Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare


What's New 2021

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Nov 2021
Nov 24
Nov 19
Nov 9
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey September 2021 (English)(Japanese)
  • Summary Report of General Survey on Working Conditions (Japanese)
Nov 2
  • Summary Report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expenditures (Cases assessed from May 2020 to Apr. 2021) (Japanese)
Oct 2021
Oct 29
  • Employment referrals for general workers September 2021 (English)(Japanese)
Oct 22
Oct 8
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey August 2021 (English)(Japanese)
Oct 1
Sep 2021
Sep 30
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • The 2nd meeting to discuss policies to prevent discrimination against former Hansen's disease patients and their family to be held (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), Jul. 2021 (Japanese)
  • Selection of the best campaign slogan for the "Child Abuse Prevention Promotion Month" in FY2021 (Japanese)
  • Applications submission for the subsidies for guardians affected by school closures related to COVID-19 will be opened (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,255th announcement) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 30, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Online events related to “World Mental Health Day 2021” (Japanese)
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), May 2021 (Japanese)
  • Basic Survey of Human Resources Development in FY2021 is to be carried out(Japanese)
Sep 29
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 29, 2021) (Japanese)
Sep 28
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • "Consultation Meetings on the Insurance Application for Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices" will be held (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 28, 2021) (Japanese)
Sep 27
  • Approval of a drug for a COVID-19 treatment under special exceptional circumstances (Japanese)
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 27, 2021) (Japanese)
Sep 26
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 26, 2021)(Japanese)
Sep 25
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 25, 2021)(Japanese)
Sep 24
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed at airport quarantine stations. (Japanese)
  • Eight asymptomatic cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been reported at an airport quarantine station. (Japanese)
  • Drug abuse prevention campaign to be launched(Japanese)
  • Major changes in health, labor and welfare systems (Oct. 2021) (Japanese)
  • October is the “Promotion Month of Taking Annual Paid Leave” (Japanese)
  • October is the "Promotion and Enhancement of Enrollment Month" for the Smaller Enterprise Retirement Allowance Mutual Aid System. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 24, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Appointment of the President of Japan Organization for Employment of the Elderly, Persons with Disabilities and Job Seekers (Japanese)
  • Request for cooperation in the Survey of Social Welfare Institutions and the Survey of Institutions and Establishments for Long-term Care, 2021 (Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey July 2021 (English)(Japanese)
Sep 23
  • Six asymptomatic cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been reported at an airport quarantine station. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 23, 2021) (Japanese)
Sep 22
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Results of corrective measures through supervisions and guidance for unpaid overtime in FY 2020 (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,254th announcement) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 22, 2021) (Japanese)
Sep 21
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations) (Japanese)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, Jul. 2021 (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 21, 2021) (Japanese)
Sep 20
  • Five Asymptomatic cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been reported at an airport quarantine station. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 20, 2021) (Japanese)
Sep 19
  • Six asymptomatic cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been reported at an airport quarantine station. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 19, 2021) (Japanese)
Sep 18
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station)(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 18, 2021) (Japanese)
Sep 17
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station)(Japanese)
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed at airport quarantine stations. (Japanese)
  • The winners of the contest for companies having elderly employees who play a crucial role in FY 2021 have been decided. ~The ceremony for award recipients, including the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare’s top-prize winner Sasaki Inc., will be held on Oct. 6.~ (Japanese)
  • JETRO will host the 2021 Fall Joint Job Fair online for international students (Japanese)
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary data), Jun. 2021 (Japanese)
  • Administrative dispositions have been imposed on organizations and businesses based on the Technical Intern Training Act. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 17, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Investigation result concerning white floating particles found in vials of COVID-19 vaccine (Japanese)
Sep 16
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting.(Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations)(Japanese)
  • The MHLW will release a special page for the "+10 Super Exercise to Refresh Your Body and Mind" video on its website during the Health Promotion Month (Sep.1-Sep.30)(Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,253rd announcement) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 16, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Summary Report of Survey on Labour Economy Trend, Aug 2021 (Japanese)
Sep 15
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations) (Japanese)
  • White floating particles found in vials of COVID-19 vaccine (Japanese)
  • Request for cooperation in the Survey on Labour Economy Trend for Nov. 2021. (Japanese)
  • Extension of the eligibility period and application deadline for the support fund and allowance for the leave forced to be taken under the COVID-19 outbreak (Japanese)
  • The 48th Labour Policy Council to be held (online) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 15, 2021) (Japanese)
Sep 14
  • Budgetary requests for measures concerning support for people in the “employment ice age generation” for FY2022 (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations) (Japanese)
  • Letters and gifts of celebration for people who are already 100 or turning 100 soon to be presented(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 14, 2021)(Japanese)
Sep 13
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Summary of the Patient's Behavior Survey(preliminary data) in 2020(Japanese)
  • Announcement of the results of the Informatization Progress Survey on Medical Devices (Japanese)
  • Monthly Report on the Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (June 2021) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 13, 2021) (Japanese)
Sep 12
  • Nine asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 12, 2021) (Japanese)
Sep 11
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 11, 2021) (Japanese)
Sep 10
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations) (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed at airport quarantine stations. (Japanese)
  • Summary Report of Annual Vital Statistics of Japan (Final Data), 2020 (Japanese)
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (Jun. 2021) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 10, 2021)(Japanese)
  • Summary Report of Annual Vital Statistics of Japan (final data), 2020 (Japanese)
Sep 9
  • Extension of the special measures on subsidies for vocational training (Japanese)
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • The Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare's awards for individuals and organizations that have contributed to emergency medical care and obstetric care (Japanese)
  • HER-SYS:Health Center Real-time information-sharing System on COVID-19 (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 9, 2021) (Japanese)
  • "Report on job openings for high school and junior high school students expected to graduate in March 2022 and applications from those students " ( as of the end of July)(Japanese)
Sep 8
  • Ten asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station).(Japanese)
  • Distribution of modified version of the contact confirmation application "COCOA" (version "1.2.6") has started.(Japanese)
  • Eight substances are newly designated as narcotics to strengthen regulation(Japanese)
  • Report from the meeting to discuss whether diseases caused by radiation exposure are considered work-related, and cases recognized as work-related accidents (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 8, 2021) (Japanese)
Sep 7
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), Apr. 2021 (Japanese)
  • Result of the 2nd contractor selection for support projects aiming to put drugs for the treatment of COVID-19 into practical use (Japanese)
  • Survey on Medical expense support for infants in FY2020 (Japanese)
  • Support for guardians affected by school closures related to COVID-19 ~resume the subsidies for those guardians~ (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 7, 2021) (Japanese)
  • G20 Health Ministers' Meeting was held online on Sep. 5 and 6. (Japanese)
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey July 2021 (English)(Japanese)
Sep 6
  • Report on a man who died after receiving a second dose of the COVID vaccine from the lot which had no reported contamination, but was removed from circulation (Japanese)
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • The 1st unofficial announcement of the funds for securing comprehensive medical and long-term care in local communities (for long-term care) in FY2021 (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,252nd announcement) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 6, 2021) (Japanese)
Sep 5
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 5, 2021) (Japanese)
Sep 4
  • 12 asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 4, 2021) (Japanese)
Sep 3
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed at airport quarantine stations. (Japanese)
  • Ten asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Publication of documents related to Japanese internees provided by the Russian and other governments (Posting of additionally identified persons) (Japanese)
  • The MHLW will open a call center to provide information on COVID-19 clinical trials.(Japanese)
  • The 2nd workshop to discuss how to promote the use of disability friendly ICT devices to be held(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 3, 2021)(Japanese)
Sep 2
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Cancellation of the 33rd Annual National Health and Welfare Festival (“The Nenrinpic Gifu 2021.”) (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,251st announcement) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 2, 2021) (Japanese)
Sep 1
  • Asymptomatic cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been reported at an airport quarantine station. (Japanese)
  • Investigation result of a foreign substance found in specific lots of COVID-19 vaccine (Japanese)
  • Suspension of use of a specific lot of COVID-19 vaccine in Kanagawa Prefecture. (Japanese)
  • Six asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Quarantine officials tested positive for COVID-19 (Japanese)
  • The 1st unofficial announcement of subsidies for improvement of facilities including improvement of space for community long-term care and welfare in FY2021 (Japanese)
  • Online meeting on "Cooperation among food companies" will be held. The MHLW is looking for companies that are interested in joint delivery services. (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data), Jun 2021 (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Sep. 1, 2021) (Japanese)
Aug 2021
Aug 31
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations) (Japanese)
  • Summary Report of the Survey on Employment Trends in 2020 ) (Japanese)
  • Unannounced on-site inspections at generic drug manufacturers have been conducted. (Japanese)
  • Publication of the Trends of Medical Service Fees (Computerized Data) in FY2020~Aggregate results of approximate medical service fees~ (Japanese)
  • Publication of the Trends of Medical Prescription Fees (Computerized Data) in FY2020~Aggregate results of approximate medical prescription fees~ (Japanese)
  • Publication of the Trends of Medical Care Expenditures in FY2020~Aggregate results of approximate medical care expenditures~ (Japanese)
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance in FY2019 (Annual Report) (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), Jun. 2021(Japanese)
  • Recipients of the "Minister's award for outstanding offices for the employment of persons with disabilities" in FY2021 have been decided (Japanese)
  • The 57th National Blood Donation Promotion Campaign to be canceled (Japanese)
  • 13 regions are selected to carry out the Project to Promote Regional Revitalization Efforts in FY 2021. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug. 31, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), Apr. 2021 (Japanese)
  • Employment referrals for general workers July 2021 (English)(Japanese)
Aug 30
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug. 30, 2021)(Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • License for worker dispatching and fee-charging employment placement undertakings is revoked. (Japanese)
