Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare


What's New 2021

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Apr 2021
Apr 6
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey February 2021 (English)(Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey January 2021 (English)(Japanese)
Mar 2021
Mar 30
  • Employment referrals for general workers February 2021 (English)(Japanese)
Mar 24
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on December 2020) (Japanese)
Mar 17
  • Summary Report of Survey on Labour Economy Trend, Feb 2021 (Japanese)
Mar 15
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Six asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • We are asking cooperation in the Survey on Labour Economy Trend ( May 2021) (Japanese)
  • Alert for dangerous drugs containing "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Substances)" (Japanese)
  • The announcement of successful applicants of the 23rd National Certified Psychiatric Social Worker Examination (Japanese)
  • We start accepting applications for the 5th Infrastructure Maintenance Award. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar.15, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Monthly Report on the Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (December 2020) (Japanese)
  • Four new psychoactive substances are designated as "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Substances)"~A ministerial order for establishing the designated substances, etc., is promulgated~(Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 14, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Mar 14
  • Five asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar.14, 2021) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 13, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Mar 13
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar.13, 2021) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 12, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Mar 12
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar.12, 2021) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 11, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Mar 11
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • The 3rd meeting discuss how to evacuate the elderly at nursing homes during disasters based on the experience from torrential rains in July 2020 (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar.11, 2021)(Japanese)
  • A report of the 1st Meeting on Model Lessons on Social Security Education (Japanese)
  • Three asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Spring Exhibition to be held starting on March 16th at the Shokenikan (Historical Materials Hall for the Wounded and Sick Retired Soldiers, etc.) (Japanese)
  • Special Exhibition to be held starting on March 13th at the Showa-Kan (National Showa Memorial Museum) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 10, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Mar 10
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • The 1st Meeting on Model Lessons on Social Security Education to be held online (Japanese)
  • The 5th expert committee meeting on prenatal testing including NIPT to be held (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,226th announcement) (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar.10, 2021) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 9, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Mar 9
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 9, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Screening on new strains of coronavirus (Preliminary Data) (Japanese)
  • Two asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station).(Japanese)
  • The Symposium on Hansen's Disease Issue (The Human Rights Forum 2021) will be held online on Mar. 27. (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 8, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Data on the Monthly Labour Survey released since Mar. 1, 2021) (Mar. 9, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey January 2021 (English)(Japanese)
Mar 8
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 8, 2021) (Japanese)
  • One asymptomatic case has been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Recipients have been selected for the second award for organizations and businesses promoting a campaign informing people of things they should know when receiving health care services. (Japanese)
  • The MHLW and Ritsumeikan University have concluded a partnership agreement aimed at providing assistance to international students looking for a job. (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 7, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Mar 7
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 7, 2021) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 6, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Mar 6
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 5, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Mar 5
  • The first case reported as anaphylaxis after COVID-19 vaccination. (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Deviations from Standard Operating Procedures by a researcher at Japan Bioassay Research Center (Japanese)
  • Two asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), Oct. 2020 (Japanese)
  • The MHLW is stepping up efforts to encourage people to spread their feelings and thoughts of appreciation (Japanese)
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary data), Nov. 2020 (Japanese)
  • Publication of documents related to Japanese internees provided by the Russian and other governments (Additionally identified persons, etc. are posted) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 4, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Mar 4
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Two asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • The 2nd unofficial announcement of subsidies for improvement of facilities including improvement of space for community long-term care and welfare in FY2020 (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 3, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Mar 3
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Awards will be bestowed on individuals and organizations for contribution to emergency medical care and obstetric care in a ceremony to be held at the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare. (Japanese)
  • Results of the Survey on Public Health Nurses' Activity in FY2020 (Japanese)
  • The National Summit of Housing Assistance in FY2020 to be held online (Japanese)
  • Report on measures to support independence of single mothers and single fathers in FY 2019 (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,225th announcement) (Japanese)
  • Three asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 3, 2021) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 2, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data), Dec. 2020 (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Monthly Definitive Data in FY 2019) (Japanese)
  • Meeting record from the 3rd meeting to discuss the utilization of the Social Security and Tax Number System for the management of qualifications regarding social security (Japanese)
Mar 2
