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

Apr 23
Apr 19
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on January 2019)(Japanese)
Apr 12
Apr 10
Apr 5
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey February 2019 (English)(Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey January 2019 (English)(Japanese)
Apr 1
Mar 29
  • Monthly and Annual Reports on Employment Insurance Services (Japanese)
  • Release of results from the "Basic Survey of Human Resources Development" in FY2018 (Japanese)
  • 14 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 FY2019. (Japanese)
  • The Report of the Committee on the Risk Assessment of Chemical Substances in FY2018 is released. (Japanese)
  • Publication of "Safety Guidelines for the Use of Drones at Chemical Plants" and "Examples of How Drones Can be Used" (Japanese)
  • "Training Courses for Ministry Officials to Learn How to Support Workers with Disabilities at the Workplace ( e-learning version)" has been posted on the MHLW website. (Japanese)
  • Revision has been made to the Support Guide for Breast-feeding and Weaning. (Japanese)
  • The Meeting Group to Discuss Work-style Reform for Doctors has promulgated its report. (Japanese)
  • The 86th Codex Consultative Meeting to be held (Japanese)
  • Request for cooperation in the Survey on Labor and Economy Trend for May 2019. (Japanese)
  • Survey on National Health Insurance (Japanese)
  • Prefecture's failure for reporting of part of vital statistic questionnaires (Japanese)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, Jan. 2019 (Japanese)
  • Basic Plan to Promote Artistic and Cultural Activities by the Disabled has been formulated. (Japanese)
  • Interim report on meetings to discuss how to adjust nominal wages to real wages at different enterprises based on data from the Monthly Labour Survey (Japanese)
  • Employment referrals for general workers February 2019 (English)(Japanese)
Mar 28
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), Jan. 2019 (Japanese)
  • Publication of the guidelines for the SNS counseling project for suicide prevention. (Japanese)
  • License for fee-charging employment placement undertakings is revoked. (Japanese)
  • License for general worker dispatching undertaking is revoked. (Japanese)
  • License for general worker dispatching undertaking is revoked. (Japanese)
  • Publication of the national examination scores necessary for foreign nurse and care worker candidates accepted under Japanese laws based on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) to extend their visa (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1127th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (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)
  • The announcement of successful applicants of the 31st National Certified Social Worker Examination (additional) (Japanese)
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on December 2018)(Japanese)
Mar 27
  • The announcement of successful applicants of the 31st National Certified Care worker Examination (Japanese)
  • Test result of the 31st National Certified Care worker Examination taken by care worker candidates accepted under the Japanese laws based on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) (Japanese)
Mar 26
  • Future policy on DNA tests of remains of Japanese war dead (Japanese)
  • "The National Occupational Safety Week" in FY2019 will be implemented in July (Japanese)
  • Appointment of (full-time) inspectors at the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare-affiliated incorporated administrative agencies (Japanese)
  • The 2nd meeting to discuss types of occupation for technical internship (Japanese)
  • We start accepting reports on drug side effects from patients (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), Jan. 2019 (Japanese)
Mar 25
  • Report on the medical-care system for the latter-stage elderly (Japanese)
  • Survey on persons covered by the medical care system for the latter-stage elderly (Japanese)
  • The Life Insurance Association of Japan and the General Insurance Association of Japan have revised their guidelines for medical certificates (Japanese)
  • Successful applicants of the 104 th National Examination for Pharmacists have been announced (prompt report) (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,126th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Mar 22
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,125th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Distribution of food based on the Act on Special Measures Concerning Nuclear Emergency Preparedness, direction of Director-General of the Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has launched a nationwide campaign titled "Make Sure Working Conditions Before You Take a Part-time Job." (Japanese)
  • Seminars for ministry officials on "Promoting employment of people with mental disabilities (Japanese)
  • Summary Report of Survey on Labour Economy Trend, Feb 2019 (Japanese)
Mar 20
  • The 6th meeting of the Council of Safety and Health Measures for the Construction of Facilities for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic/Paralympic Games to be held (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,124th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
Mar 20
  • The 6th meeting of the Council of Safety and Health Measures for the Construction of Facilities for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic/Paralympic Games to be held (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,124th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
Mar 19
  • The 4th Meeting on the Social Insurance System for People Choosing Various Ways of Working Styles to be held (Japanese)
  • Report on the auditory tests on newborns in FY 2017 is released. (Japanese)
  • Nine schemes are selected as "Good Initiatives Coming Out of Regions "for FY2018. (Japanese)
  • The 1st meeting to discuss types of occupation for technical internship (Japanese)
  • Consultation and report on the "draft outline of a Cabinet Order for Partial Revision of the Enforcement Ordinance for the Industrial Safety and Health Act" and the "draft outline of a Ordinance for Partial Revision of Industrial Safety and Health Regulations." (Japanese)
Mar 18
  • The 4th Health Sciences Council Science and Technology Committee "Screening Committee Meeting on Research on Human Embryos" to be held (Japanese)
  • APEC has certified PMDA as the Training Centers of Excellence for Regulatory Science (Japanese)
  • A survey on job offer situation of graduating university students" in FY2018 (as of February 1, 2019)~ (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake