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Request for your support

Request for your support

Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) is a comprehensive research institution of marine science and technology in Japan, conducting a variety of research and development programs.

Our mission is “to support Japan to soar as a maritime nation through developing new scientific and technological capabilities which contribute to the sustainable development, and responsible maintenance, of a peaceful and fulfilling global society.”To fulfil this mission, JAMSTEC aims at growing into the world’s leading research institution while promoting an integrated and comprehensive understanding of the Ocean, Earth, and Life.

Therefore, we sincerely ask for your warm support and cooperation.

Donations types and application

Three types of donations are available for individuals and corporations.

General Donations

This donation supports JAMSTEC’s general programs of research and development, information dissemination and publicity, and human resources development.

Designated Donations

This donation goes to a JAMSTEC program conducted under a specific theme that a contributor wants to selectively support.

Donation method

The method of donations is accepted online, e-mail, and mail.

You can apply from the web form. The payment method is a credit card or bank transfer.
We would request you to donate more than 1,000 yen / each. For credit cards, the maximum is three (3) million yen / each. If you would like to donate more than that, please use bank transfer.

Please fill out “Donation Application Form” then, sign the form and send it to the address provided below.
As soon as official procedures are completed, JAMSTEC will send you a letter of acceptance for your donation, information on the bank account for transfer of donation, and the staff in charge’s name.

Mailing address

To Donation Staff,
Business Coordination Section,
Marine Science and Technology Strategy Department (MaSTS),
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology.
3173-25, Showa-machi, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama-city, Kanagawa, 236-0001 Japan

If you wish to bequeath your donation, please notify us via our Contact and communicate with the consultation desk at your financial institution, or lawyer / judicial scrivener. If your financial institution does not provide the testamentary trust service, please contact the consultation desk at our affiliated financial institution, as mentioned below.
If you wish to proceed with testamentary trust service provided by the financial institution affiliated with JAMSTEC, you will need to pay a handling charge and other fees predetermined by the said institution. If you make a will by notarization at a notary’s office, you will also need to pay a separate fee.


Consulting Desk at our affiliated financial institution

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Inheritance Advisory Business Dept.
Phone: 0120-338-518
(Open: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Weekdays)

Please notify us via our "Contact."



If you use a credit card to donate, you can donate in the range of 1,000 yen to 3 million yen each time. In case of a bank transfer, we have no lower or upper limits of the donation amount, but we would request you to donate more than 1,000 yen. (Please note that your bank will require you to pay bank transfer fee, in addition to your donation amount.)
The donation deduction is available for donations of 2,000 yen or more.

The payment method is a credit card or bank transfer.
In addition, please contact us directly regarding donation such as goods.


No advance request is necessary, since every donor will receive a receipt from us.
If you use bank transfer, we will send it after confirming that your donation has been remitted to the JAMSTEC's bank account for transferring donations.
If you use a credit card, it will take approximately two months before a receipt is sent, since JAMSTEC will issue it only after collecting the remittance from the settlement agency.

Related regulations

Handling Rules for Donations etc.

Please note that the following conditions apply for accepting donations etc.

  • Donations etc. contribute to achievement of the primary purpose set forth in Article 4 of the LAW CONCERNING JAPAN AGENCY FOR MARINE-EARTH SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (Law No. 95 of June 18, 2003).
  • In accepting donations etc., it shall be checked if they are free from the following conditions.
    1. To provide the donors (including the executor and heirs in the case of bequests; the same shall apply hereinafter) with some benefit or convenience as consideration for their donations.
    2. The donor audits the accounting of the donation.
    3. The donor retains the capability of cancelling all or part of the donation, after the donation.
    4. To have the donation etc., transferred to or used by the donor free of charge.
  • Acceptance of donations etc., has been confirmed to cause no particular burden or hindrance to the business or finances of JAMSTEC.
  • The donor is not an organized crime group set forth in No. 2 of Article 2 of Act on Prevention of Unjust Acts by Organized Crime Group Members (Act No. 77 of 1991), nor its member, nor corporate general meeting racketeer (sokaiya), nor other anti-social force (hereinafter referred to as "antisocial forces") set forth in No. 6 of the said Act, and has no close relationship with such antisocial forces.

Handling of Personal Information

Regarding personal information, such as name and e-mail address entered / filled in the Online Application Form or the Donation Application Form, JAMSTEC will use it exclusively for donation acceptance tasks and will not use it for any other purpose. JAMSTEC will manage relevant personal information appropriately, in accordance with JAMSTEC's Basic Policy on the Protection of Personal Information. If JAMSTEC needs to outsource the handling of personal information to carry out settlement operations related to acceptance of donations, JAMSTEC is going to outsource to a company only after concluding a contract with the said company and confirming that the said company can secure sufficient safety measures under the supervision of JAMSTEC.

Inquiries regarding donations

Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
Business Coordination Section
Marine Science and Technology Strategy Department (MaSTS)