation of JPY 5,000,000 from Yahoo! JAPAN, we donated a total of JPY 28,146,669 to Chiba Prefecture Disaster Control Headquarters. Yahoo Japan Foundation
Yahoo! JAPAN Internet Fund Raising opened five relief webpages for 2019 Typhoon No. 15.
Total amount of donations: JPY 38,645,736
No. of donations: 52,064 (Collection period: September 11, 2019 – March 12, 2020)
Yahoo! JAPAN
In response to the request from SEMA, Yahoo! JAPAN provided the necessary support and acted as the Secretariat for SEMA. Yahoo! JAPAN
ZOZO, Inc. launched “Project in Support of Disaster in Chiba” in support of Chiba Prefecture that suffered extensive damages from 2019 Typhoon No. 15. 1% of revenue from ZOZOTOWN generated between September 15 to September 20, together with the entire revenue from the sales of “Let’s Start Today” T shirts were donated.
Total amount of donations: JPY 70,540,561
ZOZO
August 2019 Heavy Rain due to Rain Front
Initiatives Undertaken by
Yahoo! JAPAN News opened a special webpage which curates information for victims of the typhoon and for the supporters. Yahoo! JAPAN
Yahoo Japan Foundation donated JPY 1,000,000 to Central Community Chest of Saga Prefecture. In addition to the donations from our users, Yahoo! JAPAN made a matching donation of JPY 5,000,000. As a result, we donated a total of JPY 13,475,750 to the following community chests.
Donation to Central Community Chest (August 2019 Heavy Rain due to Rain Front Disaster Volunteer Supporters): JPY 3,000,000
Central Community Chest of Saga Prefecture: JPY 10,475,750
Yahoo Japan Foundation
Yahoo! JAPAN Internet Fund Raising opened nine relief webpages for August 2019 Heavy Rain due to Rain Front.
Total amount of donations: JPY 11,366,120
No. of donations: 30,427 (Collection period: August 29, 2019 – March 31, 2020)
Yahoo! JAPAN
In response to the request from SEMA, Yahoo! JAPAN provided the necessary support and acted as the Secretariat for SEMA. Yahoo! JAPAN
【Fiscal 2018】
Emergency Donations for Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami
Initiatives Undertaken by
Yahoo Japan Foundation donated JPY 13,221,855 to the Japanese Red Cross Society. Yahoo Japan Foundation
Yahoo! JAPAN Internet Fund Raising opened a special webpage for Emergency Donations for Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami.
Total amount of donations: JPY 11,386,144 No. of donations: 35,886 (Collection period: October 2 – December 31, 2018)
Yahoo! JAPAN
2018 Hokkaido Eastern Iburi Earthquake
Initiatives Undertaken by
Yahoo! JAPAN News opened a special webpage which curates information for victims of the earthquake and for the supporters. (Updates terminated on September 20, 2018) Yahoo! JAPAN
Together with JPY 1,000,000 of donations from Yahoo Japan Foundation and the matching donation of JPY 5,000,000 from Yahoo! JAPAN, we donated a total of JPY 201,179,481 to Hokkaido Disaster Donation Allocation Committee. Yahoo Japan Foundation
Yahoo! JAPAN Internet Fund Raising opened a special webpage for Emergency Donations for Hokkaido Eastern Iburi Earthquake.
Total amount of donations: JPY 194,244,722 No. of donations: 320,244 (Collection period: September 6 – October 26, 2018)
Yahoo! JAPAN
In response to the request from Social Emergency Managemenet Alliance (“SEMA”), Yahoo! JAPAN has provided the necessary support and acted as the Secretariat for SEMA Secretariat. Yahoo! JAPAN
