Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

What's New 2017

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Sep 2017
Sep 29
  • Monthly and Annual Reports on Employment Insurance Services (Japanese)
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), Jul. 2017 (Japanese)
  • Drug abuse prevention campaign to be launched ~ in order to eradicate drug abuse~(Japanese)
  • Restart Austrian Beef Import (Japanese)
  • A mascot character to promote "Facilitation of a Balance between Medical Treatment and Work" is selected. (Japanese)
  • The status of the provision of temporary welfare benefits (economic measure (simple payment measures)) (Japanese)
  • Release of the video titled "The Trajectory of Destiny" capturing the testimony of Japanese remaining orphans in China~Hardships and struggles that returnees have faced in Japan are filmed ~ (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), as of the end of July 2017 (Japanese)
  • Payment rates of national pension insurance premiums (as of the end of July 2017) (Japanese)
  • Reporting and apology on transmission of documents containing personal data by mistake (Japanese)
  • "Ikumen Enterprise Award 2017"/"Ikuboss Award 2017" honor winners at the Symposium on Promotion of Ikumen on Oct. 24th (Japanese)
  • "White Paper on Labour Economy 2017 (Analysis of Labour Economy)~The theme of the analysis is "Respond to Innovation Development and Promote Work-life balance~ (Japanese)
  • October is the month to raise awareness for organ transplants and promote organ donation (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has instructed Bayer Yakuhin Ltd. to improve its operations to fulfill its obligation of reporting adverse drug reactions. (Japanese)
  • Unofficial announcement of the decision on provision of Subsidies for Improvement of Facilities Including Medical Care Facilities in FY2017 (Carry-over budget from FY2016)(Japanese)
  • The unofficial announcement of subsidies for the improvement of facilities for the medical care provision system in FY2017 (Japanese)
  • The first edition of guidelines to ensure proper use of antimicrobial drugs is issued. (Japanese)
  • Use Japanese anime Gundam in posters, flyers and social media to raise awareness for AMR (Japanese)
  • Every year, October is the "Promotion and Enhancement of Enrollment Month" for the Smaller Enterprise Retirement Allowance Mutual Aid System~We encourage SMEs to join the national scheme in an effort to promote the welfare of the employees~(Japanese)
  • Employment referrals for general workers (August 2017) (English) (Japanese)
Sep 28
Sep 27
  • "The 8th Meeting to Discuss Training Courses for Nursery Teachers and Other Topics "to be held (Japanese)
  • Seeking business owners who want to obtain the "Good Skill" logo marking on their products~Showcase high quality products of high value~Application deadline:Jan.31,2018 (Japanese)
  • Release of results of the "Survey on Progress of Informatization of Medical Devices" (Japanese)
  • Release of results of the "Survey on Progress of Informatization of Pharmaceutical Products for Medical Use" (Japanese)
  • New content "Positive Sharing" is added to the portal site "The Ear of the Heart" that provides information on workers' mental health.~Introduce positive ways to manage stress and fatigue~ (Japanese)
  • Survey of Social Welfare Institutions 2016 (Japanese)
Sep 26
  • Overview of the (Dynamic) Survey of Medical Institutions and Hospital Report (2016) (Japanese)
  • Fourteen Japanese who have remained in Karafuto etc. after the war make temporary return in group (Japanese)
  • The 1st "Committee Meeting to Discuss Flexible Working Styles" to be held (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1052nd announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
Sep 25
  • Five schemes are selected as "Good Initiatives Coming Out of Regions "for the first half of FY2017. The aim is to reinvigorate regions through , among others, the promotion of industrial development and the development of worker skills. (Japanese)
  • The 1st "Public-Private Dialogue on Promoting Innovation in Drug Development" to be held (Japanese)
  • Renotification of handling, etc. of single-use medical devices (Japanese)
  • "The Foster Care Month" starts in October (Japanese)
Sep 22
  • The MHLW has decided to bit to host the 2023 Work Skills Competition. (Japanese)
  • Urgent request to trade groups for eliminating workplace deaths and accidents~Safety and health management is required to address a rapidly growing number of deaths in workplace.~(Japanese)
  • The PIC/S Committee meeting and Seminar in 2019 will be hosted by Japan, for the first time. (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey July 2017 (English)(Japanese)
Sep 21
  • Results of the "National Health and Nutrition Survey" in 2016~Regional differences in mean BMI and lifestyle habits were still observed.~ (Japanese)
  • Monthly Report on the Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (January 2017) (Japanese)
Sep 20
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1051st announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Request for cooperation in the Patient Survey in 2017(Japanese)
  • The National Forum for Promoting the Prevention of Child Abuse in Kochi~Brilliant Future For Children~to be held on Sat. October 28th and Sun. October 29th, 2017 (Japanese)
  • Summary Report of Survey on Labour Economy Trend, August 2017 (Japanese)
Sep 19
  • Overview of the General Survey on Part-time Workers in 2016(Japanese)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, Jul. 2017 (Japanese)
  • Symposium on the Project for Creating Practical, Community-based Employment to be held on the theme of "Hunt for talent in your community~Endless efforts will generate employment~on Oct. 12th at Tokyo International Exchange Center (Japanese)
  • Meeting on enterohemorrhagic E. coli infection and food poisoning to be held (Japanese)
Sep 15
  • Letters and gifts of celebration for people who are already 100 or turning 100 soon to be presented(Japanese)
  • Lump sum payments agreed upon by major private companies in summer 2017 announced~The amount agreed upon is 825,150 yen, the fourth consecutive year of 80,000 yen level~ (Japanese)
  • The status of job separation for new graduates (The status of students graduated in March 2014).~40.8% of new high school graduates left their jobs within three years of getting hired, while 32.3% of new university graduates quit in the same period.~ (Japanese)
  • The status of cancellation of job offers in FY2016~86 job offers to new graduates were cancelled at 24 business establishments. The MHLW revealed the names of the five establishments among them. ~(Japanese)
  • Trends of recent medical care expenditure in FY2016~Aggregate results of approximate medical care expenditures~ (Japanese)
  • Recent trends of medical prescription fees (Computerized Data) in FY2016(Japanese)
  • Consultation and report on the "Bill to Promote Workplace Reform" (Japanese)
  • The 7th unofficial announcement of Facilities Improvement Subsidies for Measures to Support Raising Next Generation Children in FY2017( carry-over subsidies from FY2016) (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Summary Report of Vital Statistics of Japan (final data), 2016 (Japanese)
Sep 14
  • November is "The Awareness Month for Prevention of Karoshi, etc."~The Symposium on Promotion of Measures for Karoshi, No Overwork Campaign, etc. will be implemented~ (Japanese)
  • The 77th Codex Consultative Meeting" to be held (Information) (Japanese)
  • The Second Meeting on the revision of the Food Hygiene Law to be held (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Sep 13
  • Overview of Estimates of National Medical Care Expenditure, FY2015 (Japanese)
  • Mr. Makihara, State Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare, urged employers associations to inform companies of the "rules for changing the status of fixed-term dispatched workers to indefinite-term employment" and raise awareness of the rules. (Japanese)
  • Raising awareness of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli infection and food poisoning to prevent further cases(Japanese)
Sep 12
Sep 11
  • Cancellation of Instruction to restrict distribution based on the Act on Special Measures Concerning Nuclear Emergency Preparedness, direction of Director-General of the Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters (Japanese)
Sep 8
  • The 5th Regional Meeting for Strengthening Water Supply Infrastructure to be held. (Japanese)
  • Survey results on the municipal share of the cost of the health checkup for pregnant women (Japanese)
  • The Plan for the Development of Certification Standards related to Highly Controlled Medical Devices (FY2017) (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Sep 7
Sep 6
  • The 1st Working Group Meeting to Discuss the Future of Local Children's Centers etc. to be held. (Japanese)
  • Cancellation of Instruction to restrict distribution based on the Act on Special Measures Concerning Nuclear Emergency Preparedness, direction of Director-General of the Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters (Japanese)
  • The 1st Meeting to Discuss Revisions of the Food Hygiene Law to be held (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data), Jun. 2017 (Japanese)
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary data), May 2017 (Japanese)
Sep 5
  • The 4th Regional Meeting for Strengthening Water Supply Infrastructure to be held. (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1049th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), Apr. 2017 (Japanese)
Sep 4
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), Jun. 2017 (Japanese)
  • 16 organizations and 22 individuals and 6 organizations and 36 individuals that contributed to emergency medical care and obstetric care, respectively, will be honored on Sept. 8th at the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare's awards ceremony (Japanese)
  • 9 Japanese who remained in China after the War make temporary return in group (Japanese)
  • Status on the application of labour insurance and collection of premiums (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Sep 1
  • Information on the recovery and memorial services for Japanese war dead (Sep. 2017) (Japanese)
  • Custom-Made Aggregation and Provision of Anonymized Data(Japanese)
  • A report on the status related to day-care centers, etc. (Apr. 1, 2017) and the results of the survey on the "Acceleration Plan for Eliminating All Waiting Lists for Childcare Openings"has been published~ About 428,000 day-care slots were added during the 4 years through FY 2016.~ (Japanese)
  • The 5th Study Group Meeting concerning Support for Work-family Balance to be held (Japanese)
  • Summary of budgetary requests for securing and fostering human resources in the construction industry is released.~Summary of budgetary requests by the MLIT and MHLW for FY2018~ (Japanese)
  • The 3rd Regional Meeting for Strengthening Water Supply Infrastructure to be held. (Japanese)
  • Publication of documents related to Japanese internees provided by the Russian and other governments (Additionally identified persons, etc. are posted) (Japanese)
  • A list of newly designated professional and practical training courses is announced ~ On October 1, 2017, 176 courses will be added to the list of courses which are designated by the MHLW as educational training covered by educational training benefits. ~ (Two courses were added on Sep. 1)(Japanese)

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Aug 2017
Aug 31
  • The "Emergency Medicine Day 2017" event to be held for the general public~On Sept. 3rd, the public can see demonstrations of emergency care and participate in emergency cardiopulmonary resuscitation~ (Japanese)
  • Results of "monitoring and guidance based on the imported food monitoring and guidance plan" and "statistics on imported food monitoring" in FY2016 published (Japanese)
