Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

What's New 2018

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Sep 2018
Sep 20
Sep 19
  • Summary Report of Survey on Labour Economy Trend, Aug 2018 (Japanese)
Sep 7
Sep 7
Sep 7
Sep 7
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey July 2018 (English)(Japanese)

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Aug 2018
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Jul 2018
Jul 31
  • Report of research on code of conduct for medical students carrying out medical practices on clinical training (Japanese)
  • Status of inspection cases and cases sent to Public Prosecutor's Office with regard to workplaces employing work-related car drivers in 2017. (Japanese)
  • The Second Expert Meeting on Prevention of Fall Accidents in Construction Industry (Japanese)
  • The 1st unofficial announcement of the funds for securing comprehensive medical and long-term care in local communities (for long term care) in FY2018 (Japanese)
  • Status on the authorization of "Re-Employment Assistance Plans" (Q1 FY2018 (Apr.-Jun.) (Japanese)
  • Employment referrals for general workers June 2018 (English)(Japanese)
Jul 30
  • Basic Survey of Gender Equality in Employment Management in FY2017(Final Report) (Japanese)
Jul 27
  • Contract between the MHLW and SAY Planning Corporation (Japanese)
  • Report on the Expert Meeting to Discuss How to Respond to Increasing Demand for After-school Programs (Japanese)
  • Report from the Expert Committee to Discuss How to Respond to Increasing Demand for After-school Programs, Social Security Council (Japanese)
  • The status of measures taken in relation to the Survey on the Post-War Forced Internees (FY2017) (Japanese)
  • Results of a follow-up survey on technical interns who returned to their country have been published. (Japanese)
  • The administration status of "trade skills tests" in FY2017 has been published. (Japanese)
  • The 12th expert committee meeting for the promotion of the national health campaign, Healthy Japan 21(second stage), to be held. (Japanese)
  • The government has designated the torrential rain that wreaked havoc in western Japan between May 20th and July 10th as a disaster of extreme severity and issued special provisions for employment insurance (Japanese)
Jul 26
Jul 25
  • Additional special measures taken for Employment Adjustment Grants in response to the torrential rain that hit western Japan in July 2018. (Japanese)
  • Basic Survey on Wage Structure (Japanese)
  • Basic Survey on Wage Structure (English)
  • Schedule of Releases (English)
  • Structure Ordinary Workers Data (English)
  • Part-time Workers Data (English)
Jul 24
  • The First Committee Meeting on Support for Women Facing Difficulties to be held (Japanese)
  • "Outline for Measures to Prevent Karoshi, etc." revised by the Cabinet on July 24th. (Japanese)
Jul 23
  • Overseas business trips of Mr. Kato, Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare (Japanese)
  • Alert for dangerous drugs containing narcotics and "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Substances)"(Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey May 2018 (English)(Japanese)
Jul 20
  • Abridged Life Tables For Japan 2017 (Japanese)
  • Release of results of the 2017 Comprehensive Survey of Living Conditions and correction to the 2016 survey results. (Japanese)
  • Decision on emergency comprehensive policy to strengthen child abuse prevention measures (Japanese)
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), Feb. 2018(Japanese)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, May 2018 (Japanese)
  • The Interim report on how maternal and child health information should be used in the era of Data Health is released.(Japanese)
  • An unofficial decision is made that Tokyo will host the 59th National Skills Competition and the 41st Abilympics in FY 2021.(Japanese)
Jul 19
  • The 3rd Japan-Korea Joint Symposium on Medical Products and a bilateral meeting held~Cooperation with Korean pharmaceutical regulatory authorities strengthened~ (Japanese)
  • Free protective equipment will be distributed to those helping recovery efforts in the areas affected by the torrential rains that hit western Japan in July 2018. The purpose is to keep them safe while joining the efforts. (Japanese)
  • Report on the current status of non-registered day-care facilities in FY2016 (Japanese)
  • "13th Youth Skills Competition" to open (Main venue: Ishikawa Prefecture) (Japanese)
  • Ministerial meeting on child abuse prevention measures to be held (Japanese)
  • Punishments of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare personnel involved in the improper comparison of data concerning Japan's discretionary labor system and other wrongdoing. (Japanese)
Jul 18
  • The EU and Japan have expanded the mutual recognition agreement on good manufacturing practice (GMP) to include a wider range of l pharmaceutical products. (Japanese)
  • Status report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (Japanese)
  • The status of occurrence of occupational accidents in 2017 (Apr. 2018) (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), Apr. 2018 (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Jul 17
  • The amounts of the daily basic allowances of employment insurance to be changed (Japanese)
  • Simplify procedures required for employers applying industrial accident insurance for several fixed-term projects ~The revised ministerial order to be in effect on April 1, 2019 ~(Japanese)
  • Special measures taken for Employment Adjustment Grants in response to the torrential rains that hit western Japan in July 2018. (Japanese)
Jul 13
  • The 1st unofficial announcement of subsidies for improvement of facilities including improvement of space for community long-term care and welfare in FY2018 (Japanese)
  • The 12th International Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulation was held. (Japanese)
  • Consultation counters have been set up for people affected by the torrential rain that hit mainly western Japan in early July 2018. (Japanese)
  • Special Exhibition to be held starting on July 21st at the Showa-Kan (National Showa Memorial Museum) (Japanese)
  • Summer Exhibition to be held starting on July 18th at the Shokeikan (Historical Materials Hall for the Wounded and Sick Retired Soldiers, etc.) (Japanese)
  • Tying-up with the new TBS drama series "Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni ( In the Corner of the World),"the MHLW has produced leaflets to raise awareness of its measures and policies. (Japanese)
Jul 12