Through the disaster agreement, we prepared a cached website to reduce traffic for one electric company and 32 local authorities affected by the earthquake and referred traffic from the search results. Yahoo! JAPAN
North Osaka Earthquake
Initiatives Undertaken by
Yahoo! JAPAN News opened a special webpage which curates information for victims of the earthquake and for the supporters. (Updates terminated on September 20) Yahoo! JAPAN
In addition to the donations from our users, Yahoo! JAPAN made a matching donation of JPY 5,000,000. As a result, Yahoo Japan Foundation donated a total of JPY 29,442,377 to Osaka Prefecture (2018 North Osaka Earthquake Donation). Yahoo Japan Foundation
July 2018 Heavy Rain
Initiatives Undertaken by
Yahoo! JAPAN News opened a special webpage which curates information for the disaster affected area and for the supporters. (Updates terminated on August 29, 2018) Yahoo! JAPAN
Together with the matching donation made by Yahoo! JAPAN of JPY 30,000,000, and JPY 2,000,000 from Yahoo Japan Foundation, Yahoo Japan Foundation donated a total of JPY 576,316,164 to Central Community Chest of Japan. Also, a donation of JPY 10,000,000 was made to organizations working in the affected areas from the donations received through Saigai Fukko Mirai Bokin (Disaster Recovery Donation for the Future) Yahoo Japan Foundation
Yahoo! JAPAN Internet Fund Raising opened a special webpage for July Heavy Rain Emergency Fund Raising.
Total amount of donations: JPY 583,284,672 No. of donations: 805,106 (Collection period: July 7 – October 6, 2018)
Yahoo! JAPAN
In response to the request from Social Emergency Managemenet Alliance (“SEMA”), Yahoo! JAPAN and ASKUL Corporation (“ASKUL”) have provided the necessary support. Yahoo! JAPAN acted as the Secretariat for SEMA Secretariat. ASKUL provided the following: 1250 masks, 400 dust protective masks, 1200 toothbrushes, 1080 toothpastes, 2868 beverages (120+2700 500ml Aquarius, 48 500ml BeanStalk POCARI SWEAT for infants), 1500 toilet paper rolls, 6 FUMAKILLA mosquito larva extermination (50 g), 14 VAPONA maggot killer sticks (40g × 4 packs) Yahoo! JAPAN and ASKUL
【Fiscal 2017】
July 2017 North Kyushu Heavy Rain Disaster
Initiatives Undertaken by
Yahoo Japan Foundation donated a total of JPY 64,279,753.
Donation to:Central Community Chest of Japan(JPY 59,279,753), Japan Platform(JPY 5,000,000)
Yahoo Japan Foundation
Yahoo! JAPAN Internet Fund Raising opened a special webpage for July Heavy Rain Emergency Fund Raising.
Total amount of donations: JPY 66,295,572 No. of donations: 142,486 (Collection period: July 6 – September 13, 2017)
Yahoo Japan Corporation
July 2017 Akita Heavy Rain Disaster
Initiatives Undertaken by
Yahoo Japan Foundation donated a total of JPY 4,504,300 to Akita Community Chest Society.
In addition JPY 1,000,000 was donated to Akita Community Chest Society.
Yahoo Japan Foundation
2017 Typhoon No. 18 Disaster
Initiatives Undertaken by
Yahoo Japan Foundation donated a total of JPY 9,976,662 to Typhoon No. 18 Oita Disaster Donation. Yahoo Japan Foundation
2017 Typhoon No. 21 Disaster
Initiatives Undertaken by
Yahoo Japan Foundation donated JPY 1,000,000 to 2017 Typhoon No. 21 Mie Disaster Donation and JPY 1,000,000 to 2017 Typhoon 21 Disaster Donation. Yahoo Japan Foundation
East Taiwan Earthquake
Initiatives Undertaken by
Yahoo Japan Foundation donated JPY146,725,768 to Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office. Yahoo Japan Foundation
【Fiscal 2016】
Kumamoto Earthquake
