Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare


What's New 2016

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Dec 2016
Dec 28
  • Results of the Briefing Survey on Economic Conditions in Long-term Care in FY2016 (Japanese)
  • Implementation status of measures for supporting the independence of single parents in FY2015 is announced (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)
  • Trends of recent medical care expenditure - MEDIAS - Jun.-Jul 2016 (Japanese)
Dec 27
  • Under- and over-collection of insurance premiums of the health-care system for the elderly aged 75 and over caused by misjudgment of reduced premiums (Japanese)
  • Switching to the supply of powder-free medical gloves is urged (Japanese)
  • The 179th Sectorial Committee on Equal Employment, Labor Policy Council to be held (Japanese)
  • Monthly and Annual Reports on Employment Insurance Services (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Employment referrals for general workers (November 2016)(English)(Japanese)
Dec 26
  • 4th Joint Conference of Taiwan and Japan on Medical Products Regulation was held~To further strengthen partnership with the Taiwan's drug regulatory authority~ (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,013rd announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (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)
  • "A hospital monitors' report on household products-related health damages in FY2015" is announced (Japanese)
  • A final report of the Panel Meeting on International Standardization of Food Hygiene Control (Japanese)
  • Results of Monitoring and Guidance based on the Imported Food Monitoring and Guidance Plan in FY2016 (Interim Report) are published (Japanese)
  • An informal meeting on food risk communication: "Ensuring the Safety of Imported Foods" will be held on Jan. 24 in Tokyo and Jan. 30 in Osaka. We are seeking participants. (Japanese)
  • Payment rates of national pension insurance premiums (as of Oct. 2016) (Japanese)
  • Results of the 6th China-Japan-Korea Director General Meeting on Pharmaceutical Affairs
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Dec 22
  • Annual estimates of Vital Statistics, 2016 (Japanese)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, Oct. 2016 (Japanese)
  • Status of earthquake-proofing of water supply facilities (FY2015) (Japanese)
  • Measures taken against a case in which sample specimens (teeth) of the remains of Japanese detainees in the former Soviet Union (The Khabarovsk Region) for DNA tests were mistakenly burned during the recovery of these remains (Japanese)
  • The results of the analysis of voluntary inspections relating to safety management activities in the iron and steel industry are released (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (preliminary data), Oct. 2016 (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)
  • Review of the organization and prescribed number of staff in the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare for FY2017 (Japanese)
  • Monthly Report on the Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (Aug. 2016) (Japanese)
  • Monthly report of Survey of Long-term Care Benefit Expenditures(Cases assessed on October 2016) (Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey October 2016 (English)(Japanese)
Dec 21
  • The 3rd unofficial announcement of Facilities Improvement Subsidies for Measures to Support Raising Next Generation Children in FY2016 (Japanese)
  • Management of fire under domiciliary oxygen therapy (as of January 15, 2010 (updated as of December 21, 2016) (Japanese)
  • Medical findings on the relationship between bladder cancer and exposure to o-Toluidine are published~After workers' compensation claims are filed for them, a report is compiled based on an analysis and examination of international reports, the results of epitomological studies, etc.~ (Japanese)
  • Implementation of inspection orders for imported foods (Turkish dried apples) (Japanese)
  • An exhibition on children's publications recommended by the Social Security Council of MHLW, "Books for the Healthy Growth of Children in 2016," to be held (Japanese)
  • Summary Report of the Survey on Employment Trends in the first half of 2016 (Japanese)
  • Five new psychoactive substances are designated as "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Substances)"~A ministerial order for establishing the designated substances, etc. is promulgated~ (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Monthly Labour Survey [Special Survey] 2016(Japanese)
Dec 20
  • Five 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)
  • "The list of workplaces where workers whose diseases were acknowledged as asbestos related industrial disease, etc. were employed " etc. is revised~Documents published up to FY2015 are partially corrected~ (Japanese)
  • "The list of workplaces where workers whose diseases were acknowledged as asbestos related industrial diseases, etc. in FY2015 were employed" is officially published~ 918 workplaces are officially announced, out of which 695 workplaces are new~ (Japanese)
  • "A report on the number of claims and payment decisions for industrial accident compensation insurance benefits, etc. related to asbestos related industrial diseases in FY2015 (Definitive data)" is published~The numbers of the claims and payment decisions show a slight decline in comparison to the previous fiscal year~ (Japanese)
  • The status of guidance and monitoring implemented for insurance medical institutions in FY2015 (Overview) (Japanese)
  • Recipient companies of the "Good Career Company Awards 2016" are decided~Companies which actively support their employees' self-development of career are awareded. An award ceremony is held on Jan. 20~(Japanese)
Dec 19
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,012nd announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • "The 7th Meeting to Discuss How New Foster Child Care Should be" to be held (Japanese)
  • "The Campaign to Promote Creation of Safe and Secure Stores and Facilities for Workers" will be held for the first time~To promote company-wide efforts to take preventive measures against work-related accidents at the initiative of headquarters in the retail industry, social welfare facilities, and eating establishments, where industrial accidents are on the rise~ (Japanese)
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary data), Sept. 2016 (Japanese)
Dec 16
  • Survey results on the prefectural and municipal governments’ responses to abuse cases of persons with disabilities in FY2015 (Japanese)
  • Medical findings on the relationship between thyroid cancer and radiation exposure are published~After workers' compensation claims are filed, a report is compiled based on an analysis and examination of international reports, epitomological studies, etc.~ (Japanese)
  • "'Forum on Cancer Genomic Medicine 2016' with an aim to put an end to fight against cancer" will be held (Japanese)
  • The 5th Working Group Meeting to Discuss How the Support of the Municipal Governments Should Be to be held (Japanese)
  • The 9th Meeting to Disccuss How Judicial Involvement in Child Abuse Cases and the Promotion of Special Adoption System Should be to be held (Japanese)
  • The Report of the Committee on the Risk Assessment of Chemical Substances in FY2016 is released~Preventive measures for health impairment caused by titanium (IV) oxide to be considered immediately~ (Japanese)
  • Results of the 11th Longitudinal Survey of Middle-Aged and Elderly Persons (A Continuous Survey on the Living Conditions of Middle-aged and Elderly Persons) (Japanese)
  • "The results of survey on effective dose from radioactive cesium in foods (Feb.- Mar. 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)
  • Monthly Labour Survey [Prefectural Survey] - Dec. 2015 (Japanese)
  • Monthly Labour Survey [Prefectural Survey] - Nov. 2015 (Japanese)
  • Monthly Labour Survey [Prefectural Survey] - Oct. 2015 (Japanese)
  • Monthly Labour Survey [Prefectural Survey] - 2015 (Japanese)
Dec 15
  • The results of screening inspections for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) (up to Nov. 2016) (Japanese)
  • Overview of the Basic Survey on Labour Unions in 2016 (Japanese)
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (September 2016) (Japanese)
  • Reccipients of "Awards for Enterprises Promoting Part-time Workers to Play Active Roles at Work" in FY2016 are decided (Japanese)
  • Monthly Labour Survey [Prefectural Survey] - Sept. 2015 (Japanese)
  • Monthly Labour Survey [Prefectural Survey] - Aug. 2015 (Japanese)
  • Monthly Labour Survey [Prefectural Survey] - Jul. 2015 (Japanese)
  • Monthly Labour Survey [Prefectural Survey] - Jun. 2015 (Japanese)
  • Monthly Labour Survey [Prefectural Survey] - May 2015 (Japanese)
  • Monthly Labour Survey [Prefectural Survey] - Apr. 2015 (Japanese)
Dec 14
  • The status of occurrence of occupational accidents in 2016 (December) (Japanese)
  • The Japanese national team competing in the 44th World Skills Competition is decided~Forty-five team members competing in 40 trades will be dispatched to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to participate in the competition to be held in Oct. 2017~ (Japanese)
  • Recipients of the "Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare's special award for outstanding foremen in occupational safety" in FY2016 are decided~An awards ceremony will be held on Monday, January 10 at the Lecture Hall of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare~ (Japanese)
  • An Overview of Reports on Social Welfare Administration and Services in FY2015 (Japanese)
Dec 13
Dec 12
  • Labour Policy Council's proposals for "Support for work-family balance in consideration of economic measures" are published (Japanese)
  • Additional organizations selected to implement the Social Welfare Promotion Project in FY2016 (1 organization and 1 company) are announced (Japanese)
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary Data), August 2016 (Japanese)
  • APEC's joint workshop on Multi-regional Clinical Trials (MRCTs) and Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Inspection (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,011st announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
Dec 9
  • Revision of interest rates for environmental health business loans (Japanese)
Dec 8
  • An informal meeting on food risk communication: "Review of measures against bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE)" will be held on Dec. 20 in Hyogo and Dec. 22 in Tokyo. (Japanese)
  • The Handover Ceremony of the Remains of Japanese Detainees in Solomon Islands (Japanese)
  • The Handover Ceremony of the Remains of Japanese Detainees in Palau Islands (Japanese)
  • Summary of Vital Statistics
Dec 7
Dec 6
  • An informal meeting on food risk communication: "Consideration of the Use of Dietary Supplments" will be held on Jan. 15 in Tokushima. We are seeking participants. (Japanese)
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), Jul. 2016 (Japanese)
  • Open recruitment of "enterprises supporting working single-father and single-mother families" in FY2016 begins ~ We are inviting applications from enterprises, etc. that engage in active emplloyment support. Deadline is February 3. ~ (Japanese)
  • Implementation of an inspection order for imported foods~Chinese immature peas and their processed products~ (Japanese)
Dec 5
Dec 2
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (Aug. 2016) (Japanese)
  • MHLW requested railway business operators to check whether asbestos-containing products are used in their railway vehicles (Japanese)
  • Be careful of infectious diseases while travelling overseas during year-end and New Year holidays; information on infectious diseases we should be aware of while overseas is provided in the MHLW website (Japanese)
  • Four Japanese who remained in China after the War make temporary return in group (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
Dec 1
  • The 5th unofficial notification of appropriation of Subsidies for Improvement of Day-Care Centers in FY2016 (Japanese)
  • "The 16th National Arts and Cultural Festival for Persons with Disabilities in Aichi" is authorized as an officially recognized program of the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games~The Festival will be held at Aichi Arts Center, etc. from Dec. 9 to 11~ (Japanese)
  • "Consultation Meetings on the Insurance Application for Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices" will be held (Japanese)
  • Candidates for the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare's awards honoring people for their service in relief projects in FY2016 are decided (Japanese)
  • Survey on Wage Increase (Japanese)

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Nov 2016
Nov 30
  • Food Additives
  • The 178th Sectorial Committee on Equal Employment, Labor Policy Council to be held (Japanese)
  • The status of the provision of temporary welfare benefits for elderly persons, temporary welfare benefits in FY2016 (a simple allowance-granting measure), and temporary welfare benefits for disability/survivors' pension beneficiaries is announced (Japanese)
  • "The FY2016 Symposium for Partnerships for Career Education "~will be held on January 17, 2017 (Participation is free.) (Japanese)
  • A meeting for the horizontal rollout of the local governments' good practices toward resolving the problem of wait-listed children to be held (Japanese)
  • The nickname/catch-phrase for public vocational training is decided: "Hello Training~Do not take shortcuts. Take your time to learn skills." (Japanese)
Nov 29
  • Employment referrals for general workers (October 2016) (English)(Japanese)
  • A handover ceremony of the remains of Japanese detainees recovered in the Solomon Islands to the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force's Takanami-class Destroyer (Japanese)
  • The "66th Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare's award ceremony for the independence and rehabilitation of persons with disabilities" will be held (Japanese)
  • Monthly and Annual Reports on Employment Insurance Services (Japanese)
Nov 28
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Implementation of inspection orders for imported foods ~Turkish processed pistachio products~ (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,009th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Orders issued to fee-charging employment placement undertakings for suspension of fee-charging employment placement businesses (Japanese)
  • Orders issued to temporary work agencies for suspension on worker dispatching businesses (Japanese)
  • Winner enterprises for the "Minister's Prize for Equal Employment/Work and Family Harmonization" in FY2016 are decided~An awarding ceremony and a symposium will be concurrently held on Dec. 12th~ (Japanese)
Nov 25
  • Monthly report of Survey of Long-term Care Benefit Expenditures(Cases assessed on September 2016) (Japanese)
  • A report of the expert panel on the maintenance and enhancement of water works is compiled (Japanese)
  • Information on the recovery and memorial services for Japanese war dead (Nov.-Dec. 2016) (Japanese)
  • Payment rates of national pension insurance premiums (as of the end of Sept. 2016) (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), Sept. 2016 (Japanese)
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary data), Aug. 2016 (Japanese)
Nov 24
  • A meeting to present nicknames and catch-phrases selected for "Public Vocational Training" will be held on November 30th. Four committee members, including Mr. Yasushi Akimoto (a songwriter), will attend. (Japanese)
  • The third-stage implementation plan for the fund for improving health and hygiene facilities, etc. in FY2016 (Japanese)
  • Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare, Mr. Baba, will attend the Minister's award ceremony for the "Pension and I" essay contest (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)
Nov 22
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey September 2016 (English)(Japanese)
  • The results of the 3rd International Council for Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH) was held (Japanese)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, September 2016 (Japanese)
  • Overview of the 4th Longitudinal Survey of Adults in the 21st Century (2012) and the 14th Longitudinal Survey of Adults in the 21st Century (2002) (Japanese)
