Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare


What's New 2020

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August 2020
August 7
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey June 2020 (English)(Japanese)
July 2020
July 31
  • Survey of Institutions and Establishments for Long-term Care 2018 (Japanese)
  • Employment referrals for general workers June 2020 (English)(Japanese)
July 22
July 15
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 15, 2020) (Japanese)
  • The FY2020 Symposium for Partnerships for Career Education is cancelled. (Japanese)
  • Request for cooperation in the Patient Survey in 2020 (Japanese)
  • Request for cooperation in the Patient's Behavior Survey in 2020 (Japanese)
  • The 3rd COVID-19 Advisory Board Meeting was held on July 14. (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jul. 14, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
July 14
  • Revised Contact-Confirming Application, COCOA for Android 1.1.2 is available starting July 14 ,and the ministry restarts issuing infection codes for the application from July 15. (Japanese)
  • Five asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 14, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Information about Hansen's disease (Japanese)
  • Meeting on the "Prevent Hepatitis: It's Up to You "project in 2020 (Japanese)
  • Asking for submission of slogans suitable for the "Child Welfare Week" in FY2021 (Japanese)
  • Decision on the basic plan for the promotion of the reading environment for the visually impaired (Japanese)
  • Result of neutralization tests in antibody tests (Japanese)
  • Monthly Report on the Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (April 2020) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jul. 13, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
July 13
  • Minister Kato holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases on Jul.13 ( at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Revised Contact-Confirming Application, COCOA for iOS1.1.2 is available starting July 13. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 13, 2020) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jul. 12, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Status on the application of labour insurance and collection of premiums (Japanese)
July 12
  • 20 asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 12, 2020) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jul. 11, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
July 11
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases on Jul.11( at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 11, 2020) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jul. 10, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
July 10
  • Temporary suspension of Contact-Confirming Application (Japanese)
  • Ten asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • A follow -up to the 5th Five-Year Plan for Drug Abuse Prevention has been drawn up. (publication of the 2019 drug report) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 8, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary data), Mar. 2020 (Japanese)
  • "National Occupational Health Week" in FY2020 to be implemented in October (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has started accepting applications via post for subsidies for businesses forced to stop their operation in efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 8, 2020) (Japanese)
  • ILO Global Summit on COVID-19 and the World of Work has been held. (Japanese)
July 9
  • Minister Kato holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 9, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Five asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on March 2020) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jul. 8, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
July 8
  • Ten substances are newly designated as narcotics to strengthen regulation (Japanese)
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • Three asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • The MHLW urges businesses to make sure that their employees can stay employed. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 8, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Special Exhibition to be held starting on July 18th at the Showa-Kan (National Showa Memorial Museum) (Japanese)
  • Summer Exhibition to be held starting on July 14th at the Shokei-Kan (Historical Materials Hall for the Wounded and Sick Retired Soldiers, etc.) (Japanese)
  • "Ikumen Speech Koshien 2020" to be held.~We are looking for episodes of Ikumens who are balancing childcare and work.~ (Japanese)
  • "Ikumen Enterprise Award 2020"/"Ikuboss Award 2020": to be held. ~We are looking for enterprises and individuals that encourage men to balance childcare and work.~ (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jul. 7, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
July 7
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 7, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Five asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,192nd announcement) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jul.6, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey May 2020 (English)(Japanese)
July 6
  • Minister Kato holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 6, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Three asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • OECD Ministerial Council Roundtable Meeting to be held (Japanese)
  • Minister Kato attends the ILO Global Summit (Japanese)
  • G-MIS:Gathering Medical Information System on COVID-19 (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jul.5, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
July 5
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 5, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Twelve asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 4, 2020) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jul.4, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
July 4
  • Six asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jul.3, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
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July 3
  • One asymptomatic case has been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Updates on response against COVID-19 by the World Health Organization (WHO) regarding the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) (July 3, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 3, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), Jan. 2020 (Japanese)
  • The status of measures taken in relation to the Survey on the Post-War Forced Internees (FY2019) (Japanese)
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance in FY2018 (Annual Report) (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), Apr. 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 Jul. 2, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • The 7th joint meeting about research on the use of genome editing technology and other techniques to track human fertilized embryo to be held (Japanese)
July 2
  • Minister Kato holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Contact-Confirming Application starts notifying its users of their proximity to any infected users on July 3. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 2, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Two asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Japan to provide funding to GARDP in order to promote measures on AMR (Japanese)
  • Monthly Labour Survey [Prefectural Survey] - 2019 (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jul. 1, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
July 1
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jul. 1, 2020) (Japanese)
  • The corrected version of Contact-Confirming Application for Android has been released. (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jun. 30, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Extended deadline for the filing and paying of labor insurance premium and levy on employers not hiring persons with disabilities, etc. in Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima, Ibaraki and Tochigi prefectures as well as certain areas in Nagano prefecture (Japanese)
  • Accepting applications for competition in the "9th Smart Life Project Award (Let's increase healthy life expectancy!)" (In the area of lifestyle-related disease prevention) (Japanese)
  • The Status on Implementation of the Individual Labour Dispute Resolution System in FY2019 (Japanese)
  • Accepting applications for competition in the "9th Smart Life Project Award (Let's increase healthy life expectancy!)" (In the area of maternal and child health). (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,191st announcement) (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data), Apr. 2020 (Japanese)
  • Information for quarantine stations (COVID-19) (Japanese)
  • Information for the MLIT and airlines (COVID-19) (Japanese)
Jun 2020
Jun 30
  • Approval of the plans to verify new technologies, etc. based on the Act on Special Measures Concerning Improvement in Productivity (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 30, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Six asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • License for general worker dispatching undertaking is revoked. (Japanese)
  • The corrected version of Contact-Confirming Application for iOS has been released. (Japanese)
  • Status on the application of labour insurance and collection of premiums (Japanese)
  • Collection of examples of programs that provide support for child, elderly person and their families while implementing proper measures to prevent infections under COVID-19 situations (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jun. 29, 2020 : the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Employment referrals for general workers May 2020 (English)(Japanese)
