Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare


What's New 2019

Dec. Nov. Oct. Sep. Aug. Jul. Jun. May. Apr. Mar. Feb. Jan.
Oct 2019
Oct 23
Oct 18
Oct 8
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey August 2019 (English)(Japanese)
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on May 2019)(Japanese)
Oct 1
Sep 2019
Sep 30
  • Status on the application of labour insurance and collection of premiums (Japanese)
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), Jul. 2019 (Japanese)
  • Release of results of the "Survey on Progress of Informatization of Medical Devices" (Japanese)
  • The 9th Committee Meeting on Support for Women Facing Difficulties (paperless) to be held (Japanese)
  • Training courses for ministry officials to learn how to support workers with disabilities at the workplace to be held (Japanese)
  • Request for cooperation in the Survey on Labor and Economy Trend for Nov. 2019. (Japanese)
  • October is the month to raise awareness for organ transplants and promote organ donation (Japanese)
  • Voluntary recall of a medical device (Class I) (Japanese)
Sep 27
  • "The Foster Care Month" starts in October (Japanese)
  • Publication of the 2019 Analysis of Labor Economy on the theme of "Work Style Challenges Amid Labor Shortage" (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has decided on the "Month to Think Together About Healthcare Services" as the new name for the Month to Remind People of What They Should Know When Receiving Healthcare Services. (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), Jul. 2019 (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,149 th announcement) (Japanese)
Sep 26
  • Major changes in health, labor and welfare systems(Oct. 2019) (Japanese)
  • Licenses for general worker dispatching undertaking are revoked . (Japanese)
  • Revisions to the guidelines for promoting cooperation between organizations in charge of community health and those responsible for employees' health (Japanese)
  • Overview of Estimates of National Medical Care Expenditure, FY2017 (Japanese)
Sep 25
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,148 th announcement) (Japanese)
  • Job fairs for international students (Japanese)
  • Drug abuse prevention campaign to be launched. (Japanese)
  • The 21st meeting on the standardization of health care information to be held (Japanese)
  • Summary of the (Dynamic) Survey of Medical Institutions and Hospital Report, 2018 (Japanese)
Sep 24
  • A seminar will be held for shippers and trucking companies to discuss ways to reduce long working hours of truck drivers. (Japanese)
  • Results of supervision and guidance provided to workplaces suspected of long working hours practice in FY 2018 are published (Japanese)
  • November is "Enlightenment Month to Raise Awareness for Preventing Death and Injury from Overwork" (Japanese)
  • The 2017 report on unlicensed and unapproved drugs (Japanese)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, Jul. 2019 (Japanese)
  • A report on the study group meetings to review dose limits to the lens of the eyes has been published. (Japanese)
  • Signing of the Agreement between Japan and the Republic of Finland on Social Security (Japanese)
Sep 20
  • Overseas business trips of Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare Mr. Kato (Japanese)
  • A meeting on radioactive substances in food " Learn from the past and think about the future" to be held (Japanese)
  • October is the "Promotion and Enhancement of Enrollment Month" for the Smaller Enterprise Retirement Allowance Mutual Aid System. (Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey July 2019 (English)(Japanese)
Sep 19
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,147 th announcement) (Japanese)
  • The 15th Habataki Memorial Concert will be held on Oct. 2 (announcement) (Japanese)
  • Kobe University has been endorsed as an APEC's Pilot Training Center of Excellence (Japanese)
  • DNA experts testing remains of war dead have pointed out in a meeting that remains of non-Japanese war dead may have been collected from some areas. (Japanese)
  • Summary Report of Survey on Labour Economy Trend, Aug 2019 (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Sep 18
  • The 3rd Meeting to discuss how to promote the government's plan to connect individual’s medical records by utilizing insurance identification numbers to be held (Japanese)
  • October is the month to promote the utilization of annual paid leave. (Japanese)
  • We ask for your cooperation in the Survey on Public Pension Enrollment in FY2019 (Japanese)
  • The third joint meeting about research on the use of genome editing technology and other techniques to track human fertilized embryo to be held (Japanese)
  • "Consultation Meetings on the Insurance Application for Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices" will be held (Japanese)
  • Delay in the publication of the Summary Report of Vital Statistics of Japan (final data), 2018 (Japanese)
Sep 13
  • "The 8th Meeting on the Social Insurance System for People Choosing Various Ways of Working" to be held (Japanese)
  • Announcement of successful applicants for the Second National Certified Phycologist Examination conducted on August 4, 2019 (Japanese)
  • Piloting platform to prefectural employment support for members of the “employment ice age generation” graduated from high school or university from around 1993 to 2004 (Japanese)
  • Letters and gifts of celebration for people who are already 100 or turning 100 soon to be presented (Japanese)
Sep 12
  • The winners of the contest for companies developing employment for seniors in FY 2019 have been decided (Japanese)
  • The status of occurrence of occupational accidents in 2019 (Sep. 2019) (Japanese)
Sep 11
  • 11 Japanese who remained in China after the War make temporary return in group (Japanese)
  • The second meeting on research on genome editing of human embryos to be held (paperless) (Japanese)
Sep 10
  • The MHLW has launched a video-streaming website for explanation of the Act on the Arrangement of Related Acts to Promote Work Style Reform. (Japanese)
  • Changes to the calculation standards of treatment fees for traditional Japanese massage shiatsu, acupuncture and treatments administered by Judo seifukushi starting in Oct. 2019 (Japanese)
Sep 9
  • The MHLW has opened a portal site on Sep. 6th to call for reducing long working hours of truck drivers. (Japanese)
  • Status on the application of labour insurance and collection of premiums (Japanese)
Sep 6
  • A report on the status related to day-care centers, etc. (Apr. 1, 2019) and the results of the survey on "Plan for Raising Children in a Peaceful Environment "has been published. (Japanese)
  • Publication of documents related to Japanese internees provided by the Russian and other governments (Additionally identified persons, etc. are posted) (Japanese)
  • A new plan on the Data-based Health Management Initiatives will be compiled on Sep. 9th. (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has cancelled approvals for skills training plans conducted by three companies and issued business improvement orders to two companies. (Japanese)
  • Start the application for designation of items applicable for the "priority review and designation system" (Japanese)
  • Vietnam's Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs has announced that it will remove two firms from a list state-approved worker dispatching firms (Japanese)
  • Report of the Meeting on Discussion Points Related to Adjustment of Wages of “Common Establishments” into Real Wages in the Monthly Labour Statistics is released (Japanese)
  • The status of cancellation of job offers in FY2018 (Japanese)
  • Results of the Survey on the Redistribution of Income in 2017 (Japanese)
  • A follow -up to the 5th Five-Year Plan for Drug Abuse Prevention has been drawn up. (publication of the 2018 drug report) (Japanese)
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey July 2019 (English)(Japanese)
Sep 5
Sep 4
Sep 3
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,145 th announcement) (Japanese)
  • Thirteen Japanese who have remained in Karafuto etc. after the war make temporary return in group (Japanese)
  • The Handover Ceremony of the Remains of Japanese Detainees in the former Soviet Union (Khabarovsk region and the Republic of Kazakhstan) (Japanese)
  • Orders issued to business operators for suspension and improvement on worker dispatching (Japanese)
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (preliminary data), Apr. 2019 (Japanese)
Sep 2
  • An event to raise awareness of sleep (Japanese)
  • Awards will be bestowed on individuals and organizations for contribution to Medical care in a ceremony to be held at the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare. (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,144 th announcement) (Japanese)
  • Information on the recovery and memorial services for Japanese war dead (September 2019) (Japanese)
  • the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan and the Department for Work and Pensions of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland have exchanged a Memorandum (Japanese)