  • Suspension of use of a specific lot of COVID-19 vaccine in Okinawa Prefecture(Japanese)
Aug 29
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station)(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug. 29, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Suspension of use of a specific lot of COVID-19 vaccine in Okinawa Prefecture (Japanese)
Aug 28
  • 16 asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station).(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug. 28, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Reports on two people who have died after receiving COVID-19 shots from vaccine lots that didn't have any foreign particles reported. (Japanese)
Aug 27
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed at airport quarantine stations.(Japanese)
  • Asymptomatic COVID-19 cases have been reported at airport and seaport quarantine stations. (Japanese)
  • Area expansion for DNA testing of the remains of Japanese war dead without clue information such as artifacts, and the application procedures(Japanese)
  • Status of inspection cases for labour standard inspection etc. to workplaces employing car drivers in 2020(Japanese)
  • Status of cases for labour standard inspection etc. to implementing organizations of technical intern training in 2020(Japanese)
  • Results of the "status on the maltreatment of the persons with disabilities by employers, etc." in FY2020 are published.(Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,250th announcement) (Japanese)
  • Actions to be taken during the Suicide Prevention Week in FY 2021 (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug. 27, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Status of pregnancy notification (Japanese)
Aug 26
  • Quarantine officials tested positive for COVID-19(Japanese)
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • The leak of personal data from an operator of a project commissioned by the government (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug. 26, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Temporary suspension of use of specific lots of COVID-19 vaccine (Japanese)
Aug 25
  • Information about emergency warnings issued by Aichi and Gifu prefectural governments about packaged horse mackerel contaminated with fugu puffer fish (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station)(Japanese)
  • The unofficial announcement of subsidies for the improvement of facilities including medical care facilities in FY2021 (Japanese)
  • The unofficial announcement of subsidies for the improvement of facilities for the medical care provision system in FY2021 (Carry -over budget from FY 2020 and initial budget for FY2021 ) (Japanese)
  • Three new psychoactive substances are designated as "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Substances)"~A ministerial order for establishing the designated substances, etc., is promulgated~ (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug. .25, 2021)(Japanese)
Aug 24
  • Asymptomatic cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been reported at an airport quarantine station.(Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station)(Japanese)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, Jun. 2021(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug. .24, 2021)(Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey June 2021 (English)(Japanese)
Aug 23
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station)(Japanese)
  • Orders issued to business operators for suspension and improvement on worker dispatching (Japanese)
  • Sectorial Committee on Human Resources Development (former Sectorial Committee on Vocational Skills Development), Labor Policy Council (Japanese)
  • Ceremony for recipients of the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare's awards honoring nutrition professionals in FY2021 (Japanese)
  • A symposium titled "HACCP's role in future hygiene control -a message from the CAC and what to expect after full implementation of hygiene control across the country-"to be held (Japanese)
  • HER-SYS:Health Center Real-time information-sharing System on COVID-19 (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug. 23, 2021) (Japanese)
Aug 22
  • 12 asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station).(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug. 22, 2021)(Japanese)
Aug 21
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station)(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug. 21, 2021)(Japanese)
Aug 20
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed at airport quarantine stations. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary data), May 2021 (Japanese)
  • The 2nd expert meeting to discuss policies to prevent discrimination against people with Hansen's disease to be held (Japanese)
  • Results of supervision and guidance provided to workplaces suspected of long working hours practice in FY 2020 (Japanese)
  • Implementation of the 34th National Certified Social Worker Examination (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug. 20, 2021) (Japanese)
Aug 19
  • Report from the 3rd Meeting on Making Model Lesson Plans on Social Security Education (Japanese)
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug.19, 2021) (Japanese)
Aug 18
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,249th announcement) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug. 18, 2021) (Japanese)
Aug 17
  • The special measures for employment adjustment subsidies from October (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Results of public invitation to bid for an urgent improvement project for vaccine manufacturing systems (second invitation)(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug.17, 2021) (Japanese)
Aug 16
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations)(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug. 16, 2021) (Japanese)
Aug 15
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug.15, 2021) (Japanese)
Aug 14
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug.14, 2021) (Japanese)
Aug 13
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed at airport quarantine stations.(Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Memorial Ceremony for the War Dead (change to the number of attendees)(Japanese)
  • Information on the recovery and memorial services for Japanese war dead in FY2021(Japanese)
  • Opticians have been added to job categories to be tested in trade skills tests.(Japanese)
  • Monthly Report on the Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (May 2021)(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug.13, 2021) (Japanese)
  • All Prefectural Minimum Wage Councils reported revised prefectural minimum wages. (Japanese)
Aug 12
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug.12, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (May 2021) (Japanese)
Aug 11
  • 16 asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station).(Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,248th announcement)(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug.11, 2021) (Japanese)
Aug 10
  • The 3rd unofficial notification of appropriation of Subsidies for Improvement of Day-Care Centers in FY2021 (Japanese)
  • The 9th unofficial notification of appropriation of Subsidies for Improvement of Day-Care Centers in FY2021 (carry-over budget from FY2020)(Japanese)
  • The 7th unofficial announcement of Facilities Improvement Subsidies for Measures to Support Raising Next Generation Children in FY2021 (Carry-over budget from FY2020) (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • The first conference will be held to discuss measures to eliminate discrimination against former Hansen's disease patients and their family members. (Japanese)
  • The 96th Codex Consultative Meeting to be held (Japanese)
  • HER-SYS:Health Center Real-time information-sharing System on COVID-19 (Japanese)
  • Implementation of the 34th National Certified Care Worker Examination (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug.10, 2021) (Japanese)
Aug 9
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug. 9, 2021) (Japanese)
Aug 8
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug. 8, 2021)(Japanese)
Aug 7
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug. 7, 2021)(Japanese)
Aug 6
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • 15 asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed at airport quarantine stations. (Japanese)
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), Mar. 2021 (Japanese)
  • Memorial Ceremony for the War Dead to be held (Sunday, August 15) (Japanese)
  • "Summary of the Balance of Employees' Pension and National Pension" in FY2020 is published(Japanese)
  • Seeking opinions and suggestions on the expansion of the eligibility for industrial accident insurance based on the special enrollment system. (Japanese)
  • Winners of the "16th Youth Monodzukuri Skills Competition" are decided. (Japanese)
  • Publication of documents related to Japanese internees provided by the Russian and other governments (Posting of additionally identified persons) (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,247th announcement) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug. 6, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey June 2021 (English)(Japanese)
Aug 5
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • September is the month for promoting workplace health checkups for employees.(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug. 5, 2021)(Japanese)
Aug 4
  • Request for cooperation in the Survey of Social Welfare Institutions and the Survey of Institutions and Establishments for Long-term Care, 2021(Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station)(Japanese)
  • Announcement of designated courses on general educational training (designated on October 1, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Announcement of designated courses on professional and practical educational training (designated on October 1, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Annual and monthly reports on National Health Insurance (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug. 4, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data), May 2021 (Japanese)
Aug 3
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station)(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug. 3, 2021)(Japanese)
Aug 2
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Documents from the 3rd Meeting on Making Model Lesson Plans on Social Security Education (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Basic Survey of Gender Equality in Employment Management in FY2020 (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug. 2, 2021) (Japanese)
Aug 1
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Aug. 1, 2021) (Japanese)
Jul 2021
Jul 31
  • 14 asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 31, 2021) (Japanese)
Jul 30
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed at airport quarantine stations. (Japanese)
  • Support for companies willing to raise minimum wages while trying to preserve jobs for their workers, including employment adjustment subsidies (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed at airport quarantine stations. (Japanese)
  • The 3rd Meeting on Making Model Lesson Plans on Social Security Education to be held online (Japanese)
  • Actual survey on medical care expenditure (Japanese)
  • Employment referrals for general workers June 2021 (English)(Japanese)
  • Birth statistics in FY 2021 (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), May 2021 (Japanese)
  • Summary Report of the Survey on Labour Disputes in 2020 (Japanese)
  • Reports of Meetings on Deviations from Standard Operating Procedures by a researcher at Japan Bioassay Research Center (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has launched a special web site titled "What is a well-balanced diet for health? "to provide an idea about summer research projects to elementary school children. (Japanese)
  • Report of a Meeting on Building Management and Environmental Health to be published (Japanese)
  • The Annual Health, Labour and Welfare Report (2021 edition) to be published (Japanese)
  • The Annual Health, Labour and Welfare Report (2021 edition) to be published (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 30, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), Mar. 2021 (Japanese)
  • Cabinet decision was made on July 30th to revise the Outline of Karoshi Prevention Measures. (Japanese)
Jul 29
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 29, 2021) (Japanese)
Jul 28
  • Seven asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • MHLW released "How to Wear a Mask Properly" Video, New Posters on COVID-19, and Social Media in English  (English)
  • MHLW released "How to Wear a Mask Properly" Video, New Posters on COVID-19, and Social Media in English  (Japanese)
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on April 2021) (Japanese)
  • The amounts of the daily basic allowances of employment insurance to be changed (Japanese)
  • Extension of the eligibility period and application deadline for the support fund and allowance for the leave forced to be taken under the COVID-19 outbreak (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,246th announcement)(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 28, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Survey results: the survey on Fixed-Term Labor Contract in 2020 (covering business establishments) and the survey on Fixed-Term Labor Contract in 2021 (covering individuals)(Japanese)
Jul 27
  • The 1st expert meeting to discuss policies to prevent discrimination against people with Hansen's disease to be held (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), Feb. 2021 (Japanese)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, May 2021 (Japanese)
  • Prime Minister's comment on a court ruling that recognized people exposed to radioactive black rain as eligible for an atomic bomb survivor's certificate (Japanese)