Jun 29
  • Minister Kato holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • One asymptomatic case has been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 29, 2020) (Japanese)
  • MHLW is collecting public opinion and suggestions for considering to expand the scope of the industrial accident compensation insurance coverage under special insurance. (Japanese)
  • The status of occurrence of industrial injuries in 2020 (Jun. 2020) (Japanese)
  • The MHLW is seeking public comments on the Ethical Guidelines for Medical and Health Research Involving Human Subjects (Japanese)
  • Information about Hansen's disease (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jun. 28, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jun 28
  • One asymptomatic case has been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 28, 2020) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jun. 27, 2020 : the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jun 27
  • Four asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 27, 2020) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jun. 26, 2020 : the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jun 26
  • Six asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 26, 2020) (Japanese)
  • "Status of Industrial Accident Compensation for Karoshi, etc." in FY2019 is announced (Japanese)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, Apr. 2020 (Japanese)
  • The 1st meeting on the Headquarters for Policy on Determination of Cause of Death has been held. (Japanese)
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), Feb. 2020 (Japanese)
  • (G-MIS):Gathering Medical Information System on COVID-19 (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jun. 25, 2020 : the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jun 25
  • Minister Kato holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 25, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Three asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (Apr. 2020) (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,190 th announcement) (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (Sep.-Oct. 2019 surveys) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jun. 24, 2020 : the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jun 24
  • Seven asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 24, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), Dec. 2019 (including the annual total) (Japanese)
  • Summary Report of Survey on Labour Economy Trend, May 2020 (Japanese)
  • "Report on the Status of Claims and Grant Decisions for Occupational Accident Compensation Insurance Benefits due to Diseases Caused by Asbestos in FY2019 (Preliminary Data)" is published (Japanese)
  • Overview of the Statistics of Medical Care Activities in Public Health Insurance in 2019 (Japanese)
  • National Health and Welfare Festival to be postponed (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jun. 23, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jun 23
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases ( at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 23, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Revocation of license for supervising organizations and cancellation of technical intern training plans. (Japanese)
  • The 20th National Arts and Cultural Festival for Persons with Disabilities in Miyazaki to be postponed until July 2021 (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jun. 22, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey April 2020 (English)(Japanese)
Jun 22
  • Three asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • Minister Kato holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 22, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Mr. Ryotaro Sugi, a special advisor for "Prevent Hepatitis: It's Up to You," meets with the governor of Wakayama Prefecture and the mayor of Wakayama City (Japanese)
  • The number of persons with disabilities who found jobs through Hello Work rises for 11 consecutive years/The status of the employment placement of the persons with disabilities in FY2019, etc. (Japanese)
  • PMDA and Kobe University were formally endorsed as Center of Excellences (CoEs) by APEC. (Japanese)
  • Publication of survey result (Japanese)
  • Survey on No-doctor Districts (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jun. 21, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jun 21
  • Seven asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 21, 2020) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jun. 20, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jun 20
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 20 2020) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jun. 19, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jun 19
  • The 4th meeting on Child Health and Development to be held. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases ( at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 19, 2020) (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has launched a health workforce matching portal site "Key-Net." (Japanese)
  • Product Designation under the ""SAKIGAKE Designation System""~Seven pharmaceutical products have been newly designated. ~ (Japanese)
  • Overview of Report on Public Health Administration and Services (Practicing health professionals), 2018 (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has released COVID-19 Contact-Confirming Application "COCOA." (Japanese)
  • Request for cooperation in the Survey on Labor and Economy Trend for Aug. 2020 (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jun. 18, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Report on Public Health Administration and Services (English)
Jun 18
  • Three asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Minister Kato holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 18, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Survey on Labour-Management Communications in 2019 (Japanese)
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on February 2020)(Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jun. 17, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jun 17
  • Three asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 17, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Report on the medical-care system for the latter-stage elderly (monthly report) (Japanese)
  • Licenses for general worker dispatching undertaking are revoked. (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,189th announcement) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jun. 16, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jun 16
  • COVID-19 emergency subsidies in FY2020 (for the health-care field) (first supplemental subsidies) (Japanese)
  • Review on antigen test methods (Japanese)
  • Two asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 16, 2020) (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)
  • Report on the status of the Project for the Recovery and Repatriation of the Remains of Japanese War Dead (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jun. 15, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Antibody test results (Japanese)
Jun 15
  • 12 asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Minister Kato holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • Ministerial Orders for Partial Revision of the Ordinance on Prevention of Hazards Due to Dust and the Industrial Safety and Health Regulations are promulgated. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 15, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Monthly Report on the Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (March 2020) (Japanese)
  • Update :death of the individual who have developed rabies after arriving in Japan from the Philippines (imported infectious diseases cases) . (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jun. 14, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jun 14
  • 14 asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 14, 2020) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jun. 13, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jun 13
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases ( at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 13, 2020) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jun. 12, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jun 12
  • the upper limit of employment adjustment subsidies to be raised (Japanese)
  • Five asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Delivery status and schedule of medical supplies distributed by the government to medical institutions: (Japanese)
  • Information about the COVID-19 contact tracing application and Q&A (Japanese)
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • Announcement about revision of the system ; details about the extension of the eligibility period for the subsidy for guardians affected by school closures related to COVID-19 and an increase in the upper limit of the subsidy (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 12, 2020) (Japanese)
  • A new subsidy for employers to support employees needing to take care of family members due to COVID-19 (Japanese)
  • The MHLW will launch a new subsidy program to help protect the health of pregnant workers amid the COVID-19 outbreak: the program will provide subsidies to employers who give pregnant workers paid leave and encourage them to take time off. ~ application process to start on June 15 (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)
  • The MHLW has started accepting applications for the Age Friendly Subsidy. (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,188th announcement) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jun. 11, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jun 11