Nov 21
  • In order to prevent and raise awareness on sexually transmitted diseases, the MHLW has created a poster and a pamphlet, in collaboration with "Sailor Moon" (a TV animation program) (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,008th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • An event to raise awareness on assistance dogs for physically disabled persons, "What is the Act on Assistance Dogs for Physically Disabled Persons?" will be held~At the LaLaport YOKOHAMA shopping mall on Saturday, December 3~ (Japanese)
  • Recipients of the "Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare's awards for enterprises that promote telework in FY2016 are decided (Japanese)
  • The 6th Meeting to Discuss How New Foster Child Care Should Be and The 4th Working Group Meeting to Discuss How the Support of the Municipal Governments Should Be to be held (Japanese)
Nov 20
  • Outstanding skilled workers (master craftsmen) in FY2016 decided~160 people, including a founder Mr. Isamu Nagase, to be awarded on Nov. 21st~ (Japanese)
Nov 18
  • Corrections are made in the Annual Report of the Survey on Labour Disputes, 2014 (Nov. 18, 2016) (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 4.3 point year on year to 60.4%. As of the end of September 2016.~ (Japanese)
  • Status on the occurrence of occupational accidents in 2016 (Nov. 2016) (Japanese)
Nov 17
Nov 16
  • Revision of interest rates for environmental health business loans (Japanese)
  • The"5th Smart Life Project Award (Let's extend healthy life expectancy!)"~Award-winning enterprises, associations, and local governments were decided and an award ceremony was held~ (Japanese)
  • The implementation system of clinical training for physicians in FY2017 is announced~The ratio of the number of physicians admitted to that of applicants in prefectures excluding those with large cities is largest as in last year since the new system was introduced~ (Japanese)
Nov 15
Nov 14
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,007th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (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)
  • Results of the "National Health and Nutrition Survey" in 2015~The demand for improvement of social environment is high. Measures adapted to generational and other characteristics are needed~ (Japanese)
  • A singer Mr. Yutaka Yamakawa (a special supporter for "Prevent Hepatitis: It's Up to You") meets with the governor of Wakayama Prefecture (Japanese)
  • The 177th Sectorial Committee on Equal Employment, Labor Policy Council will to be held (Japanese)
Nov 13
  • The 2nd Meeting to Discuss the Survey on the Number of Wait-listed Children for Day-Care Centers to be held (Japanese)
Nov 11
Nov 10
  • Service Guide 2016 of Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
  • Organization of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
  • Status report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (July 2016) (Japanese)
  • A selection committee for nicknames and catch-phrases for "Public Vocational Training" will be held on November 17th. Four experts, including Mr. Yasushi Akimoto (a songwriter), will take up roles as the committee members. (Japanese)
  • Recipients of the "Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare's Award for Human Resources Development" in FY2016 as well as winning entries of the "Contest for Educational Materials for Vocational Training" are decided (Japanese)
  • The 2nd public hearing of the Working Group of the Council on Strengthening Measures against the Prevention of Secondhand Smoke will be held (Japanese)
  • The Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare's awards for persons who made contributions related to chefs in FY2016 (Japanese)
  • The 5th Meeting to Discuss How New Foster Child Care Should Be to be held (Japanese)
Nov 9
Nov 8
  • A musician Mr. Tetsuya Komura (a hepatitis measures ambassador for "Prevent Hepatitis: It's Up to You") meets with the governor of Osaka Prefecture and the mayor of Osaka City (Japanese)
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), June 2016 (Japanese)
  • A notice was issued on "full enforcement of the management of cannabis" to the prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • The Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare's awards to persons who contributed to foster care projects (Japanese)
Nov 7
Nov 4
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • A singer Ms. Eiko Segawa (a special supporter for "Prevent Hepatitis: It's Up to You") meets with the governor of Wakayama Prefecture (Japanese)
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary data), July 2016 (Japanese)
  • A free telephone service, the "Counseling Dial Service for Overwork," will be implemented on November 6th at eight Prefectural Labour Bureaus nationwide (Japanese)
  • Release of documents related to Japanese internees provided by the Russian and other governments (Additionally identified persons are posted) (Japanese)
Nov 3
  • Winners of the Medal of Honor in Autumn in 2016 (Japanese)
Nov 2
  • Activities for the "Child Abuse Prevention Promotion Month" in FY2016 (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary Data), August 2016 (Japanese)
  • Winners of the Medal of Honor in Autumn in 2016 (Japanese)
Nov 1
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Substantial Agreement on Negotiatios with respect to an Agreement between Japan and the Slovak Republic on Social Security (Japanese)
  • The offer of decline of a "Kurumin" certification by Dentsu Inc. is accepted (Japanese)
  • The logo for the individual-type defined contribution pension plan, “iDeCo,” has been selected; advance applications for persons who newly became eligible for the plan will begin on Nov. 21st. (Japanese)
  • Three new psychoactive substances are designated as "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Substances)"~A ministerial order for establishing the designated Substances, etc., is promulgated~ (Japanese)
  • A report and apology concerning the burning of sample specimens of the remains of Japanese detainees in the former Soviet Union (The Khabarovsk Region) for DNA tests during the emergency and burial site survey on the recovery of these remains (Japanese)
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary data), July 2016 (Japanese)

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Oct 2016
Oct 31
  • An emergency order issued based on the Act to Ensure the Safety of Regenerative Medicine, etc. (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,005th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Three substances are newly designated as "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Drugs)" as a result of the deliberations of the Committee on Designated Substances held today (Japanese)
  • Information on the "Pension Day" and the "Pension Month"~November is the "Pension Month" and Nov. 30th is the "Pension Day"~ (Japanese)
  • The 36th Abilympic winners selected~After 370 players competed for excellence of skills in 22 areas, the Abilympic closed on Oct. 30th. The best skilled persons will compete in International Abilympics as Japanese representatives ~ (Japanese)
  • The status of Temporary Welfare Benefits for Elderly Persons is announced (Japanese)
  • A portal site, "Labour Conditions in Start-Ups," opens on Nov. 1st~Companies' labour management, safety and health management, and other issues can be diagnosed on the Web when starting businesses~ (Japanese)
  • Announcement of successful applicants of the 46th Examination for Building Sanitation Enginieers~2,956 people passed the examination in FY2016~ (Japanese)
  • Employment referrals for general workers (September 2016) (English)(Japanese)
Oct 28
  • Report on the "Status of Employment of Elderly Persons" in 2016 (Japanese)
  • Invitation of public comments regarding the Survey on the Number of Wait-listed Children for Day-Care Centers (Japanese)
  • "Career fair in long-term care service" is held at Hello Works~At 397 locations nationwide for a total of 476 times around "Long-term Care Day" on November 11th~ (Japanese)
  • Payment rates of national pension insurance premiums (as of end of August 2016) (Japanese)
  • Eight organizations are selected as 2nd-term organizations to implement the "Regional Coordination Project for Promoting the Elderly to Stay Active in the Workplaces throughout their Lives in FY2016"~Creative efforts based on regional charateristics, etc. in order to contribute to the employment of the elderly are supported~ (Japanese)
  • Job fairs for international students (Japanese)
  • Monthly and Annual Reports on Employment Insurance Services (Japanese)
Oct 27
  • The 1st public hearing of the Working Group of the Council on Strengthening Measures against the Prevention of Passive Smoking (Reminder notice) (Japanese)
Oct 26
  • A meeting to discuss promotion of artistic activities of persons with disabilities toward 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics will be held (Information) (Japanese)
  • The Survey on Status of Collective Bargainings and Agreements, 2015 (Japanese)
  • Mr. Yasuo Tanabe, a special supporter for "Prevent Hepatitis: It's Up to You," meets with the governor of Kagoshima Prefecture (Japanese)
  • Overview of the 14th Longitudinal Survey of Newborns in the 21st Century (2001 cohort) and the 5th Longitudinal Survey of Newborns in the 21st Century (2010 cohort) (Japanese)
Oct 25
  • The status of job separation for new graduates (The status of students graduated in March 2013) (Japanese)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, August 2016 (Japanese)
  • Implementation of an inspection order for imported foods〜Chinese lotus seeds and their processed products〜 (Japanese)
  • Monthly report of Survey of Long-term Care Benefit Expenditures(Cases assessed on August 2016) (Japanese)
Oct 24
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1004th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • A joint meeting of the 14th ASEAN and Japan High Level Officials Meeting on Caring Societies and the Asia Pacific Region Workshop of the World Association of Public Employment Services (WAPES) to be held (Japanese)
  • The 54th National Skills Competition for Young Skilled Workers closes~Japan's Number Ones in all 41 areas have been decided. The best skilled team award goes to Aichi Prefecture.~ (Japanese)
  • November is the month for strengthening measures against "Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)" ( Japanese)
  • "Employment and Labour Consultation Centers" will be established in the National Strategic Special Districts in Hiroshima Prefecture and Imabari City~To promote the establishment and smooth expansion of venture and global businesses~ (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (preliminary data), August 2016 (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Oct 21
  • The 36th Abilympic will be held~373 players will compete for excellence of skills in 22 areas~ (Japanese)
  • Results of the Survey on Public Health Nurses' Activity in FY2016 (Japanese)
  • A website specially set up for the Fact-finding Survey on Project of Long-term Care in FY2016 (Briefing Survey on Economic Conditions in Long-term Care) (Japanese)
  • Food Additives
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey August 2016 (English)(Japanese)
Oct 20
Oct 19
  • The 3rd Seminar on Japan-Brazil Cooperation in Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Regulations~To strengthen collaboration with the Brazilian pharmaceutical regulatory authorities~ (Japanese)
  • The 12th Summit of Heads of Medicines Regulatory Authorities and the meeting of the International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities (ICMRA) will take place in Kyoto, Japan in October 2017 (Japanese)
  • Revision of interest rates for environmental health business loans (Japanese)
  • The 11th Liaison Committee on Facilities Operation of Murayama Branch Laboratories at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases to be held (Japanese)
  • Special measures to be taken for the "Subsidies for Regional Employment Development" in response to Kumamoto earthquakes in 2016 (Japanese)
Oct 18
  • Consultation and report on the "draft outline of the Cabinet Order for Partial Revision of the Enforcement Ordinance for the Industrial Safety and Health Act" and the "draft outline of the Ministerial Order for Partial Revision of the Ordinance on Prevention of Hazards Due to Specified Chemical Substances and the Industrial Safety and Health Regulations"~Ortho-Toluidine is placed under regulation as a specified chemical substance~ (Japanese)
  • Alert for products containing hidden drug ingredients (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,003rd announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • The 176th Sectorial Committee on Equal Employment, Labor Policy Council to be held (Japanese)
  • A Report of the Committee to Discuss Measures for Prevention of Health Impairment of Workers by Chemical Substances in FY2016 released~Concludes that it is necessary to include diantimony trioxide under the scope of regulation and oblige business operators to take preventive measures against health hazards for work involving production and treatment of the chemical substance~ (Japanese)
Oct 17
  • The results of screening inspections for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) (up to Sept. 2016) (Japanese)
  • Alert for dangerous drugs containing "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Drugs)" (Japanese)
  • The status of occurrence of occupational accidents in 2016 (October) (Japanese)
  • The 18th National Convention for Promoting Organ Transplant to be held (Japanese)
  • The 15th Regional Town Meeting for Promoting the New Waterworks Vision (Japanese)
Oct 14
  • Progression status of the 2nd term National Medical Expenditure Optimization Plan (FY2015) (Japanese)
  • A mid-term report on the Panel Meeting on International Standardization of Food Hygiene Management (Japanese)
  • Recipients of the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare’s awards for contribution in pharmaceutical administration in FY2016 decided (Japanese)
  • The "Medicines and Health Week" runs from October 17 to 23~Consultation meetings on medicines, lecture meetings, etc. to be held in each prefecture~ (Japanese)
  • Recipients of the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare’s awards for contribution in food hygiene business in FY2016 decided (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Oct 13
  • A public hearing on the Survey on the Number of Wait-listed Children for Day-Care Centers to be held for the local governments (Japanese)
  • Recipients of the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare’s awards for contribution in environmental health business (related to water supply) in FY2016 were decided (Japanese)
  • The 4th Meeting to Discuss How New Foster Child Care Should be and the 3rd Working Group Meeting to Discuss How the Support of the Municipal Governments Should Be to be held (Japanese)
  • Revision of interest rates for environmental health business loans (Japanese)
  • Mr. Toshihisa Nishi (a former baseball player), a special supporter for "Prevent Hepatitis: It's Up to You," meets with the governor of Akita Prefecture (Japanese)
  • We start accepting applications for participation in "Data Health and Prevention Service Fair 2016" (Japanese)
  • Overview of a Survey on Industrial Safety and Health Survey in 2015 (Japanese)
  • An unofficial decision is made that Aichi Prefecture will host the National Skills Competition for Young Skilled Workers and International Abilympics in FY2019 (Japanese)
Oct 12
  • Voluntary recall of a medical device (Class I) (Japanese)
  • Voluntary recall of a medical device (Class I) (Japanese)
  • The 72nd Codex Consultative Meeting to be held (Information) (Japanese)
  • Presentation of certificates of commendation by the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare to childcare workers ( Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,002nd announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
Oct 11
  • The 2nd World Veterinary Association (WVA)-World Medical Association (WMA) Global Conference on One Health (GCOH) to be held ( Japanese)
  • The 8th Expert Meeting on Children's Play Programs, etc. to be held (Information) (Japanese)