  • Singer Hitomi Shimatani (a special supporter for "Prevent Hepatitis: It's Up to You") visits the Japan Health Insurance Association as part of measures to raise public awareness about Hepatitis. (Japanese)
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary data), May 2019 (Japanese)
Aug 2019
Aug 30
  • 14 regions are selected to carry out the newly established Project to Promote Regional Revitalization Efforts (Japanese)
  • Four organizations are selected as 2nd-term organizations to implement the "Regional Coordination Project for Promoting the Elderly to Stay Active in the Workplaces throughout their Lives in FY2019." (Japanese)
  • Charges on violation of the Worker Dispatch Law (Japanese)
  • First approval of the devices since the introduction of the regulations on reprocessed single use devices (Japanese)
  • The administration status of "trade skills tests" in FY2018 has been published. (Japanese)
  • Recipients of the "Minister's award for outstanding offices for the employment of persons with disabilities" in FY2019 were decided. The award ceremony will be held on Tuesday, September 3rd. (Japanese)
  • Correction to Survey of Long-term Care Benefit Expenditures (current Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expenditures ) (Japanese)
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance in FY2017 (Annual Report) (Japanese)
  • Correction to the Report on Regional Public Health Services and Health Promotion Services in FY 2015-2017 (Japanese)
  • Call for cooperation to the 2019 General Survey on Diversified Types of Employment (Japanese)
  • Monthly and Annual Reports on Employment Insurance Services (Japanese)
  • Status on the application of labour insurance and collection of premiums (Japanese)
  • Release of outline of the Annual Report on the Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (2018) (Japanese)
  • Corrections to the Survey on Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,143 rd announcement) (Japanese)
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on February 2019)(Japanese)
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on March 2019)(Japanese)
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on April 2019)(Japanese)
  • Employment referrals for general workers July 2019 (English)(Japanese)
Aug 29
  • Three new psychoactive substances are designated as "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Substances)"~A ministerial order for establishing the designated substances, etc., is promulgated~ (Japanese)
  • The 2nd Meeting to discuss how to promote the government's plan to connect individual’s medical records by utilizing insurance identification numbers to be held (Japanese)
Aug 28
  • Overseas business trips of State Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare Mr.Oguchi (Japanese)
  • Results of the Japanese national team at the 45th World Skills Competition (Qazan, Russia) (Japanese)
  • Report on special survey on status of the employment of people with disabilities at state administrative organizations and their retention rates (Japanese)
  • Report on the status of appointment and removal of workers with disabilities at central government agencies in 2019 (Japanese)
  • FY 2018 procurement status of goods from the employment support agencies for persons with disabilities by the state and independent administrative agencies based on the Act for Promotion of Priority Procurement of Employment Support Agencies for Persons with Disabilities(prompt report) (Japanese)
  • Rubella prevention seminar for companies (1st seminar to beheld on Sep. 1) (Japanese)
  • Results of the "status on the maltreatment of the persons with disabilities by employers, etc." in FY2018 are published. (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Aug 27
  • The 8th Committee Meeting on Support for Women Facing Difficulties (paperless) to be held (Japanese)
  • "MHLW Statistics Reform Vision 2019" has been developed (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), Jun. 2019 (Japanese)
  • Report on the medical-care system for the latter-stage elderly (Japanese)
  • Actions to be taken during the Suicide Prevention Week in FY 2019 (Japanese)
Aug 26
  • "The 7th Meeting on the Social Insurance System for People Choosing Various Ways of Working" to be held (Japanese)
  • Correction to the report of the Monthly Labour Survey (Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey June 2019 (English)(Japanese)
Aug 23
  • Asking for submission of slogans for the "Child Welfare Week" in FY2020. (Japanese)
  • Implementation status of the career consultant registration system in FY 2018 has been published. (Japanese)
  • The 3rd meeting to discuss mid-term evaluations on the "Healthy Parent(s) and Children in the 21st Century" campaign to be held (Japanese)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, Jun. 2019 (Japanese)
Aug 22
  • Delay in the publication of the Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey, Jun. 2019 (Japanese)
Aug 21
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,142 nd announcement) (Japanese)
  • Overview of Survey on Industrial Safety and Health Survey (actual condition survey) in 2018 (Japanese)
  • The first meeting on research on genome editing of human embryos to be held (paperless) (Japanese)
  • Summary Report of Survey on Employment Trends in 2018 (Japanese)
Aug 20
  • Recommendations for development of the "MHLW Statistics Reform Vision 2019 (tentative title)" has been compiled (Japanese)
  • The status of occurrence of occupational accidents in 2019 (Aug. 2019) (Japanese)
  • The MHLW plans to hold an evening yoga event at Jingu Stadium.~ Parliamentary Vice-Minister Shintani will join the event on Aug. 22~ (Japanese)
Aug 19
  • The 89th Codex Consultative Meeting to be held (Japanese)
Aug 16
  • The second workshop in FY 2019 on healthcare policies and the second meeting in FY 2019 on regional healthcare planning advisors to be held (Japanese)
Aug 15
  • Request for cooperation in the Survey of Social Welfare Institutions and the Survey of Institutions and Establishments for Long-term Care, 2019 (Japanese)
Aug 14
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), May 2019 (Japanese)
Aug 13
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,141 st announcement) (Japanese)
  • The MHLW is sending members of the national team to the 45th World Skills Competition in Qazan, Russia. (Japanese)
  • Minister Nemoto's overseas business trip to Russia (Japanese)
Aug 9
  • The 1st Contest to Raise Awareness of the Pension System in the Era of Reiwa (Japanese)
  • All Prefectural Minimum Wage Councils reported revised prefectural minimum wages (Japanese)
  • The 9th unofficial notification of appropriation of Subsidies for Improvement of Day-Care Centers in FY2018 (Carry-over budget from FY2018) (Japanese)
  • The 3rd unofficial notification of appropriation of Subsidies for Improvement of Day-Care Centers in FY2019 (Japanese)
  • The 3rd unofficial announcement of Facilities Improvement Subsidies for Measures to Support Raising Next Generation Children in FY2019 (Japanese)
  • The 8th unofficial announcement of Facilities Improvement Subsidies for Measures to Support Raising Next Generation Children in FY2019 ( carry-over subsidies from FY2018) (Japanese)
  • The number of cases of claims filed over the differences between job postings of Hello Work and actual labour conditions, etc., dropped for the fourth consecutive year in FY2018. (Japanese)
  • Partial errors in the screening process for applicants' qualifications at the First National Certified Phycologist Examination (Japanese)
  • "Summary of the Balance of Employees' Pension and National Pension" in FY2018 is published (Japanese)
  • Implementation status of the recovery and memorial services for Japanese war dead (Japanese)
  • Rugby national team players will help raise awareness of preventive measures against rubella. (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Aug 8
  • Meeting report on the work hours and workers having side jobs (Japanese)
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (May 2019) (Japanese)
  • Status of inspection cases and cases sent to Public Prosecutor's Office with regard to workplaces employing work-related car drivers in 2018. (Japanese)
  • The status of inspection cases and cases sent to the Public Prosecutor's Office with regard to ensuring appropriate working conditions for foreign technical interns (2018) announced (Japanese)
  • Summary Report of the Survey on Labour Disputes, 2018 (Japanese)
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary data), Apr. 2019 (Japanese)
  • Memorial Ceremony for the War Dead to be held (Thursday, August 15) (Japanese)
Aug 7
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data), May. 2019 (Japanese)
  • Meeting to discuss how to expand independent living support for children in foster care (Japanese)
  • Survey on Medical expense support for infants in FY2018 (Japanese)
  • Report on the medical-care system for the latter-stage elderly (Japanese)
Aug 6
Aug 5
  • "Vehicles for All 2019,"an event aimed at increasing mobility of people with disabilities through disabled vehicles. (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has accepted the petition from the National Liaison Committee for Sufferers of Drug-induced Disaster (Japanese)