  • The MHLW will launch preferential measures in August by expanding the business improvement subsidy program and relaxing requirements for the subsidy. (Japanese)
  • Administrative dispositions have been imposed on organizations and businesses based on the Technical Intern Training Act. (Japanese)
  • Joint session of the 7th meeting to discuss how to utilize information in the fields of health, medical care and long-term care and the 7th working group meeting to discuss how to utilize medical information (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 27, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey May 2021 (English)(Japanese)
Jul 26
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed at airport quarantine stations. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations) (Japanese)
  • Information about Hansen's disease (1) (Japanese)
  • "16th Youth Skills Competition" to open on Aug. 4 and 5 (Main venue: Ehime Prefecture) (Japanese)
  • Management of fire under domiciliary oxygen therapy (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 26, 2021) (Japanese)
Jul 25
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 25, 2021) (Japanese)
Jul 24
  • Six asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 24, 2021) (Japanese)
Jul 23
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 23, 2021) (Japanese)
Jul 22
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 22, 2021) (Japanese)
Jul 21
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Minister Tamura held talks with WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on July 21. (Japanese)
  • Overview of the Survey on Industrial Safety and Health (actual condition survey) in 2020 will be released.(Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,245th announcement)(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 21, 2021)(Japanese)
  • Events will be held as part of the 2021 "Prevent Hepatitis: It's Up to You "project on World/Japan Hepatitis Day. (Japanese)
Jul 20
  • The MHLW has concluded contracts with Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. and Moderna Inc. on the supply of COVID-19 vaccines. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 20, 2021) (Japanese)
Jul 19
  • Approval of a drug for a COVID-19 treatment under special exceptional circumstances (Japanese)
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations) (Japanese)
  • A report of a Meeting to Discuss Rules for Handling and Managing Chemical Substances at the Workplace has been published. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 19, 2021) (Japanese)
Jul 18
  • Ten asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 18, 2021) (Japanese)
Jul 17
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 17, 2021) (Japanese)
Jul 16
  • Financial status of the late-stage medical care system for the elderly (The Association of Medical Care Services for Older Senior Citizens) in FY2019 (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed at airport quarantine stations. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Report on the medical-care system for the latter-stage elderly (Japanese)
  • Annual and monthly reports on National Health Insurance (Japanese)
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary data), Apr. 2021 (Japanese)
  • The administration status of "trade skills tests" in FY2020 has been published. (Japanese)
  • "White Paper on the Labour Economy 2021 (Analysis of the Labour Economy)~The theme of the analysis is "Impact of COVID-19 on Employment and Work~ (Japanese)
  • Monthly Report on the Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (April 2021) (Japanese)
  • Guidelines for revised prefectural minimum wages in FY2021(Japanese)
  • International contribution through COVID-19 vaccines produced in Japan (providing the vaccines to other countries and regions) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 16, 2021) (Japanese)
Jul 15
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting.(Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 15, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Distribution of modified version of the contact confirmation application "COCOA" (version "1.2.5") has started (Japanese)
Jul 14
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • The status of measures taken in relation to the Survey on the Post-War Forced Internees (FY2020)(Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,244th announcement) (Japanese)
  • HER-SYS:Health Center Real-time information-sharing System on COVID-19(Japanese)
  • Written statement on re-examination of the measures for children with intractable diseases or specific pediatric chronic diseases (Japanese)
Jul 13
  • The MHLW has called on business associations to make sure that they take tougher measures against COVID-19 in the workplace, in. Those measures include informing their umbrella organizations and companies about vaccinations and coordination with pubic health centers.(Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
Jul 12
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting.(Japanese)
  • Request for cooperation on the Monthly Labour Survey (Special survey) in 2021. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations) (Japanese)
  • "National Occupational Health Week" in FY2021 to be implemented in October (Japanese)
  • Recovery and memorial services for Japanese war dead will be postponed. (July 2021) (Japanese)
Jul 11
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
Jul 10
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 10, 2021) (Japanese)
Jul 9
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • The number of long-term care workers necessary to implement the plan for the 8th Long- term Care Insurance Project (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 9, 2021) (Japanese)
Jul 8
  • The special measures for employment adjustment subsidies from September (Japanese)
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 8, 2021) (Japanese)
Jul 7
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • The 6th Group Meeting for the Reform of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare to be held (Japanese)
  • Summer Exhibition to be held starting on July 14th at the Shokei-Kan (Historical Materials Hall for the Wounded and Sick Retired Soldiers, etc.) (Japanese)
  • Special Exhibition to be held starting on July 17th at the Showa-Kan (National Showa Memorial Museum) (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,243rd announcement) (Japanese)
  • Tying up with the Japanese film " Escape from the Strange World with Mother" (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 7, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data), Apr. 2021 (Japanese)
Jul 6
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations) (Japanese)
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), Jan. 2021 (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 6, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey May 2021 (English)(Japanese)
Jul 5
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • On-site inspections at hospitals offering advanced treatment in FY2020(Japanese)
  • Results of on-site inspections conducted based on Article 25 of the Medical Care Act in FY 2018 (Japanese)
  • Asking for submission of slogans suitable for the "Child Welfare Week" in FY2022. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 5, 2021) (Japanese)
Jul 4
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 4, 2021) (Japanese)
Jul 3
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 3, 2021) (Japanese)
Jul 2
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed at airport quarantine stations. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Aiming to raise awareness about prevention of mosquito and tick-borne infections, the MHLW has created a poster in collaboration with "Yuru Camp," or "Laid-Back Camp"(a TV anime series). (Japanese)
  • We are looking for companies that are interested in a joint delivery service to help improve the long working hours of truck drivers.(The 2nd meeting in FY2021) (Japanese)
  • Release of a report from the project team supporting workers and women in difficult situations amid the COVID-19 pandemic (Japanese)
  • Publication of documents related to Japanese internees provided by the Russian and other governments (Posting of additionally identified persons) (Japanese)
  • HER-SYS:Health Center Real-time information-sharing System on COVID-19 (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 2, 2021) (Japanese)
Jul 1
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting.(Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • The MHLW is seeking input in schemes for "Good Initiatives Coming Out of Regions "for FY2021.(Japanese)
  • Accepting applications for competition in the "10th Smart Life Project Award (Let's extend healthy life expectancy!)" (In the area of lifestyle-related disease prevention)(Japanese)
  • Information on the recovery and memorial services for Japanese war dead (July 2021)(Japanese)
  • Accepting applications for competition in the "10th Smart Life Project Award (Let's increase healthy life expectancy!)" (In the area of maternal and child health). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 1, 2021) (Japanese)
Jun 2021
Jun 30
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations) (Japanese)
  • Report of the committee meeting on the promotion of a healthy and sustainable food environment (Japanese)
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on March 2021) (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), Apr. 2021(Japanese)
  • Overview of the Statistics of Medical Care Activities in Public Health Insurance in 2020 (Japanese)
  • "Japan Healthcare Venture Summit 2021"to be held (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,242nd announcement) (Japanese)
  • The Status on Implementation of the Individual Labor Dispute Resolution System in FY2020(Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (Sep.-Oct. 2020 surveys)(Japanese)
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), Feb. 2021 (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 30, 2021) (Japanese)
Jun 29
  • Seeking public opinion regarding websites created by private sector partnerships that are to be linked to MHLW's website for supporting jobseekers who need to create job cards (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Report on Regional Public Health Services and Health Promotion Services in FY 2019 (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 29, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (Apr. 2021) (Japanese)
  • Employment referrals for general workers May 2021 (English)(Japanese)
Jun 28
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Results from the "Basic Survey of Human Resources Development" in FY2020 (Japanese)
  • Thirteen asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Release of results from the "Basic Survey of Human Resources Development" in FY2020 (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 28, 2021) (Japanese)
Jun 27
  • Four asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 27, 2021) (Japanese)
Jun 26
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 26, 2021) (Japanese)
Jun 25
  • Three asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Survey on Discretionary Working System (Japanese)
  • Publication of the result of the Survey on Discretionary Working System (Japanese)
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), Dec. 2020 (Includes annual total) (Japanese)
  • Corrections to the Report of Monthly Labour Survey (Jun. 17, 2021) (additional correction on Jun.25) (Japanese)
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary data), Mar. 2021(Japanese)
  • Formulation of operational criteria concerning business suspension order under the Act on Securing Quality, Efficacy and Safety of Products including Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices.(Japanese)
  • Administrative dispositions have been imposed on organizations and businesses based on the Technical Intern Training Act. (Japanese)
  • "Report on the Status of Claims and Grant Decisions for Occupational Accident Compensation Insurance Benefits due to Diseases Caused by Asbestos in FY2020 (Preliminary Data)" is published (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 25, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Summary report on the meeting to discuss measures for cannabis and other drugs (Japanese)
  • Follow -ups of the Fifth Five-Year Drug Abuse Prevention Strategy (publication of the 2020 drug report) (Japanese)
Jun 24
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting.(Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station)(Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed at airport quarantine stations. (Japanese)
  • Summary Report of Survey on Labour Economy Trend, May 2021 (Japanese)
  • Information for respondents to the Longitudinal Survey of Newborns in the 21st Century (2010 cohort) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 24, 2021) (Japanese)
  • The 12th G20 Labour and Employment Ministers' meeting was held on Jun. 23. (Japanese)
Jun 23
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • The 31st meeting to discuss how to improve efficiency in the distribution of pharmaceutical products for medical use (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,241st announcement) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 23, 2021) (Japanese)
Jun 22
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, Apr. 2021 (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 22, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey April 2021 (English)(Japanese)
Jun 21
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • The status of occurrence of industrial injuries in 2021 (Jun. 2021) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 21, 2021) (Japanese)
Jun 20
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 20, 2021) (Japanese)
Jun 19
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 19, 2021) (Japanese)
Jun 18