  • Alert for dangerous drugs containing "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Substances)" (Japanese)
  • Voluntary recall of a medical device (Class I) (Japanese)
Jul 11
  • The first meeting for a consortium working on speeding up development of artificial intelligence in the health care field (Japanese)
  • A singer Ms. Natsuko Godai (a hepatitis measures ambassador for "Prevent Hepatitis: It's Up to You") meets with the governor of Gunma Prefecture (Japanese)
  • Mr. Ryotaro Sugi, a special advisor for "Prevent Hepatitis: It's Up to You," meets with the governor of Hyogo Prefecture (Japanese)
  • The MHLW plans to hold an evening yoga event at Jingu Stadium.~ Health promotion month's event "Smart life Festa" to be held~ (Japanese)
Jul 10
  • 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)
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), Jan. 2018 (Japanese)
Jul 9
  • Briefing on public vocational training service guidelines and certification of business establishments meeting requirements for the certification to be held from July to September. (Japanese)
  • The MHLW will set up a booth at Homework and Research Projects for School Summer Vacation 2018 event in Tokyo, Osaka and Sendai. (Co-hosted by the CAA, the FSC, the MAFF) (Japanese)
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (Apr. 2018) (Japanese)
  • Cancellation of the 54 th National Blood Donation Promotion Campaign to be held (Japanese)
Jul 6
  • Request for cooperation in the Survey on Labor and Economy Trend for Aug. 2018. (Japanese)
  • "Status of Industrial Accident Compensation for Karoshi, etc." in FY2017 is announced (Japanese)
  • Survey on Medical expense support for infants in FY2017 (Japanese)
  • Voluntary recall of a medicine (Class I) (Japanese)
  • Be careful of infectious diseases during overseas trips in the summer: (Japanese)
  • Implementation of the 31st National Certified Care worker Examination (Japanese)
  • Publication of documents related to Japanese internees provided by the Russian and other governments (Additionally identified persons, etc. are posted) (Japanese)
  • Ikumen Speech Koshien 2018 to be held~We are looking for episodes of Ikumens who are balancing childrearing and work. (Japanese)
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey May 2018 (English)(Japanese)
Jul 5
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary data), Mar. 2018 (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has created a poster tying-up with "The Incredibles," a movie made by Pixar. (Japanese)
  • Report of Vital Statistics in FY 2015: Occupational and Industrial Aspects (English)
Jul 4
  • Information on the recovery and memorial services for Japanese war dead (July 2018) (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data), Apr. 2018 (Japanese)
Jul 3
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1089 th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Cancellation of technical internship program plans (Japanese)
Jul 2
  • Accepting applications for competition in the "7th Smart Life Project Award (Let's increase healthy life expectancy!)" (In the area of maternal and child health). (Japanese)
  • The second joint meeting about research on the use of genome editing technology and other techniques to track human fertilized embryo. (Japanese)
  • licence for worker dispatching and fee-charging employment placement undertakings is revoked. (Japanese)
  • Discontinuance of specified worker dispatching undertaking is ordered. (Japanese)
Jul 1
  • Appointment of (full-time) inspectors at the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare-affiliated incorporated administrative agencies (Japanese)

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Jun 2018
Jun 29
  • Monthly report of Survey of Long-term Care Benefit Expenditures(Cases assessed on April 2018) (Japanese)
  • Employment referrals for general workers May 2018 (English)(Japanese)
  • Alert for products containing hidden drug ingredients (Japanese)
  • We are seeking enterprises taking steps to enhance productivity and improve labour management.~ The 3rd "Awards for Enterprises and Workplaces with Pleasant Working Environments and High Productivity "to be held. The application deadline is August 31.~ (Japanese)
  • Disclosure of salary levels of executives and regular employees at independent and special administrative corporations under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (FY2017) (Japanese)
  • The status of enrollment in the national pension system and the payment rates of the national pension insurance premiums in FY2017 (Japanese)
  • Payment rates of national pension insurance premiums (as of April 2018) (Japanese)
  • Monthly Report on Employment Insurance Services (Japanese)
Jun 28
  • The 54th National Blood Donation Promotion Campaign to be held (Japanese)
  • The 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 including medical care facilities in FY2018 (Japanese)
Jun 27
  • The number of population and samples, recovery rates, etc. by industry and office in 2017. (Japanese)
  • "Report on the Status of Claims and Payment Decisions for Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance Benefits due to Diseases Caused by Asbestos in FY2017 (Preliminary Data)" is published (Japanese)
  • Medical findings on the relationship between liver cancer and radiation exposure are published~After workers' compensation claims are filed, a report is compiled based on an analysis and examination of international reports, epidemiological studies, etc. (Japanese)
  • Job fairs for international students (Japanese)
  • "The Status on Implementation of the Individual Labour Dispute Resolution System in FY2017~"Bullying/harassment" topped the reason for consultation for the 6th straight year, and the number of general labour consultation cases exceeded 1 million for 10 consecutive years.~ (Japanese)
Jun 26
  • The MHLW is looking for participants in the JAPAN HEALTHCARE VENTURE SUMMIT 2018. (Japanese)
  • "Tour Days for Children in Kasumigaseki" in FY2018 to be held under the catchphrase, "It's Summer! Try, Have Fun and Learn." ~28 experience-oriented and other programs will be offered.~ (Japanese)
  • We are seeking the third-term trainees for a project aimed at training postwar generation "Kataribe" who will give oral accounts of hardships experienced during and after the war~We are accepting applications from Jun. 26th to Aug. 6th.~ (Japanese)
  • Reports on regional employment status for the fist quarter of 2018(Jan.-Mar.) have been released in the 9th Meeting of the Director-Generals of the Prefectural Labour Bureaus. (Japanese)
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), Dec. 2017 (Includes annual total) (Japanese)
