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

Jan 18
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on July 2018)(Japanese)
Jan 17
Jan 15
Jan 11
Jan 9
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey November 2018 (English)(Japanese)
Dec 28
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on June 2018) (Japanese)
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on May 2018) (Japanese)
  • Employment referrals for general workers November 2018 (English)(Japanese)
  • The third unofficial announcement of subsidies for the improvement of facilities including medical care facilities (the project for the improvement of facilities including the fire sprinkler system at hospitals with less than 20 beds, etc. in FY2018 (Japanese)
  • The third unofficial announcement of subsidies for the improvement of facilities including medical care facilities (the project for the improvement of facilities including the fire sprinkler system at hospitals with less than 20 beds, etc.) in FY2018 (Carry-over budget from FY2017) (Japanese)
  • Publication of a report on the program for preventing aggravation of diabetic nephropathy (Japanese)
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary data), Oct. 2018 (Japanese)
  • Monthly and Annual Reports on Employment Insurance Services (Japanese)
Dec 27
  • A notice has been issued on revocation of the license for a supervising organization and cancellation of technical internship program plans. (Japanese)
  • Overview of the (Static/Dynamic) Survey of Medical Institutions and Hospital Report (2017) (Japanese)
  • The Seminar on the Reform of Medical Corporation System in FY 2018 to be held again (Japanese)
  • Consultation and report on the "draft outline of the Ministerial Order for Partial Revision of the Ordinance on the Industrial Safety and Health Regulations "~Step up measures to prevent occupational accidents for logging workers~(Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1095th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Outline of the Expert Committee for Social Care for Children, Working Group on Children, Social Security Council, the Working Group to strengthen Counseling and Support System for Children and Family to be published (Japanese)
  • The 2nd unofficial announcement of the funds for securing comprehensive medical and long-term care in local communities (for long term care) in FY2018 (Japanese)
Dec 26
  • Summary Report of the Survey on Employment Trends in the first half of 2018 (Japanese)
  • Results of DNA tests for remains of the war dead from 10 areas in Okinawa Prefecture (Japanese)
  • The MHLW is accepting submission of examples of how to create a workplace where elderly workers play an active role. (Japanese)
  • An exhibition on children's publications recommended by the Social Security Council of MHLW, "Books for the Healthy Growth of Children in 2018," to be held (Japanese)
  • Consultation and report on the "draft outline of the Ministerial Order for Partial Revision of the Ordinance on Safety and Health of Work "(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 Ministerial Order for Partial Revision of Industrial Safety and Health Regulations"(Japanese)
  • Survey results on the prefectural and municipal governments’ responses to abuse cases of persons with disabilities in FY2017 (Japanese)
  • Certification for the plans to verify new technologies,etc. based on the Act on Special Measures Concerning Improvement in Productivity (Japanese)
  • The website providing general information about workplaces has been nicknamed "Shokuba-labo." (Japanese)
Dec 25
  • Report on the medical-care system for the latter-stage elderly (monthly report) (Japanese)
  • Report on the "Status of Employment of Persons with disabilities" in 2018 (Japanese)
Dec 21
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey October 2018 (English)(Japanese)
  • Survey Results of radionuclides in foods (Feb.-Mar. 2018)(Japanese)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, Oct 2018(Japanese)
  • Annual estimates of Vital Statistics, 2018(Japanese)
  • The 2nd meeting to discuss revisions to the Support Guide for Breast-feeding and Weaning to be held (Paperless)(Japanese)
  • Report on the Expert Meeting on Promotion and Introduction of the Work Interval System to be published(Japanese)
  • The 7th 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 4th meeting for a consortium working on speeding up development of artificial intelligence in the health care field (paperless)(Japanese)
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary data), Aug. 2018(Japanese)
  • The 4th unofficial announcement of Facilities Improvement Subsidies for Measures to Support Raising Next Generation Children in FY2018(Japanese)
  • The 5th unofficial notification of appropriation of Subsidies for Improvement of Day-Care Centers in FY2018 (Japanese)
Dec 20
  • Monthly Labour Survey [Special Survey] 2018 (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), Oct. 2018(Japanese)
  • The 1st Meeting to Discuss How to Increase Productivity of Construction Material Delivery Services and Manage Working Hours of Truck Drivers to be held(Japanese)
Dec 19
  • The status of occurrence of occupational accidents in 2018 (Dec. 2018)(Japanese)
