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

What's new

Nov 30
  • Employment referrals for general workers October 2021 (English)(Japanese)
Nov 24
Nov 19
Nov 9
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey September 2021 (English)(Japanese)
  • Summary Report of General Survey on Working Conditions (Japanese)
Nov 2
  • Summary Report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expenditures (Cases assessed from May 2020 to Apr. 2021) (Japanese)
Oct 29
  • Employment referrals for general workers September 2021 (English)(Japanese)
Oct 22
Oct 8
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey August 2021 (English)(Japanese)
Oct 1
Sep 30
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • The 2nd meeting to discuss policies to prevent discrimination against former Hansen's disease patients and their family to be held (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), Jul. 2021 (Japanese)
  • Selection of the best campaign slogan for the "Child Abuse Prevention Promotion Month" in FY2021 (Japanese)
  • Applications submission for the subsidies for guardians affected by school closures related to COVID-19 will be opened (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,255th announcement) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 30, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Online events related to “World Mental Health Day 2021” (Japanese)
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), May 2021 (Japanese)
  • Basic Survey of Human Resources Development in FY2021 is to be carried out(Japanese)
Sep 29
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 29, 2021) (Japanese)
Sep 28
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • "Consultation Meetings on the Insurance Application for Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices" will be held (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 28, 2021) (Japanese)
Sep 27
  • Approval of a drug for a COVID-19 treatment under special exceptional circumstances (Japanese)
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 27, 2021) (Japanese)
Sep 26
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 26, 2021)(Japanese)
Sep 25
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 25, 2021)(Japanese)
Sep 24
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed at airport quarantine stations. (Japanese)
  • Eight asymptomatic cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been reported at an airport quarantine station. (Japanese)
  • Drug abuse prevention campaign to be launched(Japanese)
  • Major changes in health, labor and welfare systems (Oct. 2021) (Japanese)
  • October is the “Promotion Month of Taking Annual Paid Leave” (Japanese)
  • October is the "Promotion and Enhancement of Enrollment Month" for the Smaller Enterprise Retirement Allowance Mutual Aid System. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 24, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Appointment of the President of Japan Organization for Employment of the Elderly, Persons with Disabilities and Job Seekers (Japanese)
  • Request for cooperation in the Survey of Social Welfare Institutions and the Survey of Institutions and Establishments for Long-term Care, 2021 (Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey July 2021 (English)(Japanese)
Sep 23
  • Six asymptomatic cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been reported at an airport quarantine station. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 23, 2021) (Japanese)
Sep 22
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Results of corrective measures through supervisions and guidance for unpaid overtime in FY 2020 (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,254th announcement) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 22, 2021) (Japanese)
Sep 21
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations) (Japanese)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, Jul. 2021 (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 21, 2021) (Japanese)
Sep 20
  • Five Asymptomatic cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been reported at an airport quarantine station. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 20, 2021) (Japanese)
Sep 19
  • Six asymptomatic cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been reported at an airport quarantine station. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 19, 2021) (Japanese)
Sep 18
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station)(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 18, 2021) (Japanese)
Sep 17
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station)(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)
  • The winners of the contest for companies having elderly employees who play a crucial role in FY 2021 have been decided. ~The ceremony for award recipients, including the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare’s top-prize winner Sasaki Inc., will be held on Oct. 6.~ (Japanese)
  • JETRO will host the 2021 Fall Joint Job Fair online for international students (Japanese)
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary data), Jun. 2021 (Japanese)
  • Administrative dispositions have been imposed on organizations and businesses based on the Technical Intern Training Act. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 17, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Investigation result concerning white floating particles found in vials of COVID-19 vaccine (Japanese)
Sep 16
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting.(Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations)(Japanese)
  • The MHLW will release a special page for the "+10 Super Exercise to Refresh Your Body and Mind" video on its website during the Health Promotion Month (Sep.1-Sep.30)(Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,253rd announcement) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 16, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Summary Report of Survey on Labour Economy Trend, Aug 2021 (Japanese)
Sep 15
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations) (Japanese)
