May 17, 2013

Final Activity Report (March 2013): Supporting Recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake

Support activities for the past two years

The Great East Japan Earthquake that occurred on March 11, 2011 caused unprecedented damage. We started a fundraising campaign under the slogan "What We Can Do" in our desire to support those affected as well as people who wanted to offer their help in the disaster recovery.

Thanks to your kind support, a total amount of JPY 23,913,967 (as of June 15, 2011) was donated. We have worked on various support activities in cooperation with non-profit organization ChildFund Japan, using part of the donated money.

Main activities

Activity Report Meeting

ChildFund Japan's projects, which support the disaster recovery of people affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011, were successfully completed in March 2013. We would like to express our gratitude for your heartfelt support over the past two years.

An activity report meeting entitled "We are with you!—How we connected with each other" took place at Shibuya Hikarie in Tokyo on March 16, 2013, just before the support projects came to a close. Masashi Yasuda, Managing Director of the GMO Internet Group, attended the meeting and talked about his experience in the activities.

Commemorative plaques from ChildFund Japan

Your donations made through the GMO Internet Group were mainly used for activities to enrich the lives of children in the affected areas.

Three group companies of the GMO Internet Group, namely GMO Internet, Inc., GMO Media Holdings, Inc., and GMO Media, Inc., each received a commemorative plaque from ChildFund Japan as a token of their gratitude. We would like to share this honor with you since we accepted the plaques on behalf of all of you who offered support.

  • Takeshi Kobayashi, Executive Director of ChildFund Japan (left) and Masatoshi
    Kumagai, Founder & Group CEO of the GMO Internet Group (right)
  • Masashi Yasuda, Managing Director of the GMO Internet Group (right)
  • Teruyuki Mori, President of GMO Media Holdings, Inc. and GMO Media, Inc. (right)

At the GMO Internet Group, we will continue to cooperate with ChildFund Japan in various support activities.
We appreciate and look forward to your continued support in the future.