  • The status of the provision of temporary welfare benefits (economic measure (simple payment measures)) (Japanese)
  • "Conference for Business Owners in the Manufacturing Industry to Discuss Safety Measures" to be held~Strengthen safety measures in the industry~ (Japanese)
  • ~For further understanding toward promotion of the employment of persons with disabilities~ Recipients of the "Minister's award for outstanding offices for the employment of persons with disabilities" in FY2017 have been decided (Japanese)
  • Summary Report of Survey of Long-term Care Benefit Expenditures (Cases assessed from May 2016 to Apr. 2017)(Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), Jun. 2017 (Japanese)
  • Request for cooperation in the 2017 General Survey on Dispatched Workers (Japanese)
  • Monthly report of Survey of Long-term Care Benefit Expenditures (Cases assessed on June 2017) (Japanese)
Aug 30
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (Jun. 2017) (Japanese)
  • Approval of Business Restructuring Plan based on the Industrial Technology Enhancement Act (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1048th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Overview of the 15th Longitudinal Survey of Newborns in the 21st Century (2001 cohort) and the 6th Longitudinal Survey of Newborns in the 21st Century (2010 cohort) (Japanese)
  • "'Visualized' safety activities contest" in FY2017 to be held~Seeking creative examples of "visualized" industrial accident prevention activities (From Sept. 1 to Oct. 31)~ (Japanese)
  • Campaign to promote rules for changing the status of fixed-term dispatched workers to indefinite-term employment" to be conducted in Sep. and Oct. 2017.~Enhancing of the campaign with about 6 months left before the implementation of the rules~ (Japanese)
  • Labor Policy Council subcommittees will carry out investigation and deliberation on the basis of the plan for changing the way people work and the proposals presented by the Lobour Policy Council. (Japanese)
Aug 29
  • Monthly and Annual Reports on Employment Insurance Services (Japanese)
  • Three new psychoactive substances are designated as "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Substances)"~A ministerial order for establishing the designated substances, etc., is promulgated~ (Japanese)
  • Recipients of the 69th Health Culture Award have been decided. (Japanese)
  • The 2nd "Regional Meeting for Strengthening Water Supply Infrastructure" to be held. (Japanese)
  • Employment referrals for general workers (July 2017) (English) (Japanese)
Aug 28
  • Orders issued to business operators for suspension and improvement on worker dispatching (Japanese)
  • Three substances will be newly designated as "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Substances)" as a result of the deliberations of the Committee on Designated Substances held on Aug. 28th. (Japanese)
  • The 1st unofficial announcement of the funds for securing comprehensive medical and long-term care in local communities (for long term care) in FY2017 (Japanese)
Aug 25
  • Monthly Labour Survey [Prefectural Survey] - Jan. 2016 (Japanese)
  • Monthly Labour Survey [Prefectural Survey] - Feb. 2016 (Japanese)
  • Monthly Labour Survey [Prefectural Survey] - Mar. 2016 (Japanese)
  • Monthly Labour Survey [Prefectural Survey] - Apr. 2016 (Japanese)
  • Monthly Labour Survey [Prefectural Survey] - May. 2016 (Japanese)
  • Monthly Labour Survey [Prefectural Survey] - Jun. 2016 (Japanese)
  • Monthly Labour Survey [Prefectural Survey] - Jul. 2016 (Japanese)
  • Monthly Labour Survey [Prefectural Survey] - Aug. 2016 (Japanese)
  • Monthly Labour Survey [Prefectural Survey] - Sep. 2016 (Japanese)
  • Monthly Labour Survey [Prefectural Survey] - Oct. 2016 (Japanese)
  • Monthly Labour Survey [Prefectural Survey] - Nov. 2016 (Japanese)
  • Monthly Labour Survey [Prefectural Survey] - Dec. 2016 (Japanese)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, Jun. 2017 (Japanese)
  • Results of measurements of radioactive strontium and plutonium in foods (Sept.~Oct. 2016surveys)~All were within the pre-Fukushima nuclear power plant accident range or below measurable limits~ (Japanese)
  • Correction of “The results of survey on effective dose from radioactive cesium in foods (Sep.- Oct. 2015)” (Japanese)
  • Payment rates of national pension insurance premiums (as of the end of Jun. 2017) (Japanese)
  • Implemntation status of the career consultant registration system in FY 2016 has been published.~About 26,000 people were registered as a career consultant in FY 2016~ (Japanese)
  • Online voting to select a mascot character for the " Support for Balancing Work and Treatment" campaign has begun. (Japanese)
  • The status on the occurrence of occupational accidents in 2017 (Aug.2017) (Japanese)
  • Asking for submission of slogans for the "Child Welfare Week" in FY2018. The submission period: From Sept. 1 (Fri.) to Oct. 20 (Fri.) 2017 (Japanese)
Aug 24
  • Singer Takao Horiuchi (a special supporter for "Prevent Hepatitis: It's Up to You") visits the governor of Fukuoka Prefecture as part of measures to raise public awareness about Hepatitis. (Japanese)
Aug 23
  • Announcer Kazuo Tokumitsu (a special supporter for "Prevent Hepatitis: It's Up to You") visits the governor of Saitama Prefecture as part of measures to raise public awareness about Hepatitis and makes an opening speedch at a workshop. (Japanese)
  • Summary Report of Survey on Employment Trends in 2016 (Japanese)
  • An intrim report on the meeting to discuss proper medication use in the elderly is published. (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey June 2017 (English) (Japanese)
Aug 22
  • " Japan Healthcare Venture Summit 2017" to take place. We are looking for exhibitors for the event (Japanese)
Aug 21
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1047th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Request for cooperation in the Patient Survey in 2017 (Japanese)
Aug 18
  • A growign number of measles cases have been reported in Europe. The MHLW is calling on overseas travellers to be on the alert. (Japanese)
Aug 17
  • All Prefectural Minimum Wage Councils reported revised prefectural minimum wages ~The national weighted average price is 848 yen, a 25 yen increase year on year~ (Japanese)
  • Release of results of the 13th report on verification of child abuse cases which resulted in deaths, etc. (Japanese)
  • Correction of "Report of Survey on Industrial Safety and Health (actual condition survey) in 2015" and "Report of Survey on Labour Environment in 2006" (Japanese)
  • The 1st "Regional Meeting for Strengthening Water Supply Infrastructure" to be held. (Japanese)
Aug 16
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,046 th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has issued a notification calling on prefectural governments to impose tighter supervisions on cannabis handlers and reinforce the guidance for them. (Japanese)
  • Health promotion month's event "Smartlife Festa" to be held (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Aug 15
Aug 14
  • Calling for submissions of logos for the nickname/catch-phrase for public vocational training, "Hello Training~Do not take shortcuts. Take your time to learn skills." (Japanese)
Aug 10
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), May 2017 (Japanese)
  • Human resource development seminar "Human resource cultivation and promotion of vibrant workplaces through the MHLW-authorized in-house trade skills tests" to be held.~Cases and experience will be shared by consultants and companies accredited by the MHLW~ (Japanese)
  • Report of a survey research project on Karoshi, etc.~The MHLW surveyed occupational vehicle drivers, workers at the restaurant industry, company executives and self-employed individuals because many Karoshi cases have reportedly been found among them. ~ (Japanese)
  • The unofficial announcement of the funds for securing integrated medical and long-term care in local communities (for medical care) in FY2017 (Japanese)
  • Custom-Made Aggregation and  provision of anonymized data (Japanese)
  • Latest employment related indices (Japanese)
  • "Summary of the Balance of Employees' Pension and National Pension" in FY2016 is published (Japanese)
Aug 9
  • Revision of interest rates for environmental health business loans (Japanese)
  • Status of inspection cases and cases sent to Public Prosecutor's Office with regard to workplaces employing work-related car drivers in 2016~3,632 workplaces-82.9% of the inspected were found in violation of laws and regulations concerning labor standards.~ (Japanese)
  • Results of corrective measures through supervisions and guidance for unpaid overtime in FY 2016 has been aanounced ~ 1,349 businesses were ordered to pay their employees unpaid overtime wages. The total unpaid overtime wages came to about 12.7 billion yen. ~ (Japanese)
  • The status of inspection cases and cases sent to the Public Prosecutor's Office with regard to training facilities for foreign technical interns (2016) has been announced ~70.6% of the inspected were found in violation of laws and regulations concerning labour standards.~ (Japanese)
  • The unofficial announcement of subsidies for the improvement of facilities for the medical care provision system (Earthquake-proofing Related Projects) in FY2017 (Carry -over budget from 2016) (Japanese)
  • Orders issued to temporary work agencies for suspension on worker dispatching businesses(Japanese)
  • The 9th unofficial notification of appropriation of Subsidies for Improvement of Day-Care Centers in FY2017 (Carry-over budget from FY2016) (Japanese)
  • The 2nd unofficial notification of appropriation of Subsidies for Improvement of Day-Care Centers in FY2017 (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Aug 8
  • The Handover Ceremony of the Remains of Japanese Detainees in the former Soviet Union (Khabarovsk region, the Krasnoyarsk region and the Transbaikal Region) (Japanese)
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary data), Apr. 2017 (Japanese)
  • Memorial Ceremony for the War Dead to be held (Tuesday, August 15) (Japanese)
Aug 7
  • Implementation of the Health Promotion Awareness Month in FY2017 (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1045th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Registration for The Summit Symposium for Medicines Regulatory Authorities has begun. (Japanese)
  • Containers, Packaging and Utensils
Aug 4
  • The announcement of successful applicants of the 30th National Certified Social Worker Examination (Japanese)
  • Status of wage negotiations and settlements at major private companies in spring 2017~Wages rose 2.11%. This marks the 4th consecutive year of wage hikes by more than 2%. ~ (Japanese)
  • Publication of documents related to Japanese internees provided by the Russian and other governments (Additionally identified persons, etc. are posted) (Japanese)
  • Announcement of the names of worker dispatch agencies that have conducted business operations without licenses (Japanese)
  • Announcement of designation of courses on professional and practical educational training ~ As of October 1, 2017, there will be 176 designated courses covered by educational training benefits for professional and practical educational training ~ (Japanese)
  • Results of the Survey on the OTC Drugs Sales System are published (Japanese)
  • The implementation of the 20th National Certified Psychiatric Social Worker Examination (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Aug 2
Aug 1
  • "The 16th Meeting to Discuss How New Foster Child Care Should Be" to be held (Japanese)
  • Appointment of members of the Steering Committee of the Government Pension Investment Fund (Japanese)
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), Mar. 2017 (Japanese)
  • Statistics customization and data anonymization (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1044th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Set up a call center to help survey participants respond through online survey systems. (Japanese)
