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

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Nov 25
Nov 18
  • Summary Report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expenditures (Cases assessed from May 2019 to Apr. 2020)(Japanese)
Nov 9
Nov 6
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey September 2020 (English)(Japanese)
Oct 31
  • Nine asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station).(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Oct.31, 2020) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Oct.30, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Oct 30
  • Employment referrals for general workers September 2020 (English)(Japanese)
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), June 2020 (Japanese)
  • Summary Report of General Survey on Working Conditions(Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station)(Japanese)
  • Summary Report of General Survey on Working Conditions(Japanese)
  • The status of job separation for new graduates (The status of students graduated in March 2017) to be published.(Japanese)
  • An event to raise awareness of AIDS ahead of the World AIDS Day (Japanese)
  • The 2020 White Paper on Measures to Prevent Karoshi, etc.(Death and Injury from Overwork)is published.(Japanese)
  • The MHLW and Sophia University have concluded a partnership agreement aimed at providing assistance to international students looking for a job.(Japanese)
  • The 58th National Skills Competition will start on Nov.13 without live audiences~944 skilled youth workers in 40 skills compete for Japan's Number Ones in "skills "in Aichi prefecture.~(Japanese)
  • The 40th Abilympic will kick off on November 13th without live audiences in Aichi prefecture(Japanese)
  • November is the month to promote measures to prevent larger companies from passing on excessive workload to small and medium-sized businesses. (Japanese)
  • Information on the "Pension Day" and the "Pension Month"(Japanese)
  • November is Telework Month ~seminars and events to promote the introduction of telework to be held~(Japanese)
  • Recipients of the "Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare's awards for enterprises that promote telework in FY2020 are decided. The award ceremony will be held on November 30.(Japanese)
  • November is "Foreign Workers' Issue Awareness Month."(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Oct.30, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), Jun. 2020 and publication of survey results in FY2019(Japanese)
  • Publication of Survey Result: Report on Regional Public Health Services and Health Promotion Services(Japanese)
  • Publication of Survey Result: Report on Public Health Administration and Services(Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Oct.29, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Oct 29
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on July 2020)(Japanese)
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on June 2020)(Japanese)
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting.(Japanese)
  • Four asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station).(Japanese)
  • The MHLW has concluded contracts with Moderna and Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. on the supply of COVID-19 vaccine. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Oct.29, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Recipients of the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare’s awards for contribution in environmental health business (related to water supply)in FY2020 were decided (Japanese)
  • FY 2019 procurement status of goods from the employment support agencies for persons with disabilities by the state and independent administrative agencies based on the Act for Promotion of Priority Procurement of Employment Support Agencies for Persons with Disabilities ~marking a record high for the 6th consecutive year since the law enforcement~(Japanese)(Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,208th announcement)(Japanese)
  • G-MIS:Gathering Medical Information System on COVID-19(Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Oct.28, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Oct 28
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Oct.28, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Seven asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station).(Japanese)
  • ""Ikumen Enterprise Award 2020""/""Ikuboss Award 2020"" honor winners at the Symposium on Promotion of Ikumen on Nov. 20th(Japanese)
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  • COVID-19 cases reported on Oct.27, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Oct 27
  • Minister Tamura and his colleagues have urged businesses to secure and promote employment of new graduates in March in 2021 and 2022.(Japanese)
  • Results of the "National Health and Nutrition Survey" in 2019(Japanese)
  • The 16th 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. 4, 2020.(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Oct.27, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Request for participation in the Longitudinal Survey of Adults in the 21st Century (2012 Cohort)(Japanese)
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (Aug. 2020)(Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Oct.26, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Oct 26
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting.(Japanese)
  • Eight asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station).(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Oct.26, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Survey on No-doctor Districts : Overview in FY 2019(Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), Aug. 2020(Japanese)
  • The MHLW will launch the 2020 model project to support regional efforts to bring in more foreign workers and retain those workers. (Japanese)
  • Act "Child Abuse Prevention Promotion Month" in FY2020(Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Oct.25, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Oct 25
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station)(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Oct.25, 2020) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Oct.24, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Oct 24
  • 13 asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station).(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Oct.24, 2020) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Oct.23, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Oct 23
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey August 2020 (English)(Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station)(Japanese)
  • Results of corrective measures through supervisions and guidance for unpaid overtime in FY 2019(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Oct.23, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Cautions for people who plan to report the "audience-less" 58th National Skills Competition (Japanese)
  • November is the month for strengthening measures against "Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)"(Japanese)
  • A report of the Study Group Meeting on Future Youth Employment has been published. (Japanese)
  • Revocation of accreditation of technical intern training program plans(Japanese)
  • The Annual Health, Labour and Welfare Report (2020 edition) to be published(Japanese)
  • Result of the opinion survey on the use of health care and welfare services amid a shrinking population (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Oct.22, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Oct 22
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting.(Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,207th announcement)(Japanese)
  • Five asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station).(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Oct.22, 2020) (Japanese)
  • consultation desk dealing with incorrect statistic data (Japanese)
  • The results of matching between the recipients (medical students) and providers (hospitals) of clinical training for medical practitioners in FY2020(Japanese)
  • Monthly Report on Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance (August 2020)(Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Oct.21, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Oct 21
  • Five asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station).(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Oct.21, 2020) (Japanese)
  • The status of occurrence of industrial injuries in 2020 (Oct. 2020)(Japanese)
  • Under the "MONISU" system, three companies have been certified for the first time as outstanding small and medium-sized businesses for their efforts to hire more people with disabilities(Japanese)
  • The 1st expert committee meeting on prenatal testing including NIPT testing to be held(Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Oct.20, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Oct 20
  • Seven asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station).(Japanese)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, Aug. 2020(Japanese)
  • Special website "+10 Super Exercise to Refresh Your Body and Mind" to be released to the public(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Oct.20, 2020) (Japanese)
  • All prefectures launched platforms to support people in the “employment ice age generation”(Japanese)
  • Setting up a toll-free overwork-prevention hotline(Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Oct.19, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Oct 19
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting.(Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station)(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Oct.19, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Alert for dangerous drugs containing "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Substances)"(Japanese)
  • Joint session of the 4th meeting to discuss how to utilize information in the fields of health, medical care and long-term care,the 3rd working group meeting to discuss how to utilize medical information and the 2nd working group meeting to discuss how to utilize health information(Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,206th announcement)(Japanese)
  • Documents from the 1st meeting to discuss the utilization of the Social Security and Tax Number System for the management of qualifications regarding social security(Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Oct.18, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Oct 18
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station)(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Oct.18, 2020) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Oct.17, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Oct 17
  • Twelve asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station).(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Oct.17, 2020) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Oct.16, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Oct 16
  • Seven asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station).(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Oct.16, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Annual and monthly reports on National Health Insurance(Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Oct.15, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)