I was greatly shocked to hear the breaking news of Notre-Dame Cathedral fire.
In my view, many donation sites will come up in front of you.
Never give your money to fraud foundations.
The revised law will be enforced regarding to deductions for contributions to local municipalities, called "Furusato-nozei" in Japan.
Following June 1st, qualified donation is required
・Refund rate is 30% or less
・Thanks gift is local specialty
One of the best refund rate cities has already gone from "Furusato-choice" portal web site.
If we really had charity mind, it would not concern whether deductible or not.
However, there is no denying that tax is an important issue for us.
By the way, non-residents can also apply the deduction for donations in Japanese Income Tax Return.