  • The 12th Youth Skills Competition to open

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Jul 2017
Jul 31
  • Bayer Yakuhin Ltd. submitted its response to the MHLW''s order to report delayed or unreported adverse drug reaction cases and their causes. (Japanese)
  • Request for cooperation in the Patient Survey in 2017 (Japanese)
  • Set up new regulations on remanufacturing single use medical devices (Japanese)
  • The status of implementation of Specific Health Checkups and Specific Health Guidance in FY2015~The implementation rate of Specific Health Checkups exceeded 50%~ (Japanese)
Jul 28
  • The 1st Sectoral Committee meeting on labour policy to be held (Japanese)
  • Actor Junichi Ishida (a special supporter for "Prevent Hepatitis: It's Up to You") meets with the governor of Kochi Prefecture (Japanese)
  • "The 15th Meeting to Discuss How New Foster Child Care Should Be" to be held  (Japanese)
  • The status of Temporary Welfare Benefits ( economic measures(a simple benefits package)) (Japanese)
  • Payment rates of national pension insurance premiums (as of the end of May 2017) (Japanese)
  • The status of measures taken in relation to the Survey on the Post-War Forced Internees (FY2016) (Japanese)
  • Implementation of DNA tests of remains of Japanese war dead (Japanese)
  • The 11th International Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulation was held. (Japanese)
  • Monthly and Annual Reports on Employment Insurance Services (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Handbook of Health and Welfare Statistics 2016
  • Monthly report of Survey of Long-term Care Benefit Expenditures (Cases assessed on May 2017) (Japanese)
  • Employment referrals for general workers (June 2017) (English)(Japanese)
Jul 27
Jul 26
  • Results of supervision and guidance provided to workplaces suspected of long working hours practice are published (Japanese)
  • Eight substances are newly designated as narcotics to strengthen regulation (Japanese)
  • The first publication of the status of implementation of "Stress Check System" after the enforcement of the system~Create a pleasant work environment through stress check~ (Japanese)
  • Results of the "status on the maltreatment of the persons with disabilities by employers, etc." in FY2016 are published~The numbers of cases reported/notified and those recognized as abuse both fell year on year~ (Japanese)
  • The 1st unofficial announcement of subsidies for improvement of facilities including improvement of space for community long-term care and welfare in FY2017 (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Jul 25
  • Over-collection of industrial accident compensation insurance premiums caused by computer program flaws (Japanese)
  • The First Meeting for Promotion of MadicalVentures to be held (Japanese)
  • Overview of the Statistics of Medical Care Activities in Public Health Insurance in 2016 (Japanese)
  • The 19th report on the status of enforcement of the Act on Special Provisions for Insurance Benefits and the Insurance Premium Payment for Employees' Pension Insurance (Japanese)
  • Publication of the result on the survey on Japanese who remained in China after the War and others in FY 2015 (Japanese)
  • The result of the survey on Japanese who remained in China after the War and others in FY2015 (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Jul 24
  • Alert for dangerous drugs containing "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Substances)" (Japanese)
  • "Consultation Meetings on the Insurance Application for Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices" will be held (Japanese)
  • The 6th unofficial announcement of Facilities Improvement Subsidies for Measures to Support Raising Next Generation Children in FY2017( carry-over subsidies from FY2016) (Japanese)
  • The 3rd unofficial announcement of Facilities Improvement Subsidies for Measures to Support Raising Next Generation Children in FY2017 (Japanese)
  • Consultation and report on the "draft outline of a Ministerial Order for Partial Revision of Industrial Safety and Health Regulations, etc.."~Procedures may be simplified when regulation-related applications and notifications are filed through the electronic submission system by social insurance and labour consultants on behalf of applicants~ (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,043rd announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Cancellation of Instruction to restrict distribution based on the Act on Special Measures Concerning Nuclear Emergency Preparedness, direction of Director-General of the Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters (Japanese)
  • Consultation and report on the "draft outline of a Cabinet Order for Partial Revision of the Enforcement Ordinance for the Industrial Safety and Health Act" and the "draft outline of a Ministerial Order for Partial Revision of Industrial Safety and Health Regulations"~10 substances are added to the Attached Table 9 of the Cabinet Order for the Industrial Safety and Health Act~ (Japanese)
  • Annual Report on Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry in 2015
Jul 21
  • Shokichi, a member of EXILE (a special supporter for "Prevent Hepatitis: It's Up to You") meets with the mayor of Tomakomai City, Hokkaido (Japanese)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, May 2017 (Japanese)
  • The delivery of documents containing personal data by mistake reported and apologized (Japanese)
  • Implementation of the 30th National Certified Careworker Examination (Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey May 2017 (English)(Japanese)
Jul 20
  • "12th Youth Skills Competition" to open -With its venues being Aichi Prefecture 443 persons to compete in 15job categories- (Japanese)
  • Recipients of the "Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare's award for persons who contributed to long-term care health facility services" in FY2017 (Japanese)
  • The status of occurrence of occupational accidents in 2017 (Jul. 2017) (Japanese)
  • Dust respirators will be distributed free of charge so that people can safely engage in the recovery efforts from Kumamoto earthquakes in 2017 (Japanese)
  • Custom-Made Aggregation and  provision of anonymized data (Japanese)
Jul 19
  • The 3rd meeting of the Council of Safety and Health Measures for the Construction of Facilities for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic/Paralympic Games to be held (Japanese)
Jul 18
  • Adoption of ASEAN-JAPAN HMM joint statement and ASEAN-JAPAN UHC Initiative (Japanese)
  • The results of screening inspections for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) (up to Jun. 2017) (Japanese)
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), Feb. 2017 (Japanese)
  • The Handover Ceremony of the Remains of Japanese Detainees in the former Soviet Union (The Khabarovsk Region) (Japanese)
  • Orders issued to business operators for improvement of worker dispatching undertakings (Japanese)
  • Orders issued to business operators for suspension and improvement on worker dispatching (Japanese)
  • The FY 2017National Meeting of Child Welfare Department Heads and Directors of Child Guidance Centers to be held (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,042 nd announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
Jul 14
  • An emergency order issued based on the Act to Ensure the Safety of Regenerative Medicine, etc. (Japanese)
  • Recipients of the 2nd "Awards for Enterprises and Workplaces with Pleasant Working Enviroments and High Productivity"to be awarded~Enterprises Taking Actions to Balance Increased Productivity and Attractive Working Environments can make submissions starting today until September 15th.(Japanese)
  • Summer Exhibition on "ALong with the agony of wounded and sick retired soldiers ~military nurses known as angels in white~" to be held starting on July 19th at the Shokenkan (Historical Materials Hall for the Wounded and Sick Retired Soldiers, etc.) (Japanese)
  • Special Exhibition on "Women who lived through the Sho-wa era~the age of Kotaka Ozuma, Sizuko Ohashi and other women~" to be held starting on July 22 at the Showa-Kan (National Showa Memorial Museum) (Japanese)
  • Annual Report on the National Skill Test 2016
Jul 13
Jul 12
  • Revision of interest rates for environmental health business loans (Japanese)
  • Publication of “Guideline for collaboration on Health Promotion between Insurers(Data-Health) and companies (Health and Productivity Management)”(Japanese)
  • Publication of “Case studies for Promotion of Data-Health by Insurers”(Japanese)
  • Unofficial announcement of the decision on provision of the Subsidies for Improvement of Facilities including Medical Care Facilities in FY2017(Japanese)
  • Unofficial announcement of the decision on provision of Subsidies for Improvement of Facilities Including Medical Care Facilities in FY2017 (Carry-over budget from FY2016)(Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Jul 11
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), Apr. 2017(Japanese)
  • Cancellation of Instruction to restrict distribution based on the Act on Special Measures Concerning Nuclear Emergency Preparedness, direction of Director-General of the Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters(Japanese)
  • Announcement of organizations (19 organizations and 19 companies) selected to implement the Social Welfare Promotion Project (priority themes) in FY2017 (Japanese)
  • MHLW’s view on the Chemo-Sero-Therapeutic Research Institute(Japanese)
  • ASEAN-Japan Health Ministers Meeting to be held~Universal Health Coverage and Population Aging~( Revised on July 11)(Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Jul 10
  • "National Occupational Health Week" in FY2017 to be implemented in October~This year's slogan is "Everyone should be more aware of their roles to create and keep a Healthy Workplace"~(Japanese)
  • The Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare meets with representatives of Japanese who remained in China after the War and others (Tuesday, June 11th, 14:00-)(Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,041st announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident)(Japanese)
  • Publication of a working group report, "Further development of the program for preventing aggravation of diabetic nephropathy"(Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Jul 7
  • Request for cooperation in the Patient's Behavior Survey in 2017 (Japanese)
  • Management of fire under domiciliary oxygen therapy (as of January 15, 2010 (updated as of July 7, 2017) (Japanese)
  • Be careful of infectious diseases during overseas trips in the summer: Important information on infectious diseases while travelling abroad is posted on our homepage (Japanese)
  • Publication of documents related to Japanese internees provided by the Russian and other governments (Additionally identified persons, etc. are posted)(Japanese)
  • The administration status of "trade skills tests" in FY2016~300 thousand people became new certified skilled workers~ (Japanese)
  • The number of cases of claims filed over the differences between job postings of Hello Work and actual labour conditions, etc., in FY2016 is published (Japanese)
  • A singer Ms. Natsuko Godai (a hepatitis measures ambassador for "Prevent Hepatitis: It's Up to You") meets with the governor of Tokushima Prefecture (Japanese)
  • Dust respirator not in compliance with specifications are found o~Product recall/exchange implemented by manufacturer~ (Japanese)
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), Jan. 2017(Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Jul 6
  • Companies certified for youth yell now number 200 nationwide!~More and more small and midiam sized comapanies hire young people and deveop their talents while their employment management is improving.~ (Japanese)
  • Request for cooperation in the Patient Survey in 2017(Japanese)
  • The Third Study Group Meeting concerning Support for Work-family Balance to be held(Japanese)
