Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare


What's New 2022

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May 2022
May 25
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on February 2022)(Japanese)
May 24
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey FY2021 (Japanese)
May 9
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey March 2022 (English)(Japanese)
Apr 2022
Apr 27
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on January 2022) (Japanese)
Apr 26
Apr 22
Apr 5
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey February 2022 (English)(Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey January 2022 (English)(Japanese)
Mar 2022
Mar 31
  • Minister Goto holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • 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)
  • Results of the "13th Follow-Up Survey on the Status of the Provision of Instructions to Fee-Based Homes for the Elderly" in FY2021 (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,281st announcement) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 31, 2022) (Japanese)
  • Results of the Survey on Working Conditions of Social Worker for Persons with Disability in FY2021 (Japanese)
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), Jan. 2022 (Japanese)
Mar 30
  • The range of questions in the 2024 national certification exams for physiotherapists and occupational therapists (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed at airport quarantine stations. (Japanese)
  • The Health, Labour and Welfare Minister's awards for winners of the slogan contest to promote a society friendly to people suffering from infertility and recurrent pregnancy loss and awards for companies promoting support for workers suffering infertility and recurrent pregnancy loss in FY2021 (Japanese)
  • Report on Regional Public Health Services and Health Promotion Services in FY 2020 (Japanese)
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on December 2021) (Japanese)
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary data), Dec. 2021 (Japanese)
  • Releasing a video to promote and raise awareness of Advance Care Planning (Japanese)
  • Updates to three tools used in companies promoting a balance between infertility treatment and work. (Japanese)
  • A report from the meeting on rules on diversifying employment contracts has been published. (Japanese)
  • Survey on National Health Insurance (Japanese)
  • Statistics on Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Industry (Japanese)
  • The range of questions in the 2023 national board dental examination (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 30, 2022) (Japanese)
  • Monthly Labour Survey [Prefectural Survey] - Oct. 2021 (Japanese)
Mar 29
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Survey results on the prefectural and municipal governments’ responses to abuse cases of persons with disabilities in FY2020 (Japanese)
  • "Smart Health Consultation Room," a website providing health consultation and support services to young people, is available now. (Japanese)
  • Strengthening measures to prevent harassment against job-hunting junior-high school students (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)
  • Report from the 4th Meeting on Making Model Lesson Plans on Social Security Education to be held online (Japanese)
  • Publication of the instruction manual "Think about Social Security in an Era of 100-year Life" for social security educators at high schools (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 29, 2022) (Japanese)
  • Employment referrals for general workers February 2022) (English)(Japanese)
Mar 28
  • Minister Goto holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 28, 2022) (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)
  • The Agreement between Japan and the Kingdom of Sweden on Social Security to enter into force (Japanese)
  • The Agreement between Japan and the Kingdom of Sweden on Social Security to enter into force (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), Jan. 2022 (Japanese)
  • World Autism Awareness Day is internationally recognized day on April 2 every year.(Japanese)
  • The range of questions in the 2023 national qualification exams for public health nurses, maternity nurses and nurses (Japanese)
  • The Agreement between Japan and the Kingdom of Sweden on Social Security to enter into force (English)(Japanese)
Mar 27
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 27, 2022) (Japanese)
Mar 26
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 26, 2022) (Japanese)
Mar 25
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 25, 2022) (Japanese)
  • Approval of a project adaptation plan based on the Act on Strengthening Industrial Competitiveness (Japanese)
  • The 111th 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)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, Jan. 2022 (Japanese)
  • Extension of the duration of the subsidy to employers who give pregnant workers paid leave and encourage them to take time off (Japanese)
  • Test result of the 34th National Certified Care worker Examination taken by care worker candidates accepted under the Japanese laws based on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) (Japanese)
  • Administrative dispositions have been imposed on organizations and businesses based on the Technical Intern Training Act. (Japanese)
  • Announcement of successful applicants of the 36th National Examination for Registered Dietitian (Japanese)