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed at airport quarantine stations. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations) (Japanese)
  • The 95th Codex Consultative Meeting to be held (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 18, 2021) (Japanese)
  • HER-SYS:Health Center Real-time information-sharing System on COVID-19 (Japanese)
Jun 17
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • The special measures for employment adjustment subsidies from August (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 vaccination for the elderly who wish to be vaccinated (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Reported COVID-19 cases among quarantine station staff (Japanese)
  • Corrections to the Report of Monthly Labour Survey (Jun. 17, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Two new psychoactive substances are designated as "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Substances)"~A ministerial order for establishing the designated substances, etc., is promulgated~ (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 17, 2021) (Japanese)
Jun 16
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Seeking participants for a ideathon to discuss challenges facing the logistics industry and find ways to reduce truck drivers' long working hours (Japanese)
  • Online seminar on promoting child-care leave among fathers (Japanese)
  • Publication of the report on ability required to be career consultants in order to respond to changes in the working environment. (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,240th announcement) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 16, 2021) (Japanese)
Jun 15
  • International contribution through COVID-19 vaccines produced in Japan : shipment of the vaccines to Vietnam (Japanese)
  • We are asking cooperation in the Survey on Labour Economy Trend ( Aug. 2021) (Japanese)
  • The 18th Japan-EU Symposium to be held (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 15, 2021) (Japanese)
Jun 14
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases on Jul.11( at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Online job fairs for international students (Japanese)
  • We started accepting application for " Telework Awards in FY 2021." (Japanese)
  • Monthly Report on the Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (March 2021) (Japanese)
  • Request for cooperation in the Survey on Employment Trends in the first half of 2021 (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 14, 2021) (Japanese)
  • The MHLW launched a support project on Jun. 14 for matching consumer needs for nursing-care robots with seeds offered by businesses, (Japanese)
Jun 13
  • Two asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 13, 2021) (Japanese)
Jun 12
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 12, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Three asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
Jun 11
  • Minister Tamura delivered a speech at the 109th International Labour Conference. (Japanese)
  • The government decided the policy on carrying out "Telework Days 2021". (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed at airport quarantine stations. (Japanese)
  • Two asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Report on the medical-care system for the latter-stage elderly (monthly report) (Japanese)
  • The International Council for Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH) was held. (Japanese)
  • The 13th meeting to discuss how to improve truck drivers work environment and reduce their working hours and the 12th meeting to figure out how to increase productivity in transport and logistics sectors (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 11, 2021) (Japanese)
Jun 10
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • The 6th unofficial announcement of Facilities Improvement Subsidies for Measures to Support Raising Next Generation Children in FY2021 (Carry-over budget from FY2020) (Japanese)
  • The 1st unofficial announcement of Facilities Improvement Subsidies for Measures to Support Raising Next Generation Children in FY2021 (Japanese)
  • The 8th unofficial notification of appropriation of Subsidies for Improvement of Day-Care Centers in FY2021 (carry-over budget from FY2020) (Japanese)
  • The 2nd unofficial notification of appropriation of Subsidies for Improvement of Day-Care Centers in FY2021 (Japanese)
  • Two asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Partial errors in the Monthly Labour Survey [Prefectural Survey] (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 10, 2021) (Japanese)
Jun 9
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations) (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,239th announcement) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 9, 2021) (Japanese)
Jun 8
  • One asymptomatic case has been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Report on the status of the Project for the Recovery and Repatriation of the Remains of Japanese War Dead (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)
  • Seeking business owners who want to obtain the "Good Skill" logo marking on their products (Japanese)
  • HER-SYS:Health Center Real-time information-sharing System on COVID-19  (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 8, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey April 2021 (English)(Japanese)
Jun 7
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Contact-Confirming Application COCOA is available starting June 7. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 7, 2021) (Japanese)
Jun 6
  • Five asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station).(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 6, 2021) (Japanese)
Jun 5
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 5, 2021) (Japanese)
Jun 4
  • G7 Health Ministers’Meeting was held online on Jun. 3 and 4. (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed at airport quarantine stations. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Request for cooperation in the General Survey on Labour Relations for 2021 (Japanese)
  • International contribution through COVID-19 vaccines produced in Japan (Japanese)
  • Summary of Annual Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary Data), 2020 (Japanese)
  • Publication of documents related to Japanese internees provided by the Russian and other governments (Posting of additionally identified persons) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 4, 2021) (Japanese)
Jun 3
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), Mar. 2021 (Japanese)
  • New content added to the portal site "Improvement in Working Hours Rules for Truck Drivers" (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 3, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (Mar. 2021) (Japanese)
Jun 2
  • COVID-19 vaccination for the elderly (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Overview of the Survey on Status of Collective Bargaining and Agreements in 2020 (Japanese)
  • Implementation of the Government Project Review (Open to the public) (paperless) (Japanese)
  • Memorial Ceremony for the War Dead in FY2021 to be held (August 15, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,238th announcement) (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data), Mar. 2021 (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 2, 2021)(Japanese)
Jun 1
  • Two asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Overview of Survey on Industrial Accidents in 2020 (survey on establishments with 100 or more regular employees and survey on general construction)(Japanese)
  • Information on the recovery and memorial services for Japanese war dead (June 2021)(Japanese)
  • The 3rd Contest to Raise Awareness of the Pension System in the Era of Reiwa(Japanese)
  • List of survey sheet forms (the Survey on Employment Trends) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 1, 2021)(Japanese)
  • June is the intensive campaign period for efforts to prevent slip and fall accidents at work. (Japanese)
  • June is the month of preparation for the "National Occupational Safety Week."(Japanese)
  • Open recruitment of the President of Japan Organization for Employment of the Elderly, Persons with Disabilities and Job Seekers(Japanese)
May 2021
May 31
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • June is "Foreign Workers' Issue Awareness Month."(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 31, 2021)(Japanese)
May 30
  • Two asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 30, 2021) (Japanese)
May 29
  • Asymptomatic COVID-19 cases have been reported (at airport and seaport quarantine stations). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 29, 2021) (Japanese)
May 28
  • The special measures for employment adjustment subsidies in and after July (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed at airport quarantine stations. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey FY2020 (Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey March 2021 (English)(Japanese)
  • Revisions to the results of the Monthly Labour Survey [May 28, 2021] (Japanese)
  • FY2020 Measures to Promote Manufacturing Technology (White Paper on Monodzukuri) is approved by the Cabinet today. (Japanese)
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary data), Feb. 2021 (Japanese)
  • Extension of the application period for the support fund and allowance for the leave forced to be taken under the COVID-19 outbreak (Japanese)
  • Administrative dispositions are imposed based on the Act on Proper Technical Intern Training and Protection of Technical Intern Trainees. (Japanese)
  • The 2nd meeting at the Headquarters for Policy on Determination of Cause of Death has been held. (Japanese)
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on February 2021) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 28, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), Jan. 2021 (Japanese)
May 27
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
May 26
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations) (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,237th announcement) (Japanese)
  • The number of induced abortions performed in FY2020 (Japanese)
  • Status of pregnancy notification in FY 2020 (Japanese)
May 25
  • Minister Tamura delivered a speech at the 74th World Health Assembly, representing the Japanese government.. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, Mar. 2021 (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 25, 2021) (Japanese)
May 24
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 24, 2021) (Japanese)
May 23
  • Ten asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 23, 2021) (Japanese)
May 22
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 22, 2021) (Japanese)
May 21
  • COVID-19 vaccination for the elderly (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed at airport quarantine stations. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Reported COVID-19 cases among quarantine station staff (Japanese)
  • In commemoration of World No Tobacco Day (May 31st), an event will be held on May 31,2021. (Japanese)
  • Approval for COVID-19 vaccines under special exceptional circumstances based on the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Act (Japanese)
  • Pharmaceutical companies in violation of the Law on Securing Quality, Efficacy and Safety of Products including Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices are given administrative punishments. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 21, 2021) (Japanese)
May 20
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Ten asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • The status of occurrence of industrial injuries in 2021 (May 2021) (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,236th announcement) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 20, 2021) (Japanese)
May 19
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Reported COVID-19 cases among quarantine station staff (Japanese)
  • Overview of the 10th Longitudinal Survey of Newborns in the 21st Century (2010 cohort)(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 19, 2021) (Japanese)
May 18
  • "A report on job openings, applications, and offers for recent high school and junior high school graduates" in FY2020 (Japanese)
  • "A survey on employment situation of university graduates in FY2020 (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 18, 2021) (Japanese)
May 17
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting.(Japanese)
  • Hearing on preconception care, etc. from experts (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has called on business associations to step up coronavirus prevention efforts based on revised basic policy on response to COVID-19.~those efforts include introducing staggered lunch time and implementing prevention measures while taking precautions against heat strokes~ (Japanese)
  • Three asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 17, 2021)(Japanese)
May 16
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 16, 2021) (Japanese)
May 15
  • Five asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 15, 2021) (Japanese)
May 14
  • The MHLW has concluded a contract with Pfizer Inc. on additional doses of COVID-19 vaccine. (Japanese)
  • The premiums of primary insured persons and estimated service volumes, etc. in the 8th Long-term Care Service Plan period (Japanese)
  • Three asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • The 109th International Labour Conference to be held (Japanese)
  • Cancellation of "Good Career Company Awards in FY 2021" (Japanese)
  • Extension of the application period for the 5th Infrastructure and Maintenance Awards (Japanese)
  • Publication of documents related to Japanese internees provided by the Russian and other governments (Posting of additionally identified persons) (Japanese)
  • Monthly Report on the Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (February 2021) (Japanese)
  • Monthly Labour Survey [Prefectural Survey] - Dec. 2020 (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 14, 2021) (Japanese)