  • Recipients of the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare’s awards for contribution in health, labour and welfare statistics in FY2016 decided (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Oct 7
  • MHLW’s view on a press release by the Chemo-Sero-Therapeutic Research Institute (Kaketsuken) dated October 4 (Japanese)
  • Release of documents related to Japanese internees provided by the Russian and other governments (Additionally identified persons, etc. posted) (Japanese)
  • The White Paper on Prevention of Karoshi (Death caused by Overwork), etc. published~The current status of karoshi, etc.and measures implemented to prevent karoshi, etc. are compiled into a white paper for the first time~ (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Oct 6
Oct 5
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary Data), July 2016 (Japanese)
Oct 4
  • MHLW’s view on a press release by the Chemo-Sero-Therapeutic Research Institute (Kaketsuken) dated October 4 (Japanese)
  • Status report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (June 2016) (Japanese)
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), May 2016 (Japanese)
  • The 4th Meeting on Job-Card System Promotion to be held (Japanese)
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary data), June 2016 (Japanese)
  • Results of the "Attitude Survey on the Aging Society" are published (Japanese)
  • The "Annual Health, Labour and Welfare Report (2016 edition)" to be published. The theme of Part 1 for this year is "Consider a Social Model which Overcomes the Aging of the Population." (Japanese)
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary data), June 2016 (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,001st announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Oct 3
  • A joint opening ceremony of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-11 Revision Conference, 18th International Federation of Health Information Management Associations (IFHIMA) International Congress, and 42nd Annaul Meeting of the Japan Society of Health Information Management (Japanese)

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Sep 2016
Sep 30
  • Please watch out for websites that improperly used logos and symbol marks of the MHLW (Japanese)
  • Alert for products containing hidden drug ingredients (unapproved and unlicensed drugs) (Japanese)
  • An order issued to a business operator for improvement of a worker dispatching undertaking (Japanese)
  • Be careful of solititations related to government grants using misleading expressions that may lead to misunderstanding of MHLW's involvement (Japanese)
  • It is urged that changes be made to medicated soaps with Triclosan (Japanese)
  • The 3rd Meeting to Discuss How New Foster Child Care Should Be to be held (Japanese)
  • "A Handbook on Smooth Conversion of Fixed-Term Labour Contracts into Open-Ended Ones" is made~Procedures, key points, cases, etc. regarding introduction of the conversion rules by companies are summarized~ (Japanese)
  • The status of Temporary Welfare Benefits for Elderly Persons is announced (Japanese)
  • 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)
  • "Ikumen Enterprise Award 2016"/"Ikuboss Award 2016" honor winners at the Symposium on Promotion of Ikumen on Oct. 18th (Japanese)
  • Payment rates of national pension insurance premiums (as of the end of July 2016) (Japanese)
  • Information on the recovery and memorial services for Japanese war dead (Oct. 2016) (Japanese)
  • "White Paper on Labour Economy 2016 (Analysis of Labour Economy)~The theme of the analysis is "Challenges for Realization of a Society Where Everyone Can Participate and Enhancement of Labour Productivity~ (Japanese)
  • "The Foster Care Month" starts in October (Japanese)
  • The successful applicants of the 34th national examinations for barbars and beauticians are announced (Japanese)
  • Monthly and Annual Reports on Employment Insurance Services (Japanese)
  • Employment referrals for general workers (August 2016) (English)(Japanese)
Sep 29
Sep 28
  • Overview of Estimates of National Medical Care Expenditure, FY2014 (Japanese)
  • "A National Forum for Promoting the Prevention of Child Abuse in Fukui"~To protect the "lives," "rights," and "future" of children on a societal level~to be held at 10:00 on Sunday, November 19, 2016 (Japanese)
  • Implementation of an inspection order for imported foods〜Korean melons and their processed products〜 (Japanese)
Sep 26
  • Imported Zika Case Confirmed in Japan (Japanese)
  • "The 2016 Seminar on the Publicization System of Excellent Enterprises in Indsutrial Safety and Health" to be held in Tokyo and Osaka in October~To provide a clear explaination about the system of making the names of excellent enterprises in industrial safety and health public~ (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), Jul. 2016 (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1000th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Sep 23
  • Information on Zika virus infection (Japanese)
  • The 12th unofficial notification of appropriation of Subsidies for Improvement of Day-Care Centers in FY2016 (Carry-over budget from FY2015) (Japanese)
  • The 4th unofficial notification of appropriation of Subsidies for Improvement of Day-Care Centers in FY2016 (Japanese)
  • The 7th International Meeting of World Pharmacopoeia was held in Japan~GPhP (Good Pharmacopoeial Practices) are largely agreed upon and Japan signed Memoranda of Cooperation, etc. with pharmacopoeias from the U.S., Europe and China~ (Japanese)
  • Orders issued to business operators for improvement of worker dispatching undertakings (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)
  • The 54th National Skills Competition opens on Oct. 21~1,318 youth skilled workers in 41 trades compete for Japan's Number Ones in "skills"~ (Japanese)
  • 18 Japanese who remained in Karafuto etc. after the war make temporary return in group (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Monthly report of Survey of Long-term Care Benefit Expenditures(Cases assessed on July 2016) (Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey July 2016 (English)(Japanese)
Sep 21
  • 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)
  • The Local Liaison Council for Promotion of the Use of HACCP in FY2016 to be held (A briefing on a mid-term report on the "Panel Meeting on International Standardization of Food Hygiene Management") (Japanese)
  • Requested relevant industries to take preventive measures against health impairment caused by the chemical substance “MOCA” (Japanese)
Sep 20
  • Consultation with and report from the Labour Policy Council regarding the "Outline of the Cabinet Order related to the Establishment of Relevant Cabinet Orders following the Enforcement of the Act on Partial Amendment of the Employment Insurance Act (Parts of partially revised Cabinet Order Stipulating Provisions of Labour Related Laws based on Art. 11 of the Act on Promotion of Youth Employment, etc.) (Japanese)
  • Overview of the Survey on Workers Who Changed Jobs in 2015 (Japanese)
  • A job fair for international students to be held (Japanese)
  • "Actual Conditions of Working Women (FY2015 version)" (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (999th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, July 2016 (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Sep 16
  • Release of results of the 12th report on verification of child abuse cases which resulted in deaths, etc. (Japanese)
  • Status of inspection cases and of cases sent to public prosecutor's office, with regard to workplaces employing work-related car drivers in 2015 (Japanese)
  • "iDeCo" picked as the nickname for individual-type defined contribution pension plans (Japanese)
  • Measures against additives that use genetically modified microorganisms not screened for safety as stipulated in Food Hygiene Law (Japanese)
  • Lump sum payments agreed upon by major private companies in summer 2016 announced~The amount agreed upon is 843,577 yen, 1.36% increase from the previous year~ (Japanese)
  • The Health, Labour and Welfare Minister's award for contribution in family planning and maternal and child health in FY2016 (Japanese)
Sep 15
  • Company and municipality practices of "Plus One Vegetable Dish Everyday" and "Tasty Meals with Minus 2 Grams of Salt per day" are introduced~September is the Dietary Life Improvement Movement Month~ (Japanese)
  • The results of screening inspections for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) (~Aug. 2016) (Japanese)
  • The Survey on the Redistribution of Income (Japanese)
  • Results of the Survey on the Redistribution of Income in 2014 (Japanese)
  • Implementation of an inspection order for imported foods〜Chinese cumin seeds and their processed products〜 (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Survey of Social Welfare Institutions 2015 (Japanese)
Sep 14
  • Charges on violation of the Worker Dispatch Law (Japanese)
  • 3 substances are newly designated as psychotropics to strengthen regulatory control (Japanese)
  • The 4th contest for business improvement of Hello Work~Good practices collected from Hello Work nationwide will be evaluated and awards will be presented~ (Japanese)
  • Survey of Institutions and Establishments for Long-term Care 2015 (Japanese)
Sep 13
  • Trends of recent medical care expenditure in FY2015~Aggregate results of approximate medical care expenditures~ (Japanese)
  • Recent trends of medical prescription fees (Computerized Data) in FY2015 (Japanese)
  • Analysis of regional differences in medical care expenditures and insurance premiums in FY2014 (Japanese)
  • Release of results of the research on the potential to install small hydropower in water supply facilities (Japanese)
  • Trends of recent medical care expenditure - MEDIAS - Mar. 2016 (Japanese)
  • Trends of recent medical care expenditure (annual version), FY2015 (Japanese)
  • "Report on job openings and applications pertaining to recent high school and junior high school graduates" in FY2016~The job opening-to-application ratio of high school students is 1.75, while job openings are up 13.3% compared to the previous year~ (Japanese)
  • 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 Disapatching Act (Japanese)
  • The 18th Committee on Elimination and Consolidation of Trades in the National Trade Skill Testing System to be held (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (998th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Survey on Input-Output Structure (Japanese)
  • Summary Report of Survey on Labour Economy Trend, August 2016 (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Sep 12
  • An order for the discontinuance of a specified worker dispatching undertaking implemented for a business operator who had failed to report on the share of workers dispatched to its group companies is partially cancelled (Japanese)
  • Establishment 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)
  • Imported Zika Case Confirmed in Japan (Japanese)
  • Handbook of Health and Welfare Statistics 2015
  • Basic Survey on Labour Unions
Sep 9
  • The 1st Meeting to Discuss the Survey on the Number of Wait-listed Children for Day-Care Centers to be held (Japanese)
  • "Seminar on Support for Introduction of Self-Career Dock" will be held in Tokyo and Osaka in October with an aim to disseminate comprehensive measures that promote and support career development of employees among enterprises~We seek enterprises that serve as models for introducing "Self-Career Dock"~ (Japanese)
  • A press conference will be held on the selection of a nickname for individual-type defined contribution pension plans (Japanese)
  • A business operator that falls under a cause for disqualification stipulated in the Worker Dispatching Act is ordered to discontinue a specified worker dispatching undertaking (Japanese)
  • The number of payment of unemployment benefits to be extended for additional 90 days after Sept. 8th in Aso and Kamimashiki, areas affected by Kumamoto Earthquake after Sept. 8th (Japanese)
  • October is the promotion period for the utilization of annual paid leave~To promote the acquisition of annual paid leaves for achievement of work-life balance~ (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Sep 8
Sep 7
Sep 6
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), April 2016 (Japanese)
  • The Labor Policy Council reported that the "Safety Regulation of Boilers and Pressure Vessels and the Outline of a draft Ministerial Order for Partial Amendment of the Ordinance on the Industrial Safety and Health Act" as appropriate (Japanese)
  • Overview of the (Dynamic) Survey of Medical Institutions and the Hospital Report (2015) (Japanese)
  • The 174th Sectorial Committee on Equal Employment, Labor Policy Council to be held (Japanese)
Sep 5
  • 10 organizations and 26 individuals and 3 organizations and 40 individuals that contributed to emergency medical care and obstetric care, respectively, will be honored on Sept. 9th at the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare's awards ceremony (Japanese)
  • Charges on violation of the Worker Dispatch Law (Japanese)
  • 12 Japanese who remained in China after the War make temporary return in group (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (997th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
Sep 2
  • Mr. Yuichiro Miura (an alpinist and adventurer) has been appointed as the "Dementia Supporters Ambassador" under the Japan-UK joint partnership~To promote Age and Dementia friendly - Communities and the Dementia Supporters Programme globally ~ (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)
  • Information on the recovery and memorial services for Japanese war dead (Sept. 2016) (Japanese)
  • Release of documents related to Japanese internees provided by the Russian and other governments (Additionally identified persons, etc. posted) (Japanese)
  • A report on the status related to day-care centers, etc. (Apr. 1, 2016) and the results of the survey on the "Acceleration Plan for Eliminating the Wait-listed Children" published~Achieving the expansion of day-care service for about 314,000 children over 3 years~ (Japanese)
  • Emergency increase of personnel in the CIQ (customs, immigration control, quarantine) stationary system to deal with a surge in foreign visitors to Japan (Japanese)
  • Measures for provision of child day-care service in a seamless manner (Japanese)
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), May 2016 (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Sep 1

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Aug 2016
Aug 30
  • The first-stage implementation plan for the fund for improving health and hygiene facilities, etc. in FY2016 (Japanese)
  • Payment rates of national pension insurance premiums (as of June 2016) (Japanese)
  • Results of "monitoring and guidance based on the imported food monitoring and guidance plan" and "statistics on imported food monitoring" in FY2015 published (Japanese)
  • The status of Temporary Welfare Benefits for Elderly Persons is announced (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 FY2016 decided (Japanese)
  • Summary Report of Survey of Long-term Care Benefit Expenditures (Cases assessed from May 2015 to Apr. 2016) (Japanese)
  • The "Emergency Medicine Day 2016" event to be held for the general public~On Sept. 4th, the public can see demonstrations of emergency care and participate in emergency cardiopulmonary resuscitation~ (Japanese)
Aug 30
  • A municipality has been selected as the second adopted areas in the practical local employment creation program in FY2016 (Japanese)
  • Symposium on the practical community-based employment creation project, "Connect the power of the community~Cultivating the "buds of ideas" with teamwork~" to be held at the Tokyo International Exchange Center on October 20 (Japanese)
  • A portal site on conversion of workers' fixed-term labour contracts into open-ended ones to open on Aug. 31 to provide information on the conversion rule and support promotion of the introduction of the conversion system (Japanese)
  • Monthly and Annual Reports on Employment Insurance Services (Japanese)
  • Employment referrals for general workers (July 2016) (English)(Japanese)
Aug 29
  • The remains of a person who died during the Battle of Shumshu and whose identification has been confirmed will be returned to a bereaved family (Japanese)
