Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

What's New 2018

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May 2018
May 18
May 17
May 15
May 11
May 9
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey March 2018 (English)(Japanese)
May 8
May 7
May 2

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Apr 2018
Apr 29
  • The winners of the Medal of Honor for Spring 2018 (Japanese)
Apr 28
  • The winners of the Medal of Honor for Spring 2018 (Japanese)
Apr 27
  • The first implementation plan for the fund for improving health and hygiene facilities, etc. in FY2018 (Japanese)
  • Results of the SNS counseling project conducted in March, the Month for Suicide Prevention is released. (Japanese)
  • Job fairs for international students (Japanese)
  • The enlightenment campaign "The eradication of Illegal cannabis and Poppy" is developed nationwide, to eliminate the illegal cultivation and the wild plant. (Japanese)
  • Payment rates of national pension insurance premiums (as of February 2018) (Japanese)
  • "A report on job openings, applications, and offers for recent high school and junior high school graduates" in FY2017 (Japanese)
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), Feb. 2018 (Japanese)
  • Monthly and Annual Reports on Employment Insurance Services (Japanese)
  • In commemoration of World No Tobacco Day(May 31st), an event is held in Tottori on May 27th (Japanese)
  • Overseas business trips of Mr. Kato, Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare (Japanese)
  • Monthly report of Survey of Long-term Care Benefit Expenditures(Cases assessed on February 2018) (Japanese)
  • Employment referrals for general workers (March 2018) (English)(Japanese)
Apr 26
  • Orders issued to business operators for suspension and improvement on worker dispatching (Japanese)
  • The 2nd meeting to discuss how maternal and child health information should be used in the era of Data Health to be held (Japanese)
Apr 25
  • Agreement in principle on the Social Security Agreement between Japan and Sweden (Japanese)
  • Implementation of "No pesticide harm campaign" in FY2018 (Japanese)
  • The PIC/S Committee meeting and Seminar in November 2019 are to be hosted by Japan, for the first time. The venue for the PIC/S events is Toyama city in Toyama prefecture. (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Apr 24
  • State Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare, Mr. Makihara has requested business bodies to take measures to provide job seekers with more opportunities for selection and recruitment. (Japanese)
  • Cancellation of Instruction to restrict distribution based on the Act on Special Measures Concerning Nuclear Emergency Preparedness, direction of Director-General of the Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters (Japanese)
  • "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)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, Feb. 2018 (Japanese)
  • Release of the list of offices in the local and central governments responsible for the now-defunct Eugenic Protection Law (Japanese)
  • The status of occurrence of occupational accidents in 2017 (Apr. 2018) (Japanese)
  • Longitudinal Survey of Adults in the 21st Century
Apr 23
Apr 20
  • Monthly Labour Survey [National Survey/Prefectural Survey] (Japanese)
  • Vital Statistics in JAPAN -The latest trends- (Japanese)
  • Telework National Campaign Project "Telework Days Activities" to be conducted late July ~Companies that have adopted telecommuting are invited to participate in the project ~(Japanese)
  • "Develop a secure attachment in all adopted children. ~ Survey on foster care and special adoption is released. ~(Japanese)
  • Asking for submission of slogans for the "Child Abuse Prevention Promotion Month" in FY2018. The submission period: From Apr. 20(Fri.) to Jun. 19 (Tues.), 2018 (Japanese)
Apr 19
  • Alert for dangerous drugs containing narcotics and "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Substances)" (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1080th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • The 1st meeting to discuss how maternal and child health information should be used in the era of Data Health to be held (Japanese)
Apr 18
  • Part of study and research functions at Polytechnic University (development of materials for vocational training in the areas of aircraft, medical devices, automobile) has been transferred from Tokyo to Tottori Prefecture.~An opening ceremony will be held on April 23rd at Tottori Polytechnic Centers.~(Japanese)
Apr 20
Apr 17
Apr 16
Apr 13
Apr 11
Apr 6
Apr 2