  • Test result of the 34th National Certified Care worker Examination (Japanese)
  • Annual and monthly reports on National Health Insurance (Japanese)
  • Appointment of (full-time) inspectors at the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare-affiliated incorporated administrative agencies (Japanese)
Mar 24
  • Minister Goto holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (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)
  • Orders issued to fee-charging employment placement undertakings for suspension of fee-charging employment placement businesses (Japanese)
  • Successful applicants of the National Examination for Pharmacists (prompt announcement) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 24, 2022) (Japanese)
Mar 23
  • Consultation and report on the draft outline of the Ministerial Order for Partial Revisions of the Ordinance on Industrial Safety and Health Regulations (Japanese)
  • Consultation and report on the draft outline of the Ministerial Order for Partial Revisions of the Ordinance on Industrial Safety and Health Regulations, etc. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 23, 2022) (Japanese)
  • Licenses for general worker dispatching undertaking are revoked. (Japanese)
  • Results of the survey on the impact of period poverty on women's physical and mental health are published. (Japanese)
  • Major changes in health, labor and welfare systems (Apr. 2022) (Japanese)
  • The Patient Survey (Preliminary data) in 2020 (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,280th announcement) (Japanese)
  • HER-SYS:Health Center Real-time information-sharing System on COVID-19 (Japanese)
Mar 22
  • The 1st joint meeting about research on the use of genome editing technology and other techniques to track human fertilized embryo to be held (resetting) (paperless) (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)
  • Approval of Business Adaption Plan based on the Industrial Technology Enhancement Act (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 Japanese national team competing in the 46th World Skills Competition is decided.(Japanese)
  • We start accepting applications for the 6th Infrastructure Maintenance Award. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 22, 2022) (Japanese)
Mar 21
  • 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. 21, 2022) (Japanese)
Mar 20
  • 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. 20, 2022) (Japanese)
Mar 19
  • 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. 19, 2022) (Japanese)
Mar 18
  • Minister Goto 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. 18, 2022) (Japanese)
  • Change to data collection method of the Monthly Labour Survey ( additional information)(Japanese)
  • First payment of benefits stipulated in the Act on Issuance of Benefits for Construction Workers Suffering from Asbestos Health Damage (Japanese)
  • Publication of a meeting report from the Advisory Committee on Article 35 of the Ordinance for Enforcement of the Labor Standards Act and the Subcommittee on Illnesses Associated with Exposure to Chemical Substances (Japanese)
  • The 9th meeting of the Advisory Committee for promoting suicide prevention measures (online and paperless) (Japanese)
  • Report on measures to support independence of single mothers and single fathers in FY 2020 (Japanese)
  • A survey on job offer situation of students graduating universities, etc. in March 2022 (as of February 1, 2022) (Japanese)
  • Monthly Report on the Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (December 2021) (Japanese)
Mar 17
  • Minister Goto holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (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 Survey on Labour Economy Trend for May 2022 (Japanese)
  • Summary Report of Survey on Labour Economy Trend, Feb 2022 (Japanese)
  • Overview of the Survey on Physicians, Dentists, and Pharmacists in 2020 (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,279th announcement) (Japanese)
  • Recommendations on measures for organ transplant medicine to be published (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. 17, 2022) (Japanese)
Mar 16
  • Agreements with Pfizer Inc. and Moderna Inc. on additional COVID-19 vaccine purchases for the year 2022 (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 16, 2022) (Japanese)
  • The 24th Consultative Meeting on Facilities Operation of Murayama Branch Laboratories at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases to be held (Japanese)
  • "Good Skill" approved products in FY 2021 have been decided. (Japanese)
  • The 42nd 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)
Mar 15
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations) (Japanese)
  • The announcement of successful applicants of the 24th National Certified Psychiatric Social Worker Examination (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 15, 2022) (Japanese)
Mar 14
  • Minister Goto holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (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)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 14, 2022) (Japanese)
  • A new certification mark used for companies supporting employees raising children has been introduced. New certification systems will be launched for firms supporting child-rearing employees, and businesses promoting a balance between infertility treatment and work. (Japanese)
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), Dec. 2021 (Japanese)
Mar 13