May 13
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,235th announcement) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 13, 2021) (Japanese)
May 12
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data), Feb. 2021 (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 vaccination for the elderly (Japanese)
  • One asymptomatic case has been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Cancellation of the Memorial Service at the Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery in FY 2021 (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 12, 2021) (Japanese)
May 11
  • Adoption of a project aimed at building the hyperimmune immunoglobulin medicine supply system (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 11, 2021) (Japanese)
May 10
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has developed a model training curriculum designed to help international students find a job in Japan. (Japanese)
  • We are looking for shipper companies who are interested in joint delivery of "shippers" to improve the long working hours of truck drivers.(The 1st meeting in FY2021)(Japanese)
  • The MHLW has called on business associations to step up efforts to prevent infections in the workplace and carefully monitor health conditions of workers.~Asking for special consideration to the elderly, pregnant women and those with underlying medical conditions~ (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 10, 2021) (Japanese)
May 9
  • Four asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 9, 2021) (Japanese)
May 8
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 8, 2021) (Japanese)
May 7
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed at airport quarantine stations. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary data), Jan. 2021 (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), Feb. 2021 (Japanese)
  • The results of focused supervision implemented as part of "No Overwork Campaign" in FY2020 are published.(Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,234th announcement) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 7, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey March 2021 (English)(Japanese)
May 6
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • We are seeking topics to be discussed at a meeting aimed at resolving issues facing shippers and trucking companies and reducing long working hours of truck drivers (Japanese)
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), Dec. 2020 (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 6, 2021) (Japanese)
May 5
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 5, 2021) (Japanese)
May 4
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 4, 2021) (Japanese)
May 3
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 3, 2021) (Japanese)
May 2
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 2, 2021) (Japanese)
May 1
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 1, 2021) (Japanese)
Apr 2021
Apr 28
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on January 2021) (Japanese)
  • Labour Survey of Small-scale Establishment (Japanese)
Apr 23
Apr 15
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Apr. 15, 2021) (Japanese)
Apr 14
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Apr. 14, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed at airport quarantine stations. (Japanese)
  • The "Collection of Use Case Examples of Drones in Plants"has been revised. ~The MHLW, METI, and FDMA has carried out verification tests and added the test results to the collection.~ (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,231st announcement) (Japanese)
Apr 13
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Broadcast TV advertising for preventive measures against COVID-19 by the government~step up campaign through video and audio streaming ~(Japanese)
  • Monthly Labour Survey [Prefectural Survey] - Oct 2020 (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Apr. 13, 2021) (Japanese)
  • International Contribution (English)
Apr 12
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting.(Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station)(Japanese)
  • A ceremony will be held to deliver a letter of commission for " Health Creator" to Tetsuya, a member of Japanese dance group EXILE. (Japanese)
  • (HER-SYS):Health Center Real-time information-sharing System on COVID-19 (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Apr. 12, 2021) (Japanese)
Apr 11
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station)(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Apr. 11, 2021)(Japanese)
Apr 10
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Apr. 10, 2021) (Japanese)
  • The winners of the 36th Medal of Honor for people engaged in dangerous duties (Japanese)
Apr 9
  • Ten asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Publication of documents related to Japanese internees provided by the Russian and other governments (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Apr. 9, 2021) (Japanese)
Apr 8
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Three asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Apr. 8, 2021) (Japanese)
Apr 7
  • Report from the 2nd Meeting on Model Lessons on Social Security Education(Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed at airport quarantine stations.(Japanese)
  • Seven asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,230th announcement) (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data), Jan. 2021 (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Apr. 7, 2021)(Japanese)
Apr 6
  • Correction to the list of the Monthly Labour Survey (e-Stat) (Apr. 6, 2021)(Japanese)
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), Nov. 2020(Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station)(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Apr. 6, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Correction to the published result of the Monthly Labour Survey (year-end bonuses) (Apr.6, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey February 2021 (English)(Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey January 2021 (English)(Japanese)
Apr 5
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting.(Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Airports' quarantine station staff test positive for coronavirus (Japanese)
  • The 3rd project team meeting aimed at supporting employment and women amid the corona crisis to be held (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Apr. 5, 2021) (Japanese)
Apr 4
  • 11 asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station).(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Apr. 4, 2021) (Japanese)
Apr 3
  • 15 asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Apr. 3, 2021) (Japanese)
Apr 2
  • 14 asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary data), Dec. 2020 (Japanese)
  • The MHLW will carry out the 2021 Comprehensive Survey of Living Conditions (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Apr. 2, 2021) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Apr. 1, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Messages from Secretary General of the United Nations and Minister Tamura of the MHLW for the 14th World Autism Awareness Day (Apr.2) (Japanese)
  • Nurses' training schools to open in FY 2021 (Japanese)
Apr 1
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • The 5th unofficial announcement of Facilities Improvement Subsidies for Measures to Support Raising Next Generation Children in FY2021 (Carry-over budget from FY2020) (Japanese)
  • The 7th unofficial notification of appropriation of Subsidies for Improvement of Day-Care Centers in FY2021 (carry-over budget from FY2020)(Japanese)
  • The 1st unofficial notification of appropriation of Subsidies for Improvement of Day-Care Centers in FY2021 (Japanese)
  • MHLW's portal website promoting an inclusive, community-based society has been released. (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed at airport quarantine stations. (Japanese)
  • Inquiries about the subsidy program for companies trying to ensure stable employment for their workers are available through call centers (Japanese)
  • Guidelines have been set out for lectures that managers at fee-charging job placement agencies specializing in construction work are required to take. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Apr. 1, 2021) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 31, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Mar 2021
Mar 31
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar.31, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Report from the 1st Meeting on Model Lessons on Social Security Education (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed at airport quarantine stations. (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed at airport quarantine stations. (Japanese)
  • Revision to the Dietary Guidelines for Pregnancy and Lactating Woman (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has issued notice of procedure manual for appropriate medication in elderly (Japanese)
  • Survey on National Health Insurance (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,229th announcement) (Japanese)
  • Setting up a committee on deviations from standard operating procedures by a researcher at Japan Bioassay Research Center and the first committee meeting (Japanese)
  • Step up efforts for DASH for SaMD:DX(Digital Transformation) Action Strategies in Healthcare for SaMD(Software as a Medical Device) (Japanese)
  • Setting up multilingual call center at the MHLW for COVID-19 vaccine inquiries(Japanese)
  • Results of the "12th Follow-Up Survey on the Status of the Provision of Instructions to Fee-Based Homes for the Elderly"inFY2020(Japanese)
  • Formulation and announcement of the 10th Plan for Improvement in Construction Employment~Promoting to create a workplace that attracts young workers and allows them to envision their future ~(Japanese)
  • Releasing video footage of interviews with TV personalities and round-table talks by experts about Advance Care Planning (Japanese)
  • The Workplace Mental Health Symposium for FY 2020 to be released online ~Caring for employees' mental health by line managers ~ (Japanese)
  • Report on the auditory tests on newborns in FY 2019 is released. (Japanese)
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), Nov. 2020 (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 30, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Ten 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 FY2021. (Japanese)
Mar 30
  • Publication of the Website Basic Guidelines for developing a job cards creation supporting website (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has developed three tools to support human resources management and labor affairs concerning foreign workers. The aim is to create a better workplace environment for both Japanese and foreign workers (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed at airport quarantine stations. (Japanese)
  • Approval of applications for changes to the plans to verify new technologies, etc. based on the Act on Special Measures Concerning Improvement in Productivity (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar.30, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Publication: the Guidelines for Reliability Assessment of the Use of AI for Chemical Plant Security has been revised based on seven examples of practical use of AI. (Japanese)
  • "Good Skill" approved products in FY 2020 have been decided. (Japanese)
  • Employment referrals for general workers February 2021 (English)(Japanese)
  • Statistics on Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Industry(Japanese)
  • Starting Apr. 1, 2021, the MHLW and local governments will jointly operate the Web portal " OnePublic".(Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 29, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Mar 29
  • The Basic Plan for Youth Employment Measures has been formulated. (Japanese)
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar.29, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed at airport quarantine stations. (Japanese)
  • World Autism Awareness Day is internationally recognized day on April 2 every year. (Japanese)
  • National examination scores required for visa extension of foreign nurse and care worker candidates accepted under Japanese laws based on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) are published (Japanese)
  • The 11th Basic Plan for Human Resources Development is formulated.(Japanese)
  • Annual and monthly reports on National Health Insurance(Japanese)
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (Jan. 2021)(Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 28, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Mar 28
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar.28, 2021)(Japanese)
  • Five asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 27, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Mar 27
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed at airport quarantine stations. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar.27, 2021) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 26, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Mar 26
  • Report from the 2nd Meeting on Model Lessons on Social Security Education(Japanese)
  • Survey results on the prefectural and municipal governments’ responses to abuse cases of persons with disabilities in FY2019 (Japanese)
  • The 110th National Nurse Exam: The number of successful foreign nurse candidates accepted under Japanese laws based on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) and the names of hospitals accepting them are published (Japanese)
  • Five asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar.26, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Test result of the 33rd National Certified Care worker Examination taken by care worker candidates accepted under the Japanese laws based on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) (Japanese)