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Mar 2018
Mar 30
Mar 28
Mar 27
Mar 23
  • Monthly report of Survey of Long-term Care Benefit Expenditures(Cases assessed on January 2018) (Japanese)
Mar 19
Mar 16
Mar 15
  • The MHLW enlists the popular anime series "Hataraku Saibo"(Cells at Work!) for a campaign to raise awareness of HTLV-1.~ The anthropomorphized Helper T Cell call for correct understanding of HTLV-1.~ (Japanese)
  • The announcement of successful applicants of the 20th National Certified Psychiatric Social Worker Examination (Japanese)
  • The announcement of successful applicants of the 30th National Certified Social Worker Examination (Japanese)
  • Monthly Report on the Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (September 2017) (Japanese)
  • Monthly Labour Survey [Prefectural Survey] - Oct. 2017 (Japanese)
Mar 14
  • Status of submissions of management improvement plans by employers providing type A support for continuous employment is released. (Japanese)
  • Revision of the "Guidelines on the decision making process for end of life care" (Japanese)
Mar 13
Mar 12
Mar 9
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Financial status of National Health Insurance (Municipal governments) in FY2016 (Preliminary data) (Japanese)
  • Financial status of the late-stage medical care system for the elderly (The Association of Medical Care Services for Older Senior Citizens) in FY2016 (Preliminary data) (Japanese)
  • The12th unofficial notification of appropriation of Subsidies for Improvement of Day-Care Centers in FY2017 (carry-over budget from FY2016) (Japanese)
  • The 5th unofficial notification of appropriation of Subsidies for Improvement of Day-Care Centers in FY2017 (Japanese)
  • Consultation and report on the "draft outline of a Ministerial Order for Partial Revision of Ordinance on Examination of Machines and Other Equipment"~respirator with breath assisting device will be added to dust respirators~ (Japanese)
  • Consultation and report on the "draft outline of a Cabinet Order for Partial Revision of the Enforcement Ordinance for the Industrial Safety and Health Act" and the "draft outline of a Ministerial Order for Partial Revision of Regulations to Prevent Asbestos-related Diseases"~Make sure that asbestos is available for analysis and training of survey in order to protect workers and the public from exposure to asbestos ~ (Japanese)
  • Six schemes are selected as "Good Initiatives Coming Out of Regions "for the second half of FY2017. The aim is to reinvigorate regions through , among others, the promotion of industrial development and the development of worker skills. (Japanese)
  • Revision of the "Basic Plan to Promote Cancer Control Programs" (Japanese)
  • Revision of interest rates for environmental health business loans (Japanese)
Mar 8
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1074th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • The 4th meeting on promotion of environmental improvement on clinical development to be held (Japanese)
  • A new school building is set to open at Polytechnic Schools for Persons with Disabilities in Tokyo on Apr. 2.~At its annual maximum capacity of 260 students, the school will offer a total of 12 training programs including four new ones to people with disabilities.~ (Japanese)
Mar 7
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • The Handover Ceremony of the Remains of Detainees in Palau Islands (Japanese)
  • The MHLW wants your logo ideas for medical institutions that provide nursing care services. (Japanese)
  • Seminar on Promoting Recruitment of Highly Skilled Foreign Workers to be held~create an attractive work environment for highly skilled foreign workers ~ (Japanese)
  • The 9th Study Group Meeting concerning Support for Work-family Balance to be held (Japanese)
  • Report on Regional Public Health Services and Health Promotion Services (Japanese)
  • Report on Regional Public Health Services and Health Promotion Services 2016 (Japanese)
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary data), Nov. 2017 (Japanese)
  • The 15th Consultative Meeting on Facilities Operation of Murayama Branch Laboratories at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases to be held (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data), Dec. 2017 (Japanese)
Mar 6
  • Cancellation of Instruction to restrict distribution based on the Act on Special Measures Concerning Nuclear Emergency Preparedness, direction of Director-General of the Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters (Japanese)
  • The 2nd Working Group Meeting to Discuss the Future of Local Children's Centers etc. to be held. (Japanese)
  • A report on the Meeting to Discuss Safety Measures for Logging and Other Tree Work is released. (Japanese)
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (Dec. 2017) (Japanese)
Mar 5
  • Changes in survey methods of the Survey on Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (Japanese)
Mar 2
  • Employment referrals for general workers (January 2018) (English)(Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1073rd announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Monthly and Annual Reports on Employment Insurance Services (Japanese)
  • Information on the recovery and memorial services for war dead (March 2018) (Japanese)
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), Oct. 2017 (Japanese)
  • The status of occurrence of occupational accidents in 2018 (Feb. 2018) (Japanese)
  • Publication of documents related to internees provided by the Russian and other governments (Additionally identified persons, etc. are posted) (Japanese)
  • Overview of Vital Statistics on Occupational and Industrial Aspects in FY2015 (Japanese)
  • The first recruitment of implementing organizations of the Social Welfare Promotion Project in FY2018 (for priority issues) (Japanese)
Mar 1
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Outline of Health, Labour and Welfare Statistics 2017
  • Administrative disciplinary actions are imposed against business operators failing to comply with prohibition of having dispatched workers engage in specific assignments ~Orders issued to business operators for suspension and improvement on worker dispatching~ (Japanese)
  • The 80th Codex Consultative Meeting" to be held (Japanese)
  • Winners of "enterprises supporting working single-father/-mother families" in FY2017 will be decided ~ Enterprises actively providing employment support are awarded on Tuesday, March 13 ~ (Japanese)
  • Spring Exhibition "Using a Prosthetic Eye, Leg and Arm to Live~ Artificial Eye, Hand and Leg that helped war survivors~" will be held from March 6 at Shokei-Kan/Historical Materials Hall for the Wounded and Sick Retired Soldiers, etc. (Japanese)
  • Special Exhibition on "Pursuing Hope~Photo Collections owned by Florida State University~" to be held starting on March 10 at the Showa-Kan (National Showa Memorial Museum) (Japanese)

