The Kumamoto earthquakes, which first hit the Kumamoto region on April 14, 2016, have caused widespread destruction and damage. The university extends its deepest sympathy to all those who have suffered harm or been affected by the disaster. In order to assist in the speedy recovery of the affected areas, the Keio community will provide support in the following ways.
We offer help and support to those Keio undergraduate and graduate students affected by the disaster and whose financial ability to continue studying at Keio has been compromised. If this applies to you, please inquire at the Scholarship Section in the Office of Student Services on your campus.
Keio University’s Support Activities
Together with the Keio Rengo Mita-kai, the Keio community will unite our efforts to provide maximum support to the victims. We have established the Keio University Kumamoto Earthquake Relief Fund , and all your generous donations will go to the Japanese Red Cross.
Bank Account for the Relief Fund
Bank Name: Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Branch: Mita-Dori Branch
Swift Code: SMBCJPJT
Account: Ordinary Account
Account Number: 8435758
Name: 慶應義塾熊本地震義援金 (Keio University Kumamoto Earthquake Relief Fund)
Address: 5-28-1 Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0014 JAPAN
*No transfer fees will be charged for bank transfers from a Mitsui Sumitomo Bank account.
*We will accept donations from April 19 to May 31.
*The results of the relief fund will be made public in the Mita-hyoron.
*Donations made to the Kumamoto Earthquake Relief Fund are tax deductible (income tax and resident tax). Please attach your copy of the transfer slip and a print-out of this web page when filing your tax return.
*If you are living outside of Japan and would like a receipt for your donation, please contact the Office of Fund Raising by e-mail or fax and include the following information: name (in kanji and kana, if possible), address, telephone number, date of bank transfer, and donation amount.
Inquiries: Office of Fund Raising, Keio University
2-15-45 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8345
Tel: +81-3-5427-1542 Fax: +81-3-5427-1546
Japan Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT)
On April 18, Keio University Hospital dispatched a Japanese Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT)—two doctors, two nurses, and a pharmacist—to the disaster-stricken areas in the Kumamoto region. As part of the third group of DMATs to be dispatched by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare and Tokyo Prefecture, the team provided medical assistance for two days from April 19.
What is a DMAT?
The DMAT is defined as a “trained, mobile, self-contained medical team that can act in the acute phase of a disaster.” The teams are comprised of medical professionals, such as doctors and nurses, who have received specialized training and are dispatched (usually within 48 hours) to areas hit by a large-scale natural disaster or a major accident involving many injuries and illness. Keio University Hospital is a DMAT-designated medical institution.