  • Platinum "Kurumin" certified enterprises nationwide exceeded 100!~Companies actively supporting work and childcare balance are on the rise~ (Japanese)
Aug 26
  • The 1st Report of the Committee to Discuss Measures for Prevention of Health Impairment of Workers by Chemical Substances in FY2016 released~Concludes that it is necessary to include Ortho-Toluidine under the scope of regulation and oblige business operators to take measures against health hazards for work involving production and treatment of the chemical substance~ (Japanese)
  • Alert for dangerous drugs containing "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Drugs)" (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (preliminary data), June 2016 (Japanese)
  • Mr. Teruo Iwamoto, a former Japan national football team member and a special supporter for "Prevent Hepatitis: It's Up to You," meets with the governor of Kagawa Prefecture (Japanese)
Aug 25
  • 'Visualized' safety activities contest in FY2016 to be held~Seeking creative examples of "visualized" industrial accident prevention activities (From Sept. 1 to Oct. 31)~ (Japanese)
  • Asking for submission of slogans for the "Child Welfare Week" in FY2017. The submission period: From Sept. 1 (Thu.) to Oct. 20 (Thu.), 2016 (Japanese)
  • Ms. Yuria Kizaki, a member of AKB48 and a special supporter for "Prevent Hepatitis: It's Up to You," meets with the governor of Aichi Prefecture (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Monthly report of Survey of Long-term Care Benefit Expenditures(Cases assessed on June 2016) (Japanese)
Aug 24
  • The status of implementation of Specific Health Checkups and Specific Health Guidance in FY2014~The implementation rate of Specific Health Checkups is 48.6%~ (Japanese)
  • Summary Report of Survey on Employment Trends in 2015 (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)
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (May 2016) (Japanese)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, June 2016 (Japanese)
  • Alert for dietary supplements containing hidden drug ingredients (Japanese)
  • The second meeting to discuss how the nutritional management of the meal-delivery service that promotes support for the health of the elderly in regional areas, etc., to be held (Japanese)
  • Three new psychoactive substances are designated as "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Drugs)"~A ministerial order for establishing the designated drugs, etc., promulgated~ (Japanese)
Aug 23
  • Enterprises and Workplaces with Pleasant Working Environment and High Productivity to be awarded for the first time. Companies working on balancing the enhancement of productivity and improvement of employment management can make submissions starting today until Oct. 31. (Japanese)
  • Summary Report of the Survey on Labour Disputes, 2015 (Japanese)
  • Three substances to be newly designated as "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Drugs)" as a result of the deliberations of the Committee on Designated Substances held today (Japanese)
  • All Prefectural Minimum Wage Councils reported revised prefectural minimum wages ~The national weighted average price is 823 yen, 25 yen increase from last fiscal year~ (Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey June 2016 (English)(Japanese)
Aug 22
  • The 14th Regional Town Meeting for Promoting the New Waterworks Vision (Japanese)
  • The11th unofficial notification of appropriation of Subsidies for Improvement of Day-Care Centers in FY2016 (carry-over budget from FY2015) (Japanese)
  • The 3rd unofficial notification of appropriation of Subsidies for Improvement of Day-Care Centers in FY2016 (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (995th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (996th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • An overseas business trip of Mr. Shiozaki, Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Aug 19
  • Ms. Takako Uehara, a special supporter for "Prevent Hepatitis: It's Up to You," meets with the governor of Toyama Prefecture (Japanese)
  • Designation of a corporate body which engage in activities related to the recovery of the remains of the Japanese war dead (Japanese)
  • The administration status of "trade skills tests" in FY2015~270 thousand people became new certified skill workers~ (Japanese)
  • Results of measurements of radioactive strontium and plutonium in foods (Sept.~Oct. 2015 surveys)~All were within the pre-Fukushima nuclear power plant accident range or below measurable limits~ (Japanese)
Aug 17
Aug 16
  • Implementation of inspection orders for imported foods〜American celery and its processed products〜 (Japanese)
  • The status of inspection cases and cases sent to the Public Prosecutor's Office with regard to ensuring appropriate working conditions for foreign technical interns (2015) announced (Japanese)
Aug 15
  • The results of screening inspections for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) (up to July 2016) (Japanese)
  • 71st Codex Consultative Meeting (Information) (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (994th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
Aug 12
  • The unofficial notification of appropriation of subsidies for the institution maintenance of social welfare facilities in FY2016 (FY2016 initial budget) (Japanese)
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary data), April 2016 (Japanese)
Aug 10
  • Status of implementation of the recovery and memorial services, etc. for the war dead, etc. (Japanese)
  • The unofficial announcement of the funds for securing comprehensive medical and long-term care in local communities (for medical care) in FY2016 (Japanese)
  • Information on "A Briefing on Revision of Research Guidelines" to be held (Japanese)
  • The Implementation of Specific Health Checkups and Specific Health Guidance towards 3rd plan period (Review of discussion held so far) (Japanese)
  • The meeting for prefectural governments regarding nutrition measures in FY2016 to be held (Japanese)
  • Revision of interest rates for environmental health business loans (Japanese)
Aug 9
  • Implementation of inspection orders for imported foods〜Spanish nonglutinous rice, Peruvian cacao beans and their processed products〜 (Japanese)
  • Winners of the "11th Youth Monodzukuri Skills Competition" are decided~359 persons competed in 14 trade categories and the competition closed on the 8th~ (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (993rd announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
Aug 8
  • Memorial Ceremony for the War Dead to be held (Saturday, August 15) (Japanese)
  • Information on the recovery and memorial services for the Japanese war dead (Aug. 2016) (Japanese)
  • In order to ensure the health of work-related car drivers, cooperation with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transportation and Tourism strengthened (Japanese)
Aug 5
  • Implementation of special measures for Employment Adjustment Grants in response to the occurrence of Kumamoto earthquakes in 2016 (Japanese)
  • Results of monitoring of the concentration level of asbestos in the air during the debris disposal work in the earthquake-hit areas of Kumamoto Prefecture in 2016 (Japanese)
  • We start training postwar generation "Kataribe" who will give oral accounts of hardships experienced during and after the war~We are accepting applications from Aug. 5th to Sept. 7th.~ (Japanese)
  • Summary of the Balance of Employees' Pension and National Pension in FY2015 is published (Japanese)
  • The implementation of the 19th National Certified Psychiatric Social Worker Examination (Japanese)
  • Publication of documents related to Japanese internees provided by the Russian and other governments (Additionally identified persons, etc., posted) (Japanese)
  • The announcement of successful applicants of the 29th National Certified Social Worker Examination (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Aug 4
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary Data), March 2016 (Japanese)
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary data), April 2016 (Japanese)
  • 7 organizations are selected as 1st-term organizations to implement the "Regional Coordination Project for Promoting the Elderly to Stay Active in the Workplaces throughout their Lives in FY2016"~Creative efforts based on regional charateristics, etc. in order to contribute to the employment of the elderly are supported~ (Japanese)
  • The number of consultation cases regarding child abuse at Child Guidance Centers in FY2015 (Preliminary data) (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Aug 3
  • Revision of the results of the "Self-inspections of First-class Marketing Authorization Holders regarding Company Structures and Others related to Good Pharmacovigilance Practices" (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data), May 2016 (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Aug 2
Aug 1
  • Good Career Company Awards in FY2016 to be presented~Applications are accepted from companies working on career development of their employees from Aug. 1st to Sept. 30th. ~ (Japanese)
  • Results of the Survey on Public Health Nurses' Activity in FY2015 (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (992nd announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)

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Jul 2016
Jul 29
  • The 2nd unofficial announcement of Facilities Improvement Subsidies for Measures to Support Raising Next Generation Children in FY2016 (Japanese)
  • Implementation of an inspection order for imported foods (Egyptian Calendula officinalis and its processed goods) (Japanese)
  • Orders issued to business operators for suspension and improvement on worker dispatching (Japanese)
  • Implementation of an inspection order for imported foods (Korean kimchi) (Japanese)
  • Survey results on the municipal share of the cost of the health checkup for pregnant women (Japanese)
  • A report of the Advisory Panel on the Promotion of Medical Ventures is released (Japanese)
  • The status of measures taken in relation to the Survey on the Post-War Forced Internees (FY2015) (Japanese)
  • Status of major private companies' demands for wage increase and settlement in spring 2016~The rate of wage increase in demand is 2.14%, continuing to be within the range of 2% for 3 consecutive years~ (Japanese)
  • Designated courses of specialized and practical educational training are announced~ As of Oct. 1, 2016, there are 152 courses designated for specialized and practical educational training~ (Japanese)
  • Payment rates of national pension insurance premiums (as of May 2016) (Japanese)
  • Monthly and Annual Reports on Employment Insurance Services (Japanese)
  • Report of the Advisory Panel for Promotion of Medical Ventures (Summary)
  • Employment referrals for general workers (June 2016) (English)(Japanese)
Jul 28
  • A National Meeting of Child Welfare Department Heads and Directors of Child Guidance Centers to be held (Japanese)
  • Implementation of an inspection order for imported foods〜Thai boiled crab (only those that do not require heating when served for consumption)~ (Japanese)
  • Guidelines for revised prefectural minimum wages in FY2016~Rank A 25 yen, rank B 24 yen, rank C 22 yen, and rank D 21 yen~ (Japanese)
  • A Report of the Committee on the Risk Assessment of Chemical Substances (Measures for Ortho-Toluidine for the Future) is released~Preventive measures for health hazards caused by ortho-toluidine to be considered immediately~ (Japanese)
  • The amounts of the daily basic allowances of employment insurance to be changed~To become effective on Monday, August 1st~ (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Jul 27
  • Results of the "status on the maltreatment of the persons with disabilities by employers, etc." in FY2015 are published~The numbers of cases reported/notified and those recognized as abuse both increased year on year~ (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (preliminary data), May 2016 (Japanese)
  • Monthly report of Survey of Long-term Care Benefit Expenditures(Cases assessed on May 2016) (Japanese)
  • Abridged Life Tables For Japan 2015
Jul 26
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (991st announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • We are collecting ideas for nicknames for Defined Contribution Pension Plans (Japanese)
  • An informal meeting on food risk communication on "How Measures and Inspections on Radionuclides in Foods Should be" to be held on Aug. 29th in Fukushima and Sept. 2nd in Tokyo. We are seeking participants. (Japanese)
  • The Handover Ceremony of the Remains of Japanese Detainees in the former Soviet Union (The Khabarovsk Region) (Japanese)
  • The status of the provision of Temporary Welfare Benefits for Elderly Persons is announced (Japanese)
  • The 17th report on the status of enforcement of the Act on Special Provisions on Insurance Benefits and the Insurance Premium Payment for Employees' Pension Insurance (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Jul 22
  • Occurrence of a death case of a dengue hemorrhagic fever patient (an imported case) (Japanese)
  • The 1st Meeting to Discuss How New Foster Child Care Should be; the 1st Working Group Meeting on Ensuring Specialty of Child Family Welfare Staff; and the 1st Working Group Meeting to Discuss How the Support of the Municipal Governments Should Be to be held (Japanese)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, May 2016 (Japanese)
  • Osaka Labour Bureau and Osaka Shinyo Bank to conclude a "comprehensive partnership agreement relating to working-style reform"~A first such agreement to be sealed between the labour bureau and a financial institution~ (Japanese)
  • The letters of appreciation to be presented to people who cooperated in the Project for the Recovery and Repatriation of the Remains of Japanese War Dead (Japanese)
  • The 7th Expert Meeting on Children's Play Programs, etc. to be held (Information) (Japanese)
  • Organizations selected to implement the Social Welfare Promotion Project (General Themes) in FY2016 (16 organizations and 16 companies) are announced (Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey, May 2016 (Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey May 2016 (English)(Japanese)
Jul 21
Jul 20
  • The agreement between Japan and the Republic of India on Social Security to enter into force (Japanese)
  • Monthly Report on the Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (February 2016) (Japanese)
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), February 2016 (Japanese)
  • Requested to secure the labour conditions of high school students holding part-time jobs (Japanese)
  • The 13rd Regional Town Meeting for Promoting the New Waterworks Vision (Japanese)
Jul 19
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (990th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • National Occupational Health Week in FY2016 to be implemented in October~This year's slogan is "Everyone should be aware of their roles to create and keep a Healthy Workplace"~ (Japanese)
  • An overseas business trip of State Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare, Ms. Tokashiki (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Jul 15
  • The 10th unofficial notification of appropriation of Subsidies for Improvement of Day-Care Centers in FY2016 (carry-over budget from FY2015) (Japanese)
  • The 2nd unofficial notification of appropriation of Subsidies for Improvement of Day-Care Centers in FY2016 (Japanese)
  • Cancellation of restrictions on the distribution on 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)
  • Special Exhibition on "What is Tonarigumi (neighborhood associations)?~Helping and being helped~" to be held starting on July 23rd at the Showa-Kan (National Showa Memorial Museum) (Japanese)
  • Summer Exhibition on "The path I walked with my husband~Living as a wife of a wounded and sick retired soldier~" to be held starting on July 20th at the Shokenkan (Historical Materials Hall for the Wounded and Sick Retired Soldiers, etc.) (Japanese)
  • International symposium on tobacco control and law to be held (Japanese)
  • The results of screening inspections for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) (up to June 2016) (Japanese)
  • Information on the recovery and memorial services for Japanese war dead (July 2016) (Japanese)