  • Minister Kato holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 11, 2020) (Japanese)
  • One asymptomatic case has been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Change to recruitment schedule for high school students graduating in March 2021 (Japanese)
  • The 3rd meeting to discuss how to utilize information in the fields of health, medical care and long-term care (Japanese)
  • Meeting summary : the 3rd meeting of the Project Team aimed at protecting livelihoods from the COVID-19 pandemic (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jun. 10, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jun 10
  • The 7th unofficial announcement of Facilities Improvement Subsidies for Measures to Support Raising Next Generation Children in FY2020 (carry-over subsidies from FY2019) (Japanese)
  • The 1st unofficial announcement of Facilities Improvement Subsidies for Measures to Support Raising Next Generation Children in FY2020 (Japanese)
  • The 8th unofficial notification of appropriation of Subsidies for Improvement of Day-Care Centers in FY2020 (Carry-over budget from FY2019) (Japanese)
  • The 2nd unofficial notification of appropriation of Subsidies for Improvement of Day-Care Centers in FY2020 (Japanese)
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 10, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Two asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,187th announcement) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jun. 9, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jun 9
  • Online application for the employment adjustment subsidy suspended due to a system failure (Japanese)
  • 15 asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 9, 2020) (Japanese)
  • (HER-SYS):Health Center Real-time information-sharing System on COVID-19 (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jun. 8, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey April 2020 (English)(Japanese)
Jun 8
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 8, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Minister Kato holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Do not delay vaccines for children and health checks for infants for COVID-19 prevention (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jun. 7, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jun 7
  • Six asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 7, 2020) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jun. 6, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jun 6
  • One asymptomatic case has been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 6, 2020) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jun. 5, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jun 5
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases ( at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Online application for the employment adjustment subsidy suspended due to a system failure (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 5, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Summary of Annual Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary Data), 2019 (Japanese)
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary data), Feb. 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 Jun. 4, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Request for cooperation in the General Survey on Labour Relations for 2020 (Japanese)
Jun 4
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 4, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Three asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Minister Kato holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jun. 3, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jun 3
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 3, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Four asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), Mar. 2020 (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jun. 2, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (Mar. 2020) (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data),Mar. 2020 (Japanese)
Jun 2
  • One asymptomatic case has been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 2, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Request for cooperation in the Survey on Employment Trends in the first half of 2020 (Japanese)
  • Online application for the employment adjustment subsidy to be resumed (Japanese)
  • Approval for PCR tests using saliva (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Jun. 1, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
Jun 1
  • One asymptomatic case has been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Jun. 1, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Minister Kato holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Request for cooperation in the Survey on Wage Increase in 2020 (Japanese)
  • Alert for dangerous drugs containing "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Substances)" (Japanese)
  • The 2nd Contest to Raise Awareness of the Pension System in the Era of Reiwa (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on May 31, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
May 2020
May 31
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 31, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Four asymptomatic case have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on May 30, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
May 30
  • Four asymptomatic case have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 30, 2020) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on May 29, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
May 29
  • Information for quarantine stations (COVID-19) (Japanese)
  • Information for the MLIT and airlines (COVID-19) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 data analysis and advice on preventing the spread of COVID-19 (May 29, 2020) updated on the ministry's website (Japanese)
  • Expert panel on COVID-19 holding a news conference (Japanese)
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 29, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases ( at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Survey on No-doctor Districts (Japanese)
  • Guidelines for improvement in the business environment and efforts to curb long working hours through the cooperation of shippers and trucking companies : Processed Food Logistics (Japanese)
  • Guidelines for improvement in the business environment and efforts to curb long working hours through the cooperation of shippers and trucking companies : Paper/Cardboard Delivery Services (Japanese)
  • Guidelines for improvement in the business environment and efforts to curb long working hours through the cooperation of shippers and trucking companies : Paper/Pulp Delivery Services (Japanese)
  • Guidelines for improvement in the business environment and efforts to curb long working hours through the cooperation of shippers and trucking companies : Construction Material Delivery Services (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,186th announcement) (Japanese)
  • "White Paper on Measures for the Promotion of Manufacturing Technologies in FY2019" (White Paper on Monodzukuri) is approved by the Cabinet today (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on May 28, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Correction to the Vital Statistics (2018) booklet (Japanese)
  • Employment referrals for general workers April 2020 (English)(Japanese)
  • Vital Statistics (English)
May 28
  • Handouts at the 3rd meeting of the Project Team aimed at protecting livelihoods from the COVID-19 pandemic (Japanese)
  • Minister Kato holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 28, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Two asymptomatic case have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • SoftBank has concluded an agreement with the MHLW on providing information used for measures to prevent COVID-19 clusters (Japanese)
  • NTT Docomo Inc. has concluded an agreement with the MHLW on providing information used for measures to prevent COVID-20 clusters (Japanese)
  • About the Gathering Medical Information System on COVID-19 (G-MIS) (Japanese)
  • About the Health Center Real-time information-sharing System on COVID-19 (HER-SYS) (Japanese)
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on January 2020) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on May 27, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
May 27
  • A wide variety of content is available on the special "World No Tobacco Day" website. (Japanese)
  • Meeting summary : the 2nd meeting of the Project Team aimed at protecting livelihoods from the COVID-19 pandemic (Japanese)
  • The 3rd meeting of the Project Team aimed at protecting livelihoods from the COVID-19 pandemic (Japanese)
  • Three asymptomatic case have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 27, 2020) (Japanese)
  • "Status on the Occurrence of Death and Injury Accidents Caused by Heatstroke at Workplaces" in 2019 is released. (Japanese)
  • The status of occurrence of industrial injuries in 2019 is announced. (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on May 26, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
May 26
  • Minister Kato attending the Memorial Service at the Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 26, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Four asymptomatic case have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • The MHLW urges businesses to make sure that dispatched workers can stay employed. (Japanese)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, Mar. 2020 (Japanese)
  • Release of results from the "Basic Survey of Human Resources Development" in FY2019 (Japanese)
