Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare


What's New 2019

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Apr 2019
Apr 23
Apr 19
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on January 2019)(Japanese)
Apr 12
Apr 10
Apr 5
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey February 2019 (English)(Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey January 2019 (English)(Japanese)
Apr 1
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 statistic 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 on meetings to discuss how to adjust nominal wages to real wages at different enterprises based on data from the Monthly Labour Survey (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)
  • A meeting will be held to discuss how to adjust nominal wages to real wages at different enterprises based on data from the Monthly Labour Survey (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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