  • The seminar for municipal government employees (FY2016) on the "The Third Basic Program for Shokuiku Promotion (Food and Nutrition Education)" (Japanese)
  • The results of the analysis of voluntary inspections relating to safety management activities in the iron and steel industry are released (Japanese)
  • Reporting and apology on transmission of documents containing personal data by mistake (Japanese)
  • Formulation and implementation of the "National Pension/Employees' Pension Insurances: Guidelines on the Assessment of Grades related to Mental Disabilities" (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Jul 14
Jul 13
  • Implementation of the Health Promotion Awareness Month in FY2016 (Japanese)
Jul 11
Jul 8
Jul 7
  • Survey on Yusho Disease ("oil symptoms") Patients in FY2016 (Japanese)
  • 11th Youth Monodzukuri Skills Competition to open~With its venues being Tochigi and Okinawa Prefectures. 359 persons to compete in 14 trade categories~ (Japanese)
  • Monthly Report on the Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (January 2016) (Japanese)
Jul 6
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), January 2016 (Japanese)
  • Overview of the Survey on Status of Collective Bargainings and Agreements, 2015 (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (988th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Jul 5
  • The 3rd Study Group on "Assessment Criteria for Conditions Requiring Constant Nursing Care" in the Family Care Leave System (Japanese)
  • Resumption of import of Swiss and Liechtensteinian beef, etc. (Japanese)
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary Data), March 2016 (Japanese)
Jul 1
  • The 52nd National Blood Donation Promotion Campaign to be held (Japanese)
  • Implementation of inspection orders for imported foods (Chilean kiwis and their processed goods) (Japanese)
  • Management of fire under domiciliary oxygen therapy (as of January 15, 2010 (updated as of July 1, 2016)) (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)
  • Accepting applications for competition in the "5th Smart Life Project Award (Let's increase healthy life expectancy!)" (In the area of lifestyle-related disease prevention)~From Friday, July 1st to Wednesday, August 31rd~ (Japanese)
  • 16 Japanese who remained in Karafuto etc. after the war make temporary return in group (Japanese)
  • Publication of documents provided by the Russian and other governments related to Japanese detainees (Additional posting of persons whose identification is confirmed) (Japanese)
  • The status of implementation of the "Workers' Property Accumulation Promotion System" in FY2015 (Japanese)
  • Implementation of the 28th National Certified Careworker Examination (Japanese)
  • Monthly and Annual Reports on Employment Insurance Services (Japanese)
  • Employment referrals for general workers (May 2016) (English)(Japanese)

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Jun 2016
Jun 30
  • The status of enrollment in the national pension system and the payment rates of the national pension insurance premiums in FY2015 (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)
  • The status of Temporary Welfare Benefits for Elderly Persons is announced (Japanese)
  • Disclosure of salary levels of executives and regular employees at independent and special administrative corporations under the jurisdiction of the Minstry of Health, Labour and Welfare (FY2015) (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (preliminary data), April 2016 (Japanese)
Jun 28
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (987th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Report on the Status of Claims and Grant Decisions for Occupational Accident Compensation Insurance Benefits due to Diseases Caused by Asbestos in FY2015 (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)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Jun 27
Jun 24
  • 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)
  • The 1st unofficial announcement of subsidies for provision and improvement of space for community long-term care and welfare in FY2016 (Japanese)
  • Status of Occupational Compensation for Karoshi, etc. in FY2015 is announced (Japanese)
  • Consultation counters will be set up every week starting on July 8th to offer consultation on health matters for decommissioning workers in the field; consultation concerning support for workers' health will also be accepted from employers. (Japanese)
  • Results of "A Survey on the Use of Local Resources to Support Dementia Sufferers and Family Members" are published (Japanese)
Jun 23
  • The 16th Japan-EU Symposium to be held (Japanese)
  • Monthly report of Survey of Long-term Care Benefit Expenditures(Cases assessed on April 2016) (Japanese)
Jun 22
  • A final report of the Committee on 'Minpaku Service' has been compiled (Japanese)
  • A report of the "Committee on Safety Measures related to Shield Tunnel Construction" is published (Japanese)
  • Six new psychoactive substances are designated as "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Drugs)"~A ministerial order for establishing the designated drugs, etc., promulgated~ (Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey April 2016 (English)(Japanese)
Jun 21
  • Six substances to be newly designated as "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Drugs)" as a result of the deliberations of the Committee on Designated Substances held today (Japanese)
  • Occurrence of (possible) health hazards caused by unlicensed and unapproved drugs imported by individuals (Japanese)
  • Tour Days for Children in FY2016 to be held~For two days on July 27-28th; 21 experience-oriented and other programs are arranged~ (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (985th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Longitudinal Survey of Adults in the 21st Century
Jun 20
  • Status report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (March 2016) (Japanese)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, April 2016 (Japanese)
  • The 173rd Sectorial Committee on Equal Employment, Labor Policy Council to be held (Japanese)
  • A report of a survey research project on the analysis of the present situation for implementation of employment policies in the future (FY2015) (Japanese)
  • The 8th Trilateral Meeting on Yusho Disease ("Oil Symptoms") to be held (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (985th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
Jun 17
  • Recipients of the "Labour Minister's awards to excellent workplaces, organizations and persons who contributed to occupational safety and health" in FY2016 are decided. (Japanese)
  • A Pre-event for Awards to Companies Providing Career Support to be held on June 22~With the renewal of contents of the awards, names of new awards and symbol marks will be presented~ (Japanese)
  • Announcement of taxable items for switch OTC drug for self-medication (as of June 17) (Japanese)
Jun 16
  • The first unofficial notification of appropriation of Subsidies for Improvement of Day-Care Centers in FY2016 (Japanese)
  • The 9th unofficial notification of appropriation of Subsidies for Improvement of Day-Care Centers in FY2016 (Carry-over budget from FY2015) (Japanese)
  • Provision of information on Zika virus infections (Japanese)
  • Dame. Zettai.(No, Absolutely No!) publicity campaign~Drug abuse prevention and the U.N. fundraising campaigns will be carried out across the nation~ (Japanese)
Jun 15
  • The results of screening inspections for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) (up to May 2016) (Japanese)
  • Overview of the Statistics of Medical Care Activities in Public Health Insurance in 2015 (Japanese)
  • Summary Report of Survey on Labour Economy Trend, May 2016 (Japanese)
Jun 13
  • A National Meeting of Child Welfare Department Heads to be held (Japanese)
  • A ceremony for the day to restore honor and commemorate victims of the Leprosy Prevention Law (Japanese)
  • The Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare meets with representatives of Japanese who remained in China after the War and others (Tuesday, June 14th, 14:00-) (Japanese)
  • Ikumen Speech Koshien 2016 to be held~We are looking for episodes of Ikumens who are balancing childrearing and work. The application period is until Aug. 8th.~ (Japanese)
  • 10 Japanese who remained in China after the War make temporary return in group (Japanese)
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance Projects (Annual Report) FY2014 (Japanese)
  • Trends of recent medical care expenditure - MEDIAS - December 2015~January 2016 (Japanese)
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), February 2016 (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (985th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Jun 10
  • The 8th unofficial notification of appropriation of Subsidies for Improvement of Day-Care Centers in FY2016 (Carry-over budget from FY2015) (Japanese)
  • The outbreak of a Zika virus infection case (imported case) (Japanese)
  • The 10th Liaison Committee on Facilities Operation of Murayama Branch Laboratories at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases to be held (Japanese)
  • The 2nd Study Group on "Assessment Criteria for Conditions Requiring Constant Nursing Care" in the Family Care Leave System (Japanese)
  • Results of the Survey on the OTC Drugs Sales System are published (Japanese)
Jun 9
  • A nickname and catch phrase for "public vocational training" are sought for from the public nationwide for the first time. The closing date of application is July 29th. (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)
Jun 8
  • The Plan for the Development of Certification Standards related to Highly Controlled Medical Devices (FY2016) (Japanese)
  • The number of cases of claims filed over the differences between job postings of Hello Work and actual labour conditions, etc., in FY2015 is published (Japanese)
  • The Status on Implementation of the Individual Labour Dispute Resolution System in FY2015~Bullying/harrassment" topped the reason for consultation for the 4th straignt year, and the number of general labour consultation cases exceeded 1 million for 8 consecutive years.~ (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (984th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Jun 7
  • Establishment 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)
  • Minister's discourse on "Concerns over the New Medical Specialist System" (written requests) (Japanese)
  • Supply of vaccines, blood products, etc. (Japanese)
Jun 6
  • Overseas business trips of Mr. Shiozaki, Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare (Japanese)
  • The 1st unofficial announcement of Facilities Improvement Subsidies for Measures to Support Raising Next Generation Children in FY2016 (Japanese)
Jun 3
  • The 1st Japan-Korea Joint Symposium on Medical Products to be held (Japanese)
  • The results of survey on effective dose from radioactive cesium in foods (Sep.- Oct. 2015)~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)
  • Results of measurements of radioactive strontium and plutonium in foods (Feb.~Mar. 2015 surveys)~All were within the pre-Fukushima nuclear power plant accident range or below measurable limits~ (Japanese)
  • Cases subject to reporting to the Fair Trade Commission and the METI have been expanded to secure and improve labour conditions in SMEs (Japanese)
  • Publication of documents related to Japanese internees provided by the Russian and other governments (Posting of additionally identified persons, etc.) (Japanese)
  • Alert for dietary supplements containing hidden drug ingredients (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Jun 2
  • 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)
  • A memorandum of cooperation was agreed with the Mongolian Ministry of Labour in the field of labour (Japanese)
  • Hospital Report (preliminary report), February 2016 (Japanese)
Jun 1
  • The Committee on Provision of Occupational Accident Compensation for Bladder Cancer to be held (Japanese)
  • The status of a survey on the development of bladder cancer in a workplace in Fukui Prefecture (Japanese)
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (February 2016) (Japanese)
  • Special measures taken for Employment Adjustment Grants in response to Kumamoto earthquakes in 2016 (part 3) (Japanese)
  • 12 municipalities have been selected as the first adopted areas in the practical local employment creation program in FY2016 (Japanese)
  • Candidate enterprises for the "Minister's Prize for Equal Employment/Work and Family Harmonization" in FY2016 are openly recruited~To recognize companies' efforts to support women to fully demonstrate their abilities and balance their work and childrearing/long-term care. Applications are accepted until July 31st.~ (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (preliminary data), March 2016 (Japanese)
  • Announcement of organizations (10 organizations and 11 companies) selected to implement the Social Welfare Promotion Project (priority themes) in FY2016 (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary Data), March 2016 (Japanese)

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May 2016
May 31
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (983rd announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Request for cooperation in regard to measures against mosquitos under the "National Movement for Measures against Mosquitos in Summer" (Japanese)
  • The status of grant decisions for temporary welfare benefits and special provisional allowances for childrearing households is announced (Japanese)
  • The status of Temporary Welfare Benefits for Elderly Persons is announced (Japanese)
  • Use of reserve funds for Kumamoto earthquakes (Japanese)
  • The Basic Plan for the Promotion of R&D and Use of Medical Devices to Improve the Quality of Medical Care for the Public was approved by the Cabinet~The first such plan formulated by the government with a focus on policies on medical devices~ (Japanese)
  • The Basic Plan for the Recovery of the Remains of Japanese War Dead was approved by the Cabinet (Japanese)
  • Employment referrals for general workers (April 2016) (English)(Japanese)
May 30
  • June is "Foreign Workers' Issue Awareness Month." This year's slogan is "Employ foreign workers properly by following rules~Notification at the time of employment and unemployment and proper employment management are the responsibilities of employers!~" (Japanese)
  • Vocational ability evaluation standards for "funeral industry" are completed~Expanding to a total of 54 types of industries~ (Japanese)
  • Companies Promoting Part-Time Workers to Play Active Roles at Work in FY 2016 to be awarded (Japanese)
  • Implementation of the Government Project Review (Open to the public) (Japanese)
May 27
  • The meeting of the Council on Measures against Hansen's Disease Problem in FY2016 to be held (Japanese)
  • The number of persons with disabilities who found jobs through Hello Work rises for 7 consecutive years/The number of successful employment cases of the mentally disabled is much higher than that of the physically disabled/The status of the employment placement of the persons with disabilities in FY2015, etc. (Japanese)
  • Payment rates of national pension insurance premiums (as of the end of March 2016) (Japanese)
  • Four substances are newly designated as narcotics to strengthen regulation (Japanese)
  • The 105th International Labour Conference to be held (Japanese)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, March 2016 (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
May 26
  • Monthly report of Survey of Long-term Care Benefit Expenditures(Cases assessed on March 2016) (Japanese)
May 25
  • The 1st India-Japan Medical Products Regulation Symposium was held~Strengthening collaboration with Indian pharmaceutical regulatory authorities~ (Japanese)
  • The 12th Regional Town Meeting for Promoting the New WaterworksVision (Japanese)
  • Status on the Occurrence of Death and Injury Accidents Caused by Heatstrokes at Workplaces in 2015 is released~Death accidents were frequently reported in the construction and security service industries in 2015~ (Japanese)
  • Cases of non-compliant Irish beef commingled with shipment for Japan (Japanese)
May 24
  • Marche of Agriculture-Welfare Collaboration 2016 to be held (Japanese)
