Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare


What's New 2019

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Jun 2019
Jun 17
Jun 11
Jun 7
May 2019
May 31
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey in FY2018 (Japanese)
  • Partial correction to the report of the Monthly Labour Survey conducted between Jul. 2018 and Feb. 2019. (Japanese)
  • The first-stage implementation plan for the fund for improving health and hygiene facilities, etc. in FY2019 (Japanese)
  • June is "Foreign Workers' Issue Awareness Month." (Japanese)
  • Results of the SNS counseling project conducted in the second half of FY 2018. (Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey March 2019 (English)(Japanese)
  • Employment referrals for general workers April 2019 (English)(Japanese)
May 30
  • "Ikumen Enterprise Award 2019"/"Ikuboss Award 2019": Enterprises and individuals that encourage men to balance parenting and career are recruited. (Japanese)
  • "Good Career Company Awards" in FY 2019 to be presented~Applications are accepted from companies working on career development of their employees from June 3rd to July 31st.~ (Japanese)
May 29
  • Overview of Survey on Industrial Accidents in 2018 (survey on establishments with 100 or more regular employees and survey on general construction) (Japanese)
  • Tying-up with Japanese film "BENTO HARASSMENT” (Japanese)
  • The second headquarter meeting for social security and work style reforms for the year 2040. (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)
May 28
  • Report on the status of the Project for the Recovery and Repatriation of the Remains of Japanese War Dead (Japanese)
  • "Prompt Vital Statistics Report," Mar. 2019 (Japanese)
May 27
  • The 3rd Meeting for PR on Pension to be held (Japanese)
  • The 4th 2023 World Skills Competition Bid Committee Meeting will be held on May 31st. (Japanese)
May 24
  • Survey on Yusho Disease ("oil symptoms") Patients in FY2019 (Japanese)
  • Report on the medical-care system for the latter-stage elderly (Japanese)
  • "The 6th Meeting on the Social Insurance System for People Choosing Various Ways of Working" to be held (Japanese)
  • The first workshop in FY 2019 on healthcare policies and the first meeting in FY 2019 on regional healthcare planning advisors to be held (Japanese)
  • The 7th meeting to discuss types of occupation for technical internship (Japanese)
  • Release of the results of the Monthly Labour Survey in Mar. 2019 (final report) and in FY 2018 (final report) to be postponed. (Japanese)
May 23
  • The second headquarter meeting for social security and work style reforms for the year 2040. (Japanese)
  • The 7th Committee Meeting on Support for Women Facing Difficulties (paperless) to be held (Japanese)
May 22
  • Five support hubs have been set up across the country for enterprises considering introducing the Self-Career Dock system.~The MHLW will help companies create a system that promotes and supports employees' career development. ~ (Japanese)
May 21
  • In commemoration of World No Tobacco Day(May 31st), an event will be held on May 31 (Japanese)
  • The 6th meeting to discuss types of occupation for technical internship (Japanese)
  • The winners of the Medal of Honor for Spring 2019 (Japanese)
May 20
  • Memorial Service at the Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery to be held (Monday, May 27th, 12:30~) (Japanese)
  • Requested matters regarding reporting on the Memorial Service at the Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery (Japanese)
  • The winners of the Medal of Honor for Spring 2019 (Japanese)
May 17
  • Alert for the use of antineoplastic agent Verzenio : risk of fatal interstitial lung disease (Japanese)
  • Future directions for addressing Reconstruction measures based on results of report released by WTO Appellate Body (Japanese)
  • The status of occurrence of occupational accidents in 2018 is announced. (Japanese)
  • "Status on the Occurrence of Death and Injury Accidents Caused by Heatstroke at Workplaces" in 2018 is released (Japanese)
  • The status on the occurrence of occupational accidents in 2018 (Final Data) (Japanese)
May 16
May 15
  • Partial correction to the Vital Statistics on Occupational and Industrial Aspects (Japanese)
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (Feb. 2019) (Japanese)
  • The status of occurrence of occupational accidents in 2019 (May 2019) (Japanese)
  • Overview of the 8th Longitudinal Survey of Newborns in the 21st Century (2010 cohort) (Japanese)
May 14
  • The 8th meeting for a consortium working on speeding up development of artificial intelligence in the health care field (paperless) (Japanese)
  • Job fairs for international students (Japanese)
  • The 11th Meeting on Work Style Similar to Employment be held (paperless) (Japanese)
  • Fact-finding Survey on Minimum Wages:publication of revised data on the Survey on Wage Revision (Japanese)
  • An overseas business trip of Parliamentary Vice-Minister Shintani (Japanese)
May 13
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,131st announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (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)
May 10
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey March 2019 (English)(Japanese)
  • Publication of documents related to Japanese internees provided by the Russian and other governments (Additionally identified persons, etc. are posted) (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,130th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
May 9
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,129th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • We are seeking enterprises willing to submit data on the "Basic Survey on Wage Structure 2019" in bulkfrom central office to the MHLW (Japanese)