Jul 5
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data), Apr.. 2017 (Japanese)
  • The 1st study group meeting aimed at building a new system that encourages people to help each other and share responsibilities to be held (Japanese)
Jul 4
  • A meeting to hear opinions on the special treatment support project for women suffering from infertility to be held(Japanese)
  • Restructuring of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in FY2017(Japanese)
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary data), Mar. 2017(Japanese)
  • The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare and the Medial Products Agency of Sweden concluded a non-disclosure agreement on pharmaceutical regulations.(Japanese)
  • The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare and The United States Pharmacopeia concluded a non-disclosure agreement on pharmaceutical regulations. (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Jul 3
  • Alert for dangerous drugs containing "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Substances)" (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,032th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • The status of implementation of the "Workers' Property Accumulation Promotion System" in FY2015 (Japanese)
  • Accepting applications for competition in the "6th Smart Life Project Award (Let's increase healthy life expectancy!)" (In the area of lifestyle-related disease prevention)~From Monday, July 3rd to Thursday, August 31st~(Japanese)
Jul 1
  • Appointment of (full-time) inspectors at the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare-affiliated incorporated administrative agencies(Japanese)

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Jun 2017
Jun 30
  • Japan-ASEAN health minister meeting~Universal Health Coverage and Aging~to be held(Japanese)
  • "Status of Industrial Accident Compensation for Karoshi, etc." in FY2016 is announced (Japanese)
  • Notification on a partial amendment to "Strengthening on-site inspections against marketing authorization holders / manufacturers of drugs"(Japanese)
  • Confirmation of changes in plans for establishament of human ES cells (Japanese)
  • The status of enrollment in the national pension system and the payment rates of the national pension insurance premiums in FY2016 (Japanese)
  • The status of Temporary Welfare Benefits (economic measures (a simple payment measures)) will be released. (Japanese)
  • Release of the level of salary for board members of independent administrative institutions in FY 2016(Japanese)
  • Fifteen Japanese who remained in Karafuto etc. after the war make temporary return in group (Japanese)
  • FY 2016 report on the project to monitor advertisements for pharmaceutical products for medical use (Japanese)
  • "Actual Conditions of Working Women (FY2016 version)" (Japanese)
  • Reference information of the Basic Survey on Wage Structure in 2016(Japanese)
  • Monthly Report on Employment Insurance Services (Japanese)
  • Employment referrals for general workers (May 2017) (English)(Japanese)
Jun 29
  • The MHLW will put up a booth at the event titled "Ready for Summer Vacation Research Projects 2017" ~The event will be held in Tokyo and Sendai.~ (Japanese)
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (Apr. 2017) (Japanese)
  • Renewal of the portal information website for the indefinite-term employment~more information for workers~(Japanese)
Jun 28
Jun 27
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,039th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), Dec. 2016 (includes annual total)(Japanese)
  • We accept training applications for postwar generation "Kataribe" who will give oral accounts of hardships experienced during and after the war~We are accepting applications from Jun. 27th to Aug. 5th.~ (Japanese)
  • "Report on the Status of Claims and Grant Decisions for Occupational Accident Compensation Insurance Benefits due to Diseases Caused by Asbestos in FY2016 (Preliminary Data)" is published~On a year-over-year basis, the numbers of the claims and grant decisions for the benefits have slightly declined~ (Japanese)
  • The amounts of the daily basic allowances of employment insurance to be changed~To become effective on Tuesday, August 1st~ (Japanese)
  • Summary report of the Comprehensive Survey of Living Conditions in 2016 (Japanese)
  • Survey results for accepting status on medical institutions that received the Japan Medical Service Accreditation for International Patients are released.(Japanese)
  • "Report on the Status of Claims and Grant Decisions for Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance Benefits due to Diseases Caused by Asbestos in FY2016 (Preliminary Data)" is published~On a year-over-year basis, the numbers of the claims and grant decisions for the benefits have slightly increased~ (Japanese)
  • Summary report of the Comprehensive Survey of Living Conditions in 2016 (Japanese)
Jun 26
Jun 23
  • The unofficial notification of appropriation of subsidies for the institution maintenance of social welfare facilities in FY2017 (Carry-over from the FY2016 supplementary budget) (Japanese)
  • The unofficial notification of appropriation of subsidies for the institution maintenance of social welfare facilities in FY2017 ( initial budget for FY 2017) (Japanese)
  • Follow-up reports on "The 4th drug abuse prevention 5-year strategy" and "Emergency emeasures for eradicating drug abuse" are released.(Japanese)
  • Results of measurements of radioactive strontium and plutonium in foods (Feb.~Mar. 2016surveys)~All samples were not applicable to be measured~ (Japanese)
  • The results of survey on effective dose from radioactive cesium in foods (Sep.- Oct. 2016)~The annual effective doses from radioactive cesium in foods were less than 1% of 1 mSv/year as the basis of setting of the current limits.~ (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey April 2017 (English)(Japanese)
Jun 22
  • Cancellation of Instruction to restrict distribution based on the Act on Special Measures Concerning Nuclear Emergency Preparedness, direction of Director-General of the Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Jun 21
  • Cancellation of Instruction to restrict distribution based on the Act on Special Measures Concerning Nuclear Emergency Preparedness, direction of Director-General of the Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters (Japanese)
  • The 53rd National Blood Donation Promotion Campaign to be held (Japanese)
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (Mar. 2017) (Japanese)
  • Four new psychoactive substances are designated as "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Substances)"~A ministerial order for establishing the designated substances, etc., is promulgated~ (Japanese)
  • The 4th International Council for Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH) was held (Japanese)
  • Summary Report of Survey on Labour Economy Trend, May 2017 (Japanese)
Jun 20
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report,Apr. 2017 (Japanese)
  • The Second Study Group Meeting concerning Support for Balancing Work and Childcare to be held (Japanese)
  • Summary of a status survey on labour union activities in 2016(Japanese)
  • Annual Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance for FY 2015 (Japanese)
  • Minister's discourse on Strengthening Measures against the Prevention of Passive Smoking (Japanese)
  • The status of occurrence of occupational accidents in 2017 (Jun. 2017) (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Jun 19
  • Implementation of inspection orders for imported foods (American dried dates) (Japanese)
  • 12 Japanese who remained in China after the War make temporary return in group (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,038th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
Jun 16
  • A report on the meeting to discuss regulations on food contact materials has been compiled.(Japanese)
  • "The Status on Implementation of the Individual Labour Dispute Resolution System in FY2016~"Bullying/harassment" topped the reason for consultation for the 5th straight year, and the number of general labour consultation cases exceeded 1 million for 9 consecutive years.~ (Japanese)
  • Labour Policy Council's proposals - Development of legal system for equal pay for equal jobs (Japanese)
  • Three organizations are selected as the 2nd-term organizations to implement the "Regional Coordination Project for Promoting the Elderly to Stay Active in the Workplaces throughout their Lives in FY2017"~Creative efforts based on regional characteristics, etc. in order to contribute to the employment of the elderly are supported~ (Japanese)
  • Recipients of the "Labour Minister's awards to excellent workplaces, organizations and persons who contributed to occupational safety and health" in FY2017 are decided. (Japanese)
  • 13 municipalities have been selected as the first adopted areas in the practical local employment creation program in FY2017 (Japanese)
Jun 15
  • The results of screening inspections for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) (up to May 2017) (Japanese)
  • The 76th Codex Consultative Meeting to be held (Japanese)
  • The 7th Meeting to Discuss Training Courses for Nursery Teachers and Other Topics to be held (Japanese)
Jun 14
  • "Dame. Zettai."(No, Absolutely No!) publicity campaign~Drug abuse prevention and the U.N. fundraising campaigns will be carried out across the nation~ (Japanese)
  • Specified Report of Vital Statistics in FY2017 "Age-adjusted mortality rates by prefecture in 2015" (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Jun 13
  • Elction to the ILO Govering Body (Japanese)
  • The 5th unofficial announcement of Facilities Improvement Subsidies for Measures to Support Raising Next Generation Children in FY2017 (Carry-over budget from FY2016) (Japanese)
  • The 2nd unofficial announcement of Facilities Improvement Subsidies for Measures to Support Raising Next Generation Children in FY2017 (Japanese)
Jun 12
  • Announcement of organizations (11 organizations and 12 companies) selected to implement the Social Welfare Promotion Project (priority themes) in FY2017 (Japanese)
  • Misjudgement on the results of the 35th national examinations for barbars and beauticians(Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,037th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Jun 9
  • The tenth Trilateral Meeting on Yusho Disease (Oil Symptoms) to be held (Japanese)
  • Cancellation of Instruction to restrict distribution based on the Act on Special Measures Concerning Nuclear Emergency Preparedness, direction of Director-General of the Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters (Japanese)
  • "Basic plan for securing safety and health of employees in construction work" is formulated. (Japanese)
  • Overseas business trips of Mr. Hsdhimoto, State Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Jun 8
  • Cancellation of Instruction to restrict distribution based on the Act on Special Measures Concerning Nuclear Emergency Preparedness, direction of Director-General of the Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters (Japanese)
Jun 7
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary data), Feb. 2017 (Japanese)
  • An informal meeting on food risk communication: "Measures for Keeping Food Safe~From Farms to Dining Tables!" to be held on Jun. 27th in Hiroshima, Jul.5th in Sapporo and 11th in Yokohama. We are seeking participants.~ (Japanese)
  • “The First Ministerial Award for Outstanding Efforts to Raise Public Awareness of Antimicrobial Resistance” (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data), Mar. 2017 (Japanese)
Jun 6
  • Labour Policy Council's proposals for "Strengthening Industrial physicians and functions of occupational health in the future in consideration of changes in the way people work" are published (Japanese)
  • Basic Survey of Gender Equality in Employment Management in FY2016 (Preliminary report) (Japanese)
