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

Dec 18
  • Summary Report of Survey on Labour Economy Trend, Nov 2018 (Japanese)
Dec 7
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey October 2018 (English)(Japanese)
Dec 05
Nov 30
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), Sep. 2018 (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), Aug. 2018 (Japanese)
  • Information on the recovery and memorial services for Japanese war dead (December 2018) (Japanese)
  • The "68th Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare's award ceremony for the independence and rehabilitation of persons with disabilities" will be held (Japanese)
  • A Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in certification of medical device quality control system is concluded between Japan-Taiwan exchange association and Taiwan-Japan relation association (Japanese)
  • The first seminar on employment of persons with disabilities in FY 2018 to be held for ministry officials (Japanese)
  • Announcement of successful applicants for the First National Certified Phycologist Examination held on Sep. 9, 2018. (Japanese)
  • Employment referrals for general workers October 2018 (English)(Japanese)
Nov 29
  • Charges on violation of the Worker Dispatch Law (Japanese)
  • Winner enterprises for the "Minister's Prize for Equal Employment/Work and Family Harmonization" in FY2018 are decided. (Japanese)
Nov 28
  • Gas respirator not in compliance with a notification is found. (Japanese)
  • Orders issued to business operators for improvement of worker dispatching undertakings (Japanese)
  • Overview of the 6th Longitudinal Survey of Adults in the 21st Century (2012) (Japanese)
  • Overview of the 13th Longitudinal Survey of Middle-Aged and Elderly Persons (A Continuous Survey on the Living Conditions of Middle-aged and Elderly Persons) (Japanese)
  • Voluntary recall of a medical device (Class I) (Japanese)
  • The 2nd unofficial announcement of subsidies for improvement of facilities including improvement of space for community long-term care and welfare in FY2018 (Japanese)
  • Cancellation of Instruction to restrict distribution based on the Act on Special Measures Concerning Nuclear Emergency Preparedness, direction of Director-General of the Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters (Japanese)
  • Custom-Made Aggregation and provision of anonymized data (Japanese)
  • Monthly Labour Survey [Prefectural Survey] - Jun. 2018 (Japanese)
Nov 27
  • (Change of the venue in Fukuoka)Briefing on discussion about draft ministerial orders based on partial revisions to the Foods Hygiene Laws, etc. to be held. We are seeking participants. (Japanese)
  • The 4th meeting will be held to inform people of what they should know when receiving health care services. (Japanese)
  • Survey on Wage Increase(Japanese)
  • The 11th Tripartite Health Ministers' Meeting adopted joint statements on health-related issues common to three countries (Japanese)
Nov 26
  • Alert for dangerous drugs containing "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Substances)" (Japanese)
  • The results of the 7th International Council for Harmonization of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH) was held (Japanese)
  • Report on the medical-care system for the latter-stage elderly (monthly report) (Japanese)
Nov 22
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey September 2018 (English)(Japanese)
  • A joint meeting of the 16th ASEAN and Japan High Level Officials Meeting on Caring Societies to be held (Japanese)
  • Winners of the "Pension and I" essay contest decided. (Japanese)
Nov 21
  • An Overview of Reports on Social Welfare Administration and Services in FY2017 (Japanese)
  • The"7th Smart Life Project Award (Let's extend healthy life expectancy!)" (Japanese)
Nov 20
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), Jul. 2018 (Japanese)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, Sep. 2018 (Japanese)
Nov 19
  • The Health Science Council, Science Technology Group "Expert Committee for Research on Assisted Reproductive Medicine Involving Genome Editing of Human Embryo" to be held (The 5th joint meeting on genome editing of human embryo) (Japanese)
  • The 5th Committee Meeting on Support for Women Facing Difficulties (paperless) to be held (Japanese)
Nov 16
  • The MHLW is sending members of the national team to the First Skills Competition in Asia. (Japanese)