  • Ikumen Enterprise Award 2016/"Ikuboss Award 2016": Enterprises and individuals that promote men to balance parenting and career are recruited until July 22nd (Japanese)
  • The 11th Regional Town Meeting for Promoting the New WaterworksVision (Japanese)
  • The concentration level of asbestos in the air during the debris disposal work in the earthquake-hit areas of Kumamoto Prefecture in 2016 to be monitored (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 Disapatching Act (Japanese)
  • Alert for defective cosmetic goods containing steroidal ingredients (Trade names: Rose cream and Sano cream) (Japanese)
May 23
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (982nd announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Summary of Annual Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary Data), 2015 (Japanese)
  • The Advisory Panel on Global Health Architecture has compiled a working group report (Japanese)
  • Memorial Service at the Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery to be held (Monday, May 30th, 12:30~) (Japanese)
  • Requested matters regarding reporting on the Memorial Service at the Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery (Japanese)
  • Occurrence of the cases of patients with Zika virus infections (imported cases) (Japanese)
May 20
  • The 70th Codex Consultative Meeting" will be held (Information) (Japanese)
  • The Survey on the Community Project for the Senior Work Program is announced (Japanese)
  • The 6th Expert Meeting on Children's Play Programs, etc. to be held (Japanese)
  • Monthly Report on Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance (March 2016) (Japanese)
  • White Paper on Measures for the Promotion of Manufacturing Technologies in FY2015 (White Paper on Monodzukuri) is approved by the Cabinet today~Challenges and the Future Directions for Enhancing Labour Productivity and Promoting Women's Participation and Advancement in the Monodzukuri Industry are presented~ (Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey - 2015 (Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey March 2016 (English)(Japanese)
May 19
  • The Prime Minister's Prize is awarded to two Japanese players who won gold medals in the 9th International Abilympics (Bourdeaux, France)~The Award Ceremony will be held in the Prime Minister's Office on May 20th~ (Japanese)
  • The status of organ transplant, etc., has been reported to the Committee on Health, Labour and Welfare in the House of Councillors (Japanese)
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), January 2016 (Japanese)
  • Appointment of members of the Steering Committee of the Government Pension Investment Fund (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
May 18
  • 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)
  • Guidelines on measures for provision of incentives for prevention and health promotion of individuals (Japanese)
  • Revision of interest rates for environmental health business loans (Japanese)
  • Results of the Survey on the Attitude of High School Students on Part-Time Jobs (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
May 17
  • The status of occurrence of occupational accidents in 2015 is announed (Japanese)
  • Seminars on the safety of persons engaged in the disposal of earthquake rubbles, etc. will be held on May 29th in Kumamoto and 30th in Fukuoka for workers and volunteers involvled in disaster recovery efforts of Kumamoto earthquakes~We are accepting applications~ (Japanese)
May 16
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (981st announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • The results of screening inspections for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) (up to April 2016) (Japanese)
  • A leaflet has been produced on Q&As on the expansion of application of health insurance and employees' pension insurance to part-time workers starting October 2016 (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
May 13
  • Requests are issued to pay due consideration to employment and labour matters related to Kumamoto earthquakes in 2016 (Japanese)
  • Eye protectors will be distributed free of charge so that people can safely engage in the recovery efforts of Kumamoto earthquakes in 2016 (The second report) (Japanese)
  • 46 "Eruboshi ('L Star': L stands for Lady, Labour and Laudable)" companies are certified based on the Act of Promotion of Women's Participation and Advancement in the Workplace! - Of companies obliged to make efforts, the rate of those that formulated and notified their action plans is 85.0% - (Japanese)
  • Publication of documents related to Japanese internees provided by the Russian and other governments (Posting of additionally identified persons, etc.) (Japanese)
  • The cases of the Comprehensive Support Centers for Families with Children are posted on our homepage (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
May 12
May 11
  • The Day of Commissioned Welfare and Child Welfare Volunteers: A Week for Strengthening Commissioned Welfare and Child Welfare Volunteers' Activities will start on Thursday, May 12th~Commissioned Welfare and Child Welfare Volunteers in your towns. Be familiar with them!~ (Japanese)
  • Trends of recent medical care expenditure - MEDIAS - November 2015 (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data), February 2016 (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
May 10
May 9
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (980th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • The first meeting of the Liaison Committee of the Government Ministries and Agencies Concerned with Child Abuse Prevention Measures to be held (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
May 2
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (979th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • The Japan Organization of Occupational Health and Safety has opened a "mental consultation dial" and a "health consultation dial" for the disaster victims of Kumamoto earthquakes (Japanese)
  • Import of Italian beef, etc. is resumed (Japanese)
  • Briefings on the "support package for leading medium-sized and small and medium-sized companies which constitute the core of regional economy" to be held in Hokkaido and Hokuriku (Ishikawa and Toyama) in May (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake

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Apr 2016
Apr 29
  • The winners of the Medal of Honor for Spring 2016 (Japanese)
Apr 28
  • The 10th Basic Plan for Human Resources Development is formulated~Human Resources Development Strategy for Productivity Improvement ~ (Japanese)
  • Results of the National Survey on the Actual Conditions of the Homeless (Estimates) (Japanese)
  • Payment rates of national pension insurance premiums (as of February 2016) (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (preliminary data), February 2016 (Japanese)
  • A leaflet is prepared on special measures related to employment/labour (Japanese)
  • Provision of consultation on special provisions for Employment Adjustment Grants/Employment Insurance (Japanese)
  • Status on the authorization of "Re-Employment Assistance Plans" (Q4 FY2015 (Jan.-Mar.)) (Japanese)
  • Monthly Report on Employment Insurance Services (Japanese)
  • The winners of the Medal of Honor for Spring 2016 (Japanese)
  • Establishment 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)
  • Employment referrals for general workers (March 2016) (English)(Japanese)
Apr 27
  • The 171st Sectorial Committee on Equal Employment, Labor Policy Council will be held (Japanese)
  • Support measures of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare to promote taking actions for the "rules for changing the status of fixed-term dispatched workers to indefinite-term employment" based on the Labour Contract Act will be introduced~Our support will be enhanced for employers and workers as the rules will be implemented at full swing in two years in 2018!~ (Japanese)
  • Crusade against illegal cannabis and opium poppies (Japanese)
Apr 26
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (978th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • A pharmaceutical company in violation of the Law on Securing Quality, Efficacy and Safety of Products including Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices is given administrative punishment (Japanese)
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (January 2016) (Japanese)
  • No pesticide harm campaign in FY2016 will be implemented (Japanese)
  • Consultation counters for earthquake-related matters are opened in the Kumamoro Labour Bureau and Labour Standard Inspection Offices under its jurisdiction (Japanese)
  • The National Occupational Health Week in FY2016 will be implemented in July~A slogan for this fiscal year is decided, which calls for the creation of safe workplace environment~ (Japanese)
  • The first meeting of the Headquarters for Promotion of Child Abuse Prevention Measures at the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare to be held (Japanese)
  • Summary of results of the Survey on Industrial Accidents in 2015 (Business Establishment Survey (establishments with 100 or more regular employees) and General Construction Survey) (Japanese)
Apr 25
  • "An enhancement plan for Child Guidance Centers" is formulated~To enhance the system and professionalism of Child Guidance Centers in a planned manner~ (Japanese)
  • The status of implementation of intensive emergency supervision and guidance for companies that operate chartered tour buses~The chartered bus companies are checked and inspected for violation of the Labour Standards Act, etc. jointly with district transportation agencies~ (Japanese)
  • Countries subject to EC-Japan mutual recognition under the Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) for Medicinal Products are expanded (Japanese)
  • The Nihon Bus Association is requested to fully enforce measures including the management of working hours (Japanese)
  • Designation of 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes as heavy disasters and issuance of special provisions for employment insurance (Japanese)
  • Measures for declaration and extension of due dates of labour insurance premiums in areas that suffered major damages from Kumamoto earthquakes (Japanese)
  • Monthly report of Survey of Long-term Care Benefit Expenditures(Cases assessed on February 2016) (Japanese)
Apr 22
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey February 2016 (English)(Japanese)
  • "Emergency employment/labour measures currently taken against Kumamoto earthquakes in 2016" (Japanese)
  • The outbreak of a Zika virus infection case (imported case) (Japanese)
  • Results of the "Seventh Follow-Up Survey on the Status of the Provision of Instructions to Fee-Based Homes for the Elderly" (Japanese)
  • Job fairs for international students (Japanese)
  • Special measures taken for Employment Adjustment Grants in response to Kumamoto earthquakes in 2016 (Japanese)
  • Dust respirators will be distributed free of charge so that people can safely engage in the recovery efforts from Kumamoto earthquakes in 2016 (Japanese)
  • Appointment of members to the Investment Committee of the Government Pension Investment Fund (Japanese)
Apr 21
  • Handbook of Health and Welfare Statistics, FY2015 (Japanese)
  • "Prompt Vital Statistics Report," February 2016 (Japanese)
  • "Child Welfare Week" starts from Children's day on May 5th~Events on consideration of the healthy growth of children to be held nationwide~ (Japanese)
Apr 20
Apr 19
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Development of the program for preventing aggrevation of diabetic nephropathy (Japanese)
  • Summary of the press conference held by the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare on April 19, 2016 (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (977th announcement) (related to the TEPCO's Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • The "Employment Consultation Center" is established in the Aichi Prefecture national strategic special economic zone ~ To promote the establishment and smooth business expansion of venture and global companies ~ (Japanese)
Apr 18
Apr 15
  • The results of screening inspections for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) (up to March 2016) (Japanese)
  • Be careful of infectious diseases when travelling overseas during the Golden Week spring break - Our homepage provides information on infectious diseases you should beware of while overseas (Japanese)
  • The status of grant decisions for temporary welfare benefits and special provisional allowances for childrearing households is announced (Japanese)
  • Ideas for slogans for the "child abuse prevention promotion month" in FY2016 are accepted (application period is from today to Tuesday, June 14th) (Japanese)
Apr 14
  • The first-stage implementation plan for the fund for improving health and hygiene facilities, etc. in FY2016 (Japanese)
  • Alert for dangerous drugs containing "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Drugs)" (Japanese)
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), December 2015 (Japanese)
Apr 13
  • Alert for dietary supplements containing hidden drug ingredients (Japanese)
  • Alert for dangerous drugs containing hidden drug ingredients (Japanese)
  • Revision of interest rates for environmental health business loans (Japanese)
  • Orders issued to business operators for suspension and improvement on worker dispatching (Japanese)
  • Summary of the press conference held by the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare on April 12, 2016 (Japanese)
  • A report is compiled by the Committee on Countermeasures for Labour Relations in the Face of Organizational Changes (Japanese)
Apr 12
  • "Carp Streamer Flying Ceremony" in FY2016 will be held on April 25th (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (976th announcement) (related to the TEPCO's Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
Apr 11
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Alert for dietary supplements containing hidden drug ingredients (Japanese)
  • The 170th Sectorial Committee on Equal Employment, Labor Policy Council will be held (Japanese)
  • The Committee to Discuss the Scheme of Spouse Allowances toward the Promotion of Active Participation of Women has compiled a report (Japanese)
Apr 8
  • Overview of the Statistics and Information Department
  • 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)
  • Companies certified for youth yell now number 24 nationwide!~Starting FY2016, merits for being the certified companies will be added~ (Japanese)
  • The number of companies that formulated and notified of the Action Plans of General Business Operators based on the Act on the Promotion of Women's Participation and Advancement in the Workplaces is compilled! - The notification rate of companies obliged to do so is 71.5% - (Japanese)
  • Publication of documents related to Japanese internees provided by the Russian and other governments (Posting of additionally identified persons, etc.) (Japanese)
  • Three new dangerous drugs are designated as "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Drugs)"~A ministerial order for establishing the designated drugs, etc., promulgated~ (Japanese)
Apr 7
Apr 6
Apr 5
Apr 1
  • Results of supervision and guidance provided to workplaces suspected of long working hours practice are published~8,530 workplaces were inspected between April and December and overtime work was detected in half or 4,790 of them~ (Japanese)
  • The 7th unofficial notification of appropriation of Subsidies for Improvement of Day-Care Centers in FY2015 (for early implementation in FY2016) (Japanese)
  • The 69th Codex Consultative Meeting" will be held (Information) (Japanese)
  • Premium rates of the health-care system for the elderly aged 75 and over in FY2016-2017 (Japanese)
  • Red Bean Bread Man (ANPAN-MAN) will be adopted as a character of "pediatric emergency telephone counseling service (#8000)" (Japanese)
  • Appointment of (full-time) inspectors at the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare-affiliated incorporated administrative agencies (Japanese)
  • Designation of power generation operators subject to the Act to Regulate Strikes in Electricity Enterprises and Coal Mines (Japanese)

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Mar 2016
Mar 31
  • Patient Survey
  • Annual Health, Labour and Welfare Report 2015
