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Contributing to the City of Hiroshima

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~Your contribution helps make Hiroshima into a city
one can speak of proudly to the world~

 Contributing

The image of the ideal city that I feel Hiroshima must strive for is one which the citizens can speak of proudly to the world. This means a bustling city whose citizens lead their lives actively, and a city that people from all around the world feel they would like to visit once in their lives, which will leave on them a powerful impression that they cannot get anywhere else. Through the experience of the atomic bombing, Hiroshima has become the embodiment of the preciousness of peace, and continually strives to further its development as a city where anyone can feel the joy of living both physically and mentally.

We would highly appreciate your contribution towards helping us realize our aim of a city that can be spoken of proudly to the world.

MATSUI Kazumi
Mayor
The City of Hiroshima
 

 

*Although this website only explains how to contribute funds to the city, the city also accepts the contribution of goods.

How your contribution will be used

How to contribute

Tax deductions for contributions

About certificates of appreciation


How Your Contribution Will Be Used

〇To Promoting disaster prevention in community development

Contribution purpose

Description

Division in Charge

Promoting disaster prevention in community development We are promoting disaster prevention in community development by raising citizens’ awareness towards disaster prevention and enhancing disaster prevention activities in local areas.

Disaster Prevention Division
Crisis Management Office 

Tel 81-82-504-2664/Fax 81-82-504-2802
saigaiyobo@city.hiroshima.lg.jp

 

 

1. To create a bustling, attractive city

Contribution purpose

Description 

Division in Charge

Supporting citizen-based efforts in community development We are encouraging community organizations’ efforts in community development by providing financial support for their independent and voluntary initiatives.

Volunteer Support Administrative Group
Citizens Activities Promotion Section
Citizens Activities Promotion Division
Citizens Affairs Bureau

Tel 81-82-504-2113/Fax 81-82-504-2066
katsudo@city.hiroshima.lg.jp

Promotion of Sports Your donation will help with promotion of Sports in Hiroshima, for example the construction of new sports facilities and the repairment of existing facilities to realize new "Sports Kingdom Hiroshima" that makes all citizen enjoy various kinds of sports.
 

Sports Promotion Division
Culture and Sports Department                                  Citizens Affairs Bureau

Tel 81-82-504-2504/Fax81-82-504-2066
sports@city.hiroshima.lg.jp

Installing citizen fureai benches We will install benches with donor names on plaques along riversides and Peace Boulevard so they become more pleasing places to relax.
Specific application forms to donate are necessary.
 

Greenery Policy Section
Landscape Division
Greenery Promotion Department
Urban Development Bureau

Tel 81-82-504-2396/Fax 81-82-504-2391
park
@city.hiroshima.lg.jp

Maintaining public flower beds In a combined effort of city, citizens, and enterprises to preserve nature and make our city more environmentally friendly, we are working to maintain the public flower beds along the Peace Boulevard, etc.

Greenery Policy Section
Landscape Division
Greenery Promotion Department
Urban Development Bureau

Tel 81-82-504-2396/Fax 81-82-504-2391
park
@city.hiroshima.lg.jp

Improving Hiroshima City Asa Zoological Park

Your donation will help with projects for the maintenance of facilities, following the fundamental principles of Asa Zoological Park: to contribute to a peaceful and affluent society.

Planning and Management Section

Landscape Division

Greenery Promotion Department

Urban Development Bureau

 

 

Tel 81-82-504-2390 / Fax 81-82-504-2391

 

park@city.hiroshima.lg.jp

 

2. To realize a city with work-life balance

Contribution purpose

Description 

Division in Charge

Promoting regional welfare

So that the elderly, disabled, children, and other citizens can keep living in their hometowns safely, we are supporting regional welfare activities and promoting volunteer activities, among other efforts.

