Saturday, August 19th, 2017


The Definitive List of Celebrity Donations to Japan


By Celebrity Short Stories Inc. ©

Here is a complete list of celebrities who have or will make charitable donations to Japan (updated regularly). 

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North American & British Charitable Donations from Celebrities

Sandra Bullock and her family donated $1 million dollars to the American Red Cross. 

Gwen Stefani donated $1 million to Japan relief through the Save the Children’s Japan Earthquake – Tsunami in Emergency Fund.  Gwen will also create a charity auction for fans to bid on tickets for a future fundraiser in Los Angeles and a limited T-shirt will also be available with 100% of the proceeds going as charitable donations to Japan relief. 

New: Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon and James Franco signed T-shirts for a global Japan auction.

Lady Gaga made charitable donations of $750,000 to Save the Children (Japan Earthquake Tsunami Children in Emergency Fund).  She also gave $750,000 to the American Red Cross for their Japan relief efforts. Funds came from thesale of her Japan Prayer Bracelets created by Lady Gaga in support of Japan. 

Jack Johnson dipped into his own pocket to donate $50,000. 

Boyz II Men asked their fans to raise $100,000 for Japan by making charitable donations to the Red Cross’s Japan Disaster Relief Fund

Charlie Sheen indicated that he will make charitable donations of $1.00 from every ticket sold for his live show.  The money will go to the Red Cross  to help victims of the Japan earthquake. 

–  Over 30 music artists, including  Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Bono as well as Madonna, Katy Perry and others, contributed songs for the charity album “Songs for Japan”.  All funds raised are charitable donations to the Japanese Red Cross.  Click here to view all the artists.

Jackie Chan brought together many from the Asian entertainment industry to produce a beautiful gift of music to help Japan.  The music video is on Jackie’s website.   Jackie Chan also organized a fundraising concert with proceeds going as charitable donations to the Salvation Army.  The total amount raised is estimated to be $2.4 million.  

– EMI record label sponsored a charity auction in support of the Japanese Red Cross.  Celebrity artists who donated items include Katy Perry, Norah Jones, The Beastie Boys, The Beatles, Iron Maiden, Coldplay, The Beach Boys, Good Charlotte, The Smashing Pumpkins, Keith Urban, Depeche Mode and many more.

John Zorn organized two benefit concerts, the first with Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, Mike Patton, Sonic Youth, Uri Caine, Cibo Matto and a host of other performers.  New: The event raised $33,000 for Japan relief.  The second concert features Lou Reed, Philip Glass, Hal Willner, Laurie Anderson and John Zorn, among others, with 100% of the ticket prices going as charitable donations to Japan. 

– Grammy award winning Norah Jones performed at the late night show of the Japan Benefit Concert held on April 8th at Abrons Art Center in New York.  The event raised over $25,000.  John Zorn was also involved in organizing this event.

New: The Beach Boys released a single with proceeds going to the Red Cross.

Snoop Dogg designed a T-shirt with related charitable donations going to Operation USA – for Japan.

New: Clothes worn by Britney Spears raised more than $4000 in a global charity auction for Japan.

– The band, Iron Maiden, who was recently touring in Japan, donated the proceeds from their T-shirt sales to the relief efforts in Japan.

Blink 182 singer, Mark Hoppus, sold such things as the original lyrics to The Rock Show and an orange T-shirt he wore in the Dammitmusic video, and to make charitable donations to Japan. 

Linkin Park made charitable donations to Music for Relief  in aid of Japan from the proceeds of a specially designed shirt it is offering to fans.

Britney Spears donated VIP tickets that raised over $1000 for the Salvation Army and Japan.

– R & B Singer, Ne-Yo, designed a charity T-shirt that is available at his websiteNe-Yo also travelled to Japan to raise money through the sale of wristbands at his related shows there.

Steve Aoki offered two deluxe ticket prizes and 8 runner up ticket prizes to people chosen from those who donated to

– Band, Hanson, went on a 12 hour performance gig to raise funds for Japan via the Red Cross.

Rebecca Black gave charitable donations from her viral hit ‘Friday’ to Japan and her class.

Yoko Ono asked fans for charitable donations to Happy Hearts for Japan.

Clint Eastwood and Warner Bros. committed proceeds from Clint’s Hereafter DVD as charitable donations to Japan.

Music for Relief has downloadable songs from Linkin Park, County Crows, Enrique Iglesias and scores of others.  You can download there and donate at the same time.

– British Band, Beady Eye, featuring Liam Gallagher (formerly of Oasis) performed at London’s Brixton O2 Academy on April 3rd.  These charitable donations went to the British Red Cross for Japan.  Gallagher also recorded a Beatles song, Across the Universe, to raise funds for Japan.

–  Justin Bieber’s locks helped  raise money for Japan in Miami Beach, Florida. (March 29)

– Guitarist Ray Toro, of My Chemical Romance, organized a special version of “SING” that is dedicated to Japan. 

– Pop-punkers, Paramore, had an on-line yard sale of clothes that they have worn in past performances as well as other items.

New: Alternative Rock Band, Feeder, from Wales released a single to raise funds for Japan.

– Celebrities twittered to encourage their fans to donate.  They include: Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Katy Perry, P.Diddy, Boyz II Men, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga.  P. Diddy twittered: “DONT STOP TEXTING!! The quake & tsunami victims in Japan need us!!! Text REDCROSS…”

 Celebrity-Charity Donations from the Sports and Entertainment/Fashion Industry

 – Seattle Mariner baseball player, Ichiro Suzuki, made charitable donations of $1.7 million to Japan relief.  

– Red Sox pitcher, Daisuke Matsuzaka gave a charitable donation of $1 million to the Japanese Red Cross via the Red Sox Foundation.  Red Sox players, Hideki Okajima, Junichi Tazawa, and Itsuki Shoda, have made charitable donations to Japan relief as well.

