Amazon CEO Bezos asks Twitter how to donate his billions

Jun 16, 2017

Amazon CEO Bezos asks Twitter how to donate his billions

Amazon.com Inc's billionaire founder Jeff Bezos on Thursday turned to an unusual source of inspiration for how to donate part of his wealth: Twitter. "I want much of my philanthropic activity to be helping people in the here and now — short term — at ...

/ Apr 30, 2015

Dentist group offices raided over donations to LDP lawmaker

Prosecutors raided a dentist group's office in Tokyo on Thursday, amid allegations it exceeded political donation limits in its support of Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker Midori Ishii. A special investigative arm of the Tokyo District Public Prosecutor's Office searched the office of the Japan Dental ...

'Luckiest city' offers lottery tickets for donations

Dec 24, 2014

'Luckiest city' offers lottery tickets for donations

Are you feeling lucky? Donors who give cash to the city of Ube in Yamaguchi Prefecture are being rewarded with unconventional thank-you gifts: lottery tickets. Since November, Ube has been sending stacks of tickets to well-wishers who make a contribution to city coffers through the state-sponsored ...