Regional Welfare Administrative Group
Policy Coordination Section
Health and Welfare Planning Division
Health and Welfare Bureau

Tel 81-82-504-2137/Fax 81-82-504-2169
kenkoufukushi@city.hiroshima.lg.jp

Providing better care for atomic bomb survivors

Atomic bomb survivors have played a key role in the city’s reconstruction. To better support them we are running nursing homes for survivors, and providing consultation as well as other services.

Research Division
Atomic Bomb Survivors Relief Department
Health and Welfare Bureau

Tel 81-82-504-2191/Fax 81-82-504-2257
gentai@city.hiroshima.lg.jp

Environmental efforts

To preserve nature and make our city more environmentally friendly, we are working to combat global warming and promote a zero-emissions city.

Environmental Policy Division
Environment Bureau

Tel 81-82-504-2203/Fax 81-82-504-2229
ka-seisaku@city.hiroshima.lg.jp

Operation and maintenance of street refuse containers

We carry out the operation and maintenance of refuse containers that have been placed at major intersections around beautification promotion areas, so that we can continue to keep our city beautiful and to welcome visitors to a clean Hiroshima.

Beautification Section
Operations Division I
Operations Department
Environment Bureau

Tel 81-82-504-2098/Fax 81-82-504-2229
gyomu1@city.hiroshima.lg.jp

Protecting our children

We are accepting goods such as community patrol jackets that will be used to help keep our children safe.

School Safety Policy Administrative Group
Health and Education Division
School Education Department
Board of Education

Tel 81-82-504-2702/Fax 81-82-504-2328
kyo-kenko@city.hiroshima.lg.jp

Enriching education

We are decreasing the student to teacher ratio and introducing new and innovative education models, such as the Hiroshima Curriculum.

General Affairs Division
Executive Office
Board of Education

Tel 81-82-504-2463/Fax 81-82-504-2229
kyouiku@city.hiroshima.lg.jp

 

3. To create a city that shares a vision of peace

Contribution purpose

Description

Division in Charge

Promoting peace

To realize the abolition of nuclear weapons and everlasting world peace, we are holding events such as atomic bomb exhibitions and atomic bomb survivor testimony lectures for visiting students.

Peace Promotion Division
International Peace Promotion Department
Citizens Affairs Bureau

Tel 81-82-242-7831/Fax 81-82-242-7452 peace@city.hiroshima.lg.jp

Preserving the Atomic Bomb Dome

A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Atomic Bomb Dome will continue to convey the horrors of the atomic bombing to future generations. To preserve it forever, we are checking and maintaining the structural soundness of the building.

Peace Promotion Division
International Peace Promotion Department
Citizens Affairs Bureau

Tel 81-82-242-7831/Fax 81-82-242-7452 peace@city.hiroshima.lg.jp

Promoting international cooperation

To help contribute to world peace and global development, we are engaging in international cooperation activities, such as inviting trainees from various cities in Asia to our city to study environmental conservation.

International Relations Division
International Peace Promotion Department
Citizens Affairs Bureau

Tel 81-82-504-2106/Fax 81-82-249-6460
kokusai@city.hiroshima.lg.jp

 

4. Other
Other divisions are also accepting contributions.
If you have any questions on how to contact the divisions in charge or about contribution, please contact the Secretarial Division of the Planning and General Affairs Bureau.

 Contact:
  Secretarial Division, Planning and General Affairs Bureau
Tel: 81-82-504-2033/Fax: 81-82-504-2069
 soumu@city.hiroshima.lg.jp


How to contribute

1. Receiving a contribution form

Please contact the division you would like to contribute to by phone, fax, or e-mail for a contribution form. The contribution form is also available for download at the bottom of this page.

If you would like to make a contribution by credit card, you do not need to contact the City or fill out a contribution form. You can directly start the contribution process by clicking on the link below:

Pay by credit card

2. Completing and submitting the contribution form

Please fill out the required fields on the contribution form and send it to the division you would like to donate to. You can submit the form by mail, fax, as an e-mail attachment, or in person.