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary data), Jan. 2019 (Japanese)
  • Issuance of health certificates required for export of marine products to Vietnam at Haneda airport (Japanese)
May 8
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,128th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data), Feb. 2019 (Japanese)
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), Feb. 2019 (Japanese)
  • Postponement of the first UK-Japan Health Policy Dialogue (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), Feb. 2019 (Japanese)
May 7
  • Partial correction to the Vital Statistics on Occupational and Industrial Aspects (Japanese)
  • Partial correction to the Summary Report of Vital Statistics of Japan (final data) and the Monthly Vital Statistics Report (preliminary data)(Japanese)
Apr 2019
Apr 26
  • Partial correction to the Survey on the Trend of Medial Care Expenditure (Japanese)
  • Partial correction to the Survey on Working Conditions of Social Worker for Persons with Disability (Japanese)
  • Partial correction to the Basic Survey of Human Resources Development (Japanese)
  • Partial correction to the Statistics on Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Industry (Japanese)
  • Partial correction to the Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (Japanese)
  • Investigation report on SAY Kikaku, a firm that used to be assigned to process the personal data on millions of pensioners , but outsourced part of the task to a Chinese company. (Japanese)
  • Report on the meeting to discuss special training for the maintenance of electric vehicle mechanics (Japanese)
  • Partial correction to the Meat Inspection and Other Information Return Survey (Japanese)
  • Partial correction to the Survey on Labour Cost Rate in 2017 (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has approved the "Good Skill" certification for 66 products. (Japanese)
  • Monthly and Annual Reports on Employment Insurance Services (Japanese)
  • Status on the authorization of "Re-Employment Assistance Plans" (Q4 FY2018 (Jan.-Mar.)) (Japanese)
  • Employment referrals for general workers March 2019 (English)(Japanese)
Apr 25
  • The results of focused supervision implemented as part of "No Overwork Campaign" in FY2018 are published. (Japanese)
  • Report on the medical-care system for the latter-stage elderly (Japanese)
Apr 24
  • The logo for promoting "Advance Care Planning" has been decided. (Japanese)
  • The 1st meeting aimed at promoting collaboration between agriculture ad welfare to be held (Japanese)
  • The Certification logo for certified businesses complying with vocational training service guidelines on public vocational training has been determined. (Japanese)
  • The 87th Codex Consultative Meeting to be held (Japanese)
Apr 23
Apr 22
  • Report on the meeting to promote the use of ICT for a diverse society is released. (Japanese)
  • The MHLW and the Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry have concluded a partnership agreement on promoting Work-style Reform. (Japanese)
  • Approval of the plan to verify new technologies ,etc. based on the Act on Special Measures for Productivity Improvement(Japanese)
Apr 19
  • We are seeing companies and organization willing to participate in the "Telework Days 2019" campaign (Japanese)
  • The Agreement between Japan and the Slovak Republic on Social Security to enter into force (Japanese)
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on January 2019)(Japanese)
Apr 18
  • The 4th Policy Dialogue on New Development in Social Security System to be held (Japanese)
  • The 5th meeting to discuss types of occupation for technical internship (Japanese)
  • General information on "techno-instructor"(job-training instructor) will be available on a website from April 19th. (Japanese)
Apr 17
  • The MHLW will carry out the 2019 Comprehensive Survey of Living Conditions (Japanese)
  • Results of the on Working Conditions of Long-term Care Workers in FY 2018 (Japanese)
  • Tying-up with Japanese film "Nagai Owakare" ( A Long Goodbye) (Japanese)
  • Release of outline of the Annual Report on the Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (2017) (Japanese)
  • Annual Report on the Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (2017) (Japanese)
Apr 16
  • Response to medical insurers dealing with premiums for Long-term Care Insurance and Community Support Project contributions (Japanese)
  • The 10th Meeting on Work Style Similar to Employment be held (paperless) (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has launched Pension Portal. (Japanese)
Apr 15
  • Training courses for ministry officials to learn how to support workers with disabilities at the workplace to be held (Japanese)
  • Job fairs for international students (Japanese)
Apr 12
  • Report and apology for the loss of a survey form of the Hospital Report (Jan. 2019) (Japanese)
  • Report on the medical-care system for the latter-stage elderly (Japanese)
  • Financial status of National Health Insurance (Municipal governments) in FY2017 (Japanese)
  • Financial status of the late-stage medical care system for the elderly (The Association of Medical Care Services for Older Senior Citizens) in FY2017 (Japanese)
  • Annual and monthly reports on National Health Insurance (Japanese)
  • Number of Wait-listed Children for Day-Care Centers as of Oct. 2018 (Japanese)
  • Release of documents provided by the Russian and other governments related to Japanese detainees (Japanese)
  • The status of occurrence of occupational accidents in 2019(Apr. 2019) (Japanese)
  • The 4th meeting to discuss types of occupation for technical internship (Japanese)
