Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

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

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Jul 18
Jul 6
Jul 5
  • Report of Vital Statistics in FY 2015: Occupational and Industrial Aspects (English)
Jun 29
  • Monthly report of Survey of Long-term Care Benefit Expenditures(Cases assessed on April 2018) (Japanese)
  • Employment referrals for general workers May 2018 (English)(Japanese)
  • Alert for products containing hidden drug ingredients (Japanese)
  • We are seeking enterprises taking steps to enhance productivity and improve labour management.~ The 3rd "Awards for Enterprises and Workplaces with Pleasant Working Environments and High Productivity "to be held. The application deadline is August 31.~ (Japanese)
  • Disclosure of salary levels of executives and regular employees at independent and special administrative corporations under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (FY2017) (Japanese)
  • The status of enrollment in the national pension system and the payment rates of the national pension insurance premiums in FY2017 (Japanese)
  • Payment rates of national pension insurance premiums (as of April 2018) (Japanese)
  • Monthly Report on Employment Insurance Services (Japanese)
Jun 28
  • The 54th National Blood Donation Promotion Campaign to be held (Japanese)
  • The unofficial announcement of subsidies for the improvement of facilities including medical care facilities (the project for the improvement of facilities including the fire sprinkler system at hospitals with less than 20 beds, etc.) in FY2018 (Japanese)
  • The unofficial announcement of subsidies for the improvement of facilities including medical care facilities in FY2018 (Japanese)
Jun 27
  • The number of population and samples, recovery rates, etc. by industry and office in 2017. (Japanese)
  • "Report on the Status of Claims and Payment Decisions for Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance Benefits due to Diseases Caused by Asbestos in FY2017 (Preliminary Data)" is published (Japanese)
  • Medical findings on the relationship between liver 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, epidemiological studies, etc. (Japanese)
  • Job fairs for international students (Japanese)
  • "The Status on Implementation of the Individual Labour Dispute Resolution System in FY2017~"Bullying/harassment" topped the reason for consultation for the 6th straight year, and the number of general labour consultation cases exceeded 1 million for 10 consecutive years.~ (Japanese)
Jun 26
  • The MHLW is looking for participants in the JAPAN HEALTHCARE VENTURE SUMMIT 2018. (Japanese)
  • "Tour Days for Children in Kasumigaseki" in FY2018 to be held under the catchphrase, "It's Summer! Try, Have Fun and Learn." ~28 experience-oriented and other programs will be offered.~ (Japanese)
  • We are seeking the third-term trainees for a project aimed at training postwar generation "Kataribe" who will give oral accounts of hardships experienced during and after the war~We are accepting applications from Jun. 26th to Aug. 6th.~ (Japanese)
  • Reports on regional employment status for the fist quarter of 2018(Jan.-Mar.) have been released in the 9th Meeting of the Director-Generals of the Prefectural Labour Bureaus. (Japanese)
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), Dec. 2017 (Includes annual total) (Japanese)
Jun 25
  • Report on a commissioned project, "Survey and Research on University Students who Have Grown up in Households Relying on Government Welfare," is published. (Japanese)
  • The 9th Sectoral Committee Meeting on Labour Policy to be held (Japanese)
Jun 22
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey April 2018 (English)(Japanese)
  • Unofficial notification of appropriation of subsidies for the institution maintenance of social welfare facilities in FY2018 (Carry-over budget from supplemental budget of FY2017) (Japanese)
  • Unofficial notification of appropriation of subsidies for the institution maintenance of social welfare facilities in FY2018 (Initial budget of FY2018) (Japanese)
  • Dates for theG20 Health Ministers Meeting in Okayama City and the G20 labour and Employment Ministers Meeting in Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture have been fixed. (Japanese)
  • Guidelines for Proper Use of Fall Prevention Equipment is published. ~Promote fall injury prevention at work~ (Japanese)
  • A report on inspection results of the "Project on Measures for Quality Control of Generic Drugs" in FY2016 (Japanese)
  • The 5th meeting to discuss how maternal and child health information should be used in the era of Data Health to be held (Japanese)
  • Organizations selected to implement the Social Welfare Promotion Project (second recruitment) in FY2018 (21 organizations and 21 companies) are announced (Japanese)
Jun 21
  • Eleven substances are newly designated as narcotics to strengthen regulation. (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1088th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Overview of the Statistics of Medical Care Activities in Public Health Insurance in 2017 (Japanese)
  • Monthly Labour Survey [Prefectural Survey] - 2017 (Japanese)
Jun 20
  • The MHLW has set up offices that help companies introduce "Self-Career Dock"~Offer free consultation for firms willing to revitalize their organizations. ~ (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 (2017) announced ~70.8% of the inspected were found in violation of laws and regulations concerning labour standards.~ (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data),Mar. 2018 (Japanese)
  • 7 Japanese who remained in China after the War make temporary return in group (Japanese)
  • Two new psychoactive substances are designated as "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Substances)"~A ministerial order for establishing the designated substances, etc., is promulgated~ (Japanese)
  • Survey forms for the General Survey on Employment Terms (Japanese)
Jun 19
  • Summary Report of Survey on Labour Economy Trend, May 2018 (Japanese)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, Apr. 2018 (Japanese)
  • A ceremony for the day to restore honor and commemorate victims of the Leprosy Prevention Law (Japanese)
  • 2018 White paper on Suicide Prevention in Japan (Japanese)
Jun 18
  • Survey on Yusho Disease ("oil symptoms") Patients in FY2018 (Japanese)
  • The 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) has been published. – A revision by the World Health Organization (WHO) for the first time in about 30 years – (Japanese)
  • The 3rd Japan-Korea Joint Symposium on Medical Products to be held (Japanese)
  • Recipients of the "Labour Minister's awards to excellent workplaces, organizations and persons who contributed to occupational safety and health" in FY2018 are decided. (Japanese)
  • Examples of Payroll Calculation Software used for the Monthly labour Survey. (Japanese)
  • The status on the occurrence of industrial accidents in 2018 (Jun.2018) (Japanese)