  • Storage temperatures for COVID-19 vaccine that have deviated from a required rang (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • The first case of death has been reported after COVID-19 vaccination. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 2, 2021) (Japanese)
  • One asymptomatic case has been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • The MHLW will be promoting the 2021 "STOP Heatstroke Cool Work" campaign ~ (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 1, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Monthly Report on Employment Insurance Services (Japanese)
  • Employment referrals for general workers January 2021 (English)(Japanese)
Mar 1
  • Storage temperatures for COVID-19 vaccine that have deviated from a required range (Japanese)
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar.1, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations) (Japanese)
  • New content added to the portal site "Improvement in Working Hours Rules for Truck Drivers" (Japanese)
  • Publication of Survey Result: Report on Regional Public Health Services and Health Promotion Services (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb. 28, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Feb 2021
Feb 28
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station)(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 28, 2021) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb. 27, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Feb 27
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station)(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 27, 2021) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb. 26, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Feb 26
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • The 41st Expert Committee on Dock Work, the Fundamental Issues Subcommittee on Employment measures, Sectorial Committee on Employment security, Labor Policy Council to be held (paperless) (Japanese)
  • Licenses of supervising organizations in technical intern training are revoked. (Japanese)
  • Special website for the "Women's Health Week" to be released to the public (Japanese)
  • Actions to be taken during the Month for Suicide Prevention in FY 2020 (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 26, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (Dec. 2020) (Japanese)
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), Oct. 2020 (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb. 25, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Support fund and allowance for non-regular workers due to the leave forced to be taken under the COVID-19 outbreak (Japanese)
Feb 25
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • HER-SYS:Health Center Real-time information-sharing System on COVID-19  (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 25, 2021) (Japanese)
  • The 6th unofficial notification of appropriation of Subsidies for Improvement of Day-Care Centers in FY2020 (Japanese)
  • License for worker dispatching and fee-charging employment placement undertakings is revoked. (Japanese)
  • One asymptomatic case has been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • The 7th meeting on promotion of environmental improvement on clinical development to be held (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb. 24, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Feb 24
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on November 2020) (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), Dec. 2020 (Japanese)
  • Remains of a Japanese detainee in the Southwest Atoll, Gilbert Islands, Republic of Kiribati has been confirmed and will be returned to a bereaved family (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,224th announcement) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 24, 2021) (Japanese)
  • One asymptomatic case has been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb. 23, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey 2020 (Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey December 2020 (English)(Japanese)
Feb 23
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 23, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Two asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb. 22, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Feb 22
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Two asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 22, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, Dec. 2020 (Japanese)
  • The status of occurrence of industrial injuries in 2021 (Feb. 2021) (Japanese)
  • Seven schemes are selected as "Good Initiatives Coming Out of Regions "for FY2020. (Japanese)
  • The 31st National Skills Grand Prix is closed. (Japanese)
  • An informal meeting on food risk communication on "Think Together about Radioactive Materials in Foods" to be held (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb. 21, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Feb 21
  • One asymptomatic case has been reported (at an airport quarantine station).(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 21, 2021) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb. 20, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Feb 20
  • Reports of suspected adverse events following immunization (AEFI) after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 20, 2021) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb.19, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Feb 19
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,223rd announcement) (Japanese)
  • Public opinion solicitation regarding Basic Guidelines for the Management of Health and other personal data by Private-sector PHR Business Operators (draft) (Japanese)
  • Efforts for the sustainable beverage transportation in the trucking industry (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 19, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb.18, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Feb 18
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • The corrected version (1.2.2) of contact-confirming application COCOA has been released. (Japanese)
  • Charges on violation of the Worker Dispatch Law (Japanese)
  • The MHLW plans to investigate the causes of the flaw in the contact-confirming application COCOA and discuss preventive measures (Japanese)
  • Voluntary recall of a medical device (Class I) (Japanese)
  • Quarantine officials tested positive for COVID-19 (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 18, 2021) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb.17, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Decision on winners of the 3rd Japan Open Innovation Prize. (Japanese)
  • Report on Public Health Administration and Servicies FY2019 (English)
Feb17
  • Implementation of COVID-19 vaccination(Japanese)
  • The 2nd unofficial announcement of the funds for securing comprehensive medical and long-term care in local communities (for medical care) in FY2020 (Japanese)
  • Survey on National Health Insurance (Japanese)
  • Four asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 17, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Monthly Labour Survey [Prefectural Survey] - Sep. 2020 (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb.16, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Feb 16