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Feb 2018
Feb 28
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), Dec. 2017 (Japanese)
  • Five new psychoactive substances are designated as "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Substances)"~A ministerial order for establishing the designated substances, etc., is promulgated~ (Japanese)
  • Monthly Report on the Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (August 2017) (Japanese)
  • The MHLW will start "STOP Heatstroke Cool Work" campaign in May working together with related agencies and ministries.. The aim is to prevent heatstroke at work.. "Status on the Occurrence of Death and Injury Accidents Caused by Heatstrokes at Workplaces" in 2017 is released(Japanese)
  • The Handover Ceremony of the Remains of Detainees in Eastern New Guina (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), Dec. 2017 (Japanese)
  • Cancellation of Instruction to restrict distribution based on the Act on Special Measures Concerning Nuclear Emergency Preparedness, direction of Director-General of the Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters (Japanese)
  • The second unofficial notification of appropriation of subsidies for the institution maintenance of social welfare facilities in FY2017 (Japanese)
  • Basic Survey on Wage Structure (English) (Japanese)
Feb 27
  • Use Sesame Street characters to rase awareness of developmental disorder~We want to show our feelings to you through the symbol color blue.~ (Japanese)
  • The Agriculture-Welfare Collaboration Forum to be held (Japanese)
Feb 26
  • Comedian Korokke (a special supporter for "Prevent Hepatitis: It's Up to You") meets with the mayor of Saga City and makes an opening remarks at the workshop for healthcare professionals (Japanese)
  • The 6th Sectoral Committee Meeting on Labour Policy (Paperless) to be held (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)
Feb 23
  • "Prompt Vital Statistics Report," December 2017 (Japanese)
  • Payment rates of national pension insurance premiums (as of the end of December 2017) (Japanese)
  • Annual Report of Labour Statistics (2016) (Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey - 2017 (Japanese)
  • YEAR BOOK OF LABOUR STATISTICS 2016
  • Monthly report of Survey of Long-term Care Benefit Expenditures(Cases assessed on December 2017) (Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey December 2017 (English)(Japanese)
Feb 22
  • The National Meeting of Division Directors in Charge of Environmental Health and Food Safety in FY2017 to be held (Japanese)
  • The status of the occurrence of industrial accidents in 2017 (February 2018) (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1072 nd announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Monthly Report on the Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (July 2017) (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Feb 21
  • One substance is newly designated as a stimulant drug ingredient to strengthen regulatory control (Japanese)
Feb 20
  • Status on the application of labour insurance and collection of premiums (Japanese)
  • The National Meeting of Division Directors in Charge of Pharmaceutical Affairs in FY2017 to be held (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has made leaflets to inform parents of children with disablities of the mutual aid system for thier dependent disabled children. (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has mede leaflets to inform parents of children with disablities of the mutual aid system for thier dependent disabled children. (Japanese)
Feb 19
  • An event to raise awareness on assistant dogs for physically disabled persons, "What is the Act on Assistance Dogs for Physically Disabled Persons?" will be held~At Emifull MASAKI shopping mall in Ehime Prefecture on Saturday, March 3~ (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Feb 16
  • The 17th Council Meeting for Promotion of "Healthy Parent and Child 21" (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1071st announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
Feb 15
  • Voluntary recall of a medical device (Class I) (Japanese)
  • Recipients of the 2nd "Awards for Enterprises and Workplaces with Pleasant Working Environments and High Productivity" are decided~Enterprises Taking Actions to Balance Increased Productivity and Attractive Working Environments will be awarded. An award ceremony and symposium will be held on February 21. ~ (Japanese)
  • Medical Venture Total Support Project has begun. (Japanese)
Feb 14
  • Monthly Report on the Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (June 2017) (Japanese)
  • The Handover Ceremony of the Remains of Detainees in Iwo Jima (Japanese)
  • Request for cooperation in the Comprehensive Survey of Living Conditions in 2018 (Japanese)
  • The 8th Meeting to Discuss How to Prevent Workplace Power Harassment to be held (Japanese)
Feb 13
  • Questions and answers for The Comprehensive Survey of Living Conditions (frequently asked questions) (Japanese)
  • We invite you to attend the International Symposium on Food Safety - Future Prospects and Challenges in Codex Alimentarius - to be held at Daiwa House Ishibashi Nobuo Memorial Hall on March 9th (Japanese)
  • About 100 female high school and college students gather to consider "Women's Health "at an event on the first day of the Women's Health Week (Mar.1-8) (Japanese)
Feb 9
Feb 8
  • Monthly Report on the Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (May 2017) (Japanese)
  • The Handover Ceremony of the Remains of Detainees in the Mariana Islands (Japanese)
  • The MHLW will take further actions for the implementation of the rules for changing the status of fixed-term dispatched workers to indefinite-term employment" starting in April 2018.~Such actions include setting up a hotline that has a single telephone number across the country and urging businesses to introduce the rules.~ (Japanese)
  • Administrative disciplinary actions are imposed against Seimitsu Jido-sha Service (precise auto service) Co., Ltd. (Japanese)
Feb 7
  • Cost sharing guidelines for the relocation of the National Institute of Health and Nutrition to Northern Osaka Health and Biomedical Innovation Town. (Japanese)
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary data), Oct. 2017 (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data),Nov. 2017 (Japanese)
Feb 6
  • "A hospital monitors' report on household products-related health damages in FY2016" is announced (Japanese)
Feb 5
  • Status report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (November 2017) (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (preliminary data), November 2017 (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1070 th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
Feb 2
  • Seminar on healthcare planning for FY2017to be held (Japanese)
  • The third-stage implementation plan for the fund for improving health and hygiene facilities, etc. in FY2017 (Japanese)
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), September 2017 (Japanese)
  • Information on the recovery and memorial services for war dead (February 2018) (Japanese)
  • Publication of documents related to internees provided by the Russian and other governments (Posting of additionally identified persons, etc.) (Japanese)
  • Raise awareness of preventing frozen pipes (Japanese)
Feb 1
  • Dissemination of safety measures for blood products used for transfusion (Japanese)
  • The 5th Expert Meeting to Discuss How to Respond to Increasing Demand for After-school Programs to be held (Japanese)
  • Implementation of an inspection order for imported foods〜Chinese hornet larvae and their processed products~ (Japanese)