  • The 3rd Policy Dialogue on New Development in Social Security System to be held (Japanese)
  • The Agreement between Sweden and Japan on Social Security is signed (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Apr 10
Apr 9
  • Report on the "Status of Employment of Persons with disabilities" in 2018 (Japanese)
  • "The 5th Meeting on the Social Insurance System for People Choosing Various Ways of Working" to be held (Japanese)
  • Payment schedule for additional benefits (employment insurance and industrial accident insurance) from April to May (Japanese)
Apr 8
  • The 3rd meeting to discuss types of occupation for technical internship (Japanese)
  • Product Designation under the "SAKIGAKE Designation System"~11 pharmaceutical products have been newly designated. ~ (Japanese)
Apr 5
  • The 9th Meeting on Work Style Similar to Employment be held (paperless) (Japanese)
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), Nov. 2018 (Japanese)
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (Jan. 2019) (Japanese)
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey February 2019 (English)(Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey January 2019 (English)(Japanese)
Apr 3
  • Voluntary recall of a medical device (Class I) (Japanese)
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary data), Dec. 2018 (Japanese)
  • Correction and apology: matters on test questions and scores in the First National Certified Phycologist Examination held on Sep. 9, 2018. (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data),Jan. 2019 (Japanese)
Apr 1
  • The 7th meeting for a consortium working on speeding up development of artificial intelligence in the health care field (paperless) (Japanese)
  • Corrections to the information on prefectures' failures to report of part of vital statistics questionnaries (Japanese)
  • The 1st unofficial announcement of Facilities Improvement Subsidies for Measures to Support Raising Next Generation Children in FY2019 (Japanese)
  • The 7th unofficial notification of appropriation of Subsidies for Improvement of Day-Care Centers in FY2019 (Carry-over budget from FY2018) (Japanese)
  • The 1st unofficial notification of appropriation of Subsidies for Improvement of Day-Care Centers in FY2019 (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Mar 2019
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 statistics 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 of the Meeting on Discussion Points Related to Adjustment of Wages of “Common Establishments” into Real Wages in the Monthly Labour Statistics is released (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
Mar 15
Mar 13
  • Report on Regional Public Health Services and Health Promotion Services in FY 2017 (Japanese)
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on November 2018)(Japanese)
Mar 8
Mar 1
  • Employment referrals for general workers January 2019 (English)(Japanese)
Feb 2019
Feb 28
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), Dec. 2018 (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,118 th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on October 2018)(Japanese)
Feb 27
  • The 6th meeting on ensuring ICT accessibility to be held (Japanese)
  • Additional report on the investigation into the ministry's practice of inappropriate data gathering (Japanese)
  • license for worker dispatching and fee-charging employment placement undertakings is revoked. (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,117 th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • The Handover Ceremony of the Remains of Japanese Detainees in Eastern New Guinea (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)
Feb 26
Feb 25
  • Mr. Ryotaro Sugi, a special advisor for "Prevent Hepatitis: It's Up to You," meets with the president of the Japan Medical Association (Japanese)
  • The 2nd Meeting to Discuss How to Increase Productivity of Paper/Cardboard Delivery Services and Manage Working Hours of Truck Drivers to be held (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), Dec. 2018 (Japanese)
  • Asking for cooperation on the General Survey on Pension System (Japanese)
  • Report on the medical-care system for the latter-stage elderly (Japanese)
Feb 22
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,116 th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • The 6th Meeting on Work Style Similar to Employment be held (paperless) (Japanese)
  • Tying-up with Disney's latest movie "Dumbo" (Japanese)
  • The 6th unofficial notification of appropriation of Subsidies for Improvement of Day-Care Centers in FY2018 (Japanese)
  • The 5th unofficial announcement of Facilities Improvement Subsidies for Measures to Support Raising Next Generation Children in FY2018 (Japanese)
  • The11th unofficial notification of appropriation of Subsidies for Improvement of Day-Care Centers in FY2018 (carry-over budget from FY2017) (Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey December 2018 (English)(Japanese)
Feb 21
Feb 20
  • Orders issued to business operators for suspension on worker dispatching (Japanese)
Feb 19
  • "The 2nd Meeting on the Social Insurance System for People Choosing Various Ways of Working" to be held (Japanese)
  • Meeting on Discussion Points Related to Adjustment of Wages of “Common Establishments” into Real Wages in the Monthly Laobour Statistics to be held (Japanese)
  • Four new psychoactive substances are designated as "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Substances)"~A ministerial order for establishing the designated substances, etc., is promulgated~ (Japanese)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, Dec. 2018 (Japanese)
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on September 2018)(Japanese)
Feb 18
