Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

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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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Sep 24
Sep 16
  • Summary Report of Survey on Labour Economy Trend, Aug 2021 (Japanese)
Sep 10
  • Summary Report of Annual Vital Statistics of Japan (final data), 2020 (Japanese)
Sep 7
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey July 2021 (English)(Japanese)
Aug 31
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations) (Japanese)
  • Summary Report of the Survey on Employment Trends in 2020 ) (Japanese)
  • Unannounced on-site inspections at generic drug manufacturers have been conducted. (Japanese)
  • Publication of the Trends of Medical Service Fees (Computerized Data) in FY2020~Aggregate results of approximate medical service fees~ (Japanese)
  • Publication of the Trends of Medical Prescription Fees (Computerized Data) in FY2020~Aggregate results of approximate medical prescription fees~ (Japanese)
  • Publication of the Trends of Medical Care Expenditures in FY2020~Aggregate results of approximate medical care expenditures~ (Japanese)
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance in FY2019 (Annual Report) (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), Jun. 2021(Japanese)
  • Recipients of the "Minister's award for outstanding offices for the employment of persons with disabilities" in FY2021 have been decided (Japanese)
  • The 57th National Blood Donation Promotion Campaign to be canceled (Japanese)
  • 13 regions are selected to carry out the Project to Promote Regional Revitalization Efforts in FY 2021. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug. 31, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), Apr. 2021 (Japanese)
  • Employment referrals for general workers July 2021 (English)(Japanese)
Aug 30
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug. 30, 2021)(Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • License for worker dispatching and fee-charging employment placement undertakings is revoked. (Japanese)
  • Suspension of use of a specific lot of COVID-19 vaccine in Okinawa Prefecture(Japanese)
Aug 29
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station)(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug. 29, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Suspension of use of a specific lot of COVID-19 vaccine in Okinawa Prefecture (Japanese)
Aug 28
  • 16 asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station).(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug. 28, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Reports on two people who have died after receiving COVID-19 shots from vaccine lots that didn't have any foreign particles reported. (Japanese)
Aug 27
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed at airport quarantine stations.(Japanese)
  • Asymptomatic COVID-19 cases have been reported at airport and seaport quarantine stations. (Japanese)
  • Area expansion for DNA testing of the remains of Japanese war dead without clue information such as artifacts, and the application procedures(Japanese)
  • Status of inspection cases for labour standard inspection etc. to workplaces employing car drivers in 2020(Japanese)
  • Status of cases for labour standard inspection etc. to implementing organizations of technical intern training in 2020(Japanese)
  • Results of the "status on the maltreatment of the persons with disabilities by employers, etc." in FY2020 are published.(Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,250th announcement) (Japanese)
  • Actions to be taken during the Suicide Prevention Week in FY 2021 (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug. 27, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Status of pregnancy notification (Japanese)
Aug 26
  • Quarantine officials tested positive for COVID-19(Japanese)
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • The leak of personal data from an operator of a project commissioned by the government (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug. 26, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Temporary suspension of use of specific lots of COVID-19 vaccine (Japanese)
Aug 25
  • Information about emergency warnings issued by Aichi and Gifu prefectural governments about packaged horse mackerel contaminated with fugu puffer fish (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station)(Japanese)
  • The unofficial announcement of subsidies for the improvement of facilities including medical care facilities in FY2021 (Japanese)
  • The unofficial announcement of subsidies for the improvement of facilities for the medical care provision system in FY2021 (Carry -over budget from FY 2020 and initial budget for FY2021 ) (Japanese)
  • Three new psychoactive substances are designated as "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Substances)"~A ministerial order for establishing the designated substances, etc., is promulgated~ (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug. .25, 2021)(Japanese)
Aug 24
  • Asymptomatic cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been reported at an airport quarantine station.(Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station)(Japanese)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, Jun. 2021(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug. .24, 2021)(Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey June 2021 (English)(Japanese)
Aug 23
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station)(Japanese)
  • Orders issued to business operators for suspension and improvement on worker dispatching (Japanese)
  • Sectorial Committee on Human Resources Development (former Sectorial Committee on Vocational Skills Development), Labor Policy Council (Japanese)
  • Ceremony for recipients of the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare's awards honoring nutrition professionals in FY2021 (Japanese)
  • A symposium titled "HACCP's role in future hygiene control -a message from the CAC and what to expect after full implementation of hygiene control across the country-"to be held (Japanese)
  • HER-SYS:Health Center Real-time information-sharing System on COVID-19 (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug. 23, 2021) (Japanese)
Aug 22
  • 12 asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station).(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug. 22, 2021)(Japanese)