  • White floating particles found in vials of COVID-19 vaccine (Japanese)
  • Request for cooperation in the Survey on Labour Economy Trend for Nov. 2021. (Japanese)
  • Extension of the eligibility period and application deadline for the support fund and allowance for the leave forced to be taken under the COVID-19 outbreak (Japanese)
  • The 48th Labour Policy Council to be held (online) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 15, 2021) (Japanese)
Sep 14
  • Budgetary requests for measures concerning support for people in the “employment ice age generation” for FY2022 (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations) (Japanese)
  • Letters and gifts of celebration for people who are already 100 or turning 100 soon to be presented(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 14, 2021)(Japanese)
Sep 13
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Summary of the Patient's Behavior Survey(preliminary data) in 2020(Japanese)
  • Announcement of the results of the Informatization Progress Survey on Medical Devices (Japanese)
  • Monthly Report on the Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (June 2021) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 13, 2021) (Japanese)
Sep 12
  • Nine asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 12, 2021) (Japanese)
Sep 11
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 11, 2021) (Japanese)
Sep 10
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations) (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed at airport quarantine stations. (Japanese)
  • Summary Report of Annual Vital Statistics of Japan (Final Data), 2020 (Japanese)
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (Jun. 2021) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 10, 2021)(Japanese)
  • Summary Report of Annual Vital Statistics of Japan (final data), 2020 (Japanese)
Sep 9
  • Extension of the special measures on subsidies for vocational training (Japanese)
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • The Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare's awards for individuals and organizations that have contributed to emergency medical care and obstetric care (Japanese)
  • HER-SYS:Health Center Real-time information-sharing System on COVID-19 (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 9, 2021) (Japanese)
  • "Report on job openings for high school and junior high school students expected to graduate in March 2022 and applications from those students " ( as of the end of July)(Japanese)
Sep 8
  • Ten asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station).(Japanese)
  • Distribution of modified version of the contact confirmation application "COCOA" (version "1.2.6") has started.(Japanese)
  • Eight substances are newly designated as narcotics to strengthen regulation(Japanese)
  • Report from the meeting to discuss whether diseases caused by radiation exposure are considered work-related, and cases recognized as work-related accidents (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 8, 2021) (Japanese)
Sep 7
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), Apr. 2021 (Japanese)
  • Result of the 2nd contractor selection for support projects aiming to put drugs for the treatment of COVID-19 into practical use (Japanese)
  • Survey on Medical expense support for infants in FY2020 (Japanese)
  • Support for guardians affected by school closures related to COVID-19 ~resume the subsidies for those guardians~ (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 7, 2021) (Japanese)
  • G20 Health Ministers' Meeting was held online on Sep. 5 and 6. (Japanese)
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey July 2021 (English)(Japanese)
Sep 6
  • Report on a man who died after receiving a second dose of the COVID vaccine from the lot which had no reported contamination, but was removed from circulation (Japanese)
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • The 1st unofficial announcement of the funds for securing comprehensive medical and long-term care in local communities (for long-term care) in FY2021 (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,252nd announcement) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 6, 2021) (Japanese)
Sep 5
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 5, 2021) (Japanese)
Sep 4
  • 12 asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 4, 2021) (Japanese)
Sep 3
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed at airport quarantine stations. (Japanese)
  • Ten asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Publication of documents related to Japanese internees provided by the Russian and other governments (Posting of additionally identified persons) (Japanese)
  • The MHLW will open a call center to provide information on COVID-19 clinical trials.(Japanese)
  • The 2nd workshop to discuss how to promote the use of disability friendly ICT devices to be held(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 3, 2021)(Japanese)
Sep 2
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Cancellation of the 33rd Annual National Health and Welfare Festival (“The Nenrinpic Gifu 2021.”) (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,251st announcement) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 2, 2021) (Japanese)
Sep 1
  • Asymptomatic cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been reported at an airport quarantine station. (Japanese)
  • Investigation result of a foreign substance found in specific lots of COVID-19 vaccine (Japanese)
  • Suspension of use of a specific lot of COVID-19 vaccine in Kanagawa Prefecture. (Japanese)
  • Six asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Quarantine officials tested positive for COVID-19 (Japanese)
  • The 1st unofficial announcement of subsidies for improvement of facilities including improvement of space for community long-term care and welfare in FY2021 (Japanese)
  • Online meeting on "Cooperation among food companies" will be held. The MHLW is looking for companies that are interested in joint delivery services. (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data), Jun 2021 (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 1, 2021) (Japanese)