Aug 4
  • Information on a patient suspected to be infected with Ebola virus (Japanese)
  • Report on a patient tested negative for a possible Ebola infection (Japanese)
Aug 2
  • The implementation of the 22 nd National Certified Psychiatric Social Worker Examination (Japanese)
  • Implementation of the 32nd National Certified Social Worker Examination (Japanese)
  • Partial errors in the Monthly Labour Survey [Prefectural Survey for Chiba Prefecture] (Japanese)
  • Publication of documents related to Japanese internees provided by the Russian and other governments (Additionally identified persons, etc. are posted) (Japanese)
  • A mid-term report on the Panel Meeting on the recovery of the remains of Japanese war dead (Japanese)
Aug 1
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,139 th announcement) (Japanese)
  • Information on the recovery and memorial services for Japanese war dead (Aug. 2019) (Japanese)
Jul 2019
Jul 31
  • Status on the application of labour insurance and collection of premiums (Japanese)
  • Details for "Two Days for Children in Kasumigaseki" in FY2019 have been announced. (Japanese)
  • The amounts of the daily basic allowances of employment insurance to be changed (Japanese)
  • Results of the Survey on the Status of Renovation of Earthquake-resistant Hospital Structures (Japanese)
  • Result of the survey on Business Continuity Plan at hospitals (Japanese)
  • Storage of emergency power supply at hospitals and status inspection results (Japanese)
  • Guidelines for revised prefectural minimum wages in FY2019 (Japanese)
Jul 30
  • Monthly and Annual Reports on Employment Insurance Services (Japanese)
  • Additional payment (Japanese)
  • Fact-finding Survey on Economic Conditions of Welfare Services for Persons with Disability (Japanese)
  • Alert for products containing hidden drug ingredients (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), May 2019 (Japanese)
  • Publication of the Monthly Labour Survey after the vital report for June 2019 (Japanese)
  • Employment referrals for general workers June 2019 (English)(Japanese)
Jul 29
  • Consultation and report on the "draft outline of the Ministerial Order for Partial Revision of the Ordinance on Safety and Health of Work " (Japanese)
Jul 26
  • The Republic of Indonesia has decided to simplify screening procedures for Japanese pharmaceutical product. (Japanese)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, May 2019 (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,138th announcement) (Japanese)
Jul 25
  • The MHLW has formulated the Cooperation Plan for Optimization of Control and Screening of Medical Devices and the Cooperation Plan for Optimization of Control and Screening of In-vitro Diagnostic Reagents. (Japanese)
Jul 24
  • The 1st Meeting to discuss how to promote the government's plan to connect individual’s medical records by utilizing insurance identification numbers to be held (Japanese)
  • The second meeting on a mid-term evaluation, etc. of the "Healthy Parent and Child 21" campaign (second stage) (paperless) (Japanese)
Jul 23
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,137th announcement) (Japanese)
  • The MHLW and MAFF will temporality increase the number of staff to better deal with importing courtiers' regulations as Japan aims to expand its agricultural, forest and fishery products. (Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey May 2019 (English)(Japanese)
Jul 19
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,136 th announcement) (Japanese)
  • The 1st unofficial announcement of the funds for securing comprehensive medical and long-term care in local communities (for long term care) in FY2019 (Japanese)
  • The 1st unofficial announcement of subsidies for improvement of facilities including improvement of space for community long-term care and welfare in FY2019 (Japanese)
Jul 18
  • The WHO has declared Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo an international health emergency. (Japanese)
  • Beware of scam Basic Survey on Wage Structure (Japanese)
Jul 17
  • Licenses for general worker dispatching undertaking are revoked. (Japanese)
  • Event to promote the "Prevent Hepatitis: It's Up to You" campaign in the Chugoku and Shikoku regions (affiliated base hospitals accepting patients with hepatic diseases x the hepatitis prevention project) (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Jul 16
  • The 4th Liaison Committee Meeting for Ministries and Agencies to discuss measures to address illegal minpaku private lodging services to be held (Japanese)
  • The status of occurrence of occupational accidents in 2019 (Jul. 2019) (Japanese)
Jul 12
  • Handbook of Health and Welfare Statistics, FY2018 (Japanese)
  • Special Exhibition to be held starting on July 20st at the Showa-Kan (National Showa Memorial Museum) (Japanese)
  • Summer Exhibition to be held starting on July 17th at the Shokei-Kan (Historical Materials Hall for the Wounded and Sick Retired Soldiers, etc.) (Japanese)
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), Feb. 2019 (Japanese)
  • Information on Hansen's disease (Japanese)
  • Prime Minister's decision and the government's statement to accept the court ruling on Hansen's disease case (Japanese)
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), Apr. 2019 (Japanese)
Jul 11
Jul 10
  • The MHLW will set up a booth at Homework and Research Projects for School Summer Vacation 2019 event focusing on the theme of food safety. (Japanese)
Jul 9
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,134th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Result of the Survey on Independence Support to be released (Japanese)
  • The Annual Health, Labour and Welfare Report (2018 edition) to be published (Japanese)
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey May 2019 (English)(Japanese)
Jul 8
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,133rd announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Management of fire under domiciliary oxygen therapy (Japanese)
  • Correction of the Monthly Labour Survey (the final report for Dec. 2018, the prompt and final reports for Jan. to Apr. 2019) (Japanese)
Jul 5
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,132nd announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Publication of documents related to Japanese internees provided by the Russian and other governments (Additionally identified persons, etc. are posted) (Japanese)
  • Accepting applications for competition in the "8th Smart Life Project Award (Let's increase healthy life expectancy!)" (In the area of maternal and child health). (Japanese)
  • Job fairs for international students (Japanese)
  • Checklists of the operation of Murayama Branch Laboratories at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (Japanese)
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), Jan. 2019 (Japanese)
  • Seeking business owners who want to obtain the "Good Skill" logo marking on their products (Japanese)
  • The MHLW is seeking input in schemes for "Good Initiatives Coming Out of Regions "for FY2018. (Japanese)
  • Minister designation of imported Class 1 pathogens under The Infectious Disease Law (Japanese)
  • Implementation of the 32nd National Certified Care worker Examination (Japanese)
Jul 4
  • The 2nd Meeting to Discuss How to Increase Productivity of Construction Material Delivery Services and Manage Working Hours of Truck Drivers to be held (Japanese)
Jul 3
  • Alert for products containing hidden drug ingredients (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data), Apr. 2019 (Japanese)
Jul 2
  • The Ministry has started working on promoting health, labour and welfare reforms. (Japanese)
  • Setting up the MHLW Statistics Reform Vision 2019 Expert Meeting ( a tentative name) (Japanese)
  • Summary Report of Comprehensive Survey of Living Conditions 2018 (Japanese)
Jul 1
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary data), Mar. 2019 (Japanese)
  • Information on the recovery and memorial services for Japanese war dead (July 2019) (Japanese)
  • Ikumen Speech Koshien 2019 to be held~We are looking for episodes of Ikumens who are balancing childrearing and work. (Japanese)
  • The 4th Meeting to Discuss How to Increase Productivity of Processed Food Delivery Services and Manage Working Hours of Truck Drivers to be held (Japanese)
  • Workplace Harassment slogan contest:submit your slogan now! ~Say "NO" to workplace harassment ~ (Japanese)
  • Appointment of (full-time) inspectors at the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare-affiliated incorporated administrative agencies (Japanese)
  • Summary report on the meeting to discuss the extinctive prescription of the right to claim wages (Japanese)
  • The MHLW is asking for cooperation on the Monthly Labor Survey(Special survey) in 2019 (Japanese)
Jun 2019
Jun 28
  • Employment referrals for general workers May 2019 (English)(Japanese)
  • Monthly and Annual Reports on Employment Insurance Services (Japanese)
  • Status on the application of labour insurance and collection of premiums (Japanese)
  • Additional payment (Japanese)
  • Revisions to the Civil Protection Plan drawn up by the MHLW (Japanese)