  • Handbook of Labour Statistics (Fiscal Year 2015) http://www.mhlw.go.jp/toukei/youran/index-roudou.html
  • The organization of the Prefectural Labour Bureaus was restructured and the "Employment Environment and Equal Employment Department (Division)" was established (Japanese)
  • A license examination for class-1 health supervisors (Japanese)
  • The announcement page for acts of dispute related to public welfare undertakings is updated (Japanese)
  • The successful applicants of the 33rd national examinations for barbars and beauticians are announced (Japanese)
  • "Guidelines for the Prevention of and Response to Accidents at Educational and Chilldcare Facilities" is published (Japanese)
  • "A Final Report of the Study Panel on the Training of Health Nurses~Towards Promotion of the Establishment of the Human Resources Development System for Municipal Health Nurses~" is published (Japanese)
  • Employment insurance premium rates (Japanese)
  • Standards for screening decisions and other matters over requests for the disclosure of administrative documents held by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (Japanese)
  • A consultation counter system regarding discrimination based on disability at the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (Japanese)
  • The outline of a draft notice on employment insurance premium rates for FY2016 is confirmed~FY2015 rates are held unchanged~ (Japanese)
  • Results of open recruitment of organizations that implement the Support Project for the Training of Nursing Teachers (Correspondence education) in FY2016 (Japanese)
  • Results of open recruitment of organizations that implement the Study Support Project for Foreign Nurse Candidates in FY2016 (Japanese)
  • Clinical trials (Japanese)
  • The implementation status of the "Support Program for Child-Rearing at Workplaces" (An Action Plan for Specified Employers) in FY2014 is published (Japanese)
  • Annual and Monthly Reports on National Health Insurance Services (Japanese)
  • Survey on National Health Insurance (Japanese)
  • Examples of services not covered by public long-term care insurance toward construction of the community-based integrated care system (Japanese)
  • Survey on Private Recruitment Businesses (Japanese)
  • Results of Surveys on the Status of Making Social Welfare Facilities, etc., Earthquake-Resistant~The ratio of earthquake-proofed social welfare facilities, etc., in 2014 was 87.9%~ (Japanese)
  • Results of the "Basic Survey of Human Resources Development" in FY2015 are published (Japanese)
  • Aggregation results of business reports on worker dispatching undertakings in FY2014 (Japanese)
  • Status of Worker Dispatching Undertaking as of June 1, 2015 (Japanese)
  • Aggregate results of business reports on employment placement undertakings in FY2014 (Japanese)
  • Annual report on the Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry in 2014 (Japanese)
  • Statistics on Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Industry (Japanese)
  • Aggregate results of business reports on labour supply undertakings in FY2014 (Japanese)
  • A report on inspection results of the "Project on Measures for Quality Control of Generic Drugs" in FY2014 (Japanese)
  • Summary of the "Annual Report on the Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry" in 2014 (Japanese)
  • "Hospital monitors' report on household products-related health damages in FY2014" is announced (Japanese)
  • Successful applicants of the 39th National Examination for Emergency Life-saving Technicians (Japanese)
  • Nine prefectures are decided as the regional areas adopted for the "Human Resources Development Project for Regional Revitatlization" in FY2016~We support prefectures which develop new human resources development programs outside the framework of the existing public vocational training (Japanese)
  • Alert for dangerous drugs containing "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Drugs), etc. " (Japanese)
  • The list of counters where requests can be made concerning matters related to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (Japanese)
  • Information disclosure and personal data protection (Japanese)
  • Tax deduction system for employment promotion (Japanese)
  • Terminology used in the clinical training system for dental practitioners (Japanese)
  • Q&A for the clinical training system for dental practitioners (Japanese)
  • Registration procedures for dental practitioners who completed clinical training (Japanese)
  • Handbook of Labour Statistics (Fiscal Year 2015) http://www.mhlw.go.jp/toukei/youran/index-roudou.html
  • Q&A (related to dental practitioner trainees) (Japanese)
  • Q&A (related to procedures for the desgination of training facilities) (Japanese)
  • Q&A (related to criteria for the desgination of training facilities) (Japanese)
  • Q&A (related to completion/incomletion and suspension/resumption of clinical training) (Japanese)
  • Q&A (related to registration procedures for dental practitioners who completed clinical training) (Japanese)
  • Q&A (related to treatment of dental practitioner trainees) (Japanese)
  • Q&A (related to workshops for dentist instructors) (Japanese)
  • Q&A (related to the system reforms in FY2016) (Japanese)
  • The main procedures taken by clinical training facilities (Japanese)
Mar 30
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Summary of Vital Statistics
  • Examination for Sign Language Interpreters (Japanese)
  • Results of the Survey on the Working Conditions of Social Workers for Persons with Disability in FY2015 (Japanese)
  • Zika virus infections (Japanese)
  • Alert for dietary supplements containing hidden drug ingredients (Japanese)
  • The 118th seminar for municipal government employees: Morning Session: "Enhancement of measures for prevention of the maltreatment of elderly persons"/Afternoon Session: "Measures for coordination of medical and long-term care" (Japanese)
  • Thirteen areas are selected for the "Strategic Project to Create Employment in Industries" in FY2016~We support projects aimed at creating employment in the region, mainly in the manufacturing industry~ (Japanese)
  • "A Survey on the Project for the Establishment and Operation of Regional Support Centers for Hikikomori (Abnormal Avoidance of Social Contact)" (Japanese)
  • Report on Regional Public Health Services and Health Promotion Services 2014 (Japanese)
  • Report on Regional Public Health Services and Health Promotion Services (Japanese)
  • Request to suspend operation of Bureau Veritas SA as a designated foreign inspection body (Japanese)
  • A report of the Study Panel on Regulations for Handling Machines, etc., Using Functional Safety Measures is compiled (Japanese)
  • A report of the Study Group on Career Consulting in FY2015 is published~Certification of qualifications of career consultants with a view to establish the career consultant registration system (national qualification system) (Japanese)
  • Results of on-site inspections of hospitals based on Article 25 of the Medical Care Act (FY2013) (Japanese)
  • Summary of the press conference of the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare on March 29, 2016 (Japanese)
Mar 29
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Employment referrals for general workers (February 2016)(English)(Japanese)
  • No.34(March, 2016)
  • An error in the certificate for passing the 101st national examination for pharmacists (Japanese)
  • Main changes to systems related to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (as of April 2016) (Japanese)
  • A meeting comprised of local governments, labour and management, and other stakeholders was held in all prefectures (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)
  • Distinguishing licensed and unlicensed massage and finger pressure, moxibustion, and acupuncture practitioners (Japanese)
  • Monthly Report on Labour and the Economy (Japanese)
  • Announcement of the successful applicants of national examinations (Prompt report) (Japanese)
  • Ayabe and Uji Regional Youth Support Centers are ordered to return part of operating costs associated with inappropriate accounting (Japanese)
  • Promotion of measures toward implementation of auditory tests on newborns (Japanese)
  • Accepting comments for "Public's Voice" (Japanese)
  • "Agricultural and Veterinary Chemical Residue Office." is set up (Japanese)
  • Announcement of company names related to the employemnt status of persons with disabilities in FY2015: No private company was applicable and no public organization received a recommendation for appropriate implementation of the recruitment plan as certain improvements had been made (Japanese)
  • Summary of the press conference of the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare on March 28, 2016 (Japanese)
  • A procedure manual for management in case a search engine for workplaces covered by labour insurance fails to operate (Japanese)
  • Changes to the National Protection Plan of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (Japanese)
  • Tabulation and estimation methods of the Patient's Survey (Japanese)
  • The announcement page for acts of dispute related to public welfare undertakings is updated (Japanese)
  • "A system chart of surveys and statistics of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (main points)" (Japanese)
  • Decision on selection of juridical persons who implement "Yorisoi" support projects (consultation) in FY2016 (Japanese)
  • Decision on selection of juridical persons who implement support projects for watch-over care/consultation for disaster victims in FY2016 (Japanese)
  • The education manual on health and safety for unskilled workers (Japanese)
  • The "189" national hotline dial for the Child Guidance Centers will be improved~The time of an audio guidance connecting to the Centers will be shortened by about 60%~ (Japanese)
  • Monthly and Annual Reports on Employment Insurance Services (Japanese)
Mar 28
  • Summary of the press conference of the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare on March 25, 2016 (Japanese)
  • Urgent measures toward the elimination of wait-listed children (Japanese)
  • The status of the number of children wait-listed at day-care centers and other facilities as of April 2015 and October 2015) (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (974th announcement) (related to the TEPCO's Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Worker dispatching and employment placement undertakings, etc. (Japanese)
  • Statistics on the status of acceptance and processing of requests for correction of pension records and others (Japanese)
  • "Report on Labor and Social Security Conditions Overseas 2015" is published~A special article covers the "employee training given by Japanese companies, vocational training, national trade skills test system, etc. in India, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam"~ (Japanese)
  • "Report on Labor and Social Security Conditions Overseas 2015" (Japanese)
  • Successful applicants of the 28th National Certified Careworker Examination are announced (Japanese)
  • Successful applicants of the 101st National Examination for Pharmacists were announced (Japanese)
  • Eighty-two candidates accepted under the Japanese laws based on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) passed the 28th National Certified Careworker Examination (Japanese)
  • Orders for suspension and improvement of worker dispatching undertakings issued to relevant business operators (Japanese)
  • Results of the Japanese team that competed in the 9th International Abilympics (Bourdeaux, France) are announced~The Japanese team won gold medals in 17 skills~ (Japanese)
  • The download page for "Employer System V6.3" for creating questionnaires in electronic file formats is updated (Japanese)
  • The download page for "Employer System V6.2" for creating questionnaires in electronic file formats is updated (Japanese)
  • Guidelines on making entries in questionnaires on medical devices for the Survey on Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (Japanese)
  • Codes used in the statistical tables on medical devices for the Survey on Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (Japanese)
  • The announcement page for acts of dispute related to public welfare undertakings is updated (Japanese)
Mar 25
  • Parts of the "Health, Labour and Welfare" magazine will start to be made available to the public in April (Japanese)
  • The 4th unofficial announcement of subsidies for provision and improvement of space for community long-term care and welfare in FY2015 (Japanese)
  • Outline of advanced medical service (Japanese)
  • Report on the medical-care system for the latter-stage elderly (Japanese)
  • Survey on the insured of the medical-care system for the latter-stage elderly (Japanese)
  • Establishment and 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) ※ Additional corrections: Underlined texts are corrected parts. (Japanese)
  • Revision of the "Concepts of Inspection Planning and the Establishment and Cancellation of Items and Areas to which Restriction of Distribution and/or the Consumption of Foods Concerned Applies" concerning radioactive materials in foods (Japanese)
  • Payment rates of national pension insurance premiums (as of January 2016) (Japanese)
  • The Workers' Property Accumulation Promotion System (Japanese)
  • The announcement page for acts of dispute related to public welfare undertakings is updated (Japanese)
  • The 105th 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)
  • A project to support and develop nutrition care activities in FY2016 (Japanese)
Mar 24
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey January 2016 (English)(Japanese)
  • Conclusion of a partnership agreement concerning preventing aggravation of diabetic nephropathy (Japanese)
  • An order for the discontinuance of specified worker dispatching undertakings implemented for business operators who had failed to report on the share of workers dispatched to their group companies is partially cancelled (Japanese)
  • The handling of "Babysitter Dispatching Undertakings" in FY2016 (Japanese)
  • Worker dispatching and employment placement undertakings, etc. (Japanese)
  • Occurrence of the cases of patients with Zika virus infections (imported cases) (Japanese)
  • Zika virus infections (Japanese)
  • "Prompt Vital Statistics Report," January 2016 (Japanese)
  • Orders issued to business operators for suspension and improvement on worker dispatching (Japanese)
  • The "2nd Report of the Committee on the Risk Assessment of Chemical Substances in FY2015" is released~Risk assessment will thoroughly be conducted on methyl acrylate and others in the future~ (Japanese)
  • Photo Report (Ms. Ota, Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare, received a courtesy call from Ms. Sakurako Sudo, Miss Nippon "Water Angel." (Japanese)
  • Status on the application of labour insurance and collection of premiums (Japanese)
  • The announcement page for acts of dispute related to public welfare undertakings is updated (Japanese)
Mar 23
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Monthly report of Survey of Long-term Care Benefit Expenditures(Cases assessed on January 2016) (Japanese)
  • Zika virus-endemic areas (updated as of March 23, 2016) (Japanese)
  • Alert for products containing hidden drug ingredients (Japanese)
  • The 169th Sectorial Committee on Equal Employment, Labor Policy Council will be held (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 Disapatching Act (Japanese)
  • The hospitalization cost for food expense will change as of April 2016 (Japanese)
  • Summary of the press conference held by the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare on March 22, 2016 (Japanese)
  • Industrial Disease Clinical Research Grants (Japanese)
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary data) (November 2015) (Japanese)
Mar 22
  • Occurrence of the cases of patients with Zika viruse infections (imported cases) (Japanese)
  • A Symposium on "Creation and Utilization of Services Not Covered by Public Long-term Care Insurance toward the Construcion of the Community-based Integrated Care System" will be held (Japanese)
  • Handling of the acceptance of prospective clinical trainees who are dental practitioners (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (973rd announcement) (related to the TEPCO's Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Blood Project Report 2015 (Japanese)