  • Details about the extension of the eligibility period for the subsidy for guardians affected by school closures related to COVID-19 and an increase in the upper limit of the subsidy. (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on May 25, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
May 25
  • One asymptomatic case has been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 25, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Minister Kato holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on May 24, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
May 24
  • Two asymptomatic case have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 24, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Review of the contents of the special subsidy program promoting work-style reform for small and medium-sized enterprises affected by COVID-19 (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on May 23, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
May 23
  • One asymptomatic case has been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 23, 2020) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on May 22, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
May 22
  • Cases of rabies ( imported infectious diseases cases) have been reported in the cities of Toyohashi and Shizuoka : patients are visitors from the Philippines. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 22, 2020) (Japanese)
  • License for worker dispatching and fee-charging employment placement undertakings is revoked. (Japanese)
  • Partial correction to the statistical tables for the Annual Report on the Monthly Labour Survey [National Survey] in 2018 posted on the e-Stat (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on May 21, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey in FY2019 (Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey March 2020 (English)(Japanese)
May 21
  • Minister Kato holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 21, 2020) (Japanese)
  • One asymptomatic case has been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on May 20, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
May 20
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 20, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,185th announcement) (Japanese)
  • Online application for the employment adjustment subsidy suspended due to a system failure (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on May 19, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
May 19
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 19, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Certification for the plans to verify new technologies, etc. based on the Act on Special Measures Concerning Improvement in Productivity (Japanese)
  • Set up a call center for people seeking advice on the Housing Security Benefit (Japanese)
  • Japan Post starts accepting applications for an emergency small-amount fund under a special loan program. (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on May 18, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Efforts to greatly simplify the application process for the employment adjustment subsidy (Japanese)
May 18
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 18, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Minister Kato holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Cancellation of the 56th National Blood Donation Promotion Campaign to be held (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on May 17, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Status on the application of labour insurance and collection of premiums (Japanese)
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (Feb. 2020) (Japanese)
May 17
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 17, 2020) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on May 16, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
May 16
  • Two asymptomatic case have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 16, 2020) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on May 15, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
May 15
  • Tripartite Health Ministers' Special Meeting was held on May15th. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 15, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • Publication of documents related to Japanese internees provided by the Russian and other governments (Japanese)
  • Monthly Report on the Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (February 2020) (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has called on business associations to step up efforts to prevent infections in the workplace and carefully monitor health conditions of workers. (Japanese)
May 14
  • COVID-19 data analysis and advice on preventing the spread of COVID-19 (May 14, 2020) updated on the ministry's website (Japanese)
  • Expert panel on COVID-19 holding a news conference (Japanese)
  • Minister Kato holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 14, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Joint session of the 2nd meeting to discuss how to utilize information in the fields of health, medical care and long-term care, the 2nd working group meeting to discuss how to utilize medical information and the 1st working group meeting to discuss how to utilize health information (Japanese)
  • Orders issued to business operators for improvement of worker dispatching undertakings (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on May 13, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
May 13
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 13, 2021) (Japanese)
  • One asymptomatic case has been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Overview of the 9th Longitudinal Survey of Newborns in the 21st Century (2010 cohort) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on May 12, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data), Feb. 2020 (Japanese)
May 12
  • Two asymptomatic case have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 11, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 12, 2021) (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,184th announcement) (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,183th announcement) (Japanese)
  • The MHLW uses characters from the popular Japanese anime "Love Live! Sunshine!!"in a poster to increase public awareness of infection prevention. (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on May 11, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
  • The 10th Longitudinal Survey of Newborns in the 21st Century (2010 cohort) to be carried out on May 25 (Japanese)
  • The MHLW is promoting the "#Tsunagu Masuku" (connect people through making face masks). (Japanese)
May 11
  • Minister Kato holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Findings from the 1st-4th nationwide surveys for measures against COVID-19 (Japanese)
  • Extension of the renewal period for labour insurance (Japanese)
  • Survey on the insured of the medical-care system for the latter-stage elderly (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on May 10, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
May 10
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 10, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Two asymptomatic case have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on May 9, 2020 :the total number of cases based on reports from prefectural governments (Japanese)
May 9
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 9, 2020) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on May 8, 2020 (Japanese)
May 8
  • Handouts at the 2nd Project Team aimed at protecting livelihoods from the COVID-19 pandemic. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 8, 2020) (Japanese)
  • One asymptomatic case has been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary data), Jan. 2020 (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), Feb. 2020 (Japanese)
  • The 2nd meeting of the Project Team aimed at protecting livelihoods from the COVID-19 pandemic. (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on May 7, 2020 (Japanese)
  • Nationwide campaign by community chests for supporting welfare programs amid the COVID-19 outbreak (Japanese)
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey March 2020 (English)(Japanese)
May 7
  • Two asymptomatic case have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 7, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Minister Kato holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on May 6, 2020 (Japanese)
  • Maternal health care measures about COVID-19 come into effect on May 7, 2020. (Japanese)
May 6
  • Simplify the application process for employment adjustment subsidy (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 (May 6, 2020) (Japanese)
  • One asymptomatic case has been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on May 5, 2020 (Japanese)
May 5
  • Situation update for COVID-19 (May 5, 2020) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on May 4, 2020 (Japanese)
May 4
  • Situation update for COVID-19 (May 4, 2020) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on May 3, 2020 (Japanese)
May 3
  • Situation update for COVID-19 (May 3, 2020) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on May 2, 2020 (Japanese)
May 2
  • Situation update for COVID-19 (May 2, 2020) (Japanese)
  • One asymptomatic case has been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on May 1, 2020 (Japanese)
May 1
  • Support desks are open during the Golden Week holidays for people who need to claim employment adjustment subsidy and those who seek advice about the grants. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (May 1, 2020) (Japanese)
  • NDB data used for purposes other than those that are intended (Japanese)
  • Consultation and report on the draft outline of the guidelines for maternal health care measures to be revised amid the COVID-19 outbreak (Japanese)