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 13, 2022) (Japanese)
Mar 12
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 12, 2022) (Japanese)
Mar 11
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 11, 2022) (Japanese)
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary data), Nov. 2021 (Japanese)
  • The 4th expert meeting to discuss policies to prevent discrimination against people with Hansen's disease to be held (Japanese)
  • A report on inspection results of the "Project on Measures for Quality Control of Generic Drugs" in FY2020 (Japanese)
Mar 10
  • Minister Goto holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 10, 2022) (Japanese)
Mar 9
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on November 2021) (Japanese)
  • The 2nd unofficial announcement of subsidies for improvement of facilities including improvement of space for community long-term care and welfare in FY2021 (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,278th announcement) (Japanese)
  • Recipients have been selected for the third award for organizations and businesses promoting a campaign informing people of things they should know when receiving health care services. (Japanese)
  • Information on "Fast Track" services at airports for travelers entering Japan (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 9, 2022) (Japanese)
Mar 8
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations) (Japanese)
  • License for worker dispatching and fee-charging employment placement undertakings is revoked. (Japanese)
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), Oct. 2021 (Japanese)
  • New designs for a customer harassment poster have been introduced. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 8, 2022) (Japanese)
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey January 2022 (English)(Japanese)
Mar 7
  • Minister Goto holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (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)
  • Spring Exhibition to be held starting on March 15th at the Shokenikan (Historical Materials Hall for the Wounded and Sick Retired Soldiers, etc.) (Japanese)
  • Six new psychoactive substances are designated as "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Substances)"~A ministerial order for establishing the designated substances, etc., is promulgated~ (Japanese)
  • The Symposium on Hansen's Disease Issue (The Human Rights Forum 2022) will be held online on Mar. 27. (Japanese)
  • Special Exhibition to be held starting on March 12th at the Showa-Kan (National Showa Memorial Museum) (Japanese)
  • Orders issued to business operators for improvement of worker dispatching undertakings (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 7, 2022) (Japanese)
Mar 6
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 6, 2022) (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
Mar 5
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 5, 2022) (Japanese)
Mar 4
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations) (Japanese)
  • The 5th unofficial announcement of the funds for securing comprehensive medical and long-term care in local communities (for long-term care) in FY2021  (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has checked documents on Japanese internees provided by the Russian government with the Japanese government's reports to identify individuals who have died while interned. (Japanese)
  • Nine schemes are selected as "Good Initiatives Coming Out of Regions "for FY2021. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 4, 2022) (Japanese)
  • Employment referrals for general workers January 2022) (English)(Japanese)
  • Documents from the 4th Meeting on Making Model Lesson Plans on Social Security Education (Japanese)
Mar 3
  • Minister Goto holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (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)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), Dec. 2021 (Japanese)
  • Cancellation of the 4th Project for the Recovery and Repatriation of the Remains of Japanese War Dead in Iwo To in FY2021 (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,277th announcement) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 3, 2022) (Japanese)
  • Forum to celebrate the launch of a strategic initiative for a healthy and sustainable food environment to be held online (Japanese)
Mar 2
  • The 6th Home Work Subcommittee, Sectorial Committee on Employment Environment and Equal Employment, Labor Policy Council to be held (online) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 2, 2022) (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Joint session of the 8th meeting to discuss how to utilize information in the fields of health, medical care and long-term care and the7th working group meeting to discuss how to utilize medical information(Japanese)
  • Charges on violation of the Worker Dispatch Law (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data), Dec. 2021 (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Monthly Definitive Data in FY 2020) (Japanese)
  • The 4th Meeting on Making Model Lesson Plans on Social Security Education to be held online (Japanese)
  • The 23nd Life Tables (2020) (English)
Mar 1
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations) (Japanese)
  • The 4th subcommittee meeting to discuss policies to prevent discrimination against former Hansen's disease patients and their family to be held (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 1, 2022) (Japanese)