Jun 25
  • Report on a commissioned project, "Survey and Research on University Students who Have Grown up in Households Relying on Government Welfare," is published. (Japanese)
  • The 9th Sectoral Committee Meeting on Labour Policy to be held (Japanese)
Jun 22
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey April 2018 (English)(Japanese)
  • Unofficial notification of appropriation of subsidies for the institution maintenance of social welfare facilities in FY2018 (Carry-over budget from supplemental budget of FY2017) (Japanese)
  • Unofficial notification of appropriation of subsidies for the institution maintenance of social welfare facilities in FY2018 (Initial budget of FY2018) (Japanese)
  • Dates for theG20 Health Ministers Meeting in Okayama City and the G20 labour and Employment Ministers Meeting in Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture have been fixed. (Japanese)
  • Guidelines for Proper Use of Fall Prevention Equipment is published. ~Promote fall injury prevention at work~ (Japanese)
  • A report on inspection results of the "Project on Measures for Quality Control of Generic Drugs" in FY2016 (Japanese)
  • The 5th meeting to discuss how maternal and child health information should be used in the era of Data Health to be held (Japanese)
  • Organizations selected to implement the Social Welfare Promotion Project (second recruitment) in FY2018 (21 organizations and 21 companies) are announced (Japanese)
Jun 21
  • Eleven substances are newly designated as narcotics to strengthen regulation. (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1088th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Overview of the Statistics of Medical Care Activities in Public Health Insurance in 2017 (Japanese)
  • Monthly Labour Survey [Prefectural Survey] - 2017 (Japanese)
Jun 20
  • The MHLW has set up offices that help companies introduce "Self-Career Dock"~Offer free consultation for firms willing to revitalize their organizations. ~ (Japanese)
  • The status of inspection cases and cases sent to the Public Prosecutor's Office with regard to ensuring appropriate working conditions for foreign technical interns (2017) announced ~70.8% of the inspected were found in violation of laws and regulations concerning labour standards.~ (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data),Mar. 2018 (Japanese)
  • 7 Japanese who remained in China after the War make temporary return in group (Japanese)
  • Two new psychoactive substances are designated as "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Substances)"~A ministerial order for establishing the designated substances, etc., is promulgated~ (Japanese)
  • Survey forms for the General Survey on Employment Terms (Japanese)
Jun 19
  • Summary Report of Survey on Labour Economy Trend, May 2018 (Japanese)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, Apr. 2018 (Japanese)
  • A ceremony for the day to restore honor and commemorate victims of the Leprosy Prevention Law (Japanese)
  • 2018 White paper on Suicide Prevention in Japan (Japanese)
Jun 18
  • Survey on Yusho Disease ("oil symptoms") Patients in FY2018 (Japanese)
  • The 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) has been published. – A revision by the World Health Organization (WHO) for the first time in about 30 years – (Japanese)
  • The 3rd Japan-Korea Joint Symposium on Medical Products to be held (Japanese)
  • Recipients of the "Labour Minister's awards to excellent workplaces, organizations and persons who contributed to occupational safety and health" in FY2018 are decided. (Japanese)
  • Examples of Payroll Calculation Software used for the Monthly labour Survey. (Japanese)
  • The status on the occurrence of industrial accidents in 2018 (Jun.2018) (Japanese)
Jun 15
  • Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) serotype O157:H7 outbreak belonging to specific genotypes reported in Saitamma, Tokyo, Ibaraki and Fukushima prefectures.(Japanese)
  • Results of measurements of radioactive strontium and plutonium in foods (Feb.~Mar. 2017surveys)~All samples were not applicable to be measured~(Japanese)
  • The MHLW awards enterprises promoting telework for their employees.The application period begins on June 15th and closes on August 24th. ~(Japanese)
  • A forum will be held to celebrate the opening of a total support office for medical ventures.(Japanese)
  • The results of survey on effective dose from radioactive cesium in foods (Sep.- Oct. 2017)~The annual effective doses from radioactive cesium in foods were less than 1% of 1 mSv/year as the basis of setting of the current limits.~ (Japanese)
Jun 14
  • Overview of the Survey on Status of Collective Bargainings and Agreements in 2017(Japanese)
  • Request for cooperation in the Survey on Industrial Accidents ( survey on general construction in the first half of 2018 )(Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1087th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident)(Japanese)
  • The meeting of the Liaison Committee of the Government Ministries and Agencies Concerned with Child Abuse Prevention Measures to be held(Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Overview of Japanese Public Pension System
Jun 13
  • The 13th Expert Meeting on Children's Play Programs, etc. to be held(Japanese)(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)
  • A pilot survey for Basic Survey on Wage Structure
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (March2018)(Japanese)
  • "Dame. Zettai."(No, Absolutely No!) publicity campaign will start on Jun. 20. ~Drug abuse prevention and the U.N. fundraising campaigns will be carried out across the nation~(Japanese)
Jun 12
Jun 11
  • Status on the application of labour insurance and collection of premiums(Japanese)
Jun 8
Jun 7
  • Employment information providers have showed their intention to take steps to comply with the guidelines set by the MHLW. ~The ministry encourages employment information companies to step up efforts for providing accurate information ~(Japanese)
  • Implementation of inspection orders for imported foods (Chinese sorghum( kaoliang, etc.) and its processed goods)(Japanese)
  • Issuance 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)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1086th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident)(Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Jun 6
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data), Mar. 2018(Japanese)
Jun 5
  • Request for cooperation in the General Survey on Labour Relations for 2018(Japanese)
  • Job fairs for international students(Japanese)
Jun 4