  • Delay in publication of Reports on Social Welfare Administration and Services (monthly preliminary data) in Feb. 2020 or after (Japanese)
  • The results of focused supervision implemented as part of "No Overwork Campaign" in nobember in FY2019 are published.(Japanese)
  • Implementation of the special measures for employment adjustment subsidy (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Apr. 30, 2020 (Japanese)
  • Reach out to the healthcare workers who have been working at the frontlines during the coronavirus outbreak (Japanese)
April 2020
April 30
  • Two asymptomatic case have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Apr. 30, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Agoop has concluded an agreement with the MHLW on providing information used for measures to prevent COVID-19 clusters (Japanese)
  • Publication of a report on a death that occurred in September 2019 at a government-run children's self -reliance support facility (Japanese)
  • Findings from the 1st-3rd nationwide surveys for measures against COVID-19 and the notice of the 3rd survey to be conducted between May 1-2 (Japanese)
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on December 2019) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Apr. 29, 2020 (Japanese)
April 29
  • Two asymptomatic case have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 (Apr.29, 2020) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Apr. 28, 2020 (Japanese)
  • The winners of the Medal of Honor for Spring 2020 (Japanese)
April 28
  • Changes to the eligibility for special subsidy programs promoting work-style reform for small and medium-sized enterprises affected by COVID-19 (Japanese)
  • Three asymptomatic case have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Apr. 28, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Video message to pregnant women and people raising small children from experts (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Apr. 27 2020 (Japanese)
  • Employment referrals for general workers March 2020 (English)(Japanese)
  • The winners of the Medal of Honor for Spring 2020 (Japanese)
April 27
  • One asymptomatic case has been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Minister Kato holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Apr. 27, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • Update to posters to tell people to avoid traveling to visit their family during the golden week holiday (Japanese)
  • Labor banks start accepting applications for an emergency small-amount fund under a special loan program. (Japanese)
  • Voluntary recall of medicine (Class I) (Japanese)
  • Voluntary recall of medicine (Class I) (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,180th announcement) (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,182nd announcement) (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,181st announcement) (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,179th announcement) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Apr. 26 2020 (Japanese)
April 26
  • Two asymptomatic case have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 (Apr.26, 2020) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Apr. 25, 2020 (Japanese)
April 25
  • Three asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 (Apr.25, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Further expansion of the special measures for Employment Adjustment Subsidy (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Apr. 24, 2020 (Japanese)
April 24
  • Lists of medical facilities offering telemedicine are available on the MHLW's website (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Apr. 24, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, Feb. 2020 (Japanese)
  • The enlightenment campaign "The eradication of Illegal cannabis and Poppy" is developed nationwide, to eliminate the illegal cultivation and the wild plant. (Japanese)
  • 10 things to do to reduce person-to-person contact by 80 percent (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Apr. 23, 2020 (Japanese)
  • Group of 20 Labour and Employment Ministers held an emergency video conference on Apr. 23, 2020. (Japanese)
  • Information about temporary telephone counselling services for pregnant women during the Golden Week holiday (Japanese)
  • Online video message from experts to pregnant women and people raising small children to be posted (Japanese)
April 23
  • Minister Kato holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Apr. 23, 2020) (Japanese)
  • One asymptomatic case has been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 data analysis and advice on preventing the spread of COVID-19 (Apr.22, 2020) updated on the ministry's website (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Apr. 22, 2020 (Japanese)
April 22
  • Two asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station), and one overlapping case has been reported.. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Apr. 22, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • Ministerial Order for Partial Amendment of the Ordinance on Safety of Boilers and Pressure Vessels, etc ~Performance inspection certificates expiring by July 31, 2020 will have an extension for specific machines. (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Apr. 21, 2020 (Japanese)
  • Handouts at the 1st meeting of the Project Team aimed at protecting livelihoods from the COVID-19 pandemic . (Japanese)
  • Project Team aimed at protecting livelihoods from the COVID-19 pandemic (Japanese)
April 21
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Apr. 21, 2020) (Japanese)
  • One asymptomatic case has been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Apr. 20, 2020 (Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey February 2020 (English)(Japanese)
  • The 1st meeting of the Project Team aimed at protecting livelihoods from the COVID-19 pandemic. (Japanese)
April 20
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Apr. 20, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • Report on defective product cases in cloth masks distribution prepared for pregnant women (Japanese)
  • Minister Kato holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Apr. 19, 2020 (Japanese)
April 19
  • Situation update for COVID-19 (Apr.19, 2020) (Japanese)
  • One asymptomatic case has been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Apr. 18, 2020 (Japanese)
April 18
  • Situation update for COVID-19 (Apr.18, 2020) (Japanese)
  • One asymptomatic case has been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Apr. 17, 2020 (Japanese)
April 17
  • International Contribution (English)
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • One asymptomatic case has been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Apr. 17, 2020) (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has called for business associations from step up efforts to prevent infections in the workplace and carefully monitor health conditions of people who need to work even during a state of emergency. (Japanese)
  • The National Health and Nutrition Survey in Japan, 2018 (Japanese)
  • Charges on violation of the Worker Dispatch Law (Japanese)
  • Monthly Report on the Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (January 2020) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Apr. 16, 2020 (Japanese)
April 16
  • Minister Kato holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Apr. 16, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Cancellation of the 15th Youth Skills Competition (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Apr. 15, 2020 (Japanese)
April 15
  • One person infected with COVID-19 on the cruise ship quarantined at Yokohama port has died. (Japanese)
  • Four asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Apr. 15, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Information about Hansen's Disease (Japanese)
  • The parliamentary Vice-Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare urges business organizations to take steps to protect pregnant workers from COVID-19 . (Japanese)
  • The MHLW starts accepting applications for the subsidy for guardians affected by school closures related to COVID-19 (subsidies from April) (Japanese)
  • Publication of the Report on Opportunities to Encourage Career Consultants to Keep Learning (Japanese)
  • Memorial Service at the Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery in FY2020 (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Apr. 14, 2020 (Japanese)
April 14
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Apr. 14, 2020) (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has set up a project team aimed at protecting livelihoods from the COVID-19 pandemic. (Japanese)
  • The MHLW and ministers of relevant ministries urge business bodies to make sure that dispatched workers can stay employed. (Japanese)
  • Postponement of the Third Certified Public Psychologist Examination due to the COVID-19 pandemic (Japanese)
  • Report from a meeting to discuss measures to protect workers from asbestos during building demolition or renovation (Japanese)
  • Revisions to the results of the Monthly Labour Survey [Apr.14, 2020] (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Apr. 13, 2020 (Japanese)
April 13
  • Clarification of regulatory procedure for medical equipment including artificial respirators (Japanese)
  • Minister Kato holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Four asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Apr. 13, 2020) (Japanese)
  • The MHLW and Yahoo have reached an agreement on information sharing in the aim of helping prevent cluster of COVID-19. (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,178th announcement) (Japanese)
  • The MHLW plans to use the messaging app LINE to follow up health conditions of people who have recently returned from abroad. (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Apr. 12, 2020 (Japanese)