  • Request for cooperation in the Comprehensive Survey of Living Conditions in 2022 (Japanese)
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (Dec. 2021) (Japanese)
  • From April 1, construction contractors will be required to report asbestos inspection results prior any building demolition or renovation project.~An online reporting system will be available from March 18. ~(Japanese)
Feb 2022
Feb 28
  • Minister Goto holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (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)
  • Overview of the 2020 (Static/Dynamic) Survey of Medical Institutions (as of October 1, 2020) (Japanese)
  • More companies temporally seconding their employees to other firms to maintain employment ~ It's been one year since the industrial employment stabilization subsidy program was established. More than 10,000 workers have been benefited from the program.~ (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 28, 2022) (Japanese)
  • Monthly Labour Survey [Prefectural Survey] - Sep. 2021 (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, 2022) (Japanese)
Feb 26
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 26, 2022) (Japanese)
Feb 25
  • Subsidies for guardians affected by school closures related to COVID-19 from April 2022 (Japanese)
  • Japan to provide additional funds to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, or CEPI (Japanese)
  • Special measures for employment adjustment grants from April 2022 (Japanese)
  • Publication of the results of the Monthly Labour Survey [National Survey] in January 2022 (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, Dec. 2021 (Japanese)
  • Summary Report of Vital Statistics of Japan (final data), 2020 (Japanese)
  • Administrative dispositions have been imposed on organizations and businesses based on the Technical Intern Training Act. (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has urged distributors of personal fall-arrest systems to recall products not in compliance with the construction code and warned buyers of those products to stop using them. (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has created a manual, etc. on how to handle customer harassment. (Japanese)
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  • Major efforts to be made by relevant institutions during the Month for Suicide Prevention in FY 2021 (Japanese)
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  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 25, 2022) (Japanese)
  • Summary Report of Annual Vital Statistics of Japan (final data), 2020 (English)
Feb 24
  • Minister Goto holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Starting March 1, Japan will accept online applications for foreign nationals' entry permits from sponsors. (Japanese)
  • The 3rd expert meeting to discuss policies to prevent discrimination against people with Hansen's disease to be held (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)
  • The 62nd 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)
  • Annual and monthly reports on National Health Insurance (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 24, 2022) (Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey 2021 (Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey December 2021 (English)(Japanese)
Feb 23
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 23, 2022) (Japanese)
Feb 22
  • The MHLW will be promoting the 2022 "STOP Heatstroke Cool Work" campaign. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 22, 2022) (Japanese)
  • The 21st Council Meeting on Promotion of the "Healthy Parents and Children 21 (phase 2)" to be held (Japanese)
  • Special website for the "Women's Health Week" to be released to the public (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,276th announcement) (Japanese)
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), Nov. 2021 (Japanese)
  • The 10th expert committee meeting on medical research on the use of human fertilized embryo for assisted reproductive technology to be held (Japanese)
Feb 21
  • Minister Goto holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (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)
  • The 4th unofficial announcement of the funds for securing comprehensive medical and long-term care in local communities (for long term care) in FY2021  (Japanese)
  • Special website "Good sleep for physical and mental health" to be released to the public (Japanese)
  • The 7th expert committee meeting on prenatal testing including NIPT 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 (Feb. 21, 2022) (Japanese)
Feb 20
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 20, 2022) (Japanese)
Feb 19
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 19, 2022) (Japanese)
Feb 18
  • Survey results: the estimated number of COVID-19 booster shots administered to residents of long-term care facilities by the end of February (prompt report) (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations) (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), Nov. 2021 (Japanese)
  • The 14th meeting to discuss how to improve truck drivers work environment and reduce their working hours and the 13th meeting to figure out how to increase productivity in transport and logistics sectors (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 18, 2022) (Japanese)
  • Monthly Labour Survey [Prefectural Survey] - Aug. 2021 (Japanese)
  • Monthly Labour Survey [Prefectural Survey] - Jul. 2021 (Japanese)