  • The 6th expert committee meeting on prenatal testing including NIPT to be held (Japanese)
  • Special consultation booths dealing with the subsidies for guardians affected by school closures related to COVID-19: prefectural labor offices will start accepting applications for the subsidies from individual employees. (Japanese)
  • Announcement of successful applicants of the 35th National Examination for Registered Dietitian (Japanese)
  • Licenses of supervising organizations in technical intern training are revoked. (Japanese)
  • Report from the Committee Meeting on Elimination and Consolidation of Trades in the National Trade Skill Testing System to be published (Japanese)
  • Extension of the application period for the support fund and allowance for the leave forced to be taken under the COVID-19 outbreak (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 25, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Mar 25
  • Special measures for employment adjustment grants after May (Japanese)
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed at airport quarantine stations. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar.25, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), Jan. 2021 (Japanese)
  • Publication of the Guideline to promote the appropriate introduction and implementation of telework (Japanese)
  • The 2nd Meeting on Model Lessons on Social Security Education to be held online (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 24, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Mar 24
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed at airport quarantine stations. (Japanese)
  • Six asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Publication of a report from the Council Meeting for the Policy on Corpse Examination (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar.24, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on December 2020) (Japanese)
  • Publication of a report from the meeting on office hygiene guidelines (Japanese)
  • Successful applicants of the 106 th National Examination for Pharmacists have been announced (prompt report) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 23, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Mar 23
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar.23, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Appointment of (full-time) inspectors at the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare-affiliated incorporated administrative agencies (Japanese)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, Jan. 2021(Japanese)
  • The 5th Home Work Subcommittee, Sectorial Committee on Employment Environment and Equal Employment, Labor Policy Council to be held (online)(Japanese)
  • Major changes in health, labor and welfare systems (Apr. 2021)(Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,228th announcement)(Japanese)
  • The 94th Codex Consultative Meeting to be held(Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 22, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Mar 22
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar.22, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • The MHLW and Meijo University have concluded the Chubu region's first partnership agreement aimed at providing assistance to international students looking for a job.(Japanese)
  • HER-SYS:Health Center Real-time information-sharing System on COVID-19(Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 21, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Mar 21
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar.21, 2021) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 20, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Mar 20
  • Six asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar.20, 2021) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 19, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Mar 19
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar.19, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Additional information to the overview of the 2019 General Survey on Diversified Types of Employment (Japanese)
  • Three asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • The 3rd unofficial announcement of subsidies for improvement of facilities including improvement of space for community long-term care and welfare in FY2020 (Japanese)
  • Notice about incorrect information in the letters concerning the number of people covered by employment insurance and apology for the error (Japanese)
  • "A survey on job offer situation of graduating university students" in FY2020 (as of February 1, 2021)~ (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 18, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Mar 18
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Seven asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Information for participants in the Longitudinal Survey of Adults in the 21st Century (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar.18, 2021) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 17, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Mar 17
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed at airport quarantine stations. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Summary Report of Survey on Labour Economy Trend, Feb 2021 (Japanese)
  • Voluntary recall of a medical device (Class I) (Japanese)
  • The 20th Council Meeting on Promotion of the "Healthy Parents and Children 21 (phase 2)" to be held (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,227th announcement) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 16, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Mar 16
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • The 2nd unofficial announcement of the funds for securing comprehensive medical and long-term care in local communities (for long term care) in FY2020 (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar.16, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Extension of the application period for temporary loan emergency funds for people whose households are affected by COVID-19 pandemic and Forgiveness of repayment (Japanese)
  • Extension of the application period for an additional housing security benefit (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 15, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Mar 15
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Six asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • We are asking cooperation in the Survey on Labour Economy Trend ( May 2021) (Japanese)
  • Alert for dangerous drugs containing "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Substances)" (Japanese)
  • The announcement of successful applicants of the 23rd National Certified Psychiatric Social Worker Examination (Japanese)
  • We start accepting applications for the 5th Infrastructure Maintenance Award. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar.15, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Monthly Report on the Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (December 2020) (Japanese)
  • Four new psychoactive substances are designated as "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Substances)"~A ministerial order for establishing the designated substances, etc., is promulgated~(Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 14, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Mar 14
  • Five asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar.14, 2021) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 13, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Mar 13
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar.13, 2021) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 12, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Mar 12
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar.12, 2021) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 11, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Mar 11
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • The 3rd meeting discuss how to evacuate the elderly at nursing homes during disasters based on the experience from torrential rains in July 2020 (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar.11, 2021)(Japanese)
  • A report of the 1st Meeting on Model Lessons on Social Security Education (Japanese)
  • Three asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Spring Exhibition to be held starting on March 16th at the Shokenikan (Historical Materials Hall for the Wounded and Sick Retired Soldiers, etc.) (Japanese)
  • Special Exhibition to be held starting on March 13th at the Showa-Kan (National Showa Memorial Museum) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 10, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Mar 10
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • The 1st Meeting on Model Lessons on Social Security Education to be held online (Japanese)
  • The 5th expert committee meeting on prenatal testing including NIPT to be held (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,226th announcement) (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar.10, 2021) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 9, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Mar 9
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 9, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Screening on new strains of coronavirus (Preliminary Data) (Japanese)
  • Two asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station).(Japanese)
  • The Symposium on Hansen's Disease Issue (The Human Rights Forum 2021) will be held online on Mar. 27. (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 8, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Data on the Monthly Labour Survey released since Mar. 1, 2021) (Mar. 9, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey January 2021 (English)(Japanese)
Mar 8
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 8, 2021) (Japanese)
  • One asymptomatic case has been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Recipients have been selected for the second award for organizations and businesses promoting a campaign informing people of things they should know when receiving health care services. (Japanese)
  • The MHLW and Ritsumeikan University have concluded a partnership agreement aimed at providing assistance to international students looking for a job. (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 7, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Mar 7
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 7, 2021) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 6, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Mar 6
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 5, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Mar 5
  • The first case reported as anaphylaxis after COVID-19 vaccination. (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Deviations from Standard Operating Procedures by a researcher at Japan Bioassay Research Center (Japanese)
  • Two asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), Oct. 2020 (Japanese)
  • The MHLW is stepping up efforts to encourage people to spread their feelings and thoughts of appreciation (Japanese)
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary data), Nov. 2020 (Japanese)
  • Publication of documents related to Japanese internees provided by the Russian and other governments (Additionally identified persons, etc. are posted) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 4, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Mar 4
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Two asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • The 2nd unofficial announcement of subsidies for improvement of facilities including improvement of space for community long-term care and welfare in FY2020 (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 3, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Mar 3
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Awards will be bestowed on individuals and organizations for contribution to emergency medical care and obstetric care in a ceremony to be held at the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare. (Japanese)
  • Results of the Survey on Public Health Nurses' Activity in FY2020 (Japanese)
  • The National Summit of Housing Assistance in FY2020 to be held online (Japanese)
  • Report on measures to support independence of single mothers and single fathers in FY 2019 (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,225th announcement) (Japanese)
  • Three asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 3, 2021) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 2, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data), Dec. 2020 (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Monthly Definitive Data in FY 2019) (Japanese)
  • Meeting record from the 3rd meeting to discuss the utilization of the Social Security and Tax Number System for the management of qualifications regarding social security (Japanese)
Mar 2
  • Storage temperatures for COVID-19 vaccine that have deviated from a required rang (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • The first case of death has been reported after COVID-19 vaccination. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 2, 2021) (Japanese)
  • One asymptomatic case has been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • The MHLW will be promoting the 2021 "STOP Heatstroke Cool Work" campaign ~ (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 1, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Monthly Report on Employment Insurance Services (Japanese)
  • Employment referrals for general workers January 2021 (English)(Japanese)
Mar 1
  • Storage temperatures for COVID-19 vaccine that have deviated from a required range (Japanese)
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar.1, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations) (Japanese)
