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

May 29
May 28
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on January 2020) (Japanese)
May 22
May 15
  • Tripartite Health Ministers' Special Meeting was held on May15th. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 15, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • Publication of documents related to Japanese internees provided by the Russian and other governments (Japanese)
  • Monthly Report on the Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (February 2020) (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has called on business associations to step up efforts to prevent infections in the workplace and carefully monitor health conditions of workers. (Japanese)
May 14
  • COVID-19 data analysis and advice on preventing the spread of COVID-19 (May 14, 2020) updated on the ministry's website (Japanese)
  • Expert panel on COVID-19 holding a news conference (Japanese)
  • Minister Kato holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 14, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Joint session of the 2nd meeting to discuss how to utilize information in the fields of health, medical care and long-term care, the 2nd working group meeting to discuss how to utilize medical information and the 1st working group meeting to discuss how to utilize health information (Japanese)
  • Orders issued to business operators for improvement of worker dispatching undertakings (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on May 13, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
May 13
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 13, 2021) (Japanese)
  • One asymptomatic case has been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Overview of the 9th Longitudinal Survey of Newborns in the 21st Century (2010 cohort) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on May 12, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data), Feb. 2020 (Japanese)
May 12
  • Two asymptomatic case have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 11, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 12, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,184th announcement) (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,183th announcement) (Japanese)
  • The MHLW uses characters from the popular Japanese anime "Love Live! Sunshine!!"in a poster to increase public awareness of infection prevention. (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on May 11, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • The 10th Longitudinal Survey of Newborns in the 21st Century (2010 cohort) to be carried out on May 25 (Japanese)
  • The MHLW is promoting the "#Tsunagu Masuku" (connect people through making face masks). (Japanese)
May 11
  • Minister Kato holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Findings from the 1st-4th nationwide surveys for measures against COVID-19 (Japanese)
  • Extension of the renewal period for labour insurance (Japanese)
  • Survey on the insured of the medical-care system for the latter-stage elderly (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on May 10, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
May 10
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 10, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Two asymptomatic case have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on May 9, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
May 9
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 9, 2020) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on May 8, 2020 (Japanese)
May 8
  • Handouts at the 2nd Project Team aimed at protecting livelihoods from the COVID-19 pandemic. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 8, 2020) (Japanese)
  • One asymptomatic case has been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary data), Jan. 2020 (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), Feb. 2020 (Japanese)
  • The 2nd meeting of the Project Team aimed at protecting livelihoods from the COVID-19 pandemic. (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on May 7, 2020 (Japanese)
  • Nationwide campaign by community chests for supporting welfare programs amid the COVID-19 outbreak (Japanese)
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey March 2020 (English)(Japanese)
May 7
  • Two asymptomatic case have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 7, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Minister Kato holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on May 6, 2020 (Japanese)
  • Maternal health care measures about COVID-19 come into effect on May 7, 2020. (Japanese)
May 6
  • Simplify the application process for employment adjustment subsidy (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 (May 6, 2020) (Japanese)
  • One asymptomatic case has been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on May 5, 2020 (Japanese)
May 5
  • Situation update for COVID-19 (May 5, 2020) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on May 4, 2020 (Japanese)
May 4
  • Situation update for COVID-19 (May 4, 2020) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on May 3, 2020 (Japanese)
May 3
  • Situation update for COVID-19 (May 3, 2020) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on May 2, 2020 (Japanese)
May 2
  • Situation update for COVID-19 (May 2, 2020) (Japanese)
  • One asymptomatic case has been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on May 1, 2020 (Japanese)
May 1
  • Support desks are open during the Golden Week holidays for people who need to claim employment adjustment subsidy and those who seek advice about the grants. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 1, 2020) (Japanese)
  • NDB data used for purposes other than those that are intended (Japanese)
  • Consultation and report on the draft outline of the guidelines for maternal health care measures to be revised amid the COVID-19 outbreak (Japanese)
  • Delay in publication of Reports on Social Welfare Administration and Services (monthly preliminary data) in Feb. 2020 or after (Japanese)
  • The results of focused supervision implemented as part of "No Overwork Campaign" in nobember in FY2019 are published.(Japanese)
  • Implementation of the special measures for employment adjustment subsidy (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Apr. 30, 2020 (Japanese)
  • Reach out to the healthcare workers who have been working at the frontlines during the coronavirus outbreak (Japanese)