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 16, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • A campaign video promoting the "Healthy Parents and Children 21 (phase 2)" is released.(Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb.15, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Information on the earthquake that occurred off the coast of Fukushima prefecture on Feb. 13, 2021. (Japanese)
Feb 15
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 15, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Monthly Report on the Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (November 2020) (Japanese)
  • One asymptomatic case has been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb. 14, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Feb 14
  • Two asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 14, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Exceptional approval of the COVID-19 vaccine under the Act on Securing Quality, Efficacy and Safety of Products Including Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb. 13, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Feb 13
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 13, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb. 12, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Feb 12
  • New employment and training packages (Japanese)
  • Payments of the support fund and allowance for the leave to non-regular workers at major companies (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 12, 2021)(Japanese)
  • Overview on the 2019 General Survey on Diversified Types of Employment(Japanese)
  • Given the extension of the state of emergency, the MHLW has called on business associations to step up efforts to prevent COVID-19 in the workplace and carefully monitor health conditions of workers.(Japanese)
  • Application period for the relending of comprehensive support funds (Japanese)
  • Licenses of suprvising organizations in technical intern training are revoked. (Japanese)
  • Orders issued to business operators for improvement of worker dispatching undertakings (Japanese)
  • Announcement of successful applicants for the Third Certified Public Psychologist Examination conducted on December 20, 2020 (Japanese)
  • Four asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb. 11, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Feb 11
  • Two asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 11, 2021) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb. 10, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Feb 10
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • HER-SYS:Health Center Real-time information-sharing System on COVID-19  (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Orders issued to a business operator for the improvement of worker dispatching undertakings (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,222nd announcement) (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 10, 2021) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb. 9, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Feb 9
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • The unofficial announcement of subsidies for reorganization of healthcare system functions in FY 2020 (Japanese)
  • One asymptomatic case has been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • A pharmaceutical company in violation of the Act on Securing Quality, Efficacy and Safety of Products iIncluding Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices is given administrative disposition (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 9, 2021) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb. 8, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Feb 8
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Employee selection date for high school students graduating in March 2022 (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 8, 2021)(Japanese)
  • One asymptomatic case has been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Setting up the MHLW COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb. 7, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey 2020 (Japanese)
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey December 2020 (English)(Japanese)
Feb 7
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 7, 2021) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb. 6, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Feb 6
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 6, 2021)(Japanese)
  • Two asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb. 5, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Feb 5
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 5, 2021)(Japanese)
  • Two asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary data), Oct. 2020 (Japanese)
  • Implementation of DNA tests of remains of Japanese war dead that have no documents to identify them. (Japanese)
  • The 31st National Skills Grand Prix to be held without a live audience(Japanese)
  • Publication of documents related to Japanese internees provided by the Russian and other governments (Posting of additionally identified persons, etc.)(Japanese)
  • Set up a new subsidy program for companies trying to ensure stable employment for their workers(Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb. 4, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Payments of the support fund and allowance for the leave to non-regular workers at major companies and easing requirements for employment adjustment grants (Japanese)
Feb 4
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 4, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Recipient companies of the "Good Career Company Awards 2020" are decided. (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb. 3, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Feb 3
  • Flaw in the contract confirming application COCOA for devices using the Android operating system (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Two asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), Sep. 2020(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 3, 2021)(Japanese)
  • Summary Report of the Survey on Employment Trends in the first half of 2020(Japanese)
  • Announcement of designated courses on general educational training (designated on April 1, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Announcement of designated courses on professional and practical educational training (designated on April 1, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,221st announcement) (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data), Nov. 2020 (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb. 2, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Feb 2
  • Relending of comprehensive support funds (Japanese)
  • Two asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station).(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 2, 2021) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Feb. 1, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (Nov. 2020) (Japanese)
Feb 1
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 1, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Monthly Labour Survey [Prefectural Survey] - Aug. 2020 (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 31, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jan 2021