  • Administrative dispositions have been imposed on organizations and businesses based on the Technical Intern Training Act. (Japanese)
Feb 17
  • Minister Goto holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • The 8th meeting of the Advisory Committee for promoting suicide prevention measures (online and paperless) (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)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 17, 2022) (Japanese)
Feb 16
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,275th announcement) (Japanese)
  • Monthly Labour Survey [Special Survey] 2021 (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 16, 2022) (Japanese)
Feb 15
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed at airport quarantine stations. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • The 18th Trilateral Meeting on Yusho Disease ("Oil Symptoms") to be held (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 15, 2022) (Japanese)
Feb 14
  • Minister Goto holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has signed an agreement with Pfizer Inc for additional COVID-19 vaccine purchases in 2022 (Japanese)
  • The 2nd meeting in fiscal 2021to discuss how to evacuate the elderly at nursing homes during disasters (a follow-up meeting) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 14, 2022) (Japanese)
Feb 13
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 13, 2022) (Japanese)
Feb 12
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 12, 2022) (Japanese)
Feb 11
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 11, 2022) (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
Feb 10
  • Approval of pills for COVID-19 treatment under special exceptional circumstances (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,274th announcement) (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Monthly Report on the Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (November 2021) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 10, 2022) (Japanese)
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (Nov. 2021) (Japanese)
Feb 9
  • Minister Goto holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations) (Japanese)
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on September 2021) (Japanese)
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on October 2021) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 9, 2022) (Japanese)
Feb 8
  • An event will be held for people who grew up in foster homes to share their experience. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (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. 8, 2022) (Japanese)
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey 2021 (Japanese)
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey December 2021 (English)(Japanese)
Feb 7
  • Minister Goto holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • The MHLW will start an online pre-arriving fast-track quarantine procedure for travelers entering Japan. (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)
  • Announcement of designated courses on general educational training (designated on April 1, 2022) (Japanese)
  • Announcement of designated courses on professional and practical educational training (designated on April 1, 2022) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 7, 2022) (Japanese)
Feb 6
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 6, 2022) (Japanese)
Feb 5
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 5, 2022) (Japanese)
Feb 4
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations) (Japanese)
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), Sep. 2021 (Japanese)
  • Information on the recovery and memorial services for Japanese war dead (February 2022) (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has checked documents on Japanese internees provided by the Russian government with the Japanese government's reports to identify individuals who have died while interned. (Japanese)
  • Request for cooperation in the Comprehensive Survey of Living Conditions in 2022 (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 4, 2022) (Japanese)
  • Monthly Labour Survey [Prefectural Survey] - Jun. 2021 (Japanese)
Feb 3
  • Minister Goto 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)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 3, 2022) (Japanese)
Feb 2
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • An informal meeting on food risk communication titled "Think about the Future Together ~ Radionuclides in Foods ~"will be held on Thursday, Mar. 3. We're looking for participants. (Japanese)
  • Survey on National Health Insurance (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,273rd announcement) (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,272nd announcement) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 2, 2022) (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data), Nov. 2021 (Japanese)
Feb 1
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations) (Japanese)
  • Briefing on the enforcement of the revised Food Sanitation Act to be held (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 1, 2022) (Japanese)
  • Employment referrals for general workers December 2021 (English)(Japanese)
Jan 2022
Jan 31
  • Minister Goto holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • The Labor Policy Council has approved the draft outline of the Ministerial Order for Partial Revision of the Industrial Safety and Health Regulations. (Japanese)