  • Showa-kan/National Showa Memoriam Museum reopens its exhibition room ~ The museum provides interactive exhibitions of air-raid shelter and black rotary phones ~ (Japanese)
  • "White Paper on Measures for the Promotion of Manufacturing Technologies in FY2016" (White Paper on Monodzukuri) is approved by the Cabinet today~Challenges and Efforts for Securing and Fostering Human Resources in the Manufacturing Sector~ (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Jun 5
  • Labour Policy Council's proposals for "Maximum overttime regulation and other guidelines"are published (Japanese)
  • The meeting for prefectural governments regarding nutrition measures in FY2017 to be held (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,036th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Ikumen Speech Koshien 2017 to be held~We are looking for episodes of Ikumens who are balancing childrearing and work. The application period is until July 31st.~ (Japanese)
  • Job fair for international students to be held (Japanese)
  • Please participate in the General Survey on Labour Relations in 2017 (Japanese)
Jun 2
  • Results of the 2016 survey on dental diseases (summary) are published. ~A record-high more than 50% Japanese people achieved the goal of the "8020(Eighty-Twenty) campaign", an effort launched by the MHLW to ensure better dental health among people aged 80 and older so that they can retain at least 20permanent teeth~ (Japanese)
  • The number of persons with disabilities who found jobs through Hello Work rose for 8 consecutive years//The status of the employment placement of the persons with disabilities in FY2016, etc. (Japanese)
  • The 8th unofficial notification of appropriation of Subsidies for Improvement of Day-Care Centers in FY2017 (Carry-over budget from FY2016) (Japanese)
  • The first unofficial notification of appropriation of Subsidies for Improvement of Day-Care Centers in FY2017 (Japanese)
  • Summary of Annual Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary Data), 2016(Japanese)
  • Publication of documents related to Japanese internees provided by the Russian and other governments (Additionally identified persons, etc. are posted) (Japanese)
  • The results of the 2016 survey on dental diseases (summary) (Japanese)
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), Mar. 2017 (Japanese)
Jun 1
  • Request for cooperation in the Survey on Industrial Accidents in 2017 (General Construction Survey in the first half of the year from January to June) (Japanese)
  • A ceremony for the day to restore honor and commemorate victims of the Leprosy Prevention Law (Japanese)
  • The meeting of the Council on Measures against Hansen's Disease Problem in FY2016 to be held (Japanese)
  • Statistical surveys to be conducted (Japanese)
  • Request for participation in the Basic Survey on Wage Structure in 2016 (Japanese)
  • Information for places of businesses selected to be the subjects of the Basic Survey on Wage Structure (Japanese)
  • A report of a survey research project on the analysis of the present situation for implementation of employment policies in the future (FY2016) (Japanese)
  • Dr. Hiroki Nakatani has been appointed as a member of the WHO Executive Board. (Japanese)
  • Implementation of an inspection order for imported foods (Chinese lechee(lychee) and its processed goods) (Japanese)
  • "Status on the Occurrence of Death and Injury Accidents Caused by Heatstrokes at Workplaces" in 2016 is released~"STOP Heatstroke Cool Work Campaign" is underway from May through the end of September~ (Japanese)
  • The 5th Meeting on Job-Card System Promotion to be held (Japanese)
  • Voluntary recall of a medical device (Class I) (Japanese)
  • Status report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (February 2017) (Japanese)

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May 2017
May 31
  • Candidates of "Awards for Enterprises Promoting Part-time Workers to Play Active Roles at Work" in FY2017 are recruited. (Japanese)
  • Licenses for general worker dispatching undertaking are revoked and the discontinuance of specified worker dispatching undertaking is ordered for business operators who failed to report on the share of workers dispatched to their group companies in accordance with the Worker Dispatching Act (Japanese)
  • The status of the provision of temporary welfare benefits (economic mesure (simple payment measures)) (Japanese)
  • "Good Career Company Awards" in FY2017 to be presented~Applications are accepted from companies working on career development of their employees from June 1st to July 31st. ~(Japanese)
  • Candidate enterprises for the "Minister's Awards for Equal Employment/Work and Family Harmonization" in FY2017 are openly recruited~To recognize companies' efforts to support women to fully demonstrate their abilities and balance their work and child/family care. Applications are accepted from June 1st to July 31st.~ (Japanese)
  • The Survey on Economic Conditions in Health Care (Survey on Health Care Facilities) (Japanese)
May 30
  • The case number of organ transplants, etc., has been reported to the Committee on Health, Labor and Welfare in the House of Councilors (Japanese)
  • Implementation of the Government Project Review (Open to the public) (Japanese)
  • The MHLW confirmed to gradually raise the employment rate for persons with disabilities at private companies to 2.3%.(The rate will be raised to 2.2 % from Apr.1st 2018 and then to 2.3% before Apr. 1st 2021.)~Consultation and report on " Employment rates for persons with disabilities(draft)~ (Japanese)
  • Monthly Report on Employment Insurance Services (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Employment referrals for general workers (April 2017) (English)(Japanese)
May 29
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1035th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • MHLW ordered Bayer AG to investigate and report unreported or delayed adverse drug reaction reports. (Japanese)
  • The 184th Sectorial Committee on Equal Employment, Labour Policy Council to be held (Japanese)
May 26
May 25
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), Mar. 2017 (Japanese)
May 24
  • June is "Foreign Workers' Issue Awareness Month." This year's slogan is "Employ foreign workers properly by following rules~Manage human resources properly and provide comfortable working environment so that foreign workers can fully demonstrate their abilities!" (Japanese)
  • Ikumen Enterprise Award 2017/"Ikuboss Award 2017": Enterprises and individuals that promote men to balance parenting and career are recruited until July. 21st. (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
May 23
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey, 2016 (Japanese)
  • Cancellation of Instruction to restrict distribution based on the Act on Special Measures Concerning Nuclear Emergency Preparedness, direction of Director-General of the Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters (Japanese)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, Mar. 2017 (Japanese)
  • Results of the National Survey on the Actual Conditions of the Homeless (Estimates) (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey March 2017 (English)(Japanese)
May 22
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,034th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Memorial Service at the Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery to be held (Monday, May 29th, 12:30~) (Japanese)
  • Requested matters regarding reporting on the Memorial Service at the Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery (Japanese)
  • The 4th meeting to discuss regulations on personal protective equipment for fall prevention to be held (Japanese)
May 19
  • "The 14th Meeting to Discuss How New Foster Child Care Should Be" to be held (Japanese)
  • The status on the occurrence of occupational accidents in 2016 (Final Data) (Japanese)
  • Trends of recent medical care expenditure - MEDIAS - December 2016 (Japanese)
  • Database of medical insurance health expenditures (Japanese)
  • "A report on job openings, applications, and offers for recent high school and junior high school graduates" in FY2016 (as of the end of March 2017) (Japanese)
  • "A survey on employment situation job offer situation of university graduates in FY2016 (as of April 1st. 2017) "(Japanese)
  • "Report on job openings and applications pertaining to recent high school and junior high school graduates" in FY2016 (Japanese)
  • "The 6th Meeting to Discuss Training Courses for Nursery Teachers and Other Topics "to be held (Japanese)
  • "Assistance Dogs for Persons with Physical Disabilities" Portal Site
May 18
  • The first-stage implementation plan for the fund for improving health and hygiene facilities, etc. in FY2017 (Japanese)
  • "Good Career Innovation Seminar ~supporting career development for employees helps businesses make progress~"will be held on May 31th. (Japanese)
  • An overseas business trip of Parliamentary Vice-Minister Baba (Japanese)
  • Exchange of opinions between the minister and parents who have experienced "hokatsu" (hunt for day care) to be held (Japanese)
May 17
  • Custom-Made Aggregation and Provision of Anonymized Data (Japanese)
May 16
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,033rd announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • The agreement between Japan and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg on Social Security to enter into force (Japanese)
  • The 2nd Japan-Korea Joint Symposium on Medical Products and a bilateral meeting held~Cooperation with Korean pharmaceutical regulatory authorities strengthened~ (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
May 15
  • The results of screening inspections for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) (up to Apr. 2017) (Japanese)
  • Survey on Labour Cost Rate (Japanese)
May 13
  • Alert for Ebola Virus Disease (Japanese)
May 12
  • Publication of documents related to Japanese internees provided by the Russian and other governments (Additionally identified persons, etc. are posted) (Japanese)
  • The First Study Group Meeting concerning Support for Balancing Work and Childcare to be held (Japanese)
  • An emergency order issued based on the Act to Ensure the Safety of Regenerative Medicine, etc. (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
May 11
May 10
May 9
  • Announcement of successful applicants of the 31th National Examination for Registered Dietitian (Japanese)
  • An emergency order issued based on the Act to Ensure the Safety of Regenerative Medicine, etc. (Japanese)
May 8
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,032nd announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • "The 100th anniversary of Comissioned Welfare Volunteers: A Week for Strengthening Commissioned Welfare Volunteers' Activities" will start on Friday, May 12th~ (Japanese)
May 4
  • Special speech given by Minister Shiozaki at the US-Japan dialogue on global health (Japanese)
  • Japan signed a Memoranum of Understanding with the US Department of Health and Human Services on cooperation in the field of medical care and public health (Japanese)
May 2
  • Overseas business trips of Mr. Shiozaki, Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare (Japanese)
May 1

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Apr 2017
Apr 29
  • Winners of the Medal of Honor for the spring in FY2017 (Japanese)
Apr 28
  • A website specially set up for the Fact-finding Survey on Project of Long-term Care in FY2017(Fact-finding Survey on Economic Conditions in Long-term Care) (Japanese)
  • Instruction to Labor Bureaus for preventing lung disease caused by organic dust at chemical plants (Japanese)
  • The status of Temporary Welfare Benefits for Elderly Persons, Temporary Welfare Benefits for FY2017(a simple benefits package), and Temporary Welfare Benefits for Pensioners Receiving Disability Pension/Survivors' Pension is announced (Japanese)
  • Payment rates of national pension insurance premiums (as of the end of Feb. 2017) (Japanese)