  • Report: Promotion of UDI (Unique Device Identifier) system at medical institutions in FY 2018 (Japanese)
  • Surveys on Employment Structure ( General Survey on Dispatched Workers) (Japanese)
  • Health problems reported with health products that may contain medical substances (Japanese)
  • Request for cooperation in the Survey on Labor and Economy Trend for Aug. 2019. (Japanese)
  • The unofficial announcement of subsidies for the improvement of facilities for the medical care provision system in FY2019 (Japanese)
  • The unofficial announcement of subsidies for the improvement of facilities for the medical care provision system in FY2019 (Japanese)
  • Approval of the plan to verify new technologies ,etc. based on the Act on Special Measures for Productivity Improvement(Japanese)
  • The Kumamoto District court ruling on the case brought by the families of former Hansen's disease patients (Japanese)
  • "Status of Industrial Accident Compensation for Karoshi, etc." in FY2018 is announced (Japanese)
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), Dec. 2018 (Includes annual total) (Japanese)
  • Pertial revisions to the results of the Monthly Labour Survey [Prefectural Survey] (Japanese)
  • Nine substances are newly designated as narcotics to strengthen regulation (Japanese)
  • The status of measures taken in relation to the Survey on the Post-War Forced Internees (FY2018) (Japanese)
  • The MHLW is looking for public input in the naming of the month to remind people of what they should know when receiving healthcare services (a tentative name). (Japanese)
  • Mid-term report on the Meeting on Work Style Similar to Employment (Japanese)
Jun 27
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), Apr. 2019 (Japanese)
  • Summary report of the Survey on Trade Union Activity in 2018(Japanese)
  • Overview of the Statistics of Medical Care Activities in Public Health Insurance in 2018 (Japanese)
  • Report on the Labor Policy Working Group Meeting, Labor Policy Council (Japanese)
  • An meeting on social care for children to help them become independent (Japanese)
Jun 26
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (Apr. 2019) (Japanese)
  • Please cooperate in the Survey on Wage Increase in 2019 (Japanese)
  • Report on the current status of non-registered day-care facilities in FY2017 (Japanese)
  • Measures to help avoid negative effects of work-style reforms at major companies on smaller businesses and subcontractors have been formulated. (Japanese)
  • "The Status on Implementation of the Individual Labour Dispute Resolution System in FY2018 (Japanese)
  • The Survey on Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry : revised data (Japanese)
Jun 25
  • Summary Report of Survey on Labour Economy Trend, May 2019 (Japanese)
  • Setting up a committee for screening eligibility for temporary benefits stipulated in the now-defunct Eugenic Protection Law (Japanese)
  • Report on the medical-care system for the latter-stage elderly (monthly report)(Japanese)
  • Details for "Two Days for Children in Kasumigaseki" in FY2019 have been announced. (Japanese)
  • New system to reform the working style of truck drivers to start on July 1st, 2019 (Japanese)
  • Seven Japanese who have remained in Karafuto etc. after the war make temporary return in group (Japanese)
  • Resume the Project for the Recovery and Repatriation of the Remains of Japanese War Dead in Indonesia~The Government of Japan and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia have signed the agreement on excavation, collection and repatriation of the remains of Japanese war dead. ~ (Japanese)
Jun 24
  • "Request for cooperation in the Monthly Labour Survey (starting from the survey for Jun. 2019)(Japanese)"
  • Private Competitive Bidding Project: The status of implementation of the General Survey on Working Conditions (FY2017,2018) (Japanese)
  • 7 Japanese who remained in China after the War make temporary return in group (Japanese)
Jun 21
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey April 2019 (English)(Japanese)
  • A ceremony for the day to restore honor and commemorate victims of the Leprosy Prevention Law (Japanese)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, Apr. 2019 (Japanese)
  • The first meeting to discuss a information sharing system between medical institutions through health insurance ID numbers to be postponed (Japanese)
  • "The 5th Council Meeting for Public-Private Partnership on Safety Measures in the Manufacturing Industry" to be held (Japanese)
  • The 3rd Meeting to Discuss How to Increase Productivity of Paper/Cardboard Delivery Services and Manage Working Hours of Truck Drivers to be held (Japanese)
  • Survey Results of radionuclides in foods (Sep.-Oct. 2018) (Japanese)
  • The 4th Japan-Korea Joint Symposium on Medical Products (Japanese)
Jun 20
  • Private Competitive Bidding Project: The Survey of Social Welfare Institutions and the Survey of Institutions and Establishments for Long-term Care (FY2018) (Japanese)
Jun 19
  • The first meeting to discuss mid-term evaluations on the "Healthy Parent(s) and Children in the 21st Century" campaign to be held (Japanese)
  • The 14th Trilateral Meeting on Yusho Disease ("Oil Symptoms") to be held (Japanese)
Jun 18
  • The 13th Meeting on Work Style Similar to Employment be held (Japanese)
  • The results of the 8th International Council for Harmonization of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH) (Japanese)
  • The number of persons with disabilities who found jobs through Hello Work rises for 10 consecutive years/The status of the employment placement of the persons with disabilities in FY2018, etc. (Japanese)
  • Request for participation in the Basic Survey on Wage Structure in 2019 (Japanese)
  • Private Competitive Bidding Project: The Survey of Social Welfare Institutions and the Survey of Institutions and Establishments for Long-term Care (FY2017) (Japanese)
Jun 17
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • The 55th National Blood Donation Promotion Campaign to be held (Japanese)
  • Voluntary recall of a medical device (Class I) (Japanese)
  • We start accepting applications for the " Telework Awards in 2019." (Japanese)
  • Issuance of Instruction to restrict distribution based on the Act on Special Measures Concerning Nuclear Emergency Preparedness, direction of Director-General of the Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters (Japanese)
Jun 14
  • Notice about the "Guidance of Appropriate Medication for elderly patients (particular (by recuperation environment)) " is released. (Japanese)
  • Voluntary recall of a medical device (Class I) (Japanese)
  • Request for cooperation in the Survey on Industrial Accidents ( survey on general construction in the first half of 2019) (Japanese)
  • Overseas business trips of State Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare Ms.Takagai (Japanese)
  • A ceremony for the day to restore honor and commemorate victims of the Leprosy Prevention Law (Japanese)
  • Approval for a research plan to create human embryo (Japanese)
  • The status of occurrence of occupational accidents in 2019 (Jun. 2019) (Japanese)
Jun 13
  • Basic Survey of Gender Equality in Employment Management in FY2018 (Prompt Report) (Japanese)
  • Two new psychoactive substances are designated as "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Substances)"~A ministerial order for establishing the designated substances, etc., is promulgated~ (Japanese)
  • "Dame. Zettai."(No, Absolutely No!) publicity campaign will start on Jun. 20. ~Drug abuse prevention and the U.N. fundraising campaigns will be carried out across the nation~ (Japanese)
Jun 12
  • Job fairs for international students (Japanese)
  • About holding of an Examination meeting about a technical matter for the improvement which is the operational societies around the face of tunnel construction work in fiscal year 2019 the 1st time (paperless)
  • Consultation and report on the "draft outline of the Ministerial Order for Partial Revision of the Ordinance on Collection of Labor Insurance Premiums, etc. " (Japanese)
Jun 11
Jun 10
  • The 2nd unofficial announcement of Facilities Improvement Subsidies for Measures to Support Raising Next Generation Children in FY2019 (Japanese)
  • The 2nd unofficial notification of appropriation of Subsidies for Improvement of Day-Care Centers in FY2019 (Japanese)
  • The 8th unofficial notification of appropriation of Subsidies for Improvement of Day-Care Centers in FY2019 (Carry-over budget from FY2018) (Japanese)
  • The 7th unofficial announcement of Facilities Improvement Subsidies for Measures to Support Raising Next Generation Children in FY2019( carry-over subsidies from FY2018) (Japanese)
  • Request for cooperation in the Survey on Employment Trends in the first half of 2019 (Japanese)
Jun 7
  • The 108th International Labour Conference to be held (Japanese)
  • Publication of documents related to Japanese internees provided by the Russian and other governments (Additionally identified persons, etc. are posted) (Japanese)
  • Meeting to discuss food produced by genome editing technology, etc. (Japanese)
  • Summary of Annual Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary Data), 2018 (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Jun 5