  • The 2nd unofficial announcement of Facilities Improvement Subsidies for Measures to Support Raising Next Generation Children in FY2018(Japanese)
  • Overseas business trips of State Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare Mr. Makihara(Japanese)
  • Candidate enterprises for the 20th "Minister's Awards for Equal Employment/Work and Family Harmonization" are openly recruited~To recognize companies' efforts to support women to fully demonstrate their abilities and balance their work and child/family care.~(Japanese)
Jun 1
  • Request for cooperation in the Survey on the Employment Situation of Persons with Disabilities in FY2018(Japanese)
  • Request for participation in the Basic Survey on Wage Structure in 2018
  • Changes in the survey form for the Basic Survey on Wage Structure in 2018
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), Mar. 2018(Japanese)
  • Request for cooperation in the Survey on Employment Trends in the first half of 2018(Japanese)
  • Publication of documents related to Japanese internees provided by the Russian and other governments (Posting of additionally identified persons, etc.)(Japanese)
  • A ceremony for the day to restore honor and commemorate victims of the Leprosy Prevention Law(Japanese)
  • “Ikumen Enterprise Award 2018”/""Ikuboss Award 2018"": Enterprises and individuals that encourage men to balance parenting and career are recruited until July 27th ~A new award is set up for companies encouraging all men to participate in child-rearing ~(Japanese)
  • Implementation of the Government Project Review (open to the public)(Japanese)
  • The meeting of the Council on Measures against Hansen's Disease Problem in FY2018 to be held(Japanese)
  • The 4th meeting to discuss how maternal and child health information should be used in the era of Data Health to be held(Japanese)
  • Summary of Annual Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary Data), 2017(Japanese)
  • Monthly Labour Survey [Prefectural Survey] - Jan. 2018 (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake

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May 2018
May 31
  • "Status on the Occurrence of Death and Injury Accidents Caused by Heatstroke at Workplaces" in 2017 is released~The MHLW will be promoting "STOP Heatstroke Cool Work" campaign from May through the end of September~ (Japanese)
  • "The 3rd Council Meeting for Public-Private Partnership on Safety Measures in the Manufacturing Industry" to be held~for the purpose of discussing and promoting safety measures in the manufacturing industry across different business types~ (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1085th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
May 30
  • The status on the occurrence of occupational accidents in 2017 (Final Data) (Japanese)
  • The status of occurrence of occupational accidents in 2017 is announced ~the number of worker fatalities and injuries increased from the previous year. ~ (Japanese)
  • Basic Survey of Gender Equality in Employment Management in FY2017(Prompt Report) (Japanese)
  • Overview of the 7th Longitudinal Survey of Newborns in the 21st Century (2010 cohort) (Japanese)
  • Monthly report of Survey of Long-term Care Benefit Expenditures(Cases assessed on March 2018) (Japanese)
May 29
  • Monthly Report on Employment Insurance Services (Japanese)
  • Notice about the "Guidance of Appropriate Medication for elderly patients (general)" is released. (Japanese)
  • Corrections are made in a text titled "13 organizations are selected as candidate organizations to implement the "Regional Coordination Project for Promoting the Elderly to Stay Active in the Workplaces throughout their Lives starting in FY2018"~Creative efforts based on regional characteristics, etc. in order to contribute to the employment of the elderly are supported~" (Japanese)
  • "Good Career Company Awards" in FY2018 to be presented~Applications are accepted from companies working on career development of their employees from June 1st to July 31st. ~ (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), Feb. 2018 (Japanese)
  • Basic Survey of Human Resources Development (Japanese)
  • White Paper on Monozukuri (Japanese)
  • "White Paper on Measures for the Promotion of Manufacturing Technologies in FY2018" (White Paper on Monodzukuri) is approved by the Cabinet today~Measures aimed at boosting human resource development, efforts to raise labor productivity through human resource development and challenges are presented~ (Japanese)
  • June is "Foreign Workers' Issue Awareness Month." This year's slogan is "Employ foreign workers properly by following rules~Ensure fair human resource management and provide a work environment in which foreign workers can fully demonstrate their capabilities!~" (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1084th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Employment referrals for general workers April 2018 (English)(Japanese)
May 28
  • Issuance 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)
  • Handbook of Health and Welfare Statistics, FY2017 (Japanese)
  • The 10th Expert Meeting to Discuss How to Respond to Increasing Demand for After-school Programs to be held (Japanese)
May 25
  • The first workshop on regional healthcare policies for FY 2018 to be held (Japanese)
  • The number of persons with disabilities who found jobs through Hello Work rises for 9 consecutive years/The status of the employment placement of the persons with disabilities in FY2017, etc. (Japanese)
  • Payment rates of national pension insurance premiums (as of end of March 2018) (Japanese)
  • Corrections are made in the chart file on the "Overview of Survey on Industrial Accidents in 2017 (survey on establishments (with 100 or more regular employees) and survey on general construction) " (Japanese)
  • The Agreement between Japan and the Republic of the Philippines on Social Security to enter into force (Japanese)
May 24
May 23
  • 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 on Industrial Safety and Health, etc."~Strengthen Preventive Measures of Fall Accidents ~ (Japanese)
  • 13 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 FY2018"~Creative efforts based on regional characteristics, etc. in order to contribute to the employment of the elderly are supported~ (Japanese)
  • Renewal of the list of state and local agencies and department in charge of the now-defunct Eugenic Protection Law (Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey in FY2017 (Japanese)