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), Feb. 2017 (Japanese)
  • Monthly and Annual Reports on Employment Insurance Services (Japanese)
  • Employment referrals for general workers (March 2017) (English)(Japanese)
Apr 27
Apr 26
Apr 25
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, Feb. 2017 (Japanese)
  • Creation of the program for labor law education in high school (Japanese)
  • Results of the survey for the current status of palliative care for cancer patients and their families (Japanese)
  • Summary of results of the Survey on Industrial Accidents in 2016(Business Establishment Survey (establishments with 100 or more regular employees) and General Construction Survey) (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Monthly report of Survey of Long-term Care Benefit Expenditures(Cases assessed on February 2017) (Japanese)
Apr 24
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,030nd announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Cancellation of Instruction to restrict distribution based on the Act on Special Measures Concerning Nuclear Emergency Preparedness, direction of Director-General of the Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters (Japanese)
  • Asking for submission of slogans for the "Child Abuse Prevention Promotion Month" in FY2017. The submission period: From Apr. 24(Mon.) to Jun. 23 (Fri.), 2017 (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), Feb. 2017 (Japanese)
  • Summary of Longitudinal Survey of Newborns in the 21st Century
Apr 21
  • "The 13th Meeting to Discuss How New Foster Child Care Should Be" to be held (Japanese)
  • Orders issued to business operators for suspension and improvement on worker dispatching (Japanese)
  • Product Designation under the "SAKIGAKE Designation System" - 5 pharmaceutical products have been newly designated. The target premarket review period will be shortened to 6 months, half the normal period - (Japanese)
  • Product Designation under the "SAKIGAKE Designation System"
Apr 20
Apr 19
  • Handbook of Health and Welfare Statistics, FY2016 (Japanese)
Apr 18
Apr 17
  • The results of screening inspections for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) (up to Mar. 2017) (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,029nd announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has created a poster to promote individual-type defined contribution pension plan. Copies of the poster are distributed to municipalities and financial institutions across the country. (Japanese)
  • The 183th Sectorial Committee on Equal Employment, Labor Policy Council to be held (Japanese)
  • Free download of the image of "iDeCo -chan", a mascot character used for promoting individual-type defined contribution pension plan. (Japanese)
Apr 14
  • "Carp Streamer Flying Ceremony" in FY2017 will be held on April 25th (Japanese)
  • The 2nd Japan-Korea Joint Symposium on Medical Products Regulation to be held (Japanese)
  • Recruitment of implementing organizations of the Social Welfare Promotion Project in FY2017(Japanese)
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (Jan. 2017) (Japanese)
  • The delivery of documents containing personal data by mistake reported and apologized (Japanese)
  • "The 12th Meeting to Discuss How New Foster Child Care Should Be" to be held (Japanese)
  • Charges on violation of the Worker Dispatch Law (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Apr 13
  • Sunccessful cases of hiring foreign workers (Japanese)
Apr 12
  • Revision of interest rates for environmental health business loans (Japanese)
Apr 11
  • Alert for dangerous drugs containing narcotics and "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Substances)" (Japanese)
Apr 10
Apr 7
  • Plan for the relocation of National Institute of Health and Nutrition to Osaka was approved.(Approval of the plan for the relocation of National Institute of Health and Nutrition to Osaka) (Japanese)
  • The supreme court ruling on the pneumoconiosis compensation case (Japanese)
  • Release of documents provided by the Russian and other governments related to Japanese detainees (Japanese)
  • Information calling attention to infectious diseases is posted on the MHLW homepage for people travelling overseas during the Golden Week spring break(Japanese)
Apr 6
Apr 5
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), Nov. 2016 (Japanese)
  • Database of medical insurance health expenditures (Japanese)
  • Trends of recent medical care expenditure - MEDIAS - October - November 2016 (Japanese)
  • Explanation of terms used in the "Basic Survey of Human Resources Development in FY2016" (Japanese)
  • Overview of results from the "Basic Survey of Human Resources Development" in FY2016 (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data), Jan. 2017 (Japanese)
Apr 4
Apr 3
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,027nd announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • The 4th unofficial announcement of Facilities Improvement Subsidies for Measures to Support Raising Next Generation Children in FY2016 (for early implementation in FY2017)(Japanese)
  • The 7th unofficial notification of appropriation of Subsidies for Improvement of Day-Care Centers in FY2016 (for early implementation in FY2017) (Japanese)
  • Voluntary recall of a medical device (Class I) (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake

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Mar 2017
Mar 31
  • Cancellation of Instruction to restrict distribution based on the Act on Special Measures Concerning Nuclear Emergency Preparedness, direction of Director-General of the Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters (Japanese)
  • Employment referrals for general workers (February 2017) (English)(Japanese)
Mar 29
Mar 28
  • Appointment of (full-time) inspectors at the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare-affiliated incorporated administrative agencies (Japanese)
  • The 106th National Nurse Exam: The number of successful foreign nurse candidates accepted under Japanese laws based on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) and the names of hospitals accepting them are published (Japanese)
Mar 27
Mar 24
  • The 5th Meeting to Discuss the Survey on the Number of Wait-listed Children for Day-Care Centers to be held (Japanese)
  • The 75th Codex Consultative Meeting to be held (Japanese)
  • The 181th Sectorial Committee on Equal Employment, Labor Policy Council to be held (Japanese)
  • The MHLW will start "STOP Heatstroke Cool Work" campaign in May working together with related agencies and ministries.. The aim is to prevent heatstroke at work.. "Status on the Occurrence of Death and Injury Accidents Caused by Heatstrokes at Workplaces" in 2016 is released (Japanese)
  • Revision of the “concepts of inspection planning and the establishment and cancellation of items and areas to which the restriction of distribution and/or the consumption of foods concerned applies” concerning radioactive materials in foods (Japanese)
  • A report on inspection results of the "Project on Measures for Quality Control of Generic Drugs" in FY2015 (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (preliminary data), Jan. 2017 (Japanese)
  • "Report on Labor and Social Security Conditions Overseas 2016" is published~A special article covers the "layoff laws and legal systems concerning employment management in China, India, Indonesia and Thailand"~ (Japanese)
  • Cancellation of restrictions on the distribution of foods based on the provision in Art 20 (2) of the Act on Special Measures concerning Nuclear Emergency Preparedness (based on the instructions of the Director-General of the Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters) (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Monthly report of Survey of Long-term Care Benefit Expenditures(Cases assessed on January 2017) (Japanese)
Mar 23
  • Alert for dangerous drugs containing narcotics and "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Substances)" (Japanese)
  • "The 11th Meeting to Discuss How New Foster Child Care Should Be" to be held (Japanese)
  • Monthly Report on the Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (Nov. 2016) (Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey January 2017 (English) (Japanese)
Mar 22
  • Consultation and report on a drtaft proposal for the revision of Act for Measures to Support the Development of the Next Generation (Japanese)
  • The 8th Working Group Meeting to Discuss How the Support of the Municipal Governments Should Be to be held (Japanese)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, January 2017 (Japanese)
  • Alert for dangerous drugs containing narcotics and "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Substances)" (Japanese)
  • The discontinuance of specified worker dispatching businesses is ordered for business operators who failed to report on the share of workers dispatched to their group companies (Japanese)
  • A memorial service for the repatriaion of the remains of Japanese war dead in Myanmar,Bismarck Archpelago and Truk islands(Japanese)
Mar 21
  • Results of a survey on status of handling based on the Act on Prevention of Maltreatment of Elderly People and Support for Attendants of Elderly People in FY2015 (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,025th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • The status of occurrence of occupational accidents in 2017 (Mar. 2017) (Japanese)
  • The 15th Meeting to Disccuss How Judicial Involvement in Child Abuse Cases and the Promotion of Special Adoption System Should Be to be held (Japanese)
  • Consultation and report on a drtaft proposal for the revision of Reguations for Enforcement of the Act on Measures to Support Raising Next Generation Children (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Mar 17
  • "A survey on job offer situation of graduating university students" in FY2016 (as of February 1, 2017)~ (Japanese)
  • "A report on job openings, applications, and offers for recent high school and junior high school graduates" in FY2016.job offer rate for high school graduates has increased by 0.4 points year on year to 94.0%, the highest figure in 24 years. As of the end of Janiuary 2017.~(Japanese)
  • Results of the Survey on Public Health Nurses' Activity in FY2016 (Japanese)
  • Promoting stewardswhip of corporate pensions~A report is compiled on meetings to discuss stewardship activities. (Japanese)
  • Longitudinal Survey of Adults in the 21st Century (Cohort survey on people's life) (Japanese)
Mar 16
Mar 15
  • The results of screening inspections for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) (up to Feb. 2017) (Japanese)
  • Revoke business permission for fee-charging employment placement operators found in violation of orders for suspension (Japanese)
  • Vital Statistics in JAPAN -The latest trends until FY2015 (Japanese)
  • The announcement of successful applicants of the 29th National Certified Social Worker Examination (Japanese)
  • An event to raise awareness on assistant dogs for physically disabled persons, "What is the Act on Assistance Dogs for Physically Disabled Persons?" will be held~At the LaLaport OSAKA shopping mall on Wednesday, March 29~ (Japanese)
  • Summary Report of Survey on Labour Economy Trend, February 2017 (Japanese)
  • Vital Statistics in JAPAN -The latest trends-
  • YEAR BOOK OF LABOUR STATISTICS 2015
Mar 14
  • Cancellation of Instruction to restrict distribution based on the Act on Special Measures Concerning Nuclear Emergency Preparedness, direction of Director-General of the Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters (Japanese)
  • A Memorandum of Cooperation agreed with the Saudi Ministry of Labor and Social Development in the field of labor and employment (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,024th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
Mar 13
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (Dec. 2016) (Japanese)