  • Report on the draft outline of the Ministerial Order for Partial Revision of the Ordinance on Health Standards in Office (Japanese)
  • Report on the draft outline of the Government Ordinance for Partial Revision of the Enforcement Ordinance for the Industrial Safety and Health Act and the draft outline of the Ministerial Order for Partial Revisions of the Industrial Safety and Health Regulations and the Ordinance on Prevention of Hazards Due to Specified Chemical Substances (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • The 98th Codex Consultative Meeting to be held (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 31, 2022) (Japanese)
Jan 30
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 30, 2022) (Japanese)
Jan 29
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 29, 2022) (Japanese)
Jan 28
  • Zoom webinar "Promote Understanding of Rubella," an event aimed at helping raise awareness of Rubella prevention measures, will be held on Feb.4th, the Rubella Day. (Japanese)
  • Decision on winners of the 4th Japan Open Innovation Prize. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Administrative dispositions have been imposed on organizations and businesses based on the Technical Intern Training Act. (Japanese)
  • The MHLW promotes consultation with a doctor for early detection of cancer. A video has been released to raise awareness. (Japanese)
  • Status of reporting on the employment of foreign workers by employers (October 2021) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 28, 2022) (Japanese)
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), Oct. 2021 (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 booster shots to be given by the end of February to eligible individuals who wish to get vaccinated (Japanese)
Jan 27
  • Minister Goto holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Change to the calculation method for the Monthly Labour Survey (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)
  • Overview of Report on Public Health Administration and Services (Practicing health professionals), 2020 (Japanese)
  • An on-demand video service for the Maternal Health Care Workshops to be launched (Japanese)
  • The 3rd unofficial announcement of the funds for securing comprehensive medical and long-term care in local communities (for long-term care) in FY2021  (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 27, 2022) (Japanese)
  • Report on Public Health Administration and Services FY2020 (English)
  • Report on Public Health Administration and Services(Practincing health professionals) 2020 (English)
Jan 26
  • The 12th unofficial notification of appropriation of Subsidies for Improvement of Day-Care Centers in FY2021 (carry-over budget from FY2020) (Japanese)
  • The 6th unofficial notification of appropriation of Subsidies for Improvement of Day-Care Centers in FY2021 (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations) (Japanese)
  • The Workplace Mental Health Symposium for FY 2021 to be held ~Practical support for employees returning to the workplace and efforts made by companies and psychiatrists ~ (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 26, 2022) (Japanese)
Jan 25
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, Nov. 2021 (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 25, 2022) (Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey November 2021 (English) (Japanese)
Jan 24
  • Minister Goto holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (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)
  • Recall of dust respirators (Japanese)
  • A guidance seminar will be held for companies considering telework as an employment option for people with disabilities. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 24, 2022) (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, 2022) (Japanese)
Jan 22
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 22, 2022) (Japanese)
Jan 21
  • COVID-19 booster shots to be given by the end of February to eligible individuals who wish to get vaccinated (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • The amounts of national pension insurance premiums' advance payments in FY2022 (Japanese)
  • Information on a symposium to help deepen understanding of young carers, etc. (Japanese)
  • The 7th meeting of the Advisory Committee for promoting suicide prevention measures (online and paperless) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 21, 2022) (Japanese)
  • Revision of the amounts of pension benefits in FY2022 (Japanese)
  • Approval of pills for COVID-19 treatment (Japanese)
  • Approval of the COVID-19 vaccine under special exceptional circumstances (Japanese)
  • Watch out for fire when using domiciliary oxygen therapy (Japanese)
Jan 20
  • Minister Goto holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • 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)
  • The recovery and memorial services for Japanese war dead (January 2022) to be postponed (Japanese)
  • The slogan for the "Child Welfare Week" in FY2022 is decided (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 20, 2022) (Japanese)
Jan 19
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on August 2021) (Japanese)
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on July 2021) (Japanese)
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on June 2021) (Japanese)
  • Three new psychoactive substances are designated as "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Substances)"~A ministerial order for establishing the designated substances, etc., is promulgated~ (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,271st announcement) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 19, 2022) (Japanese)