– Nineteen year old Japanese golfer, Ryo Ishikawa, will give all of his 2011 prize money as charitable donations to the victims of Japan.   It is likely that will total over $1 million for the Japan relief effort. (March 30)

– Basketball players, Derrick Rose, Pau Gasol, LaMarcus Aldridge, donated $1000 per point made in their March 25th games to relief efforts in Japan.  Twitter feed suggested Magic Johnson would match each point made by Pau Gasol with his own $1000 per point.  

Major League Baseball players and owners donated $500,000 to UNICEF for relief efforts in Japan.

– Golfer Bubba Watson donated $50,000 to the Red Cross.

– Twenty year old Toronto figure skater, Patrick Chan, made a charitable donation of half his skating fee to the Canadian Red Cross. 

– The Mariners guaranteed future charitable donations of $100,000 when the season begins.  Nintendo, an owner of the Mariners, also pledged charitable donations of $3.7 million to Japan relief.

– The New York Yankees made charitable donations of $100,000 to the rescue and relief effort in Japan.

– The Oakland Athletics and the San Diego Padres indicated they will make charitable donations from ticket sales on specific nights at their Parks – dedicated to raising funds for Japan.

– Tennis stars Rafael Nadal from Spain, Andy Murray from Scotland, and Novak Djokovic from Serbia were three of the tennis greats to take part in a soccer game against the Fort Lauderdale Strikers.   A fundraising dinner was held after the game with proceeds going as charitable donations to the American Red Cross , earmarked for Japan. 

– The Women’s Tennis Association and the Association of Tennis Professionals World Tour players moved into the stands to collect donations for Japan on March 25th.

New: MTV Japan is hosting the Video Music Aid Japan Show in June and the funds raised will go to Japan relief.  Lady Gaga will be performing at the show.

New:  Naomi Campbell is planning a Fashion Show fundraiser for Japan.

– The Council of Fashion Designers of America sponsored Fashion & Friends for Japan, on-line charity auction sponsored by  with funds raised going to the Japan Society’s Japan Earthquake Relief Fund.

– The Walt Disney Company committed $2.5 million in humanitarian aid to the victims of the earthquake in Japan, via the American Red Cross.  Walt Disney will also match, dollar for dollar, charitable donations made from their cast members and employees, up to $1 million. 

Google CEO, Eric Schmidt, and his wife Wendy will match the first $100,000 donated via Citizen Effect to the American Red Cross for earthquake relief in Japan. 

 – Canadian film exhibitors and distributors, representing Alliance Films, Cineplex Entertainment, Empire Entertainment and AMC in major Canadian markets, donated all box office proceeds from nine early screenings on Saturday, March 19, to the relief efforts in Japan.

– The owner of Celebrity Short Stories Website personally donated $300 to the American Red Cross and the website gives half of its web income as charitable donations.

– New York Fashion House, Coach, made charitable donations of $5 million to the Japanese Red Cross.

Forever 21 onwer, Do Won Chang, made charitable donations from all global on-line sales on Saturday March 19th to Disaster Relief in Japan.  This was expected to total $2 million.

Uniqlo company’s president, Tadashi Yanai, donated $12.2 million to the Japan effort and an additional $4.9 million in charitable donations directly from Uniqlo.  The company also donated coats, jeans, towels and thermal underwear.

– Renowned motorcycle company, Harley Davidson, donated $250,000 to the Red Cross in support of the Japan relief efforts.

Celebrity-Charity Donations from Asian Celebrities (see also Sports)

– As mentioned above,  Jackie Chan brought together many from the Asian entertainment industry to produce a beautiful gift of music to help Japan.   Jackie Chan also organized a fundraising concert with proceeds going as charitable donations to the Salvation Army.  The total amount raised is estimated to be $2.4 million.  

– Japanese rock star, Yoshiki, who headlines for the band X Japan, auctioned his custom-made Kawai piano and donated the proceeds to Japan’s relief efforts.  New: The piano has raised over $1 million for the Japanese Red Cross.

– South Korean actor Bae Yongjoon made charitable donations of $890,000 USD, ,

– South Korean actor and singer, Kim Hyunjoong, donated $89,000 USD to Japan relief. 

– South Korean actor, Jang Geun-Suk, made charitable donations totalling $125,000USD.

Ryu Shi-Won, a South Korean actor and singer, donated $178,000 USD. 

– South Korean star, Goo Hara, from KARA personally donated $89,000 USD to the Public Service Welfare Fund.

– Lead vocalist for the band Shinhwa, Shin Hye Sung, donated 30 million South Korean Won ($27,000 USD) to the Korean Red Cross to help reconstruction in Japan.

 As Japan continues to experience extreme conditions, the global community is responding, as can be seen from the above list.  These celebrities are to be thanked profusely for their generosity and leadership in responding to a country in need. 

If you wish to donate to the Japan relief effort, the Red Cross is a good organization.

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19 Responses to “The Definitive List of Celebrity Donations to Japan”
  1. Ada says:

    It is heartwarming to see the List of Celebrity Donations to Japan. It is an inspiring list and should incourage all citizens, of any income, to donate to relief efforts in Japan.

  2. austin says:

    Gwen Stefani also donated $1million over there, love her and gaga

  3. Dee says:

    Gwen Stefani is fantastic – donating $1 million. Sorry I didn’t have her identified in this post right after she donated – it was a very busy day yesterday! Thanks, Austin, for your comment.

  4. Praying says:

    I am surprised that celebrities like Brad Pitt, the Beckhams, Richard Gear etc who are constantly on Japanese commercials (aka making money in Japan) are not making the big bang donations.

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