  • New content added to the portal site "Improvement in Working Hours Rules for Truck Drivers" (Japanese)
  • Publication of Survey Result: Report on Regional Public Health Services and Health Promotion Services (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb. 28, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Feb 2021
Feb 28
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station)(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 28, 2021) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb. 27, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Feb 27
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station)(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 27, 2021) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb. 26, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Feb 26
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • The 41st Expert Committee on Dock Work, the Fundamental Issues Subcommittee on Employment measures, Sectorial Committee on Employment security, Labor Policy Council to be held (paperless) (Japanese)
  • Licenses of supervising organizations in technical intern training are revoked. (Japanese)
  • Special website for the "Women's Health Week" to be released to the public (Japanese)
  • Actions to be taken during the Month for Suicide Prevention in FY 2020 (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 26, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (Dec. 2020) (Japanese)
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), Oct. 2020 (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb. 25, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Support fund and allowance for non-regular workers due to the leave forced to be taken under the COVID-19 outbreak (Japanese)
Feb 25
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • HER-SYS:Health Center Real-time information-sharing System on COVID-19  (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 25, 2021) (Japanese)
  • The 6th unofficial notification of appropriation of Subsidies for Improvement of Day-Care Centers in FY2020 (Japanese)
  • License for worker dispatching and fee-charging employment placement undertakings is revoked. (Japanese)
  • One asymptomatic case has been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • The 7th meeting on promotion of environmental improvement on clinical development to be held (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb. 24, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Feb 24
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on November 2020) (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), Dec. 2020 (Japanese)
  • Remains of a Japanese detainee in the Southwest Atoll, Gilbert Islands, Republic of Kiribati has been confirmed and will be returned to a bereaved family (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,224th announcement) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 24, 2021) (Japanese)
  • One asymptomatic case has been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb. 23, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey 2020 (Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey December 2020 (English)(Japanese)
Feb 23
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 23, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Two asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb. 22, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Feb 22
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Two asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 22, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, Dec. 2020 (Japanese)
  • The status of occurrence of industrial injuries in 2021 (Feb. 2021) (Japanese)
  • Seven schemes are selected as "Good Initiatives Coming Out of Regions "for FY2020. (Japanese)
  • The 31st National Skills Grand Prix is closed. (Japanese)
  • An informal meeting on food risk communication on "Think Together about Radioactive Materials in Foods" to be held (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb. 21, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Feb 21
  • One asymptomatic case has been reported (at an airport quarantine station).(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 21, 2021) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb. 20, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Feb 20
  • Reports of suspected adverse events following immunization (AEFI) after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 20, 2021) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb.19, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Feb 19
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,223rd announcement) (Japanese)
  • Public opinion solicitation regarding Basic Guidelines for the Management of Health and other personal data by Private-sector PHR Business Operators (draft) (Japanese)
  • Efforts for the sustainable beverage transportation in the trucking industry (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 19, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb.18, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Feb 18
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • The corrected version (1.2.2) of contact-confirming application COCOA has been released. (Japanese)
  • Charges on violation of the Worker Dispatch Law (Japanese)
  • The MHLW plans to investigate the causes of the flaw in the contact-confirming application COCOA and discuss preventive measures (Japanese)
  • Voluntary recall of a medical device (Class I) (Japanese)
  • Quarantine officials tested positive for COVID-19 (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 18, 2021) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb.17, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Decision on winners of the 3rd Japan Open Innovation Prize. (Japanese)
  • Report on Public Health Administration and Servicies FY2019 (English)
Feb17
  • Implementation of COVID-19 vaccination(Japanese)
  • The 2nd unofficial announcement of the funds for securing comprehensive medical and long-term care in local communities (for medical care) in FY2020 (Japanese)
  • Survey on National Health Insurance (Japanese)
  • Four asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 17, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Monthly Labour Survey [Prefectural Survey] - Sep. 2020 (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb.16, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Feb 16
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 16, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • A campaign video promoting the "Healthy Parents and Children 21 (phase 2)" is released.(Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb.15, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Information on the earthquake that occurred off the coast of Fukushima prefecture on Feb. 13, 2021. (Japanese)
Feb 15
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 15, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Monthly Report on the Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (November 2020) (Japanese)
  • One asymptomatic case has been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb. 14, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Feb 14
  • Two asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 14, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Exceptional approval of the COVID-19 vaccine under the Act on Securing Quality, Efficacy and Safety of Products Including Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb. 13, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Feb 13
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 13, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb. 12, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Feb 12
  • New employment and training packages (Japanese)
  • Payments of the support fund and allowance for the leave to non-regular workers at major companies (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 12, 2021)(Japanese)
  • Overview on the 2019 General Survey on Diversified Types of Employment(Japanese)
  • Given the extension of the state of emergency, the MHLW has called on business associations to step up efforts to prevent COVID-19 in the workplace and carefully monitor health conditions of workers.(Japanese)
  • Application period for the relending of comprehensive support funds (Japanese)
  • Licenses of suprvising organizations in technical intern training are revoked. (Japanese)
  • Orders issued to business operators for improvement of worker dispatching undertakings (Japanese)
  • Announcement of successful applicants for the Third Certified Public Psychologist Examination conducted on December 20, 2020 (Japanese)
  • Four asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb. 11, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Feb 11
  • Two asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 11, 2021) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb. 10, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Feb 10
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • HER-SYS:Health Center Real-time information-sharing System on COVID-19  (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Orders issued to a business operator for the improvement of worker dispatching undertakings (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,222nd announcement) (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 10, 2021) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb. 9, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Feb 9
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • The unofficial announcement of subsidies for reorganization of healthcare system functions in FY 2020 (Japanese)
  • One asymptomatic case has been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • A pharmaceutical company in violation of the Act on Securing Quality, Efficacy and Safety of Products iIncluding Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices is given administrative disposition (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 9, 2021) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb. 8, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Feb 8
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Employee selection date for high school students graduating in March 2022 (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 8, 2021)(Japanese)
  • One asymptomatic case has been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Setting up the MHLW COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb. 7, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey 2020 (Japanese)
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey December 2020 (English)(Japanese)
Feb 7
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 7, 2021) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb. 6, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Feb 6
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 6, 2021)(Japanese)
  • Two asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb. 5, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Feb 5
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 5, 2021)(Japanese)
  • Two asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary data), Oct. 2020 (Japanese)
  • Implementation of DNA tests of remains of Japanese war dead that have no documents to identify them. (Japanese)
  • The 31st National Skills Grand Prix to be held without a live audience(Japanese)
  • Publication of documents related to Japanese internees provided by the Russian and other governments (Posting of additionally identified persons, etc.)(Japanese)
  • Set up a new subsidy program for companies trying to ensure stable employment for their workers(Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb. 4, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Payments of the support fund and allowance for the leave to non-regular workers at major companies and easing requirements for employment adjustment grants (Japanese)
Feb 4
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 4, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Recipient companies of the "Good Career Company Awards 2020" are decided. (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb. 3, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Feb 3
  • Flaw in the contract confirming application COCOA for devices using the Android operating system (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Two asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), Sep. 2020(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 3, 2021)(Japanese)
  • Summary Report of the Survey on Employment Trends in the first half of 2020(Japanese)
  • Announcement of designated courses on general educational training (designated on April 1, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Announcement of designated courses on professional and practical educational training (designated on April 1, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,221st announcement) (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data), Nov. 2020 (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb. 2, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Feb 2
  • Relending of comprehensive support funds (Japanese)
  • Two asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station).(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 2, 2021) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb. 1, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (Nov. 2020) (Japanese)
Feb 1
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 1, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Monthly Labour Survey [Prefectural Survey] - Aug. 2020 (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 31, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jan 2021
Jan 31
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 31, 2021) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 30, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jan 30