  • An event to raise awareness of women's wellness will be held on March 3 during the Women's Health Week (Mar.1-8) (Japanese)
  • State Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare has urged business organizations to inform companies of the work-style reform legislation and raise awareness of it ahead of implementation of the law. (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Feb 15
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (Nov. 2018) (Japanese)
  • The status of occurrence of occupational accidents in 2018 (Feb. 2019) (Japanese)
  • Correction to results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Correspondence of Botulinum Antitoxin (multivalent and type E)(Japanese)
  • Seeking public comments on the Basic Plan to Promote Artistic and Cultural Activities by the Disabled (proposal) (Japanese)
Feb 14
  • The 3rd 2023 World Skills Competition Bid Committee meeting to be held on Feb. 21 (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)
Feb 13
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary data), Oct. 2018 (Japanese)
  • Details on the Second Certified Public Psychologist Examination. (Japanese)
  • The Handover Ceremony of the Remains of Japanese Detainees in Iwo Jima (Japanese)
Feb 12
  • The 85th Codex Consultative Meeting to be held (Japanese)
Feb 8
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey, 2018 (Japanese)
  • The HMLW has launched two promotional projects in a bid to host the 2023 World Skills Competition Bid Committee in Aichi prefecture. (Japanese)
  • The National Summit of Housing Assistance in FY2018 to be held (Japanese)
  • Voluntary recall of a medicine (Class I) (Japanese)
  • The third workshop on healthcare policies for FY 2018 and the second meeting for regional healthcare planning advisors to be held (Japanese)
  • Seminar on industrial accident prevention measures for owners of retailing and restaurant businesses to be held (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Feb 7
  • Seminar for improvement in the business environment and efforts to curb long working hours through the cooperation of shippers and trucking companies to be held (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)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,114 th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Symposium for the public titled "Acquire accurate information to reduce cancer pain ~learn more about the medical use of drugs ~" (Japanese)
Feb 6
  • The 5th Meeting on Work Style Similar to Employment be held (paperless) (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data), Nov. 2018 (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,113 th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • The third -stage implementation plan for the fund for improving health and hygiene facilities, etc. in FY2018(Japanese)
Feb 5
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), Sep. 2018(Japanese)
  • Decision on winners of the 1st Japan Open Innovation Prize.(Japanese)
Feb 4
  • Charges on violation of the Worker Dispatch Law(Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,112 th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has made a payment schedule for unpaid employment insurance and industrial accident insurance benefits. (Japanese)
  • Voluntary recall of a medical device (Class I)(Japanese)
  • Water Supply in Japan - International Contributions
Feb 1
  • Publication of documents related to Japanese internees provided by the Russian and other governments (Additionally identified persons, etc. are posted)(Japanese)
  • Information on the recovery and memorial services for Japanese war dead (February 2019)(Japanese)
  • The MHLW has fail to report the fact about using an improper method for the Basic Survey on Wage Structure to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.(Japanese)
  • Monthly Report on Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance (December 2018)(Japanese)
  • Monthly and Annual Reports on Employment Insurance Services(Japanese)
  • Status on the authorization of "Re-Employment Assistance Plans" (Q3 FY2018 (Oct.-Dec.))(Japanese)
  • Employment referrals for general workers December 2018 (English)(Japanese)
Jan 2019
Jan 31
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on August 2018)(Japanese)
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), Nov. 2018 (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,111th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Announcement of successful applicants for the First National Certified Phycologist Examination ( supplemental exam). (Japanese)
  • Licence for worker dispatching and fee-charging employment placement undertakings is revoked. (Japanese)
  • the MHLW has made a poster tying-up with a Japanese film titled "Ano Hi no Orugan, " ( The day's Organ). (Japanese)
  • Agreement in principle on the Social Security Agreement between Japan and Finland
Jan 30
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), Nov. 2018 (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,110th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
Jan 29
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Distribution and collectin of forms for the Basic Survey on Wage Structure and the Monthly Labor Survey by post instead of investigators   (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,109th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Correction to the Survey on Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry ( for Dec. 2009) (Japanese)
Jan 28
  • The 5th meeting for a consortium working on speeding up development of artificial intelligence in the health care field (paperless) (Japanese)
  • The 2nd National Meeting of the Director-Generals of the Prefectural Labour Bureaus for fiscal 2018 to be held (Japanese)