  • Recall of the illegal opium poppy(Papaver somniferum) (Japanese)
  • The 12th Meeting on Work Style Similar to Employment be held (paperless) (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data), Mar. 2019 (Japanese)
Jun 4
  • The 88th Codex Consultative Meeting to be held (Japanese)
  • Implementation of the Government Project Review (open to the public) (paperless) (Japanese)
  • Release of the Basic Survey of Gender Equality in Employment Management in FY2018 (Prompt Report) (Japanese)
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary data), Feb. 2019 (Japanese)
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), Mar. 2019 (Japanese)
Jun 3
  • A ceremony for the day to restore honor and commemorate victims of the Leprosy Prevention Law (Japanese)
  • Information on the recovery and memorial services for Japanese war dead (June 2019) (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), Mar. 2019 (Japanese)
  • Results of the Survey on Public Health Nurses' Activity in FY2018 (Japanese)
  • Request for cooperation in the General Survey on Labour Relations for 2019 (Japanese)
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (Mar. 2019) (Japanese)
May 2019
May 31
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey in FY2018 (Japanese)
  • Partial correction to the report of the Monthly Labour Survey conducted between Jul. 2018 and Feb. 2019. (Japanese)
  • The first-stage implementation plan for the fund for improving health and hygiene facilities, etc. in FY2019 (Japanese)
  • June is "Foreign Workers' Issue Awareness Month." (Japanese)
  • Results of the SNS counseling project conducted in the second half of FY 2018. (Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey March 2019 (English)(Japanese)
  • Employment referrals for general workers April 2019 (English)(Japanese)
May 30
  • "Ikumen Enterprise Award 2019"/"Ikuboss Award 2019": Enterprises and individuals that encourage men to balance parenting and career are recruited. (Japanese)
  • "Good Career Company Awards" in FY 2019 to be presented~Applications are accepted from companies working on career development of their employees from June 3rd to July 31st.~ (Japanese)
May 29
  • Overview of Survey on Industrial Accidents in 2018 (survey on establishments with 100 or more regular employees and survey on general construction) (Japanese)
  • Tying-up with Japanese film "BENTO HARASSMENT” (Japanese)
  • The second headquarter meeting for social security and work style reforms for the year 2040. (Japanese)
  • The case number of organ transplants, etc., has been reported to the Committee on Health, Labor and Welfare in the House of Councilors (Japanese)
May 28
  • Report on the status of the Project for the Recovery and Repatriation of the Remains of Japanese War Dead (Japanese)
  • "Prompt Vital Statistics Report," Mar. 2019 (Japanese)
May 27
  • The 3rd Meeting for PR on Pension to be held (Japanese)
  • The 4th 2023 World Skills Competition Bid Committee Meeting will be held on May 31st. (Japanese)
May 24
  • Survey on Yusho Disease ("oil symptoms") Patients in FY2019 (Japanese)
  • Report on the medical-care system for the latter-stage elderly (Japanese)
  • "The 6th Meeting on the Social Insurance System for People Choosing Various Ways of Working" to be held (Japanese)
  • The first workshop in FY 2019 on healthcare policies and the first meeting in FY 2019 on regional healthcare planning advisors to be held (Japanese)
  • The 7th meeting to discuss types of occupation for technical internship (Japanese)
  • Release of the results of the Monthly Labour Survey in Mar. 2019 (final report) and in FY 2018 (final report) to be postponed. (Japanese)
May 23
  • The second headquarter meeting for social security and work style reforms for the year 2040. (Japanese)
  • The 7th Committee Meeting on Support for Women Facing Difficulties (paperless) to be held (Japanese)
May 22
  • Five support hubs have been set up across the country for enterprises considering introducing the Self-Career Dock system.~The MHLW will help companies create a system that promotes and supports employees' career development. ~ (Japanese)
May 21
  • In commemoration of World No Tobacco Day(May 31st), an event will be held on May 31 (Japanese)
  • The 6th meeting to discuss types of occupation for technical internship (Japanese)
  • The winners of the Medal of Honor for Spring 2019 (Japanese)
May 20
  • Memorial Service at the Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery to be held (Monday, May 27th, 12:30~) (Japanese)
  • Requested matters regarding reporting on the Memorial Service at the Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery (Japanese)
  • The winners of the Medal of Honor for Spring 2019 (Japanese)
May 17
  • Alert for the use of antineoplastic agent Verzenio : risk of fatal interstitial lung disease (Japanese)
  • Future directions for addressing Reconstruction measures based on results of report released by WTO Appellate Body (Japanese)
  • The status of occurrence of occupational accidents in 2018 is announced. (Japanese)
  • "Status on the Occurrence of Death and Injury Accidents Caused by Heatstroke at Workplaces" in 2018 is released (Japanese)
  • The status on the occurrence of occupational accidents in 2018 (Final Data) (Japanese)
May 16
May 15
  • Partial correction to the Vital Statistics on Occupational and Industrial Aspects (Japanese)
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (Feb. 2019) (Japanese)
  • The status of occurrence of occupational accidents in 2019 (May 2019) (Japanese)
  • Overview of the 8th Longitudinal Survey of Newborns in the 21st Century (2010 cohort) (Japanese)
May 14
  • The 8th meeting for a consortium working on speeding up development of artificial intelligence in the health care field (paperless) (Japanese)
  • Job fairs for international students (Japanese)
  • The 11th Meeting on Work Style Similar to Employment be held (paperless) (Japanese)
  • Fact-finding Survey on Minimum Wages:publication of revised data on the Survey on Wage Revision (Japanese)
  • An overseas business trip of Parliamentary Vice-Minister Shintani (Japanese)
May 13
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,131st announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Issuance of Instruction to restrict distribution based on the Act on Special Measures Concerning Nuclear Emergency Preparedness, direction of Director-General of the Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters (Japanese)
May 10
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey March 2019 (English)(Japanese)
  • Publication of documents related to Japanese internees provided by the Russian and other governments (Additionally identified persons, etc. are posted) (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,130th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
May 9
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,129th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • We are seeking enterprises willing to submit data on the "Basic Survey on Wage Structure 2019" in bulkfrom central office to the MHLW (Japanese)
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary data), Jan. 2019 (Japanese)
  • Issuance of health certificates required for export of marine products to Vietnam at Haneda airport (Japanese)
May 8
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,128th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data), Feb. 2019 (Japanese)
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), Feb. 2019 (Japanese)
  • Postponement of the first UK-Japan Health Policy Dialogue (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), Feb. 2019 (Japanese)
May 7
  • Partial correction to the Vital Statistics on Occupational and Industrial Aspects (Japanese)
  • Partial correction to the Summary Report of Vital Statistics of Japan (final data) and the Monthly Vital Statistics Report (preliminary data)(Japanese)
Apr 2019
Apr 26
  • Partial correction to the Survey on the Trend of Medial Care Expenditure (Japanese)
  • Partial correction to the Survey on Working Conditions of Social Worker for Persons with Disability (Japanese)
  • Partial correction to the Basic Survey of Human Resources Development (Japanese)
  • Partial correction to the Statistics on Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Industry (Japanese)
  • Partial correction to the Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (Japanese)
  • Investigation report on SAY Kikaku, a firm that used to be assigned to process the personal data on millions of pensioners , but outsourced part of the task to a Chinese company. (Japanese)
  • Report on the meeting to discuss special training for the maintenance of electric vehicle mechanics (Japanese)
  • Partial correction to the Meat Inspection and Other Information Return Survey (Japanese)
  • Partial correction to the Survey on Labour Cost Rate in 2017 (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has approved the "Good Skill" certification for 66 products. (Japanese)
  • Monthly and Annual Reports on Employment Insurance Services (Japanese)
  • Status on the authorization of "Re-Employment Assistance Plans" (Q4 FY2018 (Jan.-Mar.)) (Japanese)
  • Employment referrals for general workers March 2019 (English)(Japanese)