April 12
  • Situation update for COVID-19 (Apr.12, 2020) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Apr. 11, 2020 (Japanese)
April 11
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 (Apr.11, 2020) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Apr. 10, 2020 (Japanese)
  • The winners of the 34th Medal of Honor for people engaged in dangerous duties (Japanese)
April 10
  • Two asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • One person infected with COVID-19 on the cruise ship quarantined at Yokohama port has died. (Japanese)
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Apr. 10, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Results of the 1st nationwide survey for measures against COVID-19 and the notice of the 3rd survey to be conducted between Apr. 12-13 (Japanese)
  • The MHLW urges businesses to make sure that dispatched workers can stay employed. (Japanese)
  • Set up a call center for information about an emergency personal loan (Japanese)
  • Details about the extension of the eligibility period for the subsidy for guardians affected by school closures related to COVID-19. (Japanese)
  • Helpdesks are set up at 56 Hallo Work public job placement centers nationwide for new graduates whose informal job offers have been revoked or whose start date for the job has been postponed. (Japanese)
  • Publication of documents related to Japanese internees provided by the Russian and other governments (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Apr. 9, 2020 (Japanese)
  • Expansion of the special measures for Employment Adjustment Subsidy (Japanese)
April 9
  • Minister Kato holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Apr. 9, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Changes to the special treatment support project for women suffering from infertility due to the COVID-19 pandemic (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Apr. 8, 2020 (Japanese)
April 8
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Apr. 8, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Duties at prefectural labor bureaus, labor standard inspection offices and Hallo Work public employment security offices in the areas covered by the state of emergency (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Apr. 7, 2020 (Japanese)
April 7
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Apr. 7, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (preliminary data), Nov. 2019 (Japanese)
  • The subsidy for guardians affected by school closures related to COVID-19 (Japanese)
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey February 2020 (English)(Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey January 2020 (English)(Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Apr. 6, 2020 (Japanese)
April 6
  • Minister Kato holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Apr. 6, 2020) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Apr. 5, 2020 (Japanese)
April 5
  • Situation update for COVID-19 (Apr. 5, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Five asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Apr. 4, 2020 (Japanese)
April 4
  • Situation update for COVID-19 (Apr. 4, 2020) (Japanese)
  • The LINE Corp. sends out the second questionnaire about users' health conditions, etc. to help the MHLW's efforts to collection information about COVID-19 prevention : many people take precaution, but fail to avoid the "three Cs"-closed, crowded and close environment- while fewer companies have adopted telecommuting. (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Apr. 3, 2020 (Japanese)
April 3
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Apr. 3, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Results of an additional survey conducted due to accounting process errors in the Basic Survey on Wage Structure (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Apr. 2, 2020 (Japanese)
April 2
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Minister Kato holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Apr. 2, 2020) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Apr. 1, 2020 (Japanese)
April 1
  • COVID-19 data analysis and advice on preventing the spread of COVID-19 (Apr.1, 2020) posted on the ministry's website (Japanese)
  • The MHLW urges business organizations to take steps to protect pregnant workers from COVID-19 . (Japanese)
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has formulated measures to protect pregnant women from COVID-19. (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Apr. 1, 2020) (Japanese)
  • The 6th unofficial announcement of Facilities Improvement Subsidies for Measures to Support Raising Next Generation Children in FY2020 ( carry-over subsidies from FY2019) (Japanese)
  • The 7th unofficial notification of appropriation of Subsidies for Improvement of Day-Care Centers in FY2020 (Carry-over budget from FY2019) (Japanese)
  • The 1st unofficial notification of appropriation of Subsidies for Improvement of Day-Care Centers in FY2020 (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has formulated the Guidelines for Administration and Management of Regional Labor Bureaus in FY 2020. (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 31, 2020 (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data), Jan. 2020 (Japanese)
Mar 2020
Mar 31
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases ( at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • The MHLW urges labor-management bodies to take measures to prevent a major COVID-19 outbreak. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 31, 2020) (Japanese)
  • (Warning) Be wary of COVID-19 themed phishing emails that seeks your personal information such as credit card numbers (Japanese)
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • Employment referrals for general workers February 2020 (English)(Japanese)
  • The MHLW urges platform companies and mobile network operators to provide data concerning COVID-19 cases as part of its effort to prevent the virus from spreading. (Japanese)
  • Effort to let young people know about COVID-19 ~a video featuring popular fashion models is released to raise awareness of COVID-19 prevention among young people. ~ (Japanese)
  • Report on the auditory tests on newborns in FY 2018 is released. (Japanese)
  • 32 organizations are selected as candidate organizations to implement the Regional Coordination Project for Promoting the Elderly to Stay Active in the Workplaces throughout their Lives in FY2020. (Japanese)
  • The MHLW extends the period of eligibility for the subsidy for employers to support employees affected by school closures related to COVID-19. (Japanese)
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), Jan. 2020 (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 30, 2020 (Japanese)
Mar 30
  • Twenty COVID-19 cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • One passenger infected with COVID-19 from the cruise ship has died. (Japanese)
  • Minister Kato holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 30, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Consultation and report on the "draft outline of the Cabinet Order for Partial Revision of the Enforcement Ordinance for the Industrial Safety and Health Act" and the "draft outline of the Ministerial Order for Partial Revision of the Ordinance on Prevention of Hazards Due to Specified Chemical Substances and the Enforcement Ordinance for the Working Environment Measurement Act" (Japanese)
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • Results of recruitment and selection for people in the “employment ice age generation” looking for a position at the MHLW (Japanese)
  • LINE Corporation has agreed with the MHLW to provide information about cluster of COVID cases. (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has created a guide to promote the work-interval system (Japanese)
  • Alert for dangerous drugs containing "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Substances)" (Japanese)
  • Public comments on data about foreign nationals in the vital statistic survey (results) (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), Jan. 2020 (Japanese)
  • Report on the National Health and Nutrition Survey in 2018 (Japanese)
  • Cancellation of the 2020 Comprehensive Survey of Living Conditions (Japanese)
  • the Statistics on Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Industry (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 29, 2020 (Japanese)
Mar 29
  • Situation update for COVID-19 (Mar.29, 2020) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 28, 2020 (Japanese)
Mar 28
  • Expansion of special measures for Employment Adjustment Subsidy for businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 (Mar.28, 2020) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 27, 2020 (Japanese)
Mar 27
  • The second "Good Skill" approved products in FY 2019 have been decided. (Japanese)
  • Eight COVID-19 cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Public hearing to be held, as set forth in Artcle 113 of the Labor Standards Act (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 27, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • The MHLW urges businesses to make sure that dispatched workers can stay employed. (Japanese)
  • The MHLW urges businesses to ensure that fixed-term workers, part-timers, dispatched workers and new graduates who have received job offers can stay employed. (Japanese)
  • The MHLW asks private sector employers to share information about a cluster of COVID-19 cases. (Japanese)
  • Call center will answer questions about the special measures for employment adjustment grants (Japanese)
  • Partial revision to the Guidelines for Safe Operation of Drones at Plants and the Collection of Examples of How Drones Can be Used ~ease restrictions on drone use~ (Japanese)