Jan 31
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 31, 2021) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 30, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jan 30
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Asymptomatic COVID-19 cases have been reported (at airport and seaport quarantine stations).(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 30, 2021)(Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 29, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jan 29
  • G-MIS:Gathering Medical Information System on COVID-19 (Japanese)
  • Recall of asbestos-containing products(Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Four asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 29, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Revocation of license of Supervising Organizations and accreditation of Technical Intern Training Plans (Japanese)
  • Status of reporting on the employment of foreign workers by employers (October 2020)(Japanese)
  • Looking for medical institutions and pharmacies willing to conduct a test operation of Online Confirmation System for Health Insurance Qualification . (Japanese)
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), Sep. 2020 (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 28, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Employment referrals for general workers December 2020 (English)(Japanese)
Jan 28
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 28, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Symposium on a Regional Inclusive Society in FY2020 to be held (Japanese)
  • Basic Survey on Wage Structure (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 27, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Anti-COVID-19 response at facilities providing services for people with disabilities (Japanese)
Jan 27
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 27, 2021)(Japanese)
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on October 2020) (Japanese)
  • Reports of the Subcommittee on Employment Insurance, Sectorial Committee on Employment security, Labor Policy Council (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,220th announcement) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 26, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jan 26
  • HER-SYS:Health Center Real-time information-sharing System on COVID-19 (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Three asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 26, 2021) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 25, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey November 2020 (English)(Japanese)
Jan 25
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting.(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 25, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Four asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station).(Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), Nov. 2020(Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 24, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jan 24
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 24, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Three asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station).(Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 23, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jan 23
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station)(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 23, 2021)(Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 22, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jan 22
  • Extension of the special measures for employment adjustment grants (Japanese)
  • G-MIS:Gathering Medical Information System on COVID-19 (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 22, 2021)(Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations) (Japanese)
  • Slogan for the "Child Welfare Week" has been chosen for FY2021. (Japanese)
  • Watch out for fire when using domiciliary oxygen therapy (Japanese)
  • Four new psychoactive substances are designated as "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Substances)"~A ministerial order for establishing the designated substances, etc., is promulgated~ (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 21, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments(Japanese)
Jan 21
  • The MHLW has selected regions taking a priority for assistance aimed at community healthcare planning (3rd selection). (Japanese)
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Eight asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station).(Japanese)
  • A Meeting on Child Death Review to be held(Japanese)
  • Orders issued to business operators for suspension and improvement on worker dispatching (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 21, 2021) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 20, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jan 20
  • The MHLW has concluded contracts with Pfizer Inc on the supply of COVID-19 vaccine. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 20, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Recall of asbestos-containing products (Japanese)
  • The 6th Meeting for Promotion of Medical Ventures( the first meeting for FY 2020) to be held (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,219th announcement) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 19, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jan 19
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 19, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, Nov. 2020 (Japanese)
  • Asymptomatic cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been reported. (Japanese)
  • The 61st Expert Committee on Construction Work, the Fundamental Issues Subcommittee on Employment measures, Sectorial Committee on Employment security, Labor Policy Council to be held (paperless) (Japanese)
  • The status of occurrence of industrial injuries in 2021 (Jan. 2021) (Japanese)
  • Revocation of license of Supervising Organizations and accreditation of Technical Intern Training Plans (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at airport and seaport quarantine stations)(Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 18, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jan 18
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed.(Japanese)
  • Eleven asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • The MHLW starts accepting the third applications for special subsidy programs for small and medium-sized enterprises affected by COVID-19. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 18, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Publication of Survey Result: Report on Public Health Administration and Services (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 17, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jan 17
  • Eight asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 17, 2021) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 16, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jan 16
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 16, 2021) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 15, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jan 15