  • TV entertainer Yui Oakada, a character promoting measures for prevention of secondhand smoke exposure, showed up in a campaign event aimed at creating society in which no one suffers health damage from passive smoking by 2020. (Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey March 2018 (English)(Japanese)
May 22
  • "Prompt Vital Statistics Report," Mar. 2018 (Japanese)
  • The 81st Codex Consultative Meeting to be held (Japanese)
  • Japan and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania exchanged a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the field of health (Japanese)
  • Six Japanese who have remained in Karafuto etc. after the war make temporary return in group (Japanese)
  • A pilot survey for Basic Survey on Wage Structure (Japanese)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, Mar. 2018 (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
May 21
  • The premiums of primary insured persons and estimated service volumes, etc. in the 7th Long-term Care Service Plan period (Japanese)
  • The number of long-term care workers necessary to implement the plan for the 7th Long- term Care Insurance Project (Japanese)
  • Issuance 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 first Liaison Committee for Ministries and Agencies to discuss measures to address illegal minpaku private lodging services was held~ The MHLW issued a notification overseeing illegal minpaku businesses (Japanese)
  • Requested matters regarding reporting on the Memorial Service at the Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery (Japanese)
  • Memorial Service at the Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery to be held (Monday, May 28th, 12:30~) (Japanese)
  • The status on the occurrence of occupational accidents in 2018 (May 2018) (Japanese)
  • Orders issued to business operators for suspension and improvement on worker dispatching (Japanese)
  • The International Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulation (ICCR) will plans to hold a stakeholder session in July (Japanese)
May 18
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1083rd announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Overseas business trips of State Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare Ms.Takagi (Japanese)
  • The case number of organ transplants, etc., has been reported to the Committee on Health, Labor and Welfare in the House of Councilors (Japanese)
  • "A survey on employment situation job offer situation of university graduates in FY2017 (as of April 1st. 2018)" (Japanese)
  • The 3rd meeting to discuss how maternal and child health information should be used in the era of Data Health to be held (Japanese)
  • Employment Security
May 17
  • The first Liaison Committee Meeting for Ministries and Agencies to discuss measures to address illegal minpaku private lodging services to be held (Japanese)
  • Publication of a report titled "Companies Promoting Employee Safety and Health Receive High Ratings. -Visit companies certified in the Public Announcement System of Excellent Occupational Safety and Health Enterprises-" (Japanese)
  • Collection of examples of companies making efforts to increase wages through productivity improvement is published. ~The first collection of examples aimed at wage increases in the environmental health industry including service sectors like hotels and restaurants~ (Japanese)
  • The Protocol Amending the Agreement between Japan and the Czech Republic on Social Security to enter into force (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
May 16
  • Revision of interest rates for environmental health business loans (Japanese)
May 15
May 14
  • Correction of some errors in allocated quantity upon requests pertaining to confirmation of Low Production Volume New Chemical Substances under CSCL accepted in the 1st round of Fiscal Year 2018. (Japanese)
May 11
  • An overseas business trip of Parliamentary Vice-Minister Onuma (Japanese)
  • Request for cooperation in a pilot survey for Basic Survey on Wage Structure (Japanese)
  • Implementation of inspection orders for imported foods (Myanmanese sesame seeds and their processed products) (Japanese)
  • FY 2017 report on the project to oversee advertising and marketing of pharmaceutical products for medical use (Japanese)
  • Publication of documents related to Japanese internees provided by the Russian and other governments (Additionally identified persons, etc. are posted) (Japanese)
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (Feb. 2018) (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1082nd announcement) (related to the TEPCO's Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
May 10
  • International Symposium on Cosmetics Regulation to be held in Tokyo (Japanese)
May 9
  • The Agreement between China and Japan on Social Security is signed (Japanese)
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary data), Jan. 2018 (Japanese)
May 8
  • Resume the Project for the Recovery and Repatriation of the Remains of Japanese War Dead in the Phillippines~The MHLW and the Philippine government have signed the memorandum of corporation on recovery and repatriation of the remains of Japanese war dead. ~ (Japanese)
  • The 9th Expert Meeting to Discuss How to Respond to Increasing Demand for After-school Programs to be held (Japanese)
  • "May 12th (Saturday) is the Day of Commissioned Welfare and Child Welfare Volunteers. The Week for Strengthening Commissioned Welfare and Child Welfare Volunteers' Activities" will start on Saturday, May 12th Commissioned Welfare and Child Welfare Volunteers in your towns. Be familiar with them!~ (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data), Feb. 2018 (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
May 7
  • MHLW/PMDA and the Danish Medicines Agency (DKMA) concluded a confidencial arrengement on medical products regulations. ~Strengthening partnership and cooperation~ (Japanese)
  • "Good Career Company Awards 2018 Pre-event" to be held on May 29th ~Nurturing human resources is essential for companies' growth strategies. ~ (Japanese)
  • Japan and the US Department of Labour exchanged a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the field of labour (Japanese)
  • Overview of Survey on Industrial Accidents in 2017 (survey on establishments (with 100 or more regular employees) and survey on general construction) (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Summary of Longitudinal Survey of Newborns in the 21st Century
May 2
May 1
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1081st announcement) (related to the TEPCO's Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)

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Apr 2018
Apr 29
  • The winners of the Medal of Honor for Spring 2018 (Japanese)