Initiatives Undertaken by
Yahoo! JAPAN News opened a special webpage which curates information for the disaster affected area and for the supporters. Yahoo Japan Corporation
Yahoo Japan Foundation donated a total of JPY 581,159,922 as donations and relief aid. In addition, a total of JPY 17,200,151 was granted to NPOs that conduct support activities at the disaster affected areas. Donations include money collected through Yahoo! JAPAN Shopping Recovery Aid for Kumamoto earthquake and Everybody’s Charity Fund Raising.
Donations to: Central Community Chest of Japan, Kumamoto Prefecture
Yahoo Japan Corporation
Yahoo! JAPAN Internet Fund Raising opened a special webpage for Kumamoto Earthquake Emergency Fund Raising.
Total amount of donations: JPY572,296,016 No. of donations: 683,821(Collection period: April 15 – July 14, 2016)
Yahoo Japan Corporation
“A Year from Kumamoto Earthquake: Donations Related to Kumamoto Earthquake Relief Efforts Made Through Yahoo! JAPAN Internet Fund Raising Amounts to Around JPY 770 Million”(April 11, 2017 Press Release) Yahoo Japan Corporation
“Launched ‘Yahoo! JAPAN Shopping Kumamoto Earthquake Recovery Relief’: Supporting the Affected Areas of Kumamoto Earthquake Made Easy for Everybody Through Daily Shopping” (May 19, 2016 Press Release) Yahoo Japan Corporation
“Launched ‘LOHACO Support Gift Delivery’: Collaboration Between ASKUL and Yahoo Japan to Support the Victims of Kumamoto Earthquake” (April 28, 2016 Press Release) Yahoo Japan Corporation
“Launched Curation Page for Kumamoto/Oita Emergency Home Town Tax Donation: Traffic Referrals to Donation Pages of ‘Satofuru’ ‘Furusato Choice’ ‘Rakuten Furusato Nozei’ ”(April 21, 2016 Press Release) Yahoo Japan Corporation
“Kumamoto Earthquake Emergency Donations Conducted in Yahoo! JAPAN Internet Fund Raising Surpassed JPY 300 Million in Three Days” (April 19, 2016 Press Release) Yahoo Japan Corporation
2016 Typhoon No. 10
Initiatives Undertaken by
Yahoo! JAPAN News opened a special webpage which curates information for the disaster affected area and for the supporters. Yahoo Japan Corporation
Together with the matching donation made by Yahoo! JAPAN (JPY 2,000,000), Yahoo Japan Foundation donated a total of JPY 20,636,170 as donation to Central Community Chest of Japan. Yahoo Japan Foundation
Central Italy Earthquake
Initiatives Undertaken by
Together with the matching donation made by Yahoo! JAPAN (JPY 2,000,000), Yahoo Japan Foundation donated a total of JPY 9,871,841 to the Embassy of Italy. Yahoo Japan Foundation
Central Tottori Earthquake
Initiatives Undertaken by
Together with the matching donation made by Yahoo! JAPAN (JPY 2,000,000), Yahoo Japan Foundation donated a total of JPY 14,906,163 as donation and relief aid to the Central Community Chest of Japan.
In addition, we donated JPY 1,000,000 as donation to the Japanese Red Cross Society Shimane Chapter.
Yahoo Japan Foundation
Itoigawa Station North Fire
Initiatives Undertaken by
Yahoo! JAPAN News opened a special webpage which curates information for the disaster affected area and for the supporters. Yahoo Japan Corporation
Together with the matching donation made by Yahoo! JAPAN (JPY 2,000,000), Yahoo Japan Foundation donated a total of JPY 25,028,631 as donation to Itoigawa City Accounting Department in charge of Itoigawa City Relief Fund.
In addition, we donated JPY 1,000,000 to Niigata Prefecture Disaster Relief Headquarters.
Yahoo Japan Foundation