Apr 25
  • The results of focused supervision implemented as part of "No Overwork Campaign" in FY2018 are published. (Japanese)
  • Report on the medical-care system for the latter-stage elderly (Japanese)
Apr 24
  • The logo for promoting "Advance Care Planning" has been decided. (Japanese)
  • The 1st meeting aimed at promoting collaboration between agriculture ad welfare to be held (Japanese)
  • The Certification logo for certified businesses complying with vocational training service guidelines on public vocational training has been determined. (Japanese)
  • The 87th Codex Consultative Meeting to be held (Japanese)
Apr 23
Apr 22
  • Report on the meeting to promote the use of ICT for a diverse society is released. (Japanese)
  • The MHLW and the Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry have concluded a partnership agreement on promoting Work-style Reform. (Japanese)
  • Approval of the plan to verify new technologies ,etc. based on the Act on Special Measures for Productivity Improvement(Japanese)
Apr 19
  • We are seeing companies and organization willing to participate in the "Telework Days 2019" campaign (Japanese)
  • The Agreement between Japan and the Slovak Republic on Social Security to enter into force (Japanese)
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on January 2019)(Japanese)
Apr 18
  • The 4th Policy Dialogue on New Development in Social Security System to be held (Japanese)
  • The 5th meeting to discuss types of occupation for technical internship (Japanese)
  • General information on "techno-instructor"(job-training instructor) will be available on a website from April 19th. (Japanese)
Apr 17
  • The MHLW will carry out the 2019 Comprehensive Survey of Living Conditions (Japanese)
  • Results of the on Working Conditions of Long-term Care Workers in FY 2018 (Japanese)
  • Tying-up with Japanese film "Nagai Owakare" ( A Long Goodbye) (Japanese)
  • Release of outline of the Annual Report on the Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (2017) (Japanese)
  • Annual Report on the Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (2017) (Japanese)
Apr 16
  • Response to medical insurers dealing with premiums for Long-term Care Insurance and Community Support Project contributions (Japanese)
  • The 10th Meeting on Work Style Similar to Employment be held (paperless) (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has launched Pension Portal. (Japanese)
Apr 15
  • Training courses for ministry officials to learn how to support workers with disabilities at the workplace to be held (Japanese)
  • Job fairs for international students (Japanese)
Apr 12
  • Report and apology for the loss of a survey form of the Hospital Report (Jan. 2019) (Japanese)
  • Report on the medical-care system for the latter-stage elderly (Japanese)
  • Financial status of National Health Insurance (Municipal governments) in FY2017 (Japanese)
  • Financial status of the late-stage medical care system for the elderly (The Association of Medical Care Services for Older Senior Citizens) in FY2017 (Japanese)
  • Annual and monthly reports on National Health Insurance (Japanese)
  • Number of Wait-listed Children for Day-Care Centers as of Oct. 2018 (Japanese)
  • Release of documents provided by the Russian and other governments related to Japanese detainees (Japanese)
  • The status of occurrence of occupational accidents in 2019(Apr. 2019) (Japanese)
  • The 4th meeting to discuss types of occupation for technical internship (Japanese)
  • The 3rd Policy Dialogue on New Development in Social Security System to be held (Japanese)
  • The Agreement between Sweden and Japan on Social Security is signed (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Apr 10
Apr 9
  • Report on the "Status of Employment of Persons with disabilities" in 2018 (Japanese)
  • "The 5th Meeting on the Social Insurance System for People Choosing Various Ways of Working" to be held (Japanese)
  • Payment schedule for additional benefits (employment insurance and industrial accident insurance) from April to May (Japanese)
Apr 8
  • The 3rd meeting to discuss types of occupation for technical internship (Japanese)
  • Product Designation under the "SAKIGAKE Designation System"~11 pharmaceutical products have been newly designated. ~ (Japanese)
Apr 5
  • The 9th Meeting on Work Style Similar to Employment be held (paperless) (Japanese)
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), Nov. 2018 (Japanese)
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (Jan. 2019) (Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey January 2019 (English)(Japanese)
Apr 3
  • Voluntary recall of a medical device (Class I) (Japanese)
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary data), Dec. 2018 (Japanese)
  • Correction and apology: matters on test questions and scores in the First National Certified Phycologist Examination held on Sep. 9, 2018. (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data),Jan. 2019 (Japanese)
Apr 1
  • The 7th meeting for a consortium working on speeding up development of artificial intelligence in the health care field (paperless) (Japanese)
  • Corrections to the information on prefectures' failures to report of part of vital statistics questionnaries (Japanese)
  • The 1st unofficial announcement of Facilities Improvement Subsidies for Measures to Support Raising Next Generation Children in FY2019 (Japanese)
  • The 7th unofficial notification of appropriation of Subsidies for Improvement of Day-Care Centers in FY2019 (Carry-over budget from FY2018) (Japanese)
  • The 1st unofficial notification of appropriation of Subsidies for Improvement of Day-Care Centers in FY2019 (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Mar 2019
Mar 29
  • Monthly and Annual Reports on Employment Insurance Services (Japanese)
  • Release of results from the "Basic Survey of Human Resources Development" in FY2018 (Japanese)
  • 14 organizations are selected as 1st-term organizations to implement the Regional Coordination Project for Promoting the Elderly to Stay Active in the Workplaces throughout their Lives in FY2019. (Japanese)
  • The Report of the Committee on the Risk Assessment of Chemical Substances in FY2018 is released. (Japanese)
  • Publication of "Safety Guidelines for the Use of Drones at Chemical Plants" and "Examples of How Drones Can be Used" (Japanese)
  • "Training Courses for Ministry Officials to Learn How to Support Workers with Disabilities at the Workplace ( e-learning version)" has been posted on the MHLW website. (Japanese)
  • Revision has been made to the Support Guide for Breast-feeding and Weaning. (Japanese)
  • The Meeting Group to Discuss Work-style Reform for Doctors has promulgated its report. (Japanese)
  • The 86th Codex Consultative Meeting to be held (Japanese)
  • Request for cooperation in the Survey on Labor and Economy Trend for May 2019. (Japanese)
  • Survey on National Health Insurance (Japanese)
  • Prefecture's failure for reporting of part of vital statistics questionnaires (Japanese)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, Jan. 2019 (Japanese)
  • Basic Plan to Promote Artistic and Cultural Activities by the Disabled has been formulated. (Japanese)
  • Interim report of the Meeting on Discussion Points Related to Adjustment of Wages of “Common Establishments” into Real Wages in the Monthly Labour Statistics is released (Japanese)
  • Employment referrals for general workers February 2019 (English)(Japanese)
Mar 28
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), Jan. 2019 (Japanese)
  • Publication of the guidelines for the SNS counseling project for suicide prevention. (Japanese)
  • License for fee-charging employment placement undertakings is revoked. (Japanese)
  • License for general worker dispatching undertaking is revoked. (Japanese)
  • License for general worker dispatching undertaking is revoked. (Japanese)
  • Publication of the national examination scores necessary for foreign nurse and care worker candidates accepted under Japanese laws based on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) to extend their visa (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1127th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Cancellation of Instruction to restrict distribution based on the Act on Special Measures Concerning Nuclear Emergency Preparedness, direction of Director-General of the Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters (Japanese)
  • The announcement of successful applicants of the 31st National Certified Social Worker Examination (additional) (Japanese)
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on December 2018)(Japanese)
Mar 27
  • The announcement of successful applicants of the 31st National Certified Care worker Examination (Japanese)
  • Test result of the 31st National Certified Care worker Examination taken by care worker candidates accepted under the Japanese laws based on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) (Japanese)
Mar 26
  • Future policy on DNA tests of remains of Japanese war dead (Japanese)
  • "The National Occupational Safety Week" in FY2019 will be implemented in July (Japanese)