  • Announcement of successful applicants of the 34th National Examination for Registered Dietitian (Japanese)
  • Report from the meeting on the National Certified Careworker Examination to be released (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 26, 2020 (Japanese)
  • Apology for failing to conduct PCR tests on passengers at the quarantine station in Narita airport (Japanese)
Mar 26
  • Minister Kato holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Doorstep interview to be given (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 26, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • Correction to the announcement of successful applicants of the 32nd National Certified Careworker Examination (Japanese)
  • National examination scores required for visa extension of candidates for nurses or carewokers accepted under the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) program (Japanese)
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary data), Dec. 2019 (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 25, 2020 (Japanese)
Mar 25
  • Five COVID-19 cases have been reported (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 25, 2020) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 24, 2020 (Japanese)
  • Test result of the 32 nd National Certified Care worker Examination taken by care worker candidates accepted under the Japanese laws based on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) (Japanese)
  • The MHLW will be promoting the 2020 "STOP Heatstroke Cool Work" campaign ~ (Japanese)
  • The announcement of successful applicants of the 32nd National Certified Careworker Examination (Japanese)
Mar 24
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 24, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • Appointment of director of the Steering Committee of the Government Pension Investment Fund (Japanese)
  • Report on the medical-care system for the latter-stage elderly (monthly report) (Japanese)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, Jan. 2020 (Japanese)
  • Successful applicants of the 105th National Examination for Pharmacists were announced (Japanese)
  • Use brochures to increase awareness of polypharmacy (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,177th announcement) (Japanese)
  • Request for cooperation in filling in the vital statistic questionnaires about occupation and industry for FY 2020 (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 23, 2020 (Japanese)
Mar 23
  • Minister Kato holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • The 2nd meeting on medical services and financial supports for persons under 18 years with disabilities to beheld (Japanese)
  • Two asymptomatic cases have been reported (at an airport quarantine station). (Japanese)
  • Two passengers infected with COVID-19 from the cruise ship docked at Yokohama port have died. (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 23, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has urged businesses to take steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (Japanese)
  • Request for cooperation in the Survey on Labor and Economy Trend for May 2020. (Japanese)
Mar 22
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 22, 2020 (Japanese)
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases ( at an airport quarantine station) (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 (Mar. 22, 2020) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 21, 2020 (Japanese)
Mar 21
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 (Mar.21, 2020) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 20, 2020 (Japanese)
Mar 20
  • One passenger infected with COVID-19 from the cruise ship docked at Yokohama port has died. (Japanese)
  • confirmed COVID-19 cases (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 (Mar.20, 2020) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 19, 2020 (Japanese)
Mar 19
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 19, 2020 (Japanese)
  • Expansion of welfare loan programs for people facing financial difficulty due to the COVID-19 outbreak (Japanese)
  • The 109th National Nurse Exam: The number of successful foreign nurse candidates accepted under Japanese laws based on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) and the names of hospitals accepting them are published (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 19, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • The 4th unofficial announcement of the funds for securing comprehensive medical and long-term care in local communities (for long-term care) in FY2019 (Japanese)
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • The unofficial announcement of the 4th consultation to discuss the initial budget for subsidies for improvement of facilities including improvement of space for community long-term care and welfare in FY2019 and the unofficial announcement of the 2nd consultation to discuss a supplementary budget for the subsidy (Japanese)
  • The status of occurrence of industrial injuries in 2019 (Mar 2020) (Japanese)
  • The MHLK has created a guidebook for employers and a handbook for employees to support working women undergoing fertility treatment. (Japanese)
  • Administrative disciplinary actions are imposed against YANMAR CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT CO., LTD. (Japanese)
  • Summary Report of Survey on Labour Economy Trend, Feb 2020 (Japanese)
  • "The National Occupational Safety Week" in FY2020 will be implemented in July (Japanese)
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (Jan. 2020) (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,176th announcement) (Japanese)
  • Comments for participation in the Longitudinal Survey of Adults in the 21st Century (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 18, 2020 (Japanese)
Mar 18
  • Minister Kato holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • One asymptomatic case has been reported at the airport's quarantine station (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 18, 2020) (Japanese)
  • "A survey on job offer situation of graduating university students" in FY2019 (as of February 1, 2020)~ (Japanese)
  • The MHLW launces a website providing job information on Mar. 19, 2020. ~it provides updated database of occupational characteristics and worker requirements information ~ (Japanese)
  • New content added to the portal site "Improvement in Working Hours Rules for Truck Drivers". (Japanese)
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • The MHLW starts accepting applications for the subsidy for employers to support employees affected by school closures related to COVID-19. (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 17, 2020 (Japanese)
Mar 17
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,175th announcement) (Japanese)
  • The MHLW starts accepting applications for DNA tests of remains of Japanese war dead found in Io Jima and the Tarawa Atoll. (Japanese)
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has instructed mask manufacturers and importers to sell masks to the government in order to send them to Hokkaido (Japanese)
  • PCR testing at Narita airport's quarantine station has been halted temporarily. (Japanese)
  • Updates on response against COVID-19 by the World Health Organization (WHO) regarding the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) (Mar. 17, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
Mar 16
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 16, 2020 (Japanese) (Japanese)
  • Minister Kato holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • Situation update for COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 16, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Doorstep interview to be given (Japanese)
  • Guidelines to ensure elderly workers' safety and health ( age-friendly guidelines) to be released (Japanese)
  • Exhibition featuring history of Adverse drug events opens (Japanese)
  • OOID-19 cases reported on Mar. 15, 2020 (Japanese)
Mar 15
  • Passengers and crew members who have disembarked the cruise ship quarantined docked at Yokohama (as of 14:00 on Mar. 15, 2020) (Japanese)
  • End of a follow-up study on people who have disembarked the cruise ship after a 14-day quarantine period (Japanese)
  • Two asymptomatic cases have been reported. (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 situation (as of 12:00 on Mar. 15, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 14, 2020 (Japanese)
Mar 14
  • COVID-19 situation (as of 12:00 on Mar. 14, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Two asymptomatic cases have been reported. (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 cases reported on Mar. 13, 2020 (Japanese)
Mar 13
  • The government has urged businesses to be flexible about a job hunting season and recruitment schedule for students graduating in March 2021 and to give special consideration to jobs they have unofficially offered to students who have graduates or will graduate in March 2020. (Japanese)
  • One asymptomatic case has been reported. (Japanese)
  • Information about COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 13, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • Information about Hansen's disease (Japanese)
  • The announcement of successful applicants of the 22nd National Certified Psychiatric Social Worker Examination (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has set up a hotline for parents affected by school closures related to COVID-19. (Japanese)
  • Monthly Report on the Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (December 2019) (Japanese)
  • Minister Kato will hold a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 patients (554-602nd cases) are confirmed. (Japanese)
Mar 12