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Jan 2018
Jan 30
Jan 26
Jan 24
Jan 23
Jan 19
Jan 17
Jan 15
  • Job fairs for international students (Japanese)
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (Oct. 2017) (Japanese)
  • Recipients of the 7th Monozukuri Nippon Grand Award (Prime Minister's Prize) are decided (Japanese)
  • In formation on an emerfency warning in Aichi Prefecture to alert residents to avoid eating locally purchased fugu puffer fish that contain toxic internal organs (Japanese)
Jan 12
Jan 11
  • Singer Eiko Segawa (a special supporter for "Prevent Hepatitis: It's Up to You") meets with the governor of Fukushima Prefecture (Japanese)
Jan 10
  • The 11th Trilateral Meeting on Yusho Disease ("Oil Symptoms") to be held (Japanese)
  • Information for businesses subject to the Survey on Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (Japanese)
  • Singer Yutaka Yamakawa (a special supporter for "Prevent Hepatitis: It's Up to You") meets with the governor of Shiga Prefecture (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data), Oct. 2017 (Japanese)
Jan 9
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), Aug. 2017 (Japanese)
  • The national meetings of department and bureau directors in charge of health, labour and welfare in FY2017 to be held (Japanese)
  • The repoert, titled"Do you Know about Registered Dietitians? ; Advidor on Diet and Nutrition," is released; (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1066th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
Jan 5
Jan 4

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