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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Apr 13
  • International Contribution (English)
Apr 6
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey February 2021 (English)(Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey January 2021 (English)(Japanese)
Mar 31
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar.31, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Report from the 1st Meeting on Model Lessons on Social Security Education (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed at airport quarantine stations. (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed at airport quarantine stations. (Japanese)
  • Revision to the Dietary Guidelines for Pregnancy and Lactating Woman (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has issued notice of procedure manual for appropriate medication in elderly (Japanese)
  • Survey on National Health Insurance (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,229th announcement) (Japanese)
  • Setting up a committee on deviations from standard operating procedures by a researcher at Japan Bioassay Research Center and the first committee meeting (Japanese)
  • Step up efforts for DASH for SaMD:DX(Digital Transformation) Action Strategies in Healthcare for SaMD(Software as a Medical Device) (Japanese)
  • Setting up multilingual call center at the MHLW for COVID-19 vaccine inquiries(Japanese)
  • Results of the "12th Follow-Up Survey on the Status of the Provision of Instructions to Fee-Based Homes for the Elderly"inFY2020(Japanese)
  • Formulation and announcement of the 10th Plan for Improvement in Construction Employment~Promoting to create a workplace that attracts young workers and allows them to envision their future ~(Japanese)
  • Releasing video footage of interviews with TV personalities and round-table talks by experts about Advance Care Planning (Japanese)
  • The Workplace Mental Health Symposium for FY 2020 to be released online ~Caring for employees' mental health by line managers ~ (Japanese)
  • Report on the auditory tests on newborns in FY 2019 is released. (Japanese)
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), Nov. 2020 (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 30, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Ten organizations are selected as 1st-term organizations to implement the Regional Coordination Project for Promoting the Elderly to Stay Active in the Workplaces throughout their Lives in FY2021. (Japanese)
Mar 30
  • Publication of the Website Basic Guidelines for developing a job cards creation supporting website (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has developed three tools to support human resources management and labor affairs concerning foreign workers. The aim is to create a better workplace environment for both Japanese and foreign workers (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed at airport quarantine stations. (Japanese)
  • Approval of applications for changes to the plans to verify new technologies, etc. based on the Act on Special Measures Concerning Improvement in Productivity (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar.30, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Publication: the Guidelines for Reliability Assessment of the Use of AI for Chemical Plant Security has been revised based on seven examples of practical use of AI. (Japanese)
  • "Good Skill" approved products in FY 2020 have been decided. (Japanese)
  • Employment referrals for general workers February 2021 (English)(Japanese)
  • Statistics on Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Industry(Japanese)
  • Starting Apr. 1, 2021, the MHLW and local governments will jointly operate the Web portal " OnePublic".(Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 29, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Mar 29
  • The Basic Plan for Youth Employment Measures has been formulated. (Japanese)
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar.29, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed at airport quarantine stations. (Japanese)
  • World Autism Awareness Day is internationally recognized day on April 2 every year. (Japanese)
  • National examination scores required for visa extension of foreign nurse and care worker candidates accepted under Japanese laws based on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) are published (Japanese)
  • The 11th Basic Plan for Human Resources Development is formulated.(Japanese)
  • Annual and monthly reports on National Health Insurance(Japanese)
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (Jan. 2021)(Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 28, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Mar 28
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar.28, 2021)(Japanese)
  • Five asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 27, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Mar 27
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed at airport quarantine stations. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar.27, 2021) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 26, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Mar 26
  • Report from the 2nd Meeting on Model Lessons on Social Security Education(Japanese)
  • Survey results on the prefectural and municipal governments’ responses to abuse cases of persons with disabilities in FY2019 (Japanese)
  • The 110th National Nurse Exam: The number of successful foreign nurse candidates accepted under Japanese laws based on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) and the names of hospitals accepting them are published (Japanese)
  • Five asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar.26, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Test result of the 33rd National Certified Care worker Examination taken by care worker candidates accepted under the Japanese laws based on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) (Japanese)
  • The 6th expert committee meeting on prenatal testing including NIPT to be held (Japanese)
  • Special consultation booths dealing with the subsidies for guardians affected by school closures related to COVID-19: prefectural labor offices will start accepting applications for the subsidies from individual employees. (Japanese)
  • Announcement of successful applicants of the 35th National Examination for Registered Dietitian (Japanese)
  • Licenses of supervising organizations in technical intern training are revoked. (Japanese)
  • Report from the Committee Meeting on Elimination and Consolidation of Trades in the National Trade Skill Testing System to be published (Japanese)
  • Extension of the application period for the support fund and allowance for the leave forced to be taken under the COVID-19 outbreak (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 25, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Mar 25
  • Special measures for employment adjustment grants after May (Japanese)
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed at airport quarantine stations. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar.25, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), Jan. 2021 (Japanese)
  • Publication of the Guideline to promote the appropriate introduction and implementation of telework (Japanese)
  • The 2nd Meeting on Model Lessons on Social Security Education to be held online (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 24, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Mar 24
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed at airport quarantine stations. (Japanese)
  • Six asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Publication of a report from the Council Meeting for the Policy on Corpse Examination (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar.24, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on December 2020) (Japanese)
  • Publication of a report from the meeting on office hygiene guidelines (Japanese)
  • Successful applicants of the 106 th National Examination for Pharmacists have been announced (prompt report) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 23, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Mar 23
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar.23, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Appointment of (full-time) inspectors at the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare-affiliated incorporated administrative agencies (Japanese)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, Jan. 2021(Japanese)
  • The 5th Home Work Subcommittee, Sectorial Committee on Employment Environment and Equal Employment, Labor Policy Council to be held (online)(Japanese)
  • Major changes in health, labor and welfare systems (Apr. 2021)(Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,228th announcement)(Japanese)
  • The 94th Codex Consultative Meeting to be held(Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 22, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Mar 22
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar.22, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • The MHLW and Meijo University have concluded the Chubu region's first partnership agreement aimed at providing assistance to international students looking for a job.(Japanese)
  • HER-SYS:Health Center Real-time information-sharing System on COVID-19(Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 21, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Mar 21
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar.21, 2021) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 20, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Mar 20
  • Six asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar.20, 2021) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 19, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Mar 19
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar.19, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Additional information to the overview of the 2019 General Survey on Diversified Types of Employment (Japanese)
  • Three asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • The 3rd unofficial announcement of subsidies for improvement of facilities including improvement of space for community long-term care and welfare in FY2020 (Japanese)
  • Notice about incorrect information in the letters concerning the number of people covered by employment insurance and apology for the error (Japanese)
  • "A survey on job offer situation of graduating university students" in FY2020 (as of February 1, 2021)~ (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 18, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Mar 18
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Seven asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Information for participants in the Longitudinal Survey of Adults in the 21st Century (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar.18, 2021) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 17, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Mar 17
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed at airport quarantine stations. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Summary Report of Survey on Labour Economy Trend, Feb 2021 (Japanese)
  • Voluntary recall of a medical device (Class I) (Japanese)
  • The 20th Council Meeting on Promotion of the "Healthy Parents and Children 21 (phase 2)" to be held (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,227th announcement) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 16, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Mar 16
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • The 2nd unofficial announcement of the funds for securing comprehensive medical and long-term care in local communities (for long term care) in FY2020 (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar.16, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Extension of the application period for temporary loan emergency funds for people whose households are affected by COVID-19 pandemic and Forgiveness of repayment (Japanese)
  • Extension of the application period for an additional housing security benefit (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 15, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)