  • Balancing treatment and working lives (Japanese)
  • Related to childcare (Japanese)
  • A ministerial order for designation of five additional substances and one plant spieces as "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Drugs)" to be enforced from March 19, 2016 (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (preliminary data), January 2016 (Japanese)
  • Summary of the press conference of the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare on March 18, 2016 (Japanese)
  • Appointment of the heads of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare-affiliated incorporated administrative agencies (Japanese)
  • The 43rd Industrial Safety Consultant Examination and successful applicants of the Examination (FY2015) (Japanese)
  • The Committee to Discuss the Examination and Control of Water Quality (Japanese)
Mar 18
  • Dengue fever (Japanese)
  • "A survey on job offer situation of graduating university students" in FY2015~The job offer rate for students expected to graduate from universities increased year on year by 1.1 point to 87.8%, reaching an 8-year high since the class of March 2008 (as of February 1, 2016)~ (Japanese)
  • "A report on job openings, applications, and offers for recent high school and junior high school graduates" in FY2015 ~The job offer rate of high school graduates increased by 0.8 point year on year to 93.6%, reaching a 23-year level since the class of March 2003 (as of the end of January 2016)~ (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)
  • The status of a survey on the development of bladder cancer in a workplace in Fukui Prefecture (Japanese)
  • Avian influenza (H5N1) (Japanese)
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (December 2015) (Japanese)
  • A booklet for high school students to understand blood donation (2016 version) (Japanese)
  • Results of the assessment of Emergency medical service centers (FY2015) (Japanese)
  • A campaign for "check your work conditions at your part-time job!" will be implemented nationwide~from April to July when many students take on part-time jobs~ (Japanese)
  • Announcement of successful applicants of national examinations (Prompt report) (Japanese)
  • The 5th Expert Meeting on Children's Play Programs, etc. to be held (Information)(Japanese)
  • Five Japanese who remained in Karafuto etc. after the war make temporary return in group (Japanese)
  • On April 1, 2016, a regulation on azo colorants which easily generate aromatic amines specified under the Act for the Control of Household Products Containing Harmful takes effect (Japanese)
  • Photo Report (Mr. Takeuchi, State Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare, exchanges opinions with local people at the "Furusato Round-Table Talk in Minowa Town, Nagano Prefecture") (Japanese)
  • Stress checks and other mental health measures at the workplace, overwork measures, etc. (Japanese)
  • The announcement page for acts of dispute related to public welfare undertakings is updated (Japanese)
Mar 17
  • Handbooks and posters on zoonoses and posters on rabies in 2016 are available to the public now (Japanese)
  • A symposium seeking one health between humans and animals - Zoonoses and AMR (Japanese)
  • Occupational safety and health at workplace (Japanese)
  • The Handover Ceremony of the Remains of Japanese War Dead in Bismarck Archipelago (Japanese)
  • Announcement of the end of the Longtudinal Survey of Adults in the 21st Century (2002 Cohort) (Japanese)
  • Information disclosure on budget implementation (Japanese)
  • The announcement page for acts of dispute related to public welfare undertakings is updated (Japanese)
  • Longitudinal Survey of Adults in the 21st Century (2012 Cohort) (Cohort survey on people's life) (Japanese)
Mar 16
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Zoonoses (Japanese)
  • Order for suspension of worker dispatching undertaking issued to relevant business operators (Japanese)
  • Summary Report of the Patient's Behavior Survey in 2014 (final data) (Japanese)
  • Summary of the press conference held by the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare on March 15, 2016 (Japanese)
  • The announcement page for acts of dispute related to public welfare undertakings is updated (Japanese)
  • A Symposium for Supporting Further Active Participation of Female Doctors in FY2015 will be held (Japanese)
Mar 15
  • The announcement page for acts of dispute related to public welfare undertakings is updated (Japanese)
  • Results of the Survey on No-Docor Districts in FY2014 (Japanese)
  • Results of the Survey on No-Dentist Districts in FY2014 (Japanese)
  • Monthly Report on the Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (November 2015) (Japanese)
  • Information disclosure on budget implementation (Japanese)
  • The results of screening inspections for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) (up to February 2016) (Japanese)
  • A Japanese team will be dispatched for the 9th International Abilympics (Bourdeaux, France)~The team consists of 31 disabled persons who compete in 17 skills, such as, CAD Machinery, Data Processing, and Artificial Limb Socket Making~ (Japanese)
  • Status on the occurrence of occupational accidents in 2015 and 2016 (March 2016) (Japanese)
  • Summary Report of Survey on Labour Economy Trend, February 2016 (Japanese)
  • The announcement of successful applicants of the 28th National Certified Social Worker Examination (Japanese)
Mar 14
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (972nd announcement) (related to the TEPCO's Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Open recruitment of organizations that implement the Project for Promoting the Development of Talents of Long-Term Care Workers in FY2016 (Japanese)
  • Consultation and report on "amendments to an Ordinance for Enforcement and Regulations of the Small and Medium Enterprise Retirement Allowance Cooperative Act" and others~Convenience of the Smaller Enterprise Retirement Allowance Mutual Aid System will improve~ (Japanese)
  • The 3rd discussion meeting on enhancement of the attractiveness of the work of long-term care will be held (Japanese)
  • Summary of the press conference held by the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare on March 11, 2016 (Japanese)
  • The announcement page for acts of dispute related to public welfare undertakings is updated (Japanese)
  • A report on the results of an examination for assessment of the levels of psychological burdens (stress checks), etc. (Japanese)
Mar 8
Mar 4
Mar 1
  • Employment referrals for general workers (January 2016) (English)(Japanese)

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Feb 2016
Feb 29
Feb 24
Feb 23
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey 2015(Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey December 2015(English)(Japanese)
  • Monthly report of Survey of Long-term Care Benefit Expenditures(Cases assessed on December 2015) (Japanese)
Feb 19
Feb 18
Feb 10
Feb 5
Feb 3
Feb 1

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Jan 2016
Jan 29
  • Employment referrals for general workers (December 2015) (English)(Japanese)
Jan 26
Jan 25
Jan 22
Jan 21
Jan 20
Jan 19
Jan 15
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Report on Public Health Administration and Services
  • Results of the Survey on yusho disease ("oil symptoms") patients in FY2015 (Japanese)
  • Documents of the national meetings of department and bureau directors in charge of health, labour and welfare in FY2015 (Labour Committees) (Japanese)
  • Documents of the national meetings of department and bureau directors in charge of health, labour and welfare in FY2015 (Health and Welfare Committees) (Japanese)
  • The results of screening tests for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) (up to December 2015) (Japanese)
  • Invitation of public comments regarding the "notice concerning chemical substances designated by the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare, the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, and the Minister of Environment as not applicable under Art 2 (2) and 2 (3) of the Act on the Evaluation of Chemical Substances and Regulation of their Manufacture, etc. and not accepted as requiring the evaluation stipulated in Art 2 (5) of the same law"(Japanese) http://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/0000109323.html
  • The list of designated regions (Countries and regions without the outbreak of avian influenza) (Japanese)
  • A slogan for the "Child Welfare Week" in FY2016 is decided (Japanese)
  • Status of occurrence of occupational accidents in 2015 (January 2016) (Japanese)
  • Consultation and report on the "outline of a bill to partially amend the Employment Insurance Act, etc." (Japanese)
  • Health, Labour and Welfare Monitors in FY2016 will be recruited (Japanese)
  • Revision of the list of health promotion facilities (Japanese)
  • Certification of qualifications for the National Examination for Speech-Language Hearing Therapists (Japanese)
  • Certification of qualifications for the National Examination for Artificial Limb Technicians (Japanese)
  • Certification of qualifications for the National Examination for Clinical Technicians (Japanese)
  • Certification of qualifications for the National Examination for Orthoptists (Japanese)
  • Certification of qualifications for the National Examination for Physical/Occupational Therapists (Japanese)
  • Certification of qualifications for the National Examination for Clinical Laboratory Technicians (Japanese)
  • Certification of qualifications for the National Examination for Dental Technicians (Japanese)
  • Certification of qualifications for the National Examination for Dental Hygienists (Japanese)
  • Certification of qualifications for the National Examination for Radiological Technologists (Japanese)
Jan 14
  • 【The January issue of "Health, Labour and Welfare" (a PR magazine) is published】 This month's issue features the "Amended Worker Dispatching Act," the "Act on Promotion of Youth Employment," and the "Annual Health, Labour and Welfare Report." The top interview is on Emi Takei. (Japanese)
  • Accepting ideas for a slogan for the National Occupational Health Week in FY2016 (Japanese)
  • Revision of interest rates for environmental health business loans (Japanese)
  • Stress checks and other mental health measures at the workplace, overwork measures, etc. (Japanese)
  • Information on subsidies for employers (Japanese)
  • Policy-based budget appropriations (Japanese)
  • Seeking public comments for the "Basic points of discussion held so far on revision of medical service fees in FY2016" (Japanese)
  • The list of designated regions (countries and regions without the outbreak of avian influenza) (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 Director-General of the Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters) (as of December 21, 2015) (Japanese)
Jan 13
  • Outline of advanced medical service (Japanese)
  • Elimination of discrimination based on disability at the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (Japanese)
  • The 116th seminar for municipal government employees: "The enhancement of the Community Support Project/The promotion of the Integrated Project for Long-Term Care Prevention and Daily Life Support 2" (Japanese)
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary data), September 2015 (Japanese)
  • Summary of the press conference held by the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare on January 12, 2016 (Japanese)
  • The list of names of senior officers at the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (as of January 11, 2016) (Japanese)
  • Support Project for Childrearing Assistance Activities (Family Support Center Project) (Japanese)
  • The Patient Survey in 2014 (By the classification of injuries and diseases) (Japanese)
Jan 12
Jan 8
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Monthly report of Survey of Long-term Care Benefit Expenditures(Cases assessed on October 2015) (Japanese)
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), August 2015 (Japanese)
  • "67th Codex Consultative Meeting" (Information) (Japanese)
  • Instruction for business improvement is given to Kaketsuken (Japanese)
  • ~Documents provided by the Russian and other governments related to Japanese detainees~The lists of documents and registered names are available for public viewing (Japanese)
  • Publication of documents provided by the Russian and other governments related to Japanese detainees (Addition of persons whose identification is confirmed) (Japanese)
  • Special measures for reduction of loan rates to support workers raising children are extended for two years until March 31, 2018. The rates will be cut to 0.58% for 転嫁融資 and 0.7% for 直接融資~ (Japanese)
  • Let's protect babies from rubella! Videos from "Seminar on Prevention of Rubella" are posted. (Japanese)
  • Photo Report (Ms. Tokashiki, State Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare, visited the Chiba Polytechnic Center and the Chiba Regional Youth Support Station.) (Japanese)
  • Announcement for people who take the 51st National Physical and Occupational Therapist Examinations in Tokyo (Japanese)
Jan 7
  • Food safety information "Codex Consultative Meeting" (Japanese)
  • Stress checks and other mental health measures at the workplace, overwork measures, etc. (Japanese)
  • Health, Labour and Welfare Monitors in FY2016 will be recruited (Japanese)
Jan 6
  • National meetings of department and bureau directors in charge of health, labour and welfare in FY2015 will be held (Japanese)
  • The 1st discussion meeting on enhancement of the attractiveness of the work of long-term care will be held (Japanese)
  • The list of names of senior officers at the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (as of January 6, 2016) (Japanese)
  • Information on the recovery and memorial services for Japanese war dead (January 2016) (Japanese)
  • The 168th Sectorial Committee on Equal Employment, Labor Policy Council will be held (Japanese)
  • Stress checks and other mental health measures at the workplace, overwork measures, etc. (Japanese)
  • Information about online reporting for the Survey on Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (Japanese)
  • Examples of questionnaire entries for the Survey on Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (January 2016 version) (Japanese)
  • Guidelines on how to enter questionnaires for the Survey on Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (January 2016 version) (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data), October 2015 (Japanese)
Jan 5
  • Business continuity guidelines and other documents for social welfare institutions following the emergence of novel influenza (Japanese)
  • Information on workshop for dental instructors of intern, etc. (Japanese)
  • Please cooperate in the Survey on Private Staffing Businesses (Japanese)
  • Summary of the press conference held by the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare on January 4, 2016 (Japanese)
Jan 4
  • The 7th Trilateral Meeting on Yusho Disease ("Oil Symptoms") will be held (Japanese)
  • Ebola hemorrhagic fever (Japanese)
  • The 4th meeting of the Study Panel on the Modality of Professional Career Grading System for Long-term Care (Japanese)
  • An informal meeting on "Food risk communication~Measures against radionuclides in foods~" (Japanese)
  • When you "recover" from injuries and diseases covered by Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance (Japanese)
  • Procedures for claiming follow-up medical examination benefits (Japanese)
  • Procedures for claiming survivor (compensation) benefits and funeral service fees (funeral rites benefits) (Japanese)
  • Procedures for claiming physical disability (compensation) benefits (Japanese)
  • Procedures for claiming temporary absence from work (compensation) benefits and injuries and diseases (compensation) pension (Japanese)
  • Procedures for claiming medical (compensation) benefits (Japanese)
  • Insurance benefits, etc. you can claim (apply)~To ensure that all workers and their bereaved families suffering from industrial accidents receive necessary insurance benefits, etc.~ (Japanese)
Jan 1
  • Annual estimates of Vital Statistics, 2015 (Japanese)

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