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 19
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on September 2018)(Japanese)
Feb 18
Feb 8
Feb 4
Feb 1
  • Employment referrals for general workers December 2018 (English)(Japanese)
Jan 31
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on August 2018)(Japanese)
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), Nov. 2018 (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,111th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Announcement of successful applicants for the First National Certified Phycologist Examination ( supplemental exam). (Japanese)
  • Licence for worker dispatching and fee-charging employment placement undertakings is revoked. (Japanese)
  • the MHLW has made a poster tying-up with a Japanese film titled "Ano Hi no Orugan, " ( The day's Organ). (Japanese)
  • Agreement in principle on the Social Security Agreement between Japan and Finland
Jan 30
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), Nov. 2018 (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,110th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
Jan 29
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Distribution and collectin of forms for the Basic Survey on Wage Structure and the Monthly Labor Survey by post instead of investigators   (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,109th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Correction to the Survey on Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry ( for Dec. 2009) (Japanese)
Jan 28
  • The 5th meeting for a consortium working on speeding up development of artificial intelligence in the health care field (paperless) (Japanese)
  • The 2nd National Meeting of the Director-Generals of the Prefectural Labour Bureaus for fiscal 2018 to be held (Japanese)
Jan 25
  • The MHLW has cancelled approvals for skills traninin plans conducted by four companies and issued business improvement orders to one of them. (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has given guidance to companies that have improperly applied discretionary labor system to their workers and published their names. (Japanese)
  • Status of reporting on the employment of foreign workers by employers (October 2018) (Japanese)
  • Announcement of the new construction code for “personal fall-arrest systems” as an amendment of the code for “safety belts”.(Japanese)
  • (change to part of the program) An informal meeting on ensuring the safety of imported foods~Let's learn, talk and think about the Safety of Imported Foods~ will be held on Feb.13 in Tokyo and Feb. 18 in Osaka. We are seeking participants. (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,107th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Report on the medical-care system for the latter-stage elderly (Japanese)
Jan 24
  • Payment of reviewed benefits provided by employment insurance and industrial accident compensation insurance programs to the current recipients (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,106th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • the MHLW has made a poster tying-up with a Japanese film titled "Jyuni Nin No Shinitai Ko Tachi, " ( 12 Suicidal Teens). (Japanese)
Jan 23
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey November 2018 (English)(Japanese)
  • Recipients of the 3rd "Awards for Enterprises and Workplaces with Pleasant Working Environments and High Productivity" are decided (Japanese)
  • An event will be held to publish a report on the OECD Public Health Review. (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,105th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
Jan 22
  • The 16th ASEAN & Japan High Level Officials Meeting on Caring Societies Summary
  • "Prompt Vital Statistics Report," November 2018 (Japanese)
  • The 84th Codex Consultative Meeting to be held (Japanese)
  • Registration for briefing sessions of the draft on the foods produced using genome editing technologies (Japanese)
  • Punishing officials involved in inappropriate data-gathering for the Monthly Labour Survey. (Japanese)
  • Report on the investigation into the ministry's practice of inappropriate data gathering (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,104th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
Jan 21
  • The MHLW wants your logo ideas for the Advanced Care Planning or ACP. (Japanese)
Jan 18
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on July 2018)(Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,103rd announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • "A survey on job offer situation of graduating university students" in FY2018 (as of December 1, 2018)~ (Japanese)
  • Voluntary recall of a medical device (Class I) (Japanese)
Jan 17
Jan 16
  • The Workplace Mental Health Symposium for FY 2018 to be held in February ~Reinvigorate workplaces and employees focusing on work engagement ~ (Japanese)
  • Job fairs for international students (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,101st announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)