Apr 28
  • The winners of the Medal of Honor for Spring 2018 (Japanese)
Apr 27
  • The first implementation plan for the fund for improving health and hygiene facilities, etc. in FY2018 (Japanese)
  • Results of the SNS counseling project conducted in March, the Month for Suicide Prevention is released. (Japanese)
  • Job fairs for international students (Japanese)
  • The enlightenment campaign "The eradication of Illegal cannabis and Poppy" is developed nationwide, to eliminate the illegal cultivation and the wild plant. (Japanese)
  • Payment rates of national pension insurance premiums (as of February 2018) (Japanese)
  • "A report on job openings, applications, and offers for recent high school and junior high school graduates" in FY2017 (Japanese)
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), Feb. 2018 (Japanese)
  • Monthly and Annual Reports on Employment Insurance Services (Japanese)
  • In commemoration of World No Tobacco Day(May 31st), an event is held in Tottori on May 27th (Japanese)
  • Overseas business trips of Mr. Kato, Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare (Japanese)
  • Monthly report of Survey of Long-term Care Benefit Expenditures(Cases assessed on February 2018) (Japanese)
  • Employment referrals for general workers (March 2018) (English)(Japanese)
Apr 26
  • Orders issued to business operators for suspension and improvement on worker dispatching (Japanese)
  • The 2nd meeting to discuss how maternal and child health information should be used in the era of Data Health to be held (Japanese)
Apr 25
  • Agreement in principle on the Social Security Agreement between Japan and Sweden (Japanese)
  • Implementation of "No pesticide harm campaign" in FY2018 (Japanese)
  • The PIC/S Committee meeting and Seminar in November 2019 are to be hosted by Japan, for the first time. The venue for the PIC/S events is Toyama city in Toyama prefecture. (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Apr 24
  • State Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare, Mr. Makihara has requested business bodies to take measures to provide job seekers with more opportunities for selection and recruitment. (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)
  • "Child Welfare Week" starts from Children's day on May 5th~Events on consideration of the healthy growth of children to be held nationwide~ ( Japanese)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, Feb. 2018 (Japanese)
  • Release of the list of offices in the local and central governments responsible for the now-defunct Eugenic Protection Law (Japanese)
  • The status of occurrence of occupational accidents in 2017 (Apr. 2018) (Japanese)
  • Longitudinal Survey of Adults in the 21st Century
Apr 23
Apr 20
  • Monthly Labour Survey [National Survey/Prefectural Survey] (Japanese)
  • Vital Statistics in JAPAN -The latest trends- (Japanese)
  • Telework National Campaign Project "Telework Days Activities" to be conducted late July ~Companies that have adopted telecommuting are invited to participate in the project ~(Japanese)
  • "Develop a secure attachment in all adopted children. ~ Survey on foster care and special adoption is released. ~(Japanese)
  • Asking for submission of slogans for the "Child Abuse Prevention Promotion Month" in FY2018. The submission period: From Apr. 20(Fri.) to Jun. 19 (Tues.), 2018 (Japanese)
Apr 19
  • Alert for dangerous drugs containing narcotics and "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Substances)" (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1080th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • The 1st meeting to discuss how maternal and child health information should be used in the era of Data Health to be held (Japanese)
Apr 18
  • Part of study and research functions at Polytechnic University (development of materials for vocational training in the areas of aircraft, medical devices, automobile) has been transferred from Tokyo to Tottori Prefecture.~An opening ceremony will be held on April 23rd at Tottori Polytechnic Centers.~(Japanese)
Apr 20
Apr 17
Apr 16
Apr 13
Apr 11
Apr 6
Apr 2

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Mar 2018
Mar 30
Mar 28
Mar 27
Mar 23
  • Monthly report of Survey of Long-term Care Benefit Expenditures(Cases assessed on January 2018) (Japanese)
Mar 19
Mar 16
Mar 15
  • The MHLW enlists the popular anime series "Hataraku Saibo"(Cells at Work!) for a campaign to raise awareness of HTLV-1.~ The anthropomorphized Helper T Cell call for correct understanding of HTLV-1.~ (Japanese)
  • The announcement of successful applicants of the 20th National Certified Psychiatric Social Worker Examination (Japanese)
  • The announcement of successful applicants of the 30th National Certified Social Worker Examination (Japanese)
  • Monthly Report on the Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (September 2017) (Japanese)
  • Monthly Labour Survey [Prefectural Survey] - Oct. 2017 (Japanese)
Mar 14
  • Status of submissions of management improvement plans by employers providing type A support for continuous employment is released. (Japanese)
  • Revision of the "Guidelines on the decision making process for end of life care" (Japanese)
Mar 13
Mar 12
Mar 9
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Financial status of National Health Insurance (Municipal governments) in FY2016 (Preliminary data) (Japanese)
  • Financial status of the late-stage medical care system for the elderly (The Association of Medical Care Services for Older Senior Citizens) in FY2016 (Preliminary data) (Japanese)
  • The12th unofficial notification of appropriation of Subsidies for Improvement of Day-Care Centers in FY2017 (carry-over budget from FY2016) (Japanese)
  • The 5th unofficial notification of appropriation of Subsidies for Improvement of Day-Care Centers in FY2017 (Japanese)
  • Consultation and report on the "draft outline of a Ministerial Order for Partial Revision of Ordinance on Examination of Machines and Other Equipment"~respirator with breath assisting device will be added to dust respirators~ (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 Regulations to Prevent Asbestos-related Diseases"~Make sure that asbestos is available for analysis and training of survey in order to protect workers and the public from exposure to asbestos ~ (Japanese)
  • Six schemes are selected as "Good Initiatives Coming Out of Regions "for the second half of FY2017. The aim is to reinvigorate regions through , among others, the promotion of industrial development and the development of worker skills. (Japanese)
  • Revision of the "Basic Plan to Promote Cancer Control Programs" (Japanese)