Aug 21
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station)(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug. 21, 2021)(Japanese)
Aug 20
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed at airport quarantine stations. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary data), May 2021 (Japanese)
  • The 2nd expert meeting to discuss policies to prevent discrimination against people with Hansen's disease to be held (Japanese)
  • Results of supervision and guidance provided to workplaces suspected of long working hours practice in FY 2020 (Japanese)
  • Implementation of the 34th National Certified Social Worker Examination (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug. 20, 2021) (Japanese)
Aug 19
  • Report from the 3rd Meeting on Making Model Lesson Plans on Social Security Education (Japanese)
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug.19, 2021) (Japanese)
Aug 18
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,249th announcement) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug. 18, 2021) (Japanese)
Aug 17
  • The special measures for employment adjustment subsidies from October (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Results of public invitation to bid for an urgent improvement project for vaccine manufacturing systems (second invitation)(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug.17, 2021) (Japanese)
Aug 16
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations)(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug. 16, 2021) (Japanese)
Aug 15
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug.15, 2021) (Japanese)
Aug 14
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug.14, 2021) (Japanese)
Aug 13
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed at airport quarantine stations.(Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Memorial Ceremony for the War Dead (change to the number of attendees)(Japanese)
  • Information on the recovery and memorial services for Japanese war dead in FY2021(Japanese)
  • Opticians have been added to job categories to be tested in trade skills tests.(Japanese)
  • Monthly Report on the Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (May 2021)(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug.13, 2021) (Japanese)
  • All Prefectural Minimum Wage Councils reported revised prefectural minimum wages. (Japanese)
Aug 12
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug.12, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (May 2021) (Japanese)
Aug 11
  • 16 asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station).(Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,248th announcement)(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug.11, 2021) (Japanese)
Aug 10
  • The 3rd unofficial notification of appropriation of Subsidies for Improvement of Day-Care Centers in FY2021 (Japanese)
  • The 9th unofficial notification of appropriation of Subsidies for Improvement of Day-Care Centers in FY2021 (carry-over budget from FY2020)(Japanese)
  • The 7th unofficial announcement of Facilities Improvement Subsidies for Measures to Support Raising Next Generation Children in FY2021 (Carry-over budget from FY2020) (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • The first conference will be held to discuss measures to eliminate discrimination against former Hansen's disease patients and their family members. (Japanese)
  • The 96th Codex Consultative Meeting to be held (Japanese)
  • HER-SYS:Health Center Real-time information-sharing System on COVID-19 (Japanese)
  • Implementation of the 34th National Certified Care Worker Examination (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug.10, 2021) (Japanese)
Aug 9
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug. 9, 2021) (Japanese)
Aug 8
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug. 8, 2021)(Japanese)
Aug 7
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug. 7, 2021)(Japanese)
Aug 6
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • 15 asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed at airport quarantine stations. (Japanese)
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), Mar. 2021 (Japanese)
  • Memorial Ceremony for the War Dead to be held (Sunday, August 15) (Japanese)
  • "Summary of the Balance of Employees' Pension and National Pension" in FY2020 is published(Japanese)
  • Seeking opinions and suggestions on the expansion of the eligibility for industrial accident insurance based on the special enrollment system. (Japanese)
  • Winners of the "16th Youth Monodzukuri Skills Competition" are decided. (Japanese)
  • Publication of documents related to Japanese internees provided by the Russian and other governments (Posting of additionally identified persons) (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,247th announcement) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug. 6, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey June 2021 (English)(Japanese)
Aug 5
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • September is the month for promoting workplace health checkups for employees.(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug. 5, 2021)(Japanese)
Aug 4
  • Request for cooperation in the Survey of Social Welfare Institutions and the Survey of Institutions and Establishments for Long-term Care, 2021(Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station)(Japanese)
  • Announcement of designated courses on general educational training (designated on October 1, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Announcement of designated courses on professional and practical educational training (designated on October 1, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Annual and monthly reports on National Health Insurance (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug. 4, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data), May 2021 (Japanese)
Aug 3
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station)(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug. 3, 2021)(Japanese)
Aug 2
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Documents from the 3rd Meeting on Making Model Lesson Plans on Social Security Education (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Basic Survey of Gender Equality in Employment Management in FY2020 (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug. 2, 2021) (Japanese)
Aug 1
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug. 1, 2021) (Japanese)