Jan 18
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations) (Japanese)
  • Decision on the host prefecture of the Annual National Health and Welfare Festival (“The Nenrinpic”) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 18, 2022) (Japanese)
Jan 17
  • Minister Goto 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)
  • The 5th Infrastructure Maintenance Awards ceremony to be held (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 17, 2022) (Japanese)
  • Survey of Medical Institutions (English)
  • Results of Static/Dynamic Surveys of Medical Institutions and Hospital Report 2017 (English)
Jan 16
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 16, 2022) (Japanese)
Jan 15
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 15 2022) (Japanese)
Jan 14
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary data), Oct. 2021 (Japanese)
  • Act on Issuance of Benefits for Construction Workers Suffering from Asbestos Health Damage will come into effect on Jan. 19. (Japanese)
  • "A survey on job offer situation of graduating university students" in March 2022 (as of December 1, 2021)~ (Japanese)
  • Monthly Report on the Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (October 2021) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 14 2022) (Japanese)
  • Cases of the omicron variant reported in Japan (Japanese)
  • Outline of the survey on smoking control policies in different settings in FY2020 (Japanese)
Jan 13
  • Minister Goto 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)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,270th announcement) (Japanese)
  • The status of guidance and monitoring implemented for insurance medical institutions in FY2020 (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 13 2022) (Japanese)
  • Cases of the omicron variant reported in Japan (Japanese)
Jan 12
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 12 2022) (Japanese)
  • Cases of the omicron variant reported in Japan (Japanese)
  • Monthly Labour Survey [Prefectural Survey] - May and Apr. 2021 (Japanese)
Jan 11
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed at airport quarantine stations. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Annual and monthly reports on National Health Insurance (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 11 2022) (Japanese)
  • Cases of the omicron variant reported in Japan (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, 2022) (Japanese)
  • Cases of the omicron variant reported in Japan (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, 2022) (Japanese)
  • Cases of the omicron variant reported in Japan (Japanese)
Jan 8
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 8, 2022) (Japanese)
  • Cases of the omicron variant reported in Japan (Japanese)
Jan 7
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed at airport quarantine stations. (Japanese)
  • Minister Goto 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 (1,269th announcement) (Japanese)
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), Aug. 2021 (Japanese)
  • One-day Symposium for Healthcare Ventures to be held (Japanese)
  • The first "Good Skill" approved products in FY 2021 have been decided. (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has compared documents on Japanese internees provided by the Russian government with the Japanese government's reports to identify individuals who have died while interned. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 7, 2022) (Japanese)
  • Cases of the omicron variant reported in Japan (Japanese)
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey November 2021 (English)(Japanese)
Jan 6
  • Minister Goto holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • An informal meeting on food risk communication on "Safety of Imported Foods" to be held online on Jan. 26~We are seeking participants.~ (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 6, 2022) (Japanese)
  • Cases of the omicron variant reported in Japan (Japanese)
  • Looking for companies willing to take the first step toward tacking issues concerning employment of persons with disabilities: the application deadline will be extended by a week to Feb. 4th. (Japanese)
Jan 5
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (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 (Jan. 5, 2022) (Japanese)
  • The third working group meeting on medical information network infrastructure to be held (Japanese)
  • Lists of complaints from workers reported on the special consultation day (Japanese)
  • Cases of the omicron variant reported in Japan (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data), Oct. 2021 (Japanese)
Jan 4
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 4, 2022) (Japanese)
  • Cases of the omicron variant reported in Japan (Japanese)
Jan 3
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed at airport quarantine stations. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 3, 2022) (Japanese)
  • Cases of the omicron variant reported in Japan (Japanese)
Jan 2
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 2, 2022) (Japanese)
  • Cases of the omicron variant reported in Japan (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, 2022) (Japanese)
  • Cases of the omicron variant reported in Japan (Japanese)

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