  • "A survey on job offer situation of graduating university students" in FY2018 (as of October 1, 2018)~ (Japanese)
  • The status of occurrence of occupational accidents in 2018 (Nov. 2018) (Japanese)
Nov 15
  • A ceremony for the award recipients of the "7th Smart Life Project Award (Let's increase healthy life expectancy!)" (In the areas of maternal and child health/nursing care prevention and life support for the elderly (Japanese)
Nov 14
  • Three new psychoactive substances are designated as "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Substances)"~A ministerial order for establishing the designated substances, etc., is promulgated~ (Japanese)
Nov 13
  • Cancellation of Instruction to restrict distribution based on the Act on Special Measures Concerning Nuclear Emergency Preparedness, direction of Director-General of the Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters (Japanese)
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (Aug. 2018) (Japanese)
Nov 12
  • The second Liaison Committee Meeting for Ministries and Agencies to discuss measures to address illegal minpaku private lodging services to be held (Japanese)
Nov 11
  • Outstanding skills workers (master craftsmen) in FY 2018 are decided ~150 people, including , metal casting master Mr. Masahiro Koizumi, to be awarded on Nov. 12th~ (Japanese)
Nov 9
  • The MHLW has created its own manga comic strips to keep the public informed about Human T-lymphotropic virus(HTLV-1) and raise awareness of the virus. (Japanese)
  • The MHLW will co-host a lecture with Kagoshima prefecture to keep the public informed about Human T-lymphotropic virus(HTLV-1) and raise awareness of the virus. (Japanese)
  • Successful applicants of the 50th Certified Social Insurance and Labour Consultants announced~Out of 38,427 who took the exam, 6.3% passed it~ (Japanese)
Nov 8
  • The Fourth Expert Committee on Social Care for Children, Working Group on Children, Social Security Council, the Working Group to strengthen Counseling and Support System for Children and Family (paperless) to be held (Japanese)
  • The"7th Smart Life Project Award (Let's extend healthy life expectancy!)"(11/19) (Japanese)
Nov 7
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data), Aug. 2018 (Japanese)
  • Cancellation of Instruction to restrict distribution based on the Act on Special Measures Concerning Nuclear Emergency Preparedness, direction of Director-General of the Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters (Japanese)
Nov 6
  • Release of the guidelines developed by trucking companies and shippers to improve operational efficiency in trucking businesses and the work environment for truck drivers (Japanese)
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), Jun. 2018 (Japanese)
  • Report of the expert meeting on management of workplace environment by using personal sampling for air contaminants is released. (Japanese)
Nov 5
  • The 38th Abilympic winners are selected. (Japanese)
  • The 56th National Skills Competition ended on Nov.5. (Japanese)
Nov 3
  • Winners of the Medal of Honor in Autumn in 2018 (Japanese)
Nov 2
  • Briefing on discussion about draft ministerial orders based on partial revisions to the Foods Hygiene Laws, etc. to be held. We are seeking participants. (Japanese)
  • November is the month for strengthening measures against "Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)" (Japanese)
  • The 1st study group meeting to discuss revisions to guide to breast-feeding and weaning support to be held. (Japanese)
  • The Symposium on Hansen's Disease Issue (The Human Rights Forum 2018 in Okinawa) will be held on Dec. 16 in Okinawa (Japanese)
  • Recipients of the "Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare's awards for enterprises that promote telework in FY2018 are decided. (Japanese)
  • Publication of documents related to Japanese internees provided by the Russian and other governments (Additionally identified persons, etc. are posted) (Japanese)
Nov 1
  • Information on the recovery and memorial services for Japanese war dead (November 2018) (Japanese)
  • Request for cooperation in the General Survey on Working Conditions in 2019 (Japanese)
  • The third meeting for a consortium working on speeding up development of artificial intelligence in the health care field (Japanese)
  • Event to raise awareness of the "World AIDS Day" to be held (Japanese)