  • Voluntary recall of a medical device (Class I) (Japanese)
  • Alert for dangerous drugs containing narcotics and "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Substances)" (Japanese)
  • Symposium on sagety measures for the manufacturing industry to be held-stregthening safety measures in the manufacturing industry and offering information (Japanese)
  • The results of focused supervision implemented as part of "No Overwork Campaign" in FY2016 are published.(Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Mar 10
  • A criminal complaint is filed against violations of the Act on Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, etc. and criminal laws (Japanese)
  • Corrections of the Longitudinal Survey of Newborns in the 21st Century (2001 cohort) (Japanese)
  • Revision of interest rates for environmental health business loans (Japanese)
Mar 9
Mar 8
  • Report on Regional Public Health Services and Health Promotion Services 2015 (Japanese)
Mar 7
Mar 6
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,023th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Spring Exhibition "The History of Shigeru Mizuki and Kihachiro Ueda~Days When They Painted by Overcoming War Wounds" will be held from March 7 at Shoken-Kan/Historical Materials Hall for the Wounded and Sick Retired Soldiers, etc. (Japanese)
  • The 14th Meeting to Disccuss How Judicial Involvement in Child Abuse Cases and the Promotion of Special Adoption System Should Be to be held (Japanese)
  • Special Exhibition on "Showa Portrayed in Posters~Work of Haruto Takahashi~" to be held starting on March 11 at the Showa-Kan (National Showa Memorial Museum) (Japanese)
  • Partial suspention of service as a registered performance inspection agnecy ordered to the Boiler & Crane Safety Association (Japanese)
Mar 3
  • The Agriculture-Welfare Collaboration Forum to be held (Japanese)
  • Information on the recovery and memorial services for Japanese war dead (March 2017) (Japanese)
  • Recipients of the 1st "Awards for Enterprises and Workplaces with Pleasant Working Enviroments and High Productivity" are decided~Enterprises Taking Actions to Balance Increased Productivity and Attractive Working Environments will be awareded. An award ceremony and symposium will be held on March 10~(Japanese)
  • The winner of the 7th prize for "A company that We Set a High Value in Japan" is decided (Japanese)
  • Release of documents provided by the Russian and other governments related to Japanese detainees (Addition of persons whose identifications are confirmed) (Japanese)
  • Monthly and Annual Reports on Employment Insurance Services (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Employment referrals for general workers (January 2017) (English)(Japanese)
Mar 2
  • A report is compiled on meetings to discuss how the nutritional management of the meal-delivery service should be conducted to promote support for the health of the community-dwelling elderly, etc. (Japanese)
  • "The Council for Public-Private Partnership on Safety Measures in the Manufacturing Industry" to be established~This is the first council for public-private partnership set up for the purpose of discussing and promoting safety measures in the manufacturing industry across different business types~ (Japanese)
  • At the LSIF RHSC held in Nha Trang, Viet Nam, the PMDA was officially approved as the APEC's Training Center of Excellence (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Mar 1
  • Results of the National Survey on Minpaku (Private Lodging) Businesses are compiled (Japanese)
  • The Working Group of the Council on Strengthening Measures against the Prevention of Passive Smoking held on March 1, 2017 (Documents) (Japanese)
  • Cancellation of Instruction to restrict distribution based on the Act on Special Measures Concerning Nuclear Emergency Preparedness, direction of Director-General of the Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters (Japanese)
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary data), Oct. 2016 (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data), Sept. 2016 (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • The 22nd Life Tables (2015)

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Feb 2017
Feb 28
  • Medical devices (three items), in vitro diagnostics (one item), and regenerative medicine products (three items) designated based on the "priority review and designation system"~To promote the develoment of breakthrough medical devices, etc. in Japan~ (Japanese)
  • The 6th Council for the Promotion of the New Waterworks Vision to be held (Japanese)
  • Database of medical insurance health expenditures (Japanese)
  • Trends of recent medical care expenditure - MEDIAS - September 2016 (Japanese)
  • The status of Temporary Welfare Benefits for Elderly Persons, Temporary Welfare Benefits for FY2016 (a simple benefits package), and Temporary Welfare Benefits for Pensioners Receiving Disability Pension/Survivors' Pension is announced (Japanese)
  • Financial status of the late-stage medical care system for the elderly (The Association of Medical Care Services for Older Senior Citizens) in FY2015 (Preliminary data) (Japanese)
  • Financial status of National Health Insurance (Municipal governments) in FY2015 (Preliminary data) (Japanese)
  • Corrections to the General Survey on Working Conditions in (Japanese)
  • Overview of the General Survey on Working Conditions in 2016 (Japanese)
  • Summary Report of General Survey on Working Conditions (Japanese)
Feb 27
Feb 24
  • An informal meeting on food risk communication: "Measures for Keeping Food Safe~From Farms to Dining Tables!" to be held on Mar. 13th in Osaka and 27th in Tokyo. We are seeking participants.~ (Japanese)
  • Payment rates of national pension insurance premiums (as of the end of Dec. 2016) (Japanese)
  • Six new psychoactive substances are designated as "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Substances)"~A ministerial order for establishing the designated substances, etc., is promulgated~ (Japanese)
  • The 7th Working Group Meeting to Discuss How the Support of the Municipal Governments Should Be to be held (Japanese)
  • Monthly report of Survey of Long-term Care Benefit Expenditures(Cases assessed on December 2016) (Japanese)
Feb 23
  • Six substances will be newly designated as "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Substances)" as a result of the deliberations of the Committee on Designated Substances held today (Japanese)
  • Alert for dietary supplements containing hidden drug ingredients (Japanese)
Feb 22
  • Consultation and report on the "draft outline of a Ministerial Order for Partial Revision of Industrial Safety and Health Regulations, etc."~An exceptional measure on installation of explosion doors, etc., among others, is scheduled to become effective starting this April~ (Japanese)
  • The unofficial announcement of subsidies for the improvement of facilities for the medical care provision system (Earthquake-proofing Related Projects) in FY2016 (A Second Supplementary Budget) (Japanese)
  • The unofficial announcement of subsidies for the improvement of facilities for the medical care provision system in FY2016 (Japanese)
  • The fourth-stage implementation plan for the fund for improving health and hygiene facilities, etc. in FY2016 (Japanese)
  • The Handover Ceremony of the Remains of Japanese Detainees in Eastern New Guina (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (preliminary data), Dec. 2016 (Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey, 2016 (Japanese)
  • Basic Survey on Wage Structure (English) (Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey December 2016 (English) (Japanese)
Feb 21
  • Request for recall of heated and electric therapy apparatuses for household use (heated mattresses) (Reminder) (Japanese)
  • Mr. Koji Matoba (a special supporter for "Prevent Hepatitis: It's Up to You") meets with the governor of Tochigi Prefecture(Japanese)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, December 2016 (Japanese)
  • The National Meeting of Division Directors in Charge of Pharmaceutical Affairs in FY2016 to be held (Japanese)
  • Alert for dangerous drugs containing "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Substances)" (Japanese)
  • The delivery of documents containing personal data by mistake reported and apologized (Japanese)
  • The "Report of the Committee on Planninig Related to the Risk Assessment of Chemical Substances in FY2016" is released~ Reasonable to add nine substances to the Appended Table 9~ (Japanese)
Feb 20
  • The National Meeting of Division Directors in Charge of Environmental Health and Food Safety in FY2016 to be held (Japanese)
  • The 74th Codex Consultative Meeting to be held (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,021st announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • The 13th Meeting to Disccuss How Judicial Involvement in Child Abuse Cases and the Promotion of Special Adoption System Should Be to be held (Japanese)
  • An emergency order issued based on the Act on the Safety of Regenerative Medicine. (Japanese)
  • Replacement of the list of business operators ordered to discontinue specified worker dispatching undertakings for failing to report on the share of workers dispatched to their group companies (Japanese)
  • Licenses for general worker dispatching businesses are revoked and the discontinuance of specified worker dispatching businesses is ordered for business operators who failed to report on the share of workers dispatched to their group companies in accordance with the Worker Disapatching Act (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Feb 17
  • Alert for the use of ThermaCool (Thermage) treatment tips (Japanese)
Feb 16
Feb 15
  • Six initiatives are initially selected to be "Good Initiatives Coming Out of Regions!" whose aim is to reinvigorate regions through, among others, industrial development and the development of skilled workers (Japanese)
  • The results of screening inspections for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) (up to Jan. 2017) (Japanese)
  • "The 10th Meeting to Discuss How New Foster Child Care Should Be" to be held (Japanese)
  • The 3rd Study Group Meeting for Drawing Up the "Points of the Employment Management for Job Transfers (a tentative name)" (Japanese)
  • Cancellation of restrictions on the distribution of foods based on the provision in Art 20 (2) of the Act on Special Measures concerning Nuclear Emergency Preparedness (based on the instructions of the Director-General of the Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters) (Japanese)
  • Oral Health Symposium on "'Diet' and 'Dental and Oral Health' of Children and Adults" in FY2016 to be held (Japanese)
Feb 14
Feb 13
  • A tax withholding slip was sent to a wrong person by mistake (Japanese)
  • The 29th National Skills Grand Prix closes~The Prime Minister's Prizes are awarded to four participants including Mr. Kei Nakatani in the job category of dyeing color correction~ (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,020th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
Feb 10
Feb 9
Feb 7
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), September 2016 (Japanese)
  • The National Summit of Housing Assistance in FY2016 to be held  (Japanese)
  • "Toward Realization of an Inclusive, Community-based Society" (a provisional process of reform) is compiled (Japanese)
  • Results of the Survey on Public Health Nurses' Activity in FY2016 (Japanese)
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), Nov. 2016 (Japanese)
Feb 6
  • Alert for dangerous drugs containing narcotics and "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Substances)" (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,019th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • The 180th Sectorial Committee on Equal Employment, Labor Policy Council to be held (Japanese)
  • The 12th Meeting to Disccuss How Judicial Involvement in Child Abuse Cases and the Promotion of Special Adoption System Should Be to be held (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Feb 3
