On October 12, Typhoon Hagibis ravaged the mainland of Japan causing around 200 rivers to overflow including the Shinano River, Chikuma River and Yoshida River. As of October 17, the death toll rose to over 70 with more than 200 people injured and 800 homes damaged. Rescuers and volunteers are still helping clean the aftermath of the deadly typhoon by clearing mud, searching for missing people and helping at temporary evacuation shelters.
Japan’s leading outdoor retail brand, Montbell, has been a strong supporter of disaster relief projects including helping victims of the Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, the Tohoku Earthquake and the Kumamoto Earthquake. They has mobilized in response to typhoon Hagibis launching Operation Gientai to help larger areas in Eastern Japan affected by the typhoon.
To help support the effort you can donate at Montbell stores or by direct bank transfer (furikomi).
Donating at Montbell’s Retail Locations
Donations are being accepted at Montbell’s retail locations throughout Japan.
Bank Transfer (Furikomi)
Bank Name: The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Limited
Branch Name: Shinanobashi
Account Number: 3963129 (ordinary deposit)
Account Holder: Outdoor GIENTAI
Account Holder’s Address: 2-2-2 Shinmachi Nishi-Ku Osaka 550-0013 Japan
Donations are acceptable from domestic and international bank transfers. Note that transfer fees may be applied by intermediary banks.