  • Appointment of (full-time) inspectors at the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare-affiliated incorporated administrative agencies (Japanese)
  • The 2nd meeting to discuss types of occupation for technical internship (Japanese)
  • We start accepting reports on drug side effects from patients (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), Jan. 2019 (Japanese)
Mar 25
  • Report on the medical-care system for the latter-stage elderly (Japanese)
  • Survey on persons covered by the medical care system for the latter-stage elderly (Japanese)
  • The Life Insurance Association of Japan and the General Insurance Association of Japan have revised their guidelines for medical certificates (Japanese)
  • Successful applicants of the 104 th National Examination for Pharmacists have been announced (prompt report) (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,126th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Mar 22
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,125th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Distribution of food based on the Act on Special Measures Concerning Nuclear Emergency Preparedness, direction of Director-General of the Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has launched a nationwide campaign titled "Make Sure Working Conditions Before You Take a Part-time Job." (Japanese)
  • Seminars for ministry officials on "Promoting employment of people with mental disabilities (Japanese)
  • Summary Report of Survey on Labour Economy Trend, Feb 2019 (Japanese)
Mar 20
  • The 6th meeting of the Council of Safety and Health Measures for the Construction of Facilities for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic/Paralympic Games to be held (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,124th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
Mar 20
  • The 6th meeting of the Council of Safety and Health Measures for the Construction of Facilities for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic/Paralympic Games to be held (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,124th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
Mar 19
  • The 4th Meeting on the Social Insurance System for People Choosing Various Ways of Working Styles to be held (Japanese)
  • Report on the auditory tests on newborns in FY 2017 is released. (Japanese)
  • Nine schemes are selected as "Good Initiatives Coming Out of Regions "for FY2018. (Japanese)
  • The 1st meeting to discuss types of occupation for technical internship (Japanese)
  • Consultation and report on the "draft outline of a Cabinet Order for Partial Revision of the Enforcement Ordinance for the Industrial Safety and Health Act" and the "draft outline of a Ordinance for Partial Revision of Industrial Safety and Health Regulations." (Japanese)
Mar 18
  • The 4th Health Sciences Council Science and Technology Committee "Screening Committee Meeting on Research on Human Embryos" to be held (Japanese)
  • APEC has certified PMDA as the Training Centers of Excellence for Regulatory Science (Japanese)
  • A survey on job offer situation of graduating university students" in FY2018 (as of February 1, 2019)~ (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Mar 15
Mar 13
  • Report on Regional Public Health Services and Health Promotion Services in FY 2017 (Japanese)
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on November 2018)(Japanese)
Mar 8
Mar 1
  • Employment referrals for general workers January 2019 (English)(Japanese)
Feb 2019
Feb 28
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), Dec. 2018 (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,118 th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on October 2018)(Japanese)
Feb 27
  • The 6th meeting on ensuring ICT accessibility to be held (Japanese)
  • Additional report on the investigation into the ministry's practice of inappropriate data gathering (Japanese)
  • license for worker dispatching and fee-charging employment placement undertakings is revoked. (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,117 th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • The Handover Ceremony of the Remains of Japanese Detainees in Eastern New Guinea (Japanese)
  • Cancellation of Instruction to restrict distribution based on the Act on Special Measures Concerning Nuclear Emergency Preparedness, direction of Director-General of the Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters (Japanese)
Feb 26
Feb 25
  • Mr. Ryotaro Sugi, a special advisor for "Prevent Hepatitis: It's Up to You," meets with the president of the Japan Medical Association (Japanese)
  • The 2nd Meeting to Discuss How to Increase Productivity of Paper/Cardboard Delivery Services and Manage Working Hours of Truck Drivers to be held (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), Dec. 2018 (Japanese)
  • Asking for cooperation on the General Survey on Pension System (Japanese)
  • Report on the medical-care system for the latter-stage elderly (Japanese)
Feb 22
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,116 th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • The 6th Meeting on Work Style Similar to Employment be held (paperless) (Japanese)
  • Tying-up with Disney's latest movie "Dumbo" (Japanese)
  • The 6th unofficial notification of appropriation of Subsidies for Improvement of Day-Care Centers in FY2018 (Japanese)
  • The 5th unofficial announcement of Facilities Improvement Subsidies for Measures to Support Raising Next Generation Children in FY2018 (Japanese)
  • The11th unofficial notification of appropriation of Subsidies for Improvement of Day-Care Centers in FY2018 (carry-over budget from FY2017) (Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey December 2018 (English)(Japanese)
Feb 21
Feb 20
  • Orders issued to business operators for suspension on worker dispatching (Japanese)
Feb 19
  • "The 2nd Meeting on the Social Insurance System for People Choosing Various Ways of Working" to be held (Japanese)
  • Meeting on Discussion Points Related to Adjustment of Wages of “Common Establishments” into Real Wages in the Monthly Laobour Statistics to be held (Japanese)
  • Four new psychoactive substances are designated as "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Substances)"~A ministerial order for establishing the designated substances, etc., is promulgated~ (Japanese)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, Dec. 2018 (Japanese)
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on September 2018)(Japanese)
Feb 18
  • An event to raise awareness of women's wellness will be held on March 3 during the Women's Health Week (Mar.1-8) (Japanese)
  • State Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare has urged business organizations to inform companies of the work-style reform legislation and raise awareness of it ahead of implementation of the law. (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Feb 15
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (Nov. 2018) (Japanese)
  • The status of occurrence of occupational accidents in 2018 (Feb. 2019) (Japanese)
  • Correction to results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Correspondence of Botulinum Antitoxin (multivalent and type E)(Japanese)
  • Seeking public comments on the Basic Plan to Promote Artistic and Cultural Activities by the Disabled (proposal) (Japanese)
Feb 14
  • The 3rd 2023 World Skills Competition Bid Committee meeting to be held on Feb. 21 (Japanese)
  • Cancellation of Instruction to restrict distribution based on the Act on Special Measures Concerning Nuclear Emergency Preparedness, direction of Director-General of the Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters (Japanese)
Feb 13
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary data), Oct. 2018 (Japanese)
  • Details on the Second Certified Public Psychologist Examination. (Japanese)
  • The Handover Ceremony of the Remains of Japanese Detainees in Iwo Jima (Japanese)
Feb 12
  • The 85th Codex Consultative Meeting to be held (Japanese)
Feb 8
  • The HMLW has launched two promotional projects in a bid to host the 2023 World Skills Competition Bid Committee in Aichi prefecture. (Japanese)
  • The National Summit of Housing Assistance in FY2018 to be held (Japanese)
  • Voluntary recall of a medicine (Class I) (Japanese)
  • The third workshop on healthcare policies for FY 2018 and the second meeting for regional healthcare planning advisors to be held (Japanese)
  • Seminar on industrial accident prevention measures for owners of retailing and restaurant businesses to be held (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Feb 7
  • Seminar for improvement in the business environment and efforts to curb long working hours through the cooperation of shippers and trucking companies to be held (Japanese)
  • Cancellation of Instruction to restrict distribution based on the Act on Special Measures Concerning Nuclear Emergency Preparedness, direction of Director-General of the Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,114 th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Symposium for the public titled "Acquire accurate information to reduce cancer pain ~learn more about the medical use of drugs ~" (Japanese)
Feb 6