  • Recall of asbestos-containing products (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 15, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Report on the "Status of Employment of Persons with disabilities" in 2020 (Japanese)
  • "A survey on job offer situation of graduating university students" in FY2020 (as of December 1, 2020) (Japanese)
  • (G-MIS):Gathering Medical Information System on COVID-19  (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Monthly Report on the Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (October 2020) (Japanese)
  • Monthly Labour Survey [Prefectural Survey] - Jul. 2020 (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 14, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jan 14
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • The 11th study meeting will be held to discuss compensation for workers whose dismissals is ruled invalid. (paperless and online) (Japanese)
  • G-MIS:Gathering Medical Information System on COVID-19 (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 14, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Hearing of those who have received fertility treatments for their opinion (Japanese)
  • Actual Survey on Smoking Policies (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 13, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jan 13
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 13, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Seven asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Survey of Institutions and Establishments for Long-term Care 2019 (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,218th announcement) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 12, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jan 12
  • The 11th study meeting will be held to discuss compensation for workers whose dismissals is ruled invalid. (paperless and online) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 12, 2021) (Japanese)
  • The 16th Trilateral Meeting on Yusho Disease ("Oil Symptoms") to be held(Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), Aug. 2020 (Japanese)
  • An informal meeting on food risk communication on "Safety of Imported Foods" to be held online on Jan. 28~We are looking for participants.~ (Japanese)
  • The status of guidance and monitoring implemented for insurance medical institutions in FY2019 (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 11, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jan 11
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station)(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 11, 2021)(Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 10, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments(Japanese)
Jan 10
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 10, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 9, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jan 9
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station)(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 9, 2021)(Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 8, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jan 8
  • Extension of the special measures for employment adjustment grants for Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba and Saitama(Japanese)
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Publication of the report on the meeting to discuss the utilization of the Social Security and Tax Number System for the management of qualifications regarding social security (Japanese)
  • Asymptomatic cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been reported. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 8, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station)(Japanese)
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary data), Sep. 2020(Japanese)
  • Strengthen the consultation system for businesses considering introducing teleworking~ extension of consultation hours and offering online consultations~(Japanese)
  • The 8th joint meeting about research on the use of genome editing technology and other techniques to track human fertilized embryo to be held (Japanese)
  • The 4th expert committee meeting on 'prenatal testing including NIPT to be held(Japanese)
  • Publication of the report on the "Status of Employment of Elderly Persons" in 2020(Japanese)
  • Publication of documents related to Japanese internees provided by the Russian and other governments (Additionally identified persons, etc. are posted) (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has called on business associations to step up efforts to prevent COVID-19 in the workplace and carefully monitor health conditions of workers during the state of emergency. (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 7, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Response to COVID-19 by welfare service providers for persons with disabilities (Japanese)
Jan 7
  • Response by Prefectural Labor Bureaus, labor standard inspection offices and Hello Work job placement offices amid the state of emergency (Japanese)
  • Documents from the 3rd meeting to discuss the utilization of the Social Security and Tax Number System for the management of qualifications regarding social security (Japanese)
  • Minister Tamura holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Eleven asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 7, 2021)(Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 6, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey November 2020 (English)(Japanese)
Jan 6
  • Cases of muted COVID-19 strain have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Seven asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,217th announcement) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 6, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data), Oct.. 2020 (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 5, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jan 5
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 5, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 4, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jan 4
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station)(Japanese)
  • The 2020 edition of the manual to fill in a death certificate (Japanese)
  • The 93rd Codex Consultative Meeting and public hearing to be held (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 4, 2021)(Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 3, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments(Japanese)
Jan 3
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station)(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 3, 2021)(Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 2, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jan 2
  • 14 asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station).(Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 2, 2021)(Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jan. 1, 2021 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jan 1
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jan. 1, 2021) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Dec. 31, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)

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