Z Holdings Corporation’s Measures on COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Z Holdings Group takes various measures such as delivering reliable information in an easy-to-understand and accessible manner, and receiving donations for the needed. Furthermore, we are taking steps to prevent the spread of the infection among our employees.

Z Holdings Corporation

In the Extraordinary General Meeting of the Shareholders held on March 19, 2020, we installed disinfectants, distributed facial masks, measured body temperatures, and spaced out the seats for our shareholders.

Yahoo JAPAN

Yahoo Japan Corporation takes various measures such as delivering reliable information in an easy-to-understand and accessible manner, receiving donations via Yahoo! JAPAN Internet Fund Raising, supporting children’s homeschooling while the schools are closed.

Yahoo Japan Foundation

Yahoo Japan Foundation began accepting donations for “Donations to Support Activities to Prevent Healthcare Collapse due to COVID-19”. The Foundation gives subsidies to organizations that conduct activities in Japan to support the prevention of health care collapse due to COVID-19.

SEMA

Yahoo! JAPAN provided supportive measures in response to the requests from Social Emergency Management Alliance (“SEMA”).

Yahoo! JAPAN: Secretariat of SEMA

ASKUL Corporation

In response to the spread of COVID-19, ASKUL Corporation conducts various measures such as introduction of remote working for its employees, and announcement of business operational policy under the state of emergency.

The Japan Net Bank, Limited

In light of the impact of COVID-19, The Japan Net Bank, Limited provides financial support to its corporate clients and sole proprietor clients. For a limited period and for new clients who have made contracts for business loans, interest payment is refunded making the period between the month of contract to the end of the third month virtually interest-free.
(Application received until end of June 2020)

PayPay Corporation

PayPay Corporation supports various organizations that conduct activities to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
All proceeds (excluding consumption tax) from the sales of support-themed customizable designs of the app of its smartphone payment service, “PayPay”, are donated to various organizations.

Donations Collected through Yahoo! JAPAN Internet Fund Raising

Yahoo! JAPAN Internet Fund Raising is a service in which users can easily make donations to organizations such as NPOs using their credit cards and T-Points.

In addition to “Fund Raising” to which donations are regularly solicited for organizations that are active in various fields, such as international cooperation, environment, welfare, etc., we also solicit “Emergency Relief Fund” which is opened immediately after a disaster strikes so that support measures can be initiated as quickly as possible.

Donations collected through Yahoo! JAPAN Internet Fund Raising for fiscal 2019 are as follows.

Yahoo! JAPAN Internet Fund Raising Results

Collection PeriodApril 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020
Donation AmountJPY 786,435,086
Cumulative Total (November 2004 to March 2020)JPY 6,016,000,572

Donations through Yahoo Japan Foundation

The total amount of donations and support funds in fiscal 2019 through Yahoo Japan Foundation was JPY 286,904,234 and JPY 4,971,995, respectively.

Fiscal 2019 Reliefs

Emergency Disaster Relief
Support Program Recipient of Donation Donation Amount Total Donation Amount
Relief for August 2019 Heavy Rain due to Rain Front Central Community Chest of Saga Prefecture JPY 11,475,750 JPY 14,475,750
Central Community Chest of Japan JPY 3,000,000
Disaster Relief for Chiba Prefecture 2019 Typhoon No. 15 Chiba Prefecture Disaster Control Headquarters JPY 29,126,669 JPY 29,146,669
ADRA Japan JPY 20,000
Disaster Relief for 2019 Typhoon No. 19 Central Community Chest of Japan JPY 209,749,783 JPY 229,749,783
Japan Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster JPY 3,000,000
Japan Platform JPY 3,000,000
Peace Boat Disaster Relief JPY 2,000,000
The Sanaburi Foundation JPY 3,000,000
The Community Foundation of Fukushima JPY 3,000,000
Tochigi Volunteer Network JPY 2,000,000
Chiba no WA Community Fund JPY 2,000,000
Nagano Prefecture Mirai Kikin JPY 2,000,000
Donations to Student Volunteer Organizations UT-OAK JPY500,000 JPY 3,100,000
Osaka University Disaster Volunteer Group Suzuran JPY 500,000
Iwate University Sanriku Recovery Support Student Committee JPY 100,000
Fukushima University Disaster Volunteer Center JPY 500,000
Tohoku University SCRUM JPY 1,500,000
Total amount of donations JPY 276,472,202
Support for Civic Activities Through the Use of the Internet and IT Technology
Support Program Recipient of Donation Donation Amount
Support toward NICO PROJECT (Online Nihongo Learning for Children and Youth) YSC Global School, NPO Youth Support Center JPY 10,432,032
Total amount of donations JPY 10,432,032