  • The 5th Meeting on Work Style Similar to Employment be held (paperless) (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data), Nov. 2018 (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,113 th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • The third -stage implementation plan for the fund for improving health and hygiene facilities, etc. in FY2018(Japanese)
Feb 5
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), Sep. 2018(Japanese)
  • Decision on winners of the 1st Japan Open Innovation Prize.(Japanese)
Feb 4
  • Charges on violation of the Worker Dispatch Law(Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,112 th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has made a payment schedule for unpaid employment insurance and industrial accident insurance benefits. (Japanese)
  • Voluntary recall of a medical device (Class I)(Japanese)
  • Water Supply in Japan - International Contributions
Feb 1
  • Publication of documents related to Japanese internees provided by the Russian and other governments (Additionally identified persons, etc. are posted)(Japanese)
  • Information on the recovery and memorial services for Japanese war dead (February 2019)(Japanese)
  • The MHLW has fail to report the fact about using an improper method for the Basic Survey on Wage Structure to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.(Japanese)
  • Monthly Report on Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance (December 2018)(Japanese)
  • Monthly and Annual Reports on Employment Insurance Services(Japanese)
  • Status on the authorization of "Re-Employment Assistance Plans" (Q3 FY2018 (Oct.-Dec.))(Japanese)
  • Employment referrals for general workers December 2018 (English)(Japanese)
Jan 2019
Jan 31
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on August 2018)(Japanese)
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), Nov. 2018 (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,111th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Announcement of successful applicants for the First National Certified Phycologist Examination ( supplemental exam). (Japanese)
  • Licence for worker dispatching and fee-charging employment placement undertakings is revoked. (Japanese)
  • the MHLW has made a poster tying-up with a Japanese film titled "Ano Hi no Orugan, " ( The day's Organ). (Japanese)
  • Agreement in principle on the Social Security Agreement between Japan and Finland
Jan 30
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), Nov. 2018 (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,110th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
Jan 29
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Distribution and collectin of forms for the Basic Survey on Wage Structure and the Monthly Labor Survey by post instead of investigators   (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,109th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Correction to the Survey on Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry ( for Dec. 2009) (Japanese)
Jan 28
  • The 5th meeting for a consortium working on speeding up development of artificial intelligence in the health care field (paperless) (Japanese)
  • The 2nd National Meeting of the Director-Generals of the Prefectural Labour Bureaus for fiscal 2018 to be held (Japanese)
Jan 25
  • The MHLW has cancelled approvals for skills traninin plans conducted by four companies and issued business improvement orders to one of them. (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has given guidance to companies that have improperly applied discretionary labor system to their workers and published their names. (Japanese)
  • Status of reporting on the employment of foreign workers by employers (October 2018) (Japanese)
  • Announcement of the new construction code for “personal fall-arrest systems” as an amendment of the code for “safety belts”.(Japanese)
  • (change to part of the program) An informal meeting on ensuring the safety of imported foods~Let's learn, talk and think about the Safety of Imported Foods~ will be held on Feb.13 in Tokyo and Feb. 18 in Osaka. We are seeking participants. (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,107th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Report on the medical-care system for the latter-stage elderly (Japanese)
Jan 24
  • Payment of reviewed benefits provided by employment insurance and industrial accident compensation insurance programs to the current recipients (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,106th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • the MHLW has made a poster tying-up with a Japanese film titled "Jyuni Nin No Shinitai Ko Tachi, " ( 12 Suicidal Teens). (Japanese)
Jan 23
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey November 2018 (English)(Japanese)
  • Recipients of the 3rd "Awards for Enterprises and Workplaces with Pleasant Working Environments and High Productivity" are decided (Japanese)
  • An event will be held to publish a report on the OECD Public Health Review. (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,105th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
Jan 22
  • The 16th ASEAN & Japan High Level Officials Meeting on Caring Societies Summary
  • "Prompt Vital Statistics Report," November 2018 (Japanese)
  • The 84th Codex Consultative Meeting to be held (Japanese)
  • Registration for briefing sessions of the draft on the foods produced using genome editing technologies (Japanese)
  • Punishing officials involved in inappropriate data-gathering for the Monthly Labour Survey. (Japanese)
  • Report on the investigation into the ministry's practice of inappropriate data gathering (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,104th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
Jan 21
  • The MHLW wants your logo ideas for the Advanced Care Planning or ACP. (Japanese)
Jan 18
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on July 2018)(Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,103rd announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • "A survey on job offer situation of graduating university students" in FY2018 (as of December 1, 2018)~ (Japanese)
  • Voluntary recall of a medical device (Class I) (Japanese)
Jan 17
Jan 16
  • The Workplace Mental Health Symposium for FY 2018 to be held in February ~Reinvigorate workplaces and employees focusing on work engagement ~ (Japanese)
  • Job fairs for international students (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,101st announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
Jan 15
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,100th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident)(Japanese)
  • The 4th Meeting on Work Style Similar to Employment be held (paperless)(Japanese)
  • Seminar for improvement in the business environment and efforts to curb long working hours through the cooperation of shippers and trucking companies to be held(Japanese)
  • In-house trade skills tests Symposium to be held on Feb. 7th(Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Jan 11
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), Aug. 2018(Japanese)
  • Survey on Labour Cost Rate in 2017(Japanese)
  • Use of partially collected data from the Report of Monthly Labour Survey that needs to cover all companies that hire 500 or more employees (Japanese)
  • Additional payment of unemployment insurance and industrial accident compensation insurance benefits (Japanese)
  • Publication of documents related to Japanese internees provided by the Russian and other governments (Posting of additionally identified persons, etc.) (Japanese)
  • The MHLW starts distributing videos designed to encourage IT companies to make efforts to curb long working hours on Jan. 11th. (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,099th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
  • Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
Jan 10
  • Publication of the Report on Opportunities to Encourage Career Consultants to Keep Learning(Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,098th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
Jan 9
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data),Oct. 2018 (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,097th announcement) (related to the TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident) (Japanese)
Jan 7
  • We are asking cooperation in the Survey on Labour Economy Trend ( Feb. 2019) (Japanese)
  • A meeting on the safety of imported foods imports: " The Safety of Imported Foods ~Let's learn, talk and think~" will be held on Feb. 13 in Tokyo and Feb. 18 in Osaka. We are seeking participants. (Japanese)
  • The national meetings of department and bureau directors in charge of health, labour and welfare in FY2018 to be held (paperless)(Japanese)
Jan 4
  • Provide the information on survey forms for the use of data management systems at onsite facilities. (Japanese)
  • Information on the recovery and memorial services for Japanese war dead (January 2019) (Japanese)

Page Top

To see the charts(pdf file), it requires a software "Acrobat Reader".
You can get Acrobat Reader for free, please click on the next button. Get Adobe Reader

What's New


regist


Return To Top