  • Revision of interest rates for environmental health business loans (Japanese)
Mar 8
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1074th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • The 4th meeting on promotion of environmental improvement on clinical development to be held (Japanese)
  • A new school building is set to open at Polytechnic Schools for Persons with Disabilities in Tokyo on Apr. 2.~At its annual maximum capacity of 260 students, the school will offer a total of 12 training programs including four new ones to people with disabilities.~ (Japanese)
Mar 7
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • The Handover Ceremony of the Remains of Detainees in Palau Islands (Japanese)
  • The MHLW wants your logo ideas for medical institutions that provide nursing care services. (Japanese)
  • Seminar on Promoting Recruitment of Highly Skilled Foreign Workers to be held~create an attractive work environment for highly skilled foreign workers ~ (Japanese)
  • The 9th Study Group Meeting concerning Support for Work-family Balance to be held (Japanese)
  • Report on Regional Public Health Services and Health Promotion Services (Japanese)
  • Report on Regional Public Health Services and Health Promotion Services 2016 (Japanese)
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary data), Nov. 2017 (Japanese)
  • The 15th Consultative Meeting on Facilities Operation of Murayama Branch Laboratories at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases to be held (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data), Dec. 2017 (Japanese)
Mar 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)
  • The 2nd Working Group Meeting to Discuss the Future of Local Children's Centers etc. to be held. (Japanese)
  • A report on the Meeting to Discuss Safety Measures for Logging and Other Tree Work is released. (Japanese)
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (Dec. 2017) (Japanese)
Mar 5
  • Changes in survey methods of the Survey on Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (Japanese)
Mar 2
  • Employment referrals for general workers (January 2018) (English)(Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1073rd announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Monthly and Annual Reports on Employment Insurance Services (Japanese)
  • Information on the recovery and memorial services for war dead (March 2018) (Japanese)
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), Oct. 2017 (Japanese)
  • The status of occurrence of occupational accidents in 2018 (Feb. 2018) (Japanese)
  • Publication of documents related to internees provided by the Russian and other governments (Additionally identified persons, etc. are posted) (Japanese)
  • Overview of Vital Statistics on Occupational and Industrial Aspects in FY2015 (Japanese)
  • The first recruitment of implementing organizations of the Social Welfare Promotion Project in FY2018 (for priority issues) (Japanese)
Mar 1
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Outline of Health, Labour and Welfare Statistics 2017
  • Administrative disciplinary actions are imposed against business operators failing to comply with prohibition of having dispatched workers engage in specific assignments ~Orders issued to business operators for suspension and improvement on worker dispatching~ (Japanese)
  • The 80th Codex Consultative Meeting" to be held (Japanese)
  • Winners of "enterprises supporting working single-father/-mother families" in FY2017 will be decided ~ Enterprises actively providing employment support are awarded on Tuesday, March 13 ~ (Japanese)
  • Spring Exhibition "Using a Prosthetic Eye, Leg and Arm to Live~ Artificial Eye, Hand and Leg that helped war survivors~" will be held from March 6 at Shokei-Kan/Historical Materials Hall for the Wounded and Sick Retired Soldiers, etc. (Japanese)
  • Special Exhibition on "Pursuing Hope~Photo Collections owned by Florida State University~" to be held starting on March 10 at the Showa-Kan (National Showa Memorial Museum) (Japanese)

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Feb 2018
Feb 28
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), Dec. 2017 (Japanese)
  • Five new psychoactive substances are designated as "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Substances)"~A ministerial order for establishing the designated substances, etc., is promulgated~ (Japanese)
  • Monthly Report on the Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (August 2017) (Japanese)
  • The MHLW will start "STOP Heatstroke Cool Work" campaign in May working together with related agencies and ministries.. The aim is to prevent heatstroke at work.. "Status on the Occurrence of Death and Injury Accidents Caused by Heatstrokes at Workplaces" in 2017 is released(Japanese)
  • The Handover Ceremony of the Remains of Detainees in Eastern New Guina (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), Dec. 2017 (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 second unofficial notification of appropriation of subsidies for the institution maintenance of social welfare facilities in FY2017 (Japanese)
  • Basic Survey on Wage Structure (English) (Japanese)
Feb 27
  • Use Sesame Street characters to rase awareness of developmental disorder~We want to show our feelings to you through the symbol color blue.~ (Japanese)
  • The Agriculture-Welfare Collaboration Forum to be held (Japanese)
Feb 26
  • Comedian Korokke (a special supporter for "Prevent Hepatitis: It's Up to You") meets with the mayor of Saga City and makes an opening remarks at the workshop for healthcare professionals (Japanese)
  • The 6th Sectoral Committee Meeting on Labour Policy (Paperless) to be held (Japanese)
  • A business operator that falls under a cause for disqualification stipulated in the Worker Dispatching Act is ordered to discontinue a specified worker dispatching undertaking (Japanese)
Feb 23
  • "Prompt Vital Statistics Report," December 2017 (Japanese)
  • Payment rates of national pension insurance premiums (as of the end of December 2017) (Japanese)
  • Annual Report of Labour Statistics (2016) (Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey - 2017 (Japanese)
  • YEAR BOOK OF LABOUR STATISTICS 2016
  • Monthly report of Survey of Long-term Care Benefit Expenditures(Cases assessed on December 2017) (Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey December 2017 (English)(Japanese)
Feb 22
  • The National Meeting of Division Directors in Charge of Environmental Health and Food Safety in FY2017 to be held (Japanese)
