Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

Latest information on Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is HERE.

新型冠状病毒感染症的资讯,由此点进

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

August 7
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey June 2020 (English)(Japanese)
July 31
  • Survey of Institutions and Establishments for Long-term Care 2018 (Japanese)
  • Employment referrals for general workers June 2020 (English)(Japanese)
July 22
July 15
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 15, 2020) (Japanese)
  • The FY2020 Symposium for Partnerships for Career Education is cancelled. (Japanese)
  • Request for cooperation in the Patient Survey in 2020 (Japanese)
  • Request for cooperation in the Patient's Behavior Survey in 2020 (Japanese)
  • The 3rd COVID-19 Advisory Board Meeting was held on July 14. (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jul. 14, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
July 14
  • Revised Contact-Confirming Application, COCOA for Android 1.1.2 is available starting July 14 ,and the ministry restarts issuing infection codes for the application from July 15. (Japanese)
  • Five asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 14, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Information about Hansen's disease (Japanese)
  • Meeting on the "Prevent Hepatitis: It's Up to You "project in 2020 (Japanese)
  • Asking for submission of slogans suitable for the "Child Welfare Week" in FY2021 (Japanese)
  • Decision on the basic plan for the promotion of the reading environment for the visually impaired (Japanese)
  • Result of neutralization tests in antibody tests (Japanese)
  • Monthly Report on the Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (April 2020) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jul. 13, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
July 13
  • Minister Kato holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases on Jul.13 ( at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Revised Contact-Confirming Application, COCOA for iOS1.1.2 is available starting July 13. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 13, 2020) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jul. 12, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Status on the application of labour insurance and collection of premiums (Japanese)
July 12
  • 20 asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 12, 2020) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jul. 11, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
July 11
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases on Jul.11( at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 11, 2020) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jul. 10, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
July 10
  • Temporary suspension of Contact-Confirming Application (Japanese)
  • Ten asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • A follow -up to the 5th Five-Year Plan for Drug Abuse Prevention has been drawn up. (publication of the 2019 drug report) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 8, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary data), Mar. 2020 (Japanese)
  • "National Occupational Health Week" in FY2020 to be implemented in October (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has started accepting applications via post for subsidies for businesses forced to stop their operation in efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 8, 2020) (Japanese)
  • ILO Global Summit on COVID-19 and the World of Work has been held. (Japanese)
July 9
  • Minister Kato holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 9, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Five asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on March 2020) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jul. 8, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
July 8
  • Ten substances are newly designated as narcotics to strengthen regulation (Japanese)
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • Three asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • The MHLW urges businesses to make sure that their employees can stay employed. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 8, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Special Exhibition to be held starting on July 18th at the Showa-Kan (National Showa Memorial Museum) (Japanese)
  • Summer Exhibition to be held starting on July 14th at the Shokei-Kan (Historical Materials Hall for the Wounded and Sick Retired Soldiers, etc.) (Japanese)
  • "Ikumen Speech Koshien 2020" to be held.~We are looking for episodes of Ikumens who are balancing childcare and work.~ (Japanese)
  • "Ikumen Enterprise Award 2020"/"Ikuboss Award 2020": to be held. ~We are looking for enterprises and individuals that encourage men to balance childcare and work.~ (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jul. 7, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
July 7
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 7, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Five asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,192nd announcement) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jul.6, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey May 2020 (English)(Japanese)
July 6
  • Minister Kato holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 6, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Three asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • OECD Ministerial Council Roundtable Meeting to be held (Japanese)
  • Minister Kato attends the ILO Global Summit (Japanese)
  • G-MIS:Gathering Medical Information System on COVID-19 (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jul.5, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
July 5
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 5, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Twelve asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 4, 2020) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jul.4, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
July 4
  • Six asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jul.3, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
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July 3
  • One asymptomatic case has been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Updates on response against COVID-19 by the World Health Organization (WHO) regarding the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) (July 3, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 3, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), Jan. 2020 (Japanese)
  • The status of measures taken in relation to the Survey on the Post-War Forced Internees (FY2019) (Japanese)
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance in FY2018 (Annual Report) (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), Apr. 2020 (Japanese)
  • Publication of documents related to Japanese internees provided by the Russian and other governments (Additionally identified persons, etc. are posted) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jul. 2, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • The 7th joint meeting about research on the use of genome editing technology and other techniques to track human fertilized embryo to be held (Japanese)
July 2
  • Minister Kato holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Contact-Confirming Application starts notifying its users of their proximity to any infected users on July 3. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 2, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Two asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Japan to provide funding to GARDP in order to promote measures on AMR (Japanese)
  • Monthly Labour Survey [Prefectural Survey] - 2019 (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jul. 1, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
July 1
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 1, 2020) (Japanese)
  • The corrected version of Contact-Confirming Application for Android has been released. (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jun. 30, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Extended deadline for the filing and paying of labor insurance premium and levy on employers not hiring persons with disabilities, etc. in Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima, Ibaraki and Tochigi prefectures as well as certain areas in Nagano prefecture (Japanese)
  • Accepting applications for competition in the "9th Smart Life Project Award (Let's increase healthy life expectancy!)" (In the area of lifestyle-related disease prevention) (Japanese)
  • The Status on Implementation of the Individual Labour Dispute Resolution System in FY2019 (Japanese)
  • Accepting applications for competition in the "9th Smart Life Project Award (Let's increase healthy life expectancy!)" (In the area of maternal and child health). (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,191st announcement) (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data), Apr. 2020 (Japanese)
  • Information for quarantine stations (COVID-19) (Japanese)
  • Information for the MLIT and airlines (COVID-19) (Japanese)