  • The 9th Expert Meeting on Children's Play Programs, etc. to be held(Japanese)
  • Information on the recovery and memorial services for Japanese war dead (Feb. 2017) (Japanese)
  • Release of documents provided by the Russian and other governments related to Japanese detainees (Addition of persons whose identifications are confirmed) (Japanese)
  • The second unofficial notification of appropriation of subsidies for the institution maintenance of social welfare facilities in FY2016 (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Feb 2
Feb 1
  • Cancellation of restrictions on the distribution of foods based on the provision in Art 20 (2) of the Act on Special Measures concerning Nuclear Emergency Preparedness (based on the instructions of the Director-General of the Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters) (Japanese)
  • Alert for counterfeit hepatitis C therapeutic drug, "Harvoni Combination Tablets" (The 4th report) (Japanese)
  • The 2nd Study Group Meeting for Drawing Up the "Points of the Employment Management for Job Transfers (a tentative name)"                 (Japanese)
  • The Handover Ceremony of the Remains of Japanese Detainees in Iwo Jima (Japanese)
  • Six prefectures are selected for the "Employment Creation Project for Regional Revitalization in FY2016"~To support projects for the creation of regular employment that ensures job security~ (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data), Nov. 2016 (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake

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Jan 2017
Jan 31
  • The status of Temporary Welfare Benefits for Elderly Persons, Temporary Welfare Benefits for FY2016 (a simple benefits package), and Temporary Welfare Benefits for Pensioners Receiving Disability Pension/Survivors' Pension is announced (Japanese)
  • The 6th ICF Symposium -Towards the Use of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF): Cases of ICF Use- (Japanese)
  • The Agreement between Slovakia and Japan on Social Security is signed (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,018th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Monthly Report on the Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (Sept. 2016) (Japanese)
  • Announcement of successful applicants for the 28th Examination for Sign Language Interpreters (Japanese)
  • Monthly and Annual Reports on Employment Insurance Services (Japanese)
  • Employment referrals for general workers (December 2016) (English) (Japanese)
Jan 30
  • Designated courses on professional and practical educational training are announced ~ As of April 1, 2017, there are 190 courses designated to be covered by the payment of educational training benefits for professional and practical educational training ~ (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (preliminary data), November 2016 (Japanese)
  • "A Symposium to learn about the MHLW-recognized 'In-Company Certification Examination' System~Towards the creation of a mechanism for sustainable human resources development" to be held on Feb. 16th~ (Japanese)
  • The logo for the "In-Company Certification Examination System" is decided~With the use of this logo, employers can appeal that their "in-company certiffication examinations" have the MHLW approval.~ (Japanese)
Jan 27
  • Revision of the amounts of pension benefits in FY2017 (Japanese)
  • A National Meeting of the Director-Generals of the Prefectural Labour Bureaus to be held (Japanese)
  • The amounts of national pension insurance premiums' advance payments in FY2017 (Japanese)
  • The 18th report on the status of enforcement of the Act on Special Provisions for Insurance Benefits and the Insurance Premium Payment for Employees' Pension Insurance (Japanese)
  • The 29th National Skills Grand Prix will open~Skilled workers compete for No. 1 position of "Skill" in Japan ~ (Japanese)
  • Payment rates of national pension insurance premiums (as of the end of Nov. 2016) (Japanese)
  • Status of reporting on the employment of foreign workers by employers (October 2016)~The number of foreign workers in Japan is about 1.08 million renewing a record high since the mandatory reporting was enforced~ (Japanese)
  • Monthly report of Survey of Long-term Care Benefit Expenditures(Cases assessed on November 2016) (Japanese)
Jan 26
  • Consultation and report on the "Outline of a Draft Ministerial Order for Amending the Ordinance on Prevention of Hazards Due to Specified Chemical Substances"~Prevention and early detection of bladder cancer, etc. are added to medical examination items related to "3,3'-Dichloro-4,4'-diaminodiphenylmethane" (abbreviated as "MOCA") (Japanese)
Jan 25
  • "The 5th Working Group Meeting on Ensuring Expertise of Child Family Welfare Staff" and "The 9th Meeting to Discuss How New Foster Child Care Should Be" to be held (Japanese)
  • The 6th Working Group Meeting to Discuss How the Support of the Municipal Governments Should Be to be held (Japanese)
  • Alert for counterfeit hepatitis C therapeutic drug, "Harvoni Combination Tablets" (The 3rd report) (Japanese)
Jan 24
  • The 2nd unofficial announcement of subsidies for improvement of facilities including improvement of space for community long-term care and welfare in FY2016 (Japanese)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, November 2016 (Japanese)
  • Results of the "Survey on Efforts Made for Maintaining and Enhancing the Functions of Oral Cavity and Dysphagia Rehabilitation of the Elderly" are released (Japanese)
  • Trends of recent medical care expenditure - MEDIAS - Aug. 2016 (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Jan 23
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,017th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Alert for counterfeit hepatitis C therapeutic drug, "Harvoni Combination Tablets" (The 2nd report) (Japanese)
  • "The 1st High-Level (The Director-General Level) Public-Private Policy Dialogue on Pharmaceutical Affairs" to be held (Japanese)
  • The 11th Meeting to Disccuss How Judicial Involvement in Child Abuse Cases and the Promotion of Special Adoption System Should Be to be held (Japanese)
  • A briefing on the final report on the "Panel Meeting on International Standardization of Food Hygiene Control" to be held (The Central Liaison Council for Promotion of the HACCP implementation in FY2016) (Japanese)
Jan 20
  • The 6th unofficial notification of appropriation of Subsidies for Improvement of Day-Care Centers in FY2016 (Japanese)
  • "A report on job openings, applications, and offers for recent high school and junior high school graduates" in FY2016 ~The job offer rate of high school graduates has increased by 1.2 point year on year to 87.0%. As of the end of November 2016.~ (Japanese)
  • The review of operation of Specific Health Checkups and Specific Health Guidance for the 3rd plan period (FY2018-FY2023) (A summary of discussion) (Japanese)
  • Announcement of year-end lump sum payments agreed upon by major private companies in 2016~The average amount agreed upon is 830,609 yen, 0.02% increase from the previous year~ (Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey November 2016 (English) (Japanese)
Jan 19
Jan 18
Jan 17
  • "An Intensive Campaign to Secure the Sufficient Number of Nursery Teachers" to be implemented~We will intensively take measures for securing enough nursery school teachers by the end of March. Measures include PR activities on improving their working conditions in order to promote nursery teachers currently not working in day-care centers, etc.~ (Japanese)
  • Results of supervision and guidance provided to workplaces suspected of long working hours practice are published (Japanese)
  • Cancellation of restrictions on the distribution of foods based on the provision in Art 20 (2) of the Act on Special Measures concerning Nuclear Emergency Preparedness (based on the instructions of the Director-General of the Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters) (Japanese)
  • Alert for counterfeit hepatitis C therapeutic drug, "Harvoni Combination Tablets" (Japanese)
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary data), Oct. 2016 (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Jan 16
  • The results of simultaneous elections for Commissioned Welfare Volunteers and Child Welfare Volunteers in FY2016 (Japanese)
  • The status on the occurrence of occupational accidents in 2016 (Jan. 2017) (Japanese)
  • The status of implementation of after-school sound upbringing services (after-school children clubs) in 2016 (as of May 1, 2016) (Japanese)
  • The results of screening inspections for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) (up to Dec. 2016) (Japanese)
  • Revision of interest rates for environmental health business loans (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Jan 13
  • Punishments of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare personnel involved in the case of improper accounting practice in connection with the researching of documents produced in foreign countries (Japanese)
  • "Seeds and Needs Matching Meetings 2016" to be held under the Project for Promoting the Development of Welfare Devices for Supporting the Independence of Persons with Disabilities~On Thursday, January 19th in Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, and on Friday, February 3rd in Koto Ward, Tokyo~ (Japanese)
  • Information on the recovery and memorial services for Japanese war dead (January 2017) (Japanese)
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary data), September 2016 (Japanese)
  • Public opinions solicited regarding realization of "working-style reform" (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Jan 12
  • A singer Ms. Rimi Natsukawa (a special supporter for "Prevent Hepatitis: It's Up to You") meets the Vice Governor of Okinawa (Japanese)
  • Transmission of documents containing personal data by mistake reported and apologized (Japanese)
Jan 11
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary Data), Oct. 2016 (Japanese)
Jan 10
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,015th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • The 3rd Meeting to Discuss the Survey on the Number of Wait-listed Children for Day-Care Centers to be held (Japanese)
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary Data), Aug. 2016 (Japanese)
  • The 73rd Codex Consultative Meeting to be held (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Jan 6
  • The national meetings of department and bureau directors in charge of health, labour and welfare in FY2016 to be held (Japanese)
  • Consultation and report on the "Outline of a Bill to Partially Amend the Employment Insurance Act, etc." (Japanese)
  • Informal meetings on food risk communication: "To Consider How Inspections on Radionuclides in Foods Should Be" to be held on Jan. 30 in Fukushima, Feb. 2nd in Tokyo, and Feb. 17th in Osaka. We are seeking participants. (Japanese)
  • The 10th Meeting to Disccuss How Judicial Involvement in Child Abuse Cases and the Promotion of Special Adoption System Should Be to be held (Japanese)
  • The 9th Trilateral Meeting on Yusho Disease ("Oil Symptoms") to be held (Japanese)
  • Publication of documents related to Japanese internees provided by the Russian and other governments (Additionally identified persons, etc. are posted) (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Jan 5
  • Twitter account on food safety information starts to operate! Information on food safety alerts about foodborne illness outbreaks, etc. to be speedily disseminated from @Shokuhin_ANZEN~ (Japanese)
  • "The 8th Meeting to Discuss How New Foster Child Care Should Be" to be held (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,014th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
Jan 4
  • The 1st Study Group Meeting for Drawing Up the "Points of the Employment Management for Job Transfers (a tentative name)" (Japanese)

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