  • Publication of a report on services to support children who need medical care and their families(Japanese)
  • Three new psychoactive substances are designated as "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Substances)"~A ministerial order for establishing the designated substances, etc., is promulgated~(Japanese)
  • Overview of the Basic Survey on Labour Unions in 2018(Japanese)
Dec 18
  • Summary Report of Survey on Labour Economy Trend, Nov 2018 (Japanese)
  • The 3rd Meeting on Work Style Similar to Employment be held (paperless)(Japanese)
  • The status of guidance and monitoring implemented for insurance medical institutions in FY2017 (Overview) (Japanese)
  • "Good Career Company Awards 2018 Seminar for Companies " to be held ~(Japanese)
Dec 17
  • Revision of medical fees, long-term care service fees and welfare services fees for persons with disability (Japanese)
  • Appointment of members for the Committee on Promotion of Karoshi Prevention Measures(Japanese)
Dec 14
  • The Meeting Group to Discuss Work-style Reform for Doctors urges medical institutions to step up emergency measures to reduce physicians' working hours. (Japanese)
  • Results of the SNS counseling project conducted in the first half of FY 2018.(Japanese)
  • The 6th 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)
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (Sep. 2018) (Japanese)
Dec 13
  • "Seeds and Needs Matching Meetings 2018" to be held under the Project for Promoting the Development of Welfare Devices for Supporting the Independence of Persons with Disabilities~On December 18,19th in Osaka City, on January 9,10th in Fukuoka City, on February 13,14th in Koto Ward, Tokyo~ (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)
Dec 12
  • The Handover Ceremony of the Remains of Japanese Detainees in Palau Islands (Japanese)
Dec 11
  • The Japanese national team competing in the 45th World Skills Competition is decided. (Japanese)
  • "The 1st Meeting on the Social Insurance System for People Choosing Various Ways of Working" to be held (Japanese)
  • The 1st Meeting to Discuss How to Increase Productivity of Paper/Pulp Delivery Services and Manage Working Hours of Truck Drivers to be held (Japanese)
  • The 2nd Meeting to Discuss How to Increase Productivity of Processed Food Delivery Services and Manage Working Hours of Truck Drivers to be held (Japanese)
Dec 10
  • The 4th unofficial notification of appropriation of Subsidies for Improvement of Day-Care Centers in FY2018 (Japanese)
  • The 10th unofficial notification of appropriation of Subsidies for Improvement of Day-Care Centers in FY2018 (Carry-over budget from FY2017) (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), Sep. 2018 (Japanese)
  • Request for cooperation in the Survey on Industrial Accidents in 2018 (Japanese)
Dec 7
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey October 2018 (English)(Japanese)
  • The 5th meeting will be held to inform people of what they should know when receiving health care services. (Japanese)
  • Publication of documents related to Japanese internees provided by the Russian and other governments (Additionally identified persons, etc. are posted) (Japanese)
  • The FY2018 Symposium for Partnerships for Career Education will be held. (Japanese)
  • "Support for independent life- survey on support for needy persons to become independent"has been released. (Japanese)
  • Request for the Survey on Employment Trends in the second half of 2018 (Japanese)
Dec 6
  • 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)
  • Recipients of the "Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare's special award for outstanding foremen in occupational safety" in FY2018 are decided~An awards ceremony will be held on January 11 at the Lecture Hall of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare~ (Japanese)
Dec 5
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary data), Jul. 2018 (Japanese)
  • A clinical research database (commonly known as "jRCT") established along with the Clinical Trial Act was approved as the Primary Registry of the World Health Organization.(Japanese)
  • The rule of changing and correcting the cause of death in the death certificate by medical doctors.(Japanese)
  • Ceremony for recipients of the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare's awards honoring people for their service in relief projects in FY2018 (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data), Sep. 2018 (Japanese)
Dec 4
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), Jul. 2018 (Japanese)
  • The 1st Meeting to Discuss How to Increase Productivity of Paper/Cardboard Delivery Services and Manage Working Hours of Truck Drivers to be held (Japanese)
Dec 3
  • Release of the report on the expert meeting to discuss integrated implementation of health services for the elderly and long-term care prevention(Japanese)
  • The 5th 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)
  • ((Revised) address of the venue in Hiroshima)Briefing on discussion about draft ministerial orders based on partial amendment to the Food Sanitation Act , etc. to be held. We are seeking participants.(Japanese)