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

Dec 7
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey October 2018 (English)(Japanese)
Dec 05
Nov 30
  • Employment referrals for general workers October 2018 (English)(Japanese)
Nov 27
Nov 22
Nov 15
  • A ceremony for the award recipients of the "7th Smart Life Project Award (Let's increase healthy life expectancy!)" (In the areas of maternal and child health/nursing care prevention and life support for the elderly (Japanese)
Nov 14
  • Three new psychoactive substances are designated as "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Substances)"~A ministerial order for establishing the designated substances, etc., is promulgated~ (Japanese)
Nov 13
  • 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)
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (Aug. 2018) (Japanese)
Nov 12
  • The second Liaison Committee Meeting for Ministries and Agencies to discuss measures to address illegal minpaku private lodging services to be held (Japanese)
Nov 11
  • Outstanding skills workers (master craftsmen) in FY 2018 are decided ~150 people, including , metal casting master Mr. Masahiro Koizumi, to be awarded on Nov. 12th~ (Japanese)
Nov 9
  • The MHLW has created its own manga comic strips to keep the public informed about Human T-lymphotropic virus(HTLV-1) and raise awareness of the virus. (Japanese)
  • The MHLW will co-host a lecture with Kagoshima prefecture to keep the public informed about Human T-lymphotropic virus(HTLV-1) and raise awareness of the virus. (Japanese)
  • Successful applicants of the 50th Certified Social Insurance and Labour Consultants announced~Out of 38,427 who took the exam, 6.3% passed it~ (Japanese)
Nov 8
  • The Fourth 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"7th Smart Life Project Award (Let's extend healthy life expectancy!)"(11/19) (Japanese)
Nov 7
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data), Aug. 2018 (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)
Nov 6
  • Release of the guidelines developed by trucking companies and shippers to improve operational efficiency in trucking businesses and the work environment for truck drivers (Japanese)
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), Jun. 2018 (Japanese)
  • Report of the expert meeting on management of workplace environment by using personal sampling for air contaminants is released. (Japanese)
Nov 5
  • The 38th Abilympic winners are selected. (Japanese)
  • The 56th National Skills Competition ended on Nov.5. (Japanese)
Nov 3
  • Winners of the Medal of Honor in Autumn in 2018 (Japanese)
Nov 2
  • Briefing on discussion about draft ministerial orders based on partial revisions to the Foods Hygiene Laws, etc. to be held. We are seeking participants. (Japanese)
  • November is the month for strengthening measures against "Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)" (Japanese)
  • The 1st study group meeting to discuss revisions to guide to breast-feeding and weaning support to be held. (Japanese)
  • The Symposium on Hansen's Disease Issue (The Human Rights Forum 2018 in Okinawa) will be held on Dec. 16 in Okinawa (Japanese)
  • Recipients of the "Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare's awards for enterprises that promote telework in FY2018 are decided. (Japanese)
  • Publication of documents related to Japanese internees provided by the Russian and other governments (Additionally identified persons, etc. are posted) (Japanese)
Nov 1
  • Information on the recovery and memorial services for Japanese war dead (November 2018) (Japanese)
  • Request for cooperation in the General Survey on Working Conditions in 2019 (Japanese)
  • The third meeting for a consortium working on speeding up development of artificial intelligence in the health care field (Japanese)
  • Event to raise awareness of the "World AIDS Day" to be held (Japanese)
Oct 31
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), Aug. 2018 (Japanese)
  • Request for participation in the Longitudinal Survey of Adults in the 21st Century (2012 Cohort) (Japanese)
  • The 14th Longitudinal Survey of Middle-Aged and Elderly Persons (A Continuous Survey on the Living Conditions of Middle-aged and Elderly Persons)will be held on Nov.7, 2018. (Japanese)
  • Result of the survey on the handling of information about people affected by the now-defunct Eugenic Protection Law(surveys conducted at medical institutions, social welfare facilities and municipalities other than the public health center areas)
  • The second 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 unofficial announcement of subsidies for the improvement of facilities for the medical care provision system in FY2018 (Japanese)
  • The 3rd meeting will be held to inform people of what they should know when receiving health care services. (Japanese)
Oct 30
  • Employment referrals for general workers September 2018 (English)(Japanese)
  • The 83rd Codex Consultative Meeting to be held (Japanese)
  • Status on the authorization of "Re-Employment Assistance Plans" (Q2 FY2018 (Jul.-Sep.)) (Japanese)
Oct 29
  • November is the month for strengthening measures against "Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)" (Japanese)
Oct 26
  • November is the Telework Month(Japanese)
  • Asking for submission of symbol marks to raise awareness of a bid to host the 2023 World Skills Competition in Aichi, Japan (Japanese)
  • Recipient companies of the "Good Career Company Awards 2018" are decided.(Japanese)
Oct 25
  • Monthly Labour Survey [Prefectural Survey] - May 2018 (Japanese)
  • Report on the medical-care system for the latter-stage elderly (monthly report) (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)
  • Training courses for ministry officials to learn how to support workers with disabilities at the workplace to be held (Japanese)
Oct 24
  • Results of measurements of radioactive strontium and plutonium in foods (Sep.~Oct. 2017surveys)~All samples were not applicable to be measured~ (Japanese)
  • "The 2018 Seminar on the Public Announcement of Excellent Occupational Safety and Health Enterprises" to be held (Japanese)
Oct 23
  • Summary Report of General Survey on Working Conditions (Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey August 2018 (English)(Japanese)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, Aug. 2018 (Japanese)
  • The status of job separation for new graduates (The status of students graduated in March 2015) (Japanese)
  • The MHLW will launch courses to nurture experts who check for the presence of asbestos in construction material. (Japanese)
  • WHO-Japan Forum 2018 to be held (Japanese)
  • (Revised)Meeting will be held to exchange opinions on radioactive substances in food under the theme of "Learn lessons from the past to consider consumer behavior. "(Japanese)
  • Overview of the result of the General Survey on Working Conditions in 2018 (Japanese)
Oct 22
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Findings of the reinvestigation into status of employment of persons with disabilities in prefectural and municipal institutions, prefectural boards of education and independent administrative agencies( as of June 1, 2018) (Japanese)
  • Documents for the headquarter meeting for social security and work style reforms for the year 2040. (Japanese)
Oct 19
  • The first headquarter meeting for social security and work style reforms for the year 2040. (Japanese)
  • The HMLW has officially announced that Japan will bid to host the 2023 World Skills Competition Bid Committee n Aichi prefecture.(Japanese)
  • 3 municipalities have been selected in the practical local employment creation program in FY2018 (Japanese)
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Oct 18
  • Workshop to understand biologic drugs and biosimilar correctly (Japanese)
  • The Third 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 results of matching between the recipients (medical students) and providers (hospitals) of clinical training for medical practitioners in FY2018 (Japanese)
Oct 17
  • Overview of the General Survey on Dispatched Workers in 2017 (Japanese)
  • A research group engaged in collecting the remains of Japanese war dead in the Philippines will be returning to Japan. (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1094th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • The 4th Committee Meeting on Support for Women Facing Difficulties (paperless) to be held (Japanese)
  • The 2nd meeting will be held to inform people of what they should know when receiving health care services. (Japanese)
Oct 16
  • The 5th contest for business improvement of Hello Work has taken place. (Japanese)