Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

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新型冠状病毒感染症的资讯,由此点进

The Comprehensive Reform of Social Security and Tax

Announcement on the current status of Japan's Social Security System and deliberations on the policies for the social security reform Cabinet Secretariat

What's new

Oct 15
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on May 2020)(Japanese)
Oct 9
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey August 2020 (English)(Japanese)
Oct 2
Sep 30
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (Jul. 2020) (Japanese)
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), May 2020 (Japanese)
  • The 12th meeting to discuss how to improve truck drivers' work environment and reduce their working hours and the 11th meeting to figure out how to increase productivity in transport and logistics sectors (Japanese)
  • Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare's award and letters of appreciation to be presented to foster parents (Japanese)
  • "The Foster Care Month" starts in October (Japanese)
  • Review of the eligibility for the subsidy to employers who give pregnant workers paid leave and encourage them to take time off and setting up consultation booths dealing with maternal health care measures about COVID-19 (Japanese)
  • October is the month to raise awareness for organ transplants and promote organ donation (Japanese)
  • Summary Report of the Survey on Employment Trends in 2019 (Japanese)
  • Six asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
Sep 29
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Sep .28, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Overview of the (Dynamic) Survey of Medical Institutions and Hospital Report (2019) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 29, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Three asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • The 1st Health Sciences Council Science and Technology Committee "Screening Committee Meeting on Research on Human Embryos" to be held (Japanese)
  • Implementation of simultaneousness throughout the country patrol which affects an asbestos measure (Japanese)
  • Extension of the period of eligibility for the subsidies for guardians affected by school closures related to COVID-19 (Japanese)
Sep 28
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Sep .27, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • "Consultation Meetings on the Insurance Application for Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices" will be held (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), Jul. 2020 (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 28, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Revisions to the results of the Monthly Labour Survey [Sep.28, 2020] (Japanese)
  • Distribution of modified version of the contact confirmation application "COCOA" (Android version "1.1.4") has started. (Japanese)
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
Sep 27
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Sep .26, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Seven asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 27, 2020) (Japanese)
Sep 26
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Sep .25, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 26, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Six asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
Sep 25
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey July 2020 (English)(Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Sep .24, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Request for cooperation in the Patient's Behavior Survey in 2020 (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,203rd announcement) (Japanese)
  • October is the month to promote the utilization of annual paid leave. (Japanese)
  • Major changes in health, labor and welfare systems (Oct. 2020) (Japanese)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, Jul. 2020 (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 25, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Five asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Review of the application period for the support fund and allowance for the leave forced to be taken under the COVID-19 outbreak (Japanese)
Sep 24
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on April 2020)(Japanese)
  • Summary Report of Survey on Labour Economy Trend, Aug 2020(Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Sep .23, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 24, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Distribution of modified version of the contact confirmation application "COCOA" (iOS version "1.1.4") has started. (Japanese)
  • Seven asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
Sep 23
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Sep .22, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Drug abuse prevention campaign to be launched. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 23, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Four asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
Sep 22
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Sep .21, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 22, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
Sep 21
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Sep .20, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 21, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
Sep 20
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Sep .19, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Eleven asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
Sep 19
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Sep .18, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Five asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
Sep 18
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Sep .17, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • October is the "Promotion and Enhancement of Enrollment Month" for the Smaller Enterprise Retirement Allowance Mutual Aid System. (Japanese)
  • The winners of the contest for companies developing employment for seniors in FY 2020 have been decided (Japanese)
  • The status of occurrence of industrial injuries in 2020 (Sep. 2020) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep.18, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Six asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
Sep 17
  • Summary Report of Annual Vital Statistics of Japan (final data), 2019 (English)(Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Sep .16, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Surveys on Employment Structure ( Survey on Workers who changed Jobs) (Japanese)
  • November is "Enlightenment Month to Raise Awareness for Preventing Death and Injury from Overwork." (Japanese)
  • Summary Report of Annual Vital Statistics of Japan (Final Data), 2019 (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep.17, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
Sep 16
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Sep .15, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Increasing the productivity of alcoholic/ non-alcoholic beverages delivery services and improving the working environment for truck drivers (Japanese)
  • Voluntary recall of medicine (Class I) (Japanese)
  • Voluntary recall of medicine (Class I) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep.16, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Eight asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)