3. Making a contribution payment

You can make a contribution payment in the following ways:

  ◎ By credit card
Please click on the credit card payment link below:

Pay by credit card

  ◎ At a financial institution in Japan
After we receive your contribution form, we will send you a payment notice. Please take the payment notice to a designated financial institution to make your contribution. You will not be charged any handling fees.

    By money transfer
After we receive your contribution form, the division you would like to contribute to will give you a bank account number. Please transfer your payment to that account. The division will send you a receipt upon receiving your contribution. (You are responsible for any transaction fees.)

    By cash
After we receive your contribution form, the division you would like to contribute to will contact you with their mailing address, so please send your payment to that address. The division will send you a receipt upon receiving your contribution. (You are responsible for registered mail costs and any other fees.)

  By check
After we receive your contribution form, the division you would like to contribute to will contact you with their mailing address, so please send your payment to that address. The division will send you a receipt upon receiving your contribution. (You are responsible for postage costs and any other fees.) 

  At City Hall
You can make a contribution payment in person at the division of your choice. 

*If you are contributing goods, you will be contacted by the division you would like to contribute to about contribution procedures.


Tax deductions for contributions

【For those living in Japan】

1. Contributions from individuals

◎ Income tax deduction
  The lesser of the following will be the amount deducted from your income for that fiscal year:
  A   The amount you contributed in the fiscal year - 2,000 yen
  B   Your total gross income for the fiscal year × 40% - 2,000 yen

◎ Individual resident tax deduction
   
For those who contributed after January 1, 2011, the sum of 1 and 2 below will be the total deducted from your individual resident tax amount for the next fiscal year:
       In addition, the deductible amount of your contribution is limited to 30% of your total gross income from that fiscal year.
  1   (The amount you contributed in the fiscal year - 2,000 yen) × 10%
    2**   (The amount you contributed in the fiscal year - 2,000 yen) × (90% - your income tax marginal tax rate*) 

*The chart below shows the marginal tax rate per taxable income amount. 

Taxable Income

Income Tax Marginal Tax Rate

< 0 yen

0%

    0 yen  - 1,950,000 yen

5%

> 1,950,000 yen  - 3,300,000 yen

10%

> 3,300,000 yen  - 6,950,000 yen

20%

> 6,950,000 yen  - 9,000,000 yen

23%

> 9,000,000 yen  - 18,000,000 yen

33%

> 18,000,000 yen

40%

**The total amount for 2 is limited to 10% of the individual resident tax based on income.

◎ Deduction calculation example
    Here is an example calculation for a couple (with a dependent spouse) that makes 7 million yen per year and donates 30,000 yen to the city:

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2. Contributions from corporations

When calculating corporate tax, corporations can write off the contribution amount as an expense.

 

3. Declaring contributions on your tax returns

Individuals must file their income tax or resident tax returns for their contributions to be tax-deductible.

When filing your tax returns, please attach your contribution receipt from Hiroshima City. (You must submit the receipt
to get a deduction on your contribution, so until you file your taxes, please keep your receipt in a safe place.)

If you are filing your taxes online, you do not need to attach your contribution receipt.

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4. Tax-related inquiries

For information on how to file taxes, please consult the National Tax Agency's website on taxes (income tax, corporate tax), or the City of Hiroshima's Outline of Municipal Taxes (resident tax)  [Japanese only]. You can also inquire at the nearest national tax office about income and corporate taxes or at the tax division in your ward office about resident tax.  

 

【For those living abroad】

Please follow your country’s tax system.


About certificates of appreciation

For individuals and groups that donate more than 1 million yen to the city, we will present you with a certificate of appreciation.

 

Download the contribution form.

 

 

 

 

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Inquiries regarding this site

Secretarial Division, Planning and General Affairs Bureau
Tel:81-82-504-2033 /  FAX:81-82-504-2069
E-mail:soumu@city.hiroshima.lg.jp