Fiscal 2019 Support Funding

Support Funding Program Donation Program No. of Supported Organizations Support Amount
Support Funding for Summer Holiday “Student Volunteer” Activities to Reconstruct Disaster-stricken Areas 311 Reconstruction Support 22 JPY 4,971,995
Total amount of support funding JPY 4,971,995
  • *Disclosure of funding amount: Instead of accounting the funding amount in the fiscal year in which donations were decided and recording the arrears at the end of the fiscal year, we have decided to disclose the amount of support fund paid to each organization in each fiscal year, in order to better disclose the activities conducted in each fiscal year. The total of support funds decided in FY2019 was: JPY 37,472,825

Initiatives to Prevent Fading of Memories of Great East Japan Earthquake

FY2020 is the final year of Yahoo Japan Foundation’s “Support Funding for the Recovery of the Great East Japan Earthquake” which began in FY2014. To mark the final year, we published a report on our activities titled, “Forever in Our Memories – Our Findings from Supporting the People in Their Road to Recovery”. We published the total amount of donations made, total amount of support funding to the Great East Japan Earthquake, and interviews made to the people in the organizations we have supported.

 Site capture of “Forever in Our Memories – Our Findings from Supporting the People in Their Road to Recovery”

Collaboration Plan between LODGE and Public Interest Groups

LODGE is an open collaboration space set up within our Kioicho, Tokyo office. In addition to allowing NPOs addressing a variety of social issues to use the event space free of charge, joint workshops and events on topics including social issues and regional revitalization are held in collaboration with Yahoo! JAPAN.

Although it would generally be categorized as a co-working space, LODGE defines itself as an “open collaboration space.” This expression encompasses such concepts as “encounters,” “exchange,” “growth,” “creativity,” and “co-creation.” Through the encounters and exchange between the employees and businesses of Yahoo! JAPAN and the users of LODGE and their projects, we hope to break down the barriers of knowledge and experience that cannot be overcome single-handedly and achieve growth, as well as to create new services and businesses through cooperation and experiment that would change the future.

The picture of co-working space

Active Collaboration with a Nonprofit Sector

Yahoo! JAPAN is a supporting member of the Japan Association of New Public, a group formed by NPO representatives and social entrepreneurs who are solving social issues in the forefront. In addition to regularly exchanging information, Yahoo! JAPAN strives to address social issues by promoting cooperation across sectors through activities such as collaborative events at LODGE, our co-working space.

Sponsorship of Technology and Development Events

In fiscal 2019, we sponsored: SeleniumConf Tokyo 2019, AI/SUM 2019, Developers Boost KANSAI, Developers Summit 2019 Summer 、CloudNative Days Tokyo 2019/OpenStack Days Tokyo 2019, JANOG44, Developers Summit 2019 FUKUOKA, iOSDC Japan 2019, Developers Summit 2019 KANSAI, Product Manager Conference 2019, Front end Conference Fukuoka 2019, Designship 2019, JSConf JP 2019, Developers Boost, Regional Scrum Gathering Tokyo 2020, JANOG45, SRE NEXT 2020, Developers Summit 2020, and other events.
Additionally, documents used by the engineers and designers of Yahoo! JAPAN are made available to the public via Slideshare.