  • The status of the occurrence of industrial accidents in 2017 (February 2018) (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1072 nd announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Monthly Report on the Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (July 2017) (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Feb 21
  • One substance is newly designated as a stimulant drug ingredient to strengthen regulatory control (Japanese)
Feb 20
  • Status on the application of labour insurance and collection of premiums (Japanese)
  • The National Meeting of Division Directors in Charge of Pharmaceutical Affairs in FY2017 to be held (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has made leaflets to inform parents of children with disablities of the mutual aid system for thier dependent disabled children. (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has mede leaflets to inform parents of children with disablities of the mutual aid system for thier dependent disabled children. (Japanese)
Feb 19
  • An event to raise awareness on assistant dogs for physically disabled persons, "What is the Act on Assistance Dogs for Physically Disabled Persons?" will be held~At Emifull MASAKI shopping mall in Ehime Prefecture on Saturday, March 3~ (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Feb 16
  • The 17th Council Meeting for Promotion of "Healthy Parent and Child 21" (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1071st announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
Feb 15
  • Voluntary recall of a medical device (Class I) (Japanese)
  • Recipients of the 2nd "Awards for Enterprises and Workplaces with Pleasant Working Environments and High Productivity" are decided~Enterprises Taking Actions to Balance Increased Productivity and Attractive Working Environments will be awarded. An award ceremony and symposium will be held on February 21. ~ (Japanese)
  • Medical Venture Total Support Project has begun. (Japanese)
Feb 14
  • Monthly Report on the Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (June 2017) (Japanese)
  • The Handover Ceremony of the Remains of Detainees in Iwo Jima (Japanese)
  • Request for cooperation in the Comprehensive Survey of Living Conditions in 2018 (Japanese)
  • The 8th Meeting to Discuss How to Prevent Workplace Power Harassment to be held (Japanese)
Feb 13
  • Questions and answers for The Comprehensive Survey of Living Conditions (frequently asked questions) (Japanese)
  • We invite you to attend the International Symposium on Food Safety - Future Prospects and Challenges in Codex Alimentarius - to be held at Daiwa House Ishibashi Nobuo Memorial Hall on March 9th (Japanese)
  • About 100 female high school and college students gather to consider "Women's Health "at an event on the first day of the Women's Health Week (Mar.1-8) (Japanese)
Feb 9
Feb 8
  • Monthly Report on the Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (May 2017) (Japanese)
  • The Handover Ceremony of the Remains of Detainees in the Mariana Islands (Japanese)
  • The MHLW will take further actions for the implementation of the rules for changing the status of fixed-term dispatched workers to indefinite-term employment" starting in April 2018.~Such actions include setting up a hotline that has a single telephone number across the country and urging businesses to introduce the rules.~ (Japanese)
  • Administrative disciplinary actions are imposed against Seimitsu Jido-sha Service (precise auto service) Co., Ltd. (Japanese)
Feb 7
  • Cost sharing guidelines for the relocation of the National Institute of Health and Nutrition to Northern Osaka Health and Biomedical Innovation Town. (Japanese)
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary data), Oct. 2017 (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data),Nov. 2017 (Japanese)
Feb 6
  • "A hospital monitors' report on household products-related health damages in FY2016" is announced (Japanese)
Feb 5
  • Status report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (November 2017) (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (preliminary data), November 2017 (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1070 th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
Feb 2
  • Seminar on healthcare planning for FY2017to be held (Japanese)
  • The third-stage implementation plan for the fund for improving health and hygiene facilities, etc. in FY2017 (Japanese)
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), September 2017 (Japanese)
  • Information on the recovery and memorial services for war dead (February 2018) (Japanese)
  • Publication of documents related to internees provided by the Russian and other governments (Posting of additionally identified persons, etc.) (Japanese)
  • Raise awareness of preventing frozen pipes (Japanese)
Feb 1
  • Dissemination of safety measures for blood products used for transfusion (Japanese)
  • The 5th Expert Meeting to Discuss How to Respond to Increasing Demand for After-school Programs to be held (Japanese)
  • Implementation of an inspection order for imported foods〜Chinese hornet larvae and their processed products~ (Japanese)

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Jan 2018
Jan 30
Jan 26
Jan 24
Jan 23
Jan 19
Jan 17
Jan 15
  • Job fairs for international students (Japanese)
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (Oct. 2017) (Japanese)
  • Recipients of the 7th Monozukuri Nippon Grand Award (Prime Minister's Prize) are decided (Japanese)
  • In formation on an emerfency warning in Aichi Prefecture to alert residents to avoid eating locally purchased fugu puffer fish that contain toxic internal organs (Japanese)
Jan 12
Jan 11
  • Singer Eiko Segawa (a special supporter for "Prevent Hepatitis: It's Up to You") meets with the governor of Fukushima Prefecture (Japanese)
Jan 10
  • The 11th Trilateral Meeting on Yusho Disease ("Oil Symptoms") to be held (Japanese)
  • Information for businesses subject to the Survey on Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (Japanese)
  • Singer Yutaka Yamakawa (a special supporter for "Prevent Hepatitis: It's Up to You") meets with the governor of Shiga Prefecture (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data), Oct. 2017 (Japanese)
Jan 9
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), Aug. 2017 (Japanese)
  • The national meetings of department and bureau directors in charge of health, labour and welfare in FY2017 to be held (Japanese)
  • The repoert, titled"Do you Know about Registered Dietitians? ; Advidor on Diet and Nutrition," is released; (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1066th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
Jan 5
Jan 4

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