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Asymptomatic COVID-19 cases have been reported (at airport and seaport quarantine stations).(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 30, 2021)(Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 29, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jan 29
  • G-MIS:Gathering Medical Information System on COVID-19 (Japanese)
  • Recall of asbestos-containing products(Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Four asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 29, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Revocation of license of Supervising Organizations and accreditation of Technical Intern Training Plans (Japanese)
  • Status of reporting on the employment of foreign workers by employers (October 2020)(Japanese)
  • Looking for medical institutions and pharmacies willing to conduct a test operation of Online Confirmation System for Health Insurance Qualification . (Japanese)
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), Sep. 2020 (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 28, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Employment referrals for general workers December 2020 (English)(Japanese)
Jan 28
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 28, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Symposium on a Regional Inclusive Society in FY2020 to be held (Japanese)
  • Basic Survey on Wage Structure (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 27, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Anti-COVID-19 response at facilities providing services for people with disabilities (Japanese)
Jan 27
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 27, 2021)(Japanese)
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on October 2020) (Japanese)
  • Reports of the Subcommittee on Employment Insurance, Sectorial Committee on Employment security, Labor Policy Council (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,220th announcement) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 26, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jan 26
  • HER-SYS:Health Center Real-time information-sharing System on COVID-19 (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Three asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 26, 2021) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 25, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey November 2020 (English)(Japanese)
Jan 25
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting.(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 25, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Four asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station).(Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), Nov. 2020(Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 24, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jan 24
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 24, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Three asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station).(Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 23, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jan 23
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station)(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 23, 2021)(Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 22, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jan 22
  • Extension of the special measures for employment adjustment grants (Japanese)
  • G-MIS:Gathering Medical Information System on COVID-19 (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 22, 2021)(Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations) (Japanese)
  • Slogan for the "Child Welfare Week" has been chosen for FY2021. (Japanese)
  • Watch out for fire when using domiciliary oxygen therapy (Japanese)
  • Four new psychoactive substances are designated as "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Substances)"~A ministerial order for establishing the designated substances, etc., is promulgated~ (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 21, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments(Japanese)
Jan 21
  • The MHLW has selected regions taking a priority for assistance aimed at community healthcare planning (3rd selection). (Japanese)
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Eight asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station).(Japanese)
  • A Meeting on Child Death Review to be held(Japanese)
  • Orders issued to business operators for suspension and improvement on worker dispatching (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 21, 2021) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 20, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jan 20
  • The MHLW has concluded contracts with Pfizer Inc on the supply of COVID-19 vaccine. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 20, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Recall of asbestos-containing products (Japanese)
  • The 6th Meeting for Promotion of Medical Ventures( the first meeting for FY 2020) to be held (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,219th announcement) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 19, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jan 19
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 19, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, Nov. 2020 (Japanese)
  • Asymptomatic cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been reported. (Japanese)
  • The 61st Expert Committee on Construction Work, the Fundamental Issues Subcommittee on Employment measures, Sectorial Committee on Employment security, Labor Policy Council to be held (paperless) (Japanese)
  • The status of occurrence of industrial injuries in 2021 (Jan. 2021) (Japanese)
  • Revocation of license of Supervising Organizations and accreditation of Technical Intern Training Plans (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations)(Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 18, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jan 18
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed.(Japanese)
  • Eleven asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • The MHLW starts accepting the third applications for special subsidy programs for small and medium-sized enterprises affected by COVID-19. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 18, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Publication of Survey Result: Report on Public Health Administration and Services (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 17, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jan 17
  • Eight asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 17, 2021) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 16, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jan 16
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 16, 2021) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 15, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jan 15
  • Recall of asbestos-containing products (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 15, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Report on the "Status of Employment of Persons with disabilities" in 2020 (Japanese)
  • "A survey on job offer situation of graduating university students" in FY2020 (as of December 1, 2020) (Japanese)
  • (G-MIS):Gathering Medical Information System on COVID-19  (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Monthly Report on the Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (October 2020) (Japanese)
  • Monthly Labour Survey [Prefectural Survey] - Jul. 2020 (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 14, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jan 14
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • The 11th study meeting will be held to discuss compensation for workers whose dismissals is ruled invalid. (paperless and online) (Japanese)
  • G-MIS:Gathering Medical Information System on COVID-19 (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 14, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Hearing of those who have received fertility treatments for their opinion (Japanese)
  • Actual Survey on Smoking Policies (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 13, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jan 13
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 13, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Seven asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Survey of Institutions and Establishments for Long-term Care 2019 (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,218th announcement) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 12, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jan 12
  • The 11th study meeting will be held to discuss compensation for workers whose dismissals is ruled invalid. (paperless and online) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 12, 2021) (Japanese)
  • The 16th Trilateral Meeting on Yusho Disease ("Oil Symptoms") to be held(Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), Aug. 2020 (Japanese)
  • An informal meeting on food risk communication on "Safety of Imported Foods" to be held online on Jan. 28~We are looking for participants.~ (Japanese)
  • The status of guidance and monitoring implemented for insurance medical institutions in FY2019 (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 11, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jan 11
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station)(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 11, 2021)(Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 10, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments(Japanese)
Jan 10
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 10, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 9, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jan 9
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station)(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 9, 2021)(Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 8, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jan 8
  • Extension of the special measures for employment adjustment grants for Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba and Saitama(Japanese)
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Publication of the report on the meeting to discuss the utilization of the Social Security and Tax Number System for the management of qualifications regarding social security (Japanese)
  • Asymptomatic cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been reported. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 8, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station)(Japanese)
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary data), Sep. 2020(Japanese)
  • Strengthen the consultation system for businesses considering introducing teleworking~ extension of consultation hours and offering online consultations~(Japanese)
  • The 8th joint meeting about research on the use of genome editing technology and other techniques to track human fertilized embryo to be held (Japanese)
  • The 4th expert committee meeting on 'prenatal testing including NIPT to be held(Japanese)
  • Publication of the report on the "Status of Employment of Elderly Persons" in 2020(Japanese)
  • Publication of documents related to Japanese internees provided by the Russian and other governments (Additionally identified persons, etc. are posted) (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has called on business associations to step up efforts to prevent COVID-19 in the workplace and carefully monitor health conditions of workers during the state of emergency. (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 7, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Response to COVID-19 by welfare service providers for persons with disabilities (Japanese)
Jan 7
  • Response by Prefectural Labor Bureaus, labor standard inspection offices and Hello Work job placement offices amid the state of emergency (Japanese)
  • Documents from the 3rd meeting to discuss the utilization of the Social Security and Tax Number System for the management of qualifications regarding social security (Japanese)
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Eleven asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 7, 2021)(Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 6, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey November 2020 (English)(Japanese)
Jan 6
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Seven asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,217th announcement) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 6, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data), Oct.. 2020 (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 5, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jan 5
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 5, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 4, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jan 4
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station)(Japanese)
  • The 2020 edition of the manual to fill in a death certificate (Japanese)
  • The 93rd Codex Consultative Meeting and public hearing to be held (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 4, 2021)(Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 3, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments(Japanese)
Jan 3
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station)(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 3, 2021)(Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 2, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jan 2
  • 14 asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station).(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 2, 2021)(Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 1, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jan 1
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 1, 2021) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Dec. 31, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)

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