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

What's new

Feb 13
Feb 7
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey 2019 (Japanese)
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey December 2019 (English)(Japanese)
Jan 31
  • Employment referrals for general workers December 2019 (English)(Japanese)
  • The WHO has declared a new corona virus outbreak in Wuhan city, Hubei Province of the People's Republic of China an international public health emergency. (Japanese)
  • Monthly Reports on Employment Insurance Services (Japanese)
  • Information about Japanese nationals who returned from Wuhan, the city at the center of a corona virus outbreak, on a government-chartered plane on Jan. 31st (Japanese)
  • Two asymptomatic carriers are confirmed. (Japanese)
  • A patient diagnosed with pneumonia linked to a new coronavirus (13th case) is confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Pneumonia linked to a new coronavirus in Wuhan city, Hubei Province of the People's Republic of China (Jan. 31st 2020) (Japanese)
  • Survey on National Health Insurance (Japanese)
  • Efforts to improve rubella vaccination rates (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has chosen a logo for special certification "Platinum Eruboshi" (Japanese)
  • Revisions to the guidelines for the development of an emergency communication system at logging sites ~promote the development of a communication system to prepare for emergency cases such as worksite accidents and encourage efforts for quick rescue of victims ~ (Japanese)
  • Revisions to the safety guidelines for logging work ~promote higher safety standards for workers using a chainsaw for logging~ (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has selected regions taking a priority for assistance aimed at community healthcare planning (1st selection). (Japanese)
  • Status of reporting on the employment of foreign workers by employers (October 2019) (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), end of Nov. 2019 (Japanese)
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), Nov. 2019 (Japanese)
Jan 30
  • Information about Japanese nationals who returned from Wuhan, the city at the center of a corona virus outbreak, on a government-chartered plane on Jan. 30th (Japanese)
  • A patient diagnosed with pneumonia linked to a new coronavirus (11th case) is confirmed. (Japanese)
  • A patient diagnosed with pneumonia linked to a new coronavirus (12th case) is confirmed. (Japanese)
  • A patient diagnosed with pneumonia linked to a new coronavirus (10th case) is confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Pneumonia linked to a new coronavirus in Wuhan city, Hubei Province of the People's Republic of China (Jan. 30th 2020) (Japanese)
  • An Overview of Reports on Social Welfare Administration and Services in FY2018 (Japanese)
  • Release of the report on the Examination meeting about a technical matter for the improvement which is the operational societies around the face of tunnel construction work (Japanese)
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on October 2019)(Japanese)
  • A patient diagnosed with pneumonia linked to a new coronavirus (9th case) and two asymptomatic carriers are confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Test results of Japanese evacuees who returned from Wuhan on the chartered flight (Japanese)
  • Results of the Survey on Children in Children's Nursing Home's (as of February 2, 2018) (Japanese)
Jan 29
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary data), Oct. 2019 (Japanese)
  • Rubella awareness event to be held on Feb. 4th, "Rubella Day" (Japanese)
  • A patient diagnosed with pneumonia linked to a new coronavirus (8th case) is confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Information about Japanese nationals who returned from Wuhan, the city at the center of a corona virus outbreak, on a government-chartered plane on Jan. 29th (Japanese)
  • Pneumonia linked to a new coronavirus in Wuhan city, Hubei Province of the People's Republic of China (Jan. 29th 2020) (Japanese)
  • Implementation Policy on 2020 Telework Days (Japanese)
Jan 28
  • The 91st Codex Consultative Meeting to be held (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,167th announcement) (Japanese)
  • A patient diagnosed with pneumonia linked to a new coronavirus (7th case) is confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Pneumonia linked to a new coronavirus in Wuhan city, Hubei Province of the People's Republic of China (Jan. 28th 2020) (Japanese)