Jan 25
  • The MHLW has cancelled approvals for skills traninin plans conducted by four companies and issued business improvement orders to one of them. (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has given guidance to companies that have improperly applied discretionary labor system to their workers and published their names. (Japanese)
  • Status of reporting on the employment of foreign workers by employers (October 2018) (Japanese)
  • Announcement of the new construction code for “personal fall-arrest systems” as an amendment of the code for “safety belts”.(Japanese)
  • (change to part of the program) An informal meeting on ensuring the safety of imported foods~Let's learn, talk and think about the Safety of Imported Foods~ will be held on Feb.13 in Tokyo and Feb. 18 in Osaka. We are seeking participants. (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,107th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Report on the medical-care system for the latter-stage elderly (Japanese)
Jan 24
  • Payment of reviewed benefits provided by employment insurance and industrial accident compensation insurance programs to the current recipients (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,106th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • the MHLW has made a poster tying-up with a Japanese film titled "Jyuni Nin No Shinitai Ko Tachi, " ( 12 Suicidal Teens). (Japanese)
Jan 23
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey November 2018 (English)(Japanese)
  • Recipients of the 3rd "Awards for Enterprises and Workplaces with Pleasant Working Environments and High Productivity" are decided (Japanese)
  • An event will be held to publish a report on the OECD Public Health Review. (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,105th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
Jan 22
  • The 16th ASEAN & Japan High Level Officials Meeting on Caring Societies Summary
  • "Prompt Vital Statistics Report," November 2018 (Japanese)
  • The 84th Codex Consultative Meeting to be held (Japanese)
  • Registration for briefing sessions of the draft on the foods produced using genome editing technologies (Japanese)
  • Punishing officials involved in inappropriate data-gathering for the Monthly Labour Survey. (Japanese)
  • Report on the investigation into the ministry's practice of inappropriate data gathering (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,104th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
Jan 21
  • The MHLW wants your logo ideas for the Advanced Care Planning or ACP. (Japanese)
Jan 18
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on July 2018)(Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,103rd announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • "A survey on job offer situation of graduating university students" in FY2018 (as of December 1, 2018)~ (Japanese)
  • Voluntary recall of a medical device (Class I) (Japanese)
Jan 17
Jan 16
  • The Workplace Mental Health Symposium for FY 2018 to be held in February ~Reinvigorate workplaces and employees focusing on work engagement ~ (Japanese)
  • Job fairs for international students (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,101st announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
Jan 15
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,100th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident)(Japanese)
  • The 4th Meeting on Work Style Similar to Employment be held (paperless)(Japanese)
  • Seminar for improvement in the business environment and efforts to curb long working hours through the cooperation of shippers and trucking companies to be held(Japanese)
  • In-house trade skills tests Symposium to be held on Feb. 7th(Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Jan 11
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), Aug. 2018(Japanese)
  • Survey on Labour Cost Rate in 2017(Japanese)
  • Use of partially collected data from the Report of Monthly Labour Survey that needs to cover all companies that hire 500 or more employees (Japanese)
  • Additional payment of unemployment insurance and industrial accident compensation insurance benefits (Japanese)
  • Publication of documents related to Japanese internees provided by the Russian and other governments (Posting of additionally identified persons, etc.) (Japanese)
  • The MHLW starts distributing videos designed to encourage IT companies to make efforts to curb long working hours on Jan. 11th. (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,099th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Jan 10
  • Publication of the Report on Opportunities to Encourage Career Consultants to Keep Learning(Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,098th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
Jan 9
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data),Oct. 2018 (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,097th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey November 2018 (English)(Japanese)
Jan 7
  • We are asking cooperation in the Survey on Labour Economy Trend ( Feb. 2019) (Japanese)
  • A meeting on the safety of imported foods imports: " The Safety of Imported Foods ~Let's learn, talk and think~" will be held on Feb. 13 in Tokyo and Feb. 18 in Osaka. We are seeking participants. (Japanese)
  • The national meetings of department and bureau directors in charge of health, labour and welfare in FY2018 to be held (paperless)(Japanese)
Jan 4
  • Provide the information on survey forms for the use of data management systems at onsite facilities. (Japanese)
  • Information on the recovery and memorial services for Japanese war dead (January 2019) (Japanese)

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