  • A patient diagnosed with pneumonia linked to a new coronavirus (6th case) is confirmed. (Japanese)
  • A patient diagnosed with pneumonia linked to a new coronavirus (5th case) is confirmed. (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has set up a call center for people with questions about a new corona virus (Japanese)
Jan 27
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (Nov. 2019) (Japanese)
  • Pneumonia linked to a new coronavirus in Wuhan city, Hubei Province of the People's Republic of China (Jan. 27th 2020) (Japanese)
  • The Meeting for leaders promoting “the pharmacy with the family pharmacist” in FY 2019 to be held (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,166th announcement) (Japanese)
Jan 26
  • A patient diagnosed with pneumonia linked to a new coronavirus (4th case) is confirmed. (Japanese)
Jan 25
  • A patient diagnosed with pneumonia linked to a new coronavirus (3rd case) is confirmed. (Japanese)
Jan 24
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,165th announcement) (Japanese)
  • A patient diagnosed with pneumonia linked to a new coronavirus (2nd case) is confirmed. (Japanese)
  • WHO's emergency meeting on the outbreak of pneumonia linked to a new coronavirus in Wuhan city, Hubei Province of the People's Republic of China (Japanese)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, Nov. 2019 (Japanese)
  • Consultation and report on the "draft outline of a Ministerial Order for Partial Revision of Industrial Safety and Health Regulations, etc." (Japanese)
  • Cancellation of technical internship program plans (Japanese)
  • Pneumonia linked to a new coronavirus in Wuhan city, Hubei Province of the People's Republic of China (Jan. 24th 2020) (Japanese)
Jan 23
  • Pneumonia linked to a new coronavirus in Wuhan city, Hubei Province of the People's Republic of China (Jan. 23rd 2020) (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,164th announcement) (Japanese)
Jan 22
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey November 2019 (English)(Japanese)
  • The 18th Meeting on Work Style Similar to Employment be held (paperless) (Japanese)
  • Watch out for fire when using domiciliary oxygen therapy (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,163rd announcement) (Japanese)
  • Outline of the meeting of the working group promoting community involvement on incurable diseases and childhood chronic illnesses specified by the MHLW (Japanese)
  • Pneumonia linked to a new coronavirus in Wuhan city, Hubei Province of the People's Republic of China (Jan. 22nd 2020) (Japanese)
Jan 21
  • Set up a committee to assess approvals of compensations for family members of former Hansen's disease patients (Japanese)
  • The Workplace Mental Health Symposium for FY 2019 to be held in February ~important things to create a workplace environment that allows employees to seek advice at any time ~ (Japanese)
  • Report on the medical-care system for the latter-stage elderly (Japanese)
Jan 20
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,162nd announcement) (Japanese)
  • Pneumonia linked to a new coronavirus in Wuhan city, Hubei Province of the People's Republic of China (5th report) (Japanese)
  • The National Summit of Housing Assistance in FY2019 to be held (Japanese)
Jan 17
  • Promoting actions to achieve UHC in 2020-Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC) 2020 / UHC Forum 2020 and Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit 2020- (English)(Japanese)
  • Results of the Briefing Survey on Economic Conditions of Welfare Services for Persons with Disabilities in 2019 (Japanese)
  • "A survey on job offer situation of graduating university students" in FY2018 (as of December 1, 2019)~ (Japanese)
  • The status of occurrence of industrial injuries in 2019 (Jan. 2020) (Japanese)
  • Release of the report on the expert meeting to discuss elderly peoples' health and safety for the era of the 100-year life (Japanese)
  • Reexamination of policies on functions performed by public medical institutions (Japanese)
Jan 16
  • A patient diagnosed with pneumonia linked to a new coronavirus(1st case) is confirmed. (Japanese)
  • A slogan for the "Child Welfare Week" in FY2020 is decided (Japanese)
  • A meeting will beheld to discuss how to improve images of work environment for childcare workers and their career. ~We are calling for proposals and opinions from the people involved in the child care sector.~ (Japanese)