  • Cruise ship crew members on a heath follow-up period at government facilities ( as of 17:00 on Mar. 12, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Information about COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 12, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • The Report of the Committee on the Risk Assessment of Chemical Substances in FY2019 is released. (Japanese)
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 patients (504-553rd cases) are confirmed. (Japanese)
Mar 11
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • Information about COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 11, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Measures taken to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 by the prefectural labor departments, labor standard offices and Hello Work job -placement offices (Japanese)
  • The 2nd unofficial announcement of the funds for securing comprehensive medical and long-term care in local communities (for medical care) in FY2019 (Japanese)
Mar 10
  • COVID-19 patients (458-503rd cases) are confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Additional special measures taken for Employment Adjustment Subsidy in response to the impact of COVID-19 on businesses (Japanese)
  • Set up a special loan system for people whose household income has fallen due to the COVID-19 outbreak (Japanese)
  • The MHLW is requesting consideration for business opportunities for freelancers and self-employed persons affected by COVID-19 . (Japanese)
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • Information about COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 10, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on November 2019) (Japanese)
Mar 9
  • COVID-19 patients (439-457th cases) are confirmed. (Japanese)
  • 8 and 9th deaths from COVID-19 confirmed . (Japanese)
  • Opinions in the expert meeting to discuss measures to tackle COVID-19 outbreak (Japanese)
  • Minister Kato holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • Information about COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 6, 2020) (Japanese)
  • A new subsidy for employers to support employees affected by school closures related to COVID-19 (Japanese)
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • The MHLW starts accepting applications for special subsidy programs for small and medium-sized enterprises affected by COVID-19. (Japanese)
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
Mar 8
  • COVID-19 patients (409-438th cases) are confirmed. (Japanese)
  • 7th death from COVID-19 confirmed . (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 situation (as of 12:00 on Mar. 8, 2020) (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 patients (367-408th cases) are confirmed. (Japanese)
Mar 7
  • One passenger from the cruise ship docked at Yokohama port who had been infected with the COVID-19 has died. (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 situation (as of 12:00 on Mar. 7, 2020) (Japanese)
Mar 6
  • COVID-19 patients (314-366th cases) are confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • Information about COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 6, 2020) (Japanese)
  • The MHLW is requesting efforts to secure employment of workers affected by the COVID-19 outbreak from businesses. (Japanese)
  • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (preliminary data), Oct. 2019 (Japanese)
  • The unofficial announcement of the 3rd consultation to discuss the initial budget for subsidies for improvement of facilities including improvement of space for community long-term care and welfare in FY2019 and the unofficial announcement of consultation to discuss a supplementary budget for the subsidy (Japanese)
  • Publication of documents related to Japanese internees provided by the Russian and other governments (Posting of additionally identified persons, etc.) (Japanese)
  • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey January 2020 (English)(Japanese)
Mar 5
  • COVID-19 patients (288-313rd cases) are confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Minister Kato holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • PCR test results in passengers and crew members of the cruise ship in quarantine docked at Yokohama port. (Japanese)
  • Cruise ship passengers and crew members on a heath follow-up period at government facilities ( as of 19:00 on Mar. 5th) (Japanese)
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • Information about COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 5, 2020) (Japanese)
  • The 1st meeting to discuss how to use the information on health care and nursing care services (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,174th announcement) (Japanese)
Mar 4
  • COVID-19 patients (258-287th cases) are confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • The town od Nakafurano and the city of Kitami prioritized for distribution of masks (Japanese)
  • One COVID-19 case has been reported (Japanese)
  • Information about COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 4, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • Survey of Social Welfare Institutions 2018 (Japanese)
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 preparedness at facilities providing welfare service for persons with disabilities (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Annual Definitive Data in FY 2018) (Japanese)
  • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data), Dec. 2019 (Japanese)
Mar 3
  • The MHLW has instructed mask manufacturers and importers to sell masks to the government in order to send them to Hokkaido (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 patients (242-257th cases) are confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Information about COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 3, 2020) (Japanese)
  • Briefing for reporters(Japanese)
  • Special subsidy programs for small and medium-sized enterprises affected by COVID-19 (Japanese)
Mar 2
  • COVID-19 patients (233-241st cases) are confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Information for quarantine stations (COVID-19 infection) (Japanese)
  • Information for the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism and airline companies (COVID-19 infection) (Japanese)
  • Minister Kato holds a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • Information about Japanese nationals who have returned from Wuhan, the city at the center of a COVID-19 virus outbreak, on a government-chartered plane (Japanese)
  • Cruise ship crew members on a heath follow-up period at government facilities ( as of 19:00 on Mar. 2nd) (Japanese)
  • Briefing for reporters (Japanese)
  • Information about COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Mar. 2, 2020) (Japanese)
  • The 4th expert meeting to discuss the identification of the attribution groups of remains of the war dead and identification methods (Japanese)
  • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (Dec. 2019) (Japanese)
Mar 1
  • COVID-19 patients (218-232nd cases) are confirmed. (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 situation in Japan (as of 12:00 on Mar. 1, 2020) (Japanese)
  • 6th death from COVID-19 confirmed .(Japanese)
  • Minister Kato holds a news conference .(Japanese)
Feb 2020
Feb 29
  • COVID-19 patients (209-217th cases) have been confirmed. (Japanese)
Feb 28
  • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), Dec. 2019 (Japanese)
  • Employment referrals for general workers January 2020 (English)(Japanese)
  • List of information about the COVID-19 infections for local governments and medical institutions (Japanese)
  • The MHLW has published a handbook for employers hiring international students (Japanese)
  • Actions to be taken during the Month for Suicide Prevention in FY 2019 (Japanese)
  • Seven new psychoactive substances are designated as "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Substances)"~A ministerial order for establishing the designated substances, etc., is promulgated~ (Japanese)
  • The COVID-19 patients (192-208th cases) are confirmed. (Japanese)
  • One case of the COVID-19 infection has been newly reported (Japanese)
  • One passenger from the Diamond Princess cruise ship infected with the COVID-19 has died. (Japanese)
  • List of press release articles about the COVID-19 (Japanese)
  • Press conference to be held (Japanese)
  • Expansion of the special measures taken for Employment Adjustment Subsidy in response to the impact of the COVID-19 on businesses (Japanese)
  • Precautious measures against the COVID-19 at long-term care facilities (Japanese)
  • One passenger from the Diamond Princess cruise ship infected with the COVID-19 has died. (Japanese)
  • Information about the COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 28th 2020) (Japanese)
  • One patient infected with the COVID-19 has died.(Japanese)
  • Press conference to be held (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,173rd announcement) (Japanese)
Feb 27
  • COVID-19 patients (168-191st cases) have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Minister Kato will hold a news conference after a cabinet meeting. (Japanese)
  • One case of the COVID-19 infection has been newly reported (Japanese)
  • Press conference to be held (Japanese)
  • Information about the COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 27th 2020) (Japanese)
  • One patient infected with the COVID-19 has died. (Japanese)
  • Press conference to be held (Japanese)
  • Cancellation of the skills competition "CHAMPIONS NIGHT" (Japanese)
  • Orders issued to business operators for suspension and improvement on worker dispatching (Japanese)
  • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), Dec. 2019 (Japanese)
  • Disembarkation of the crews on the Diamond Princess cruise ship off Yokohama Port (Japanese)
  • Briefing on discussion about ministerial orders based on partial amendment to the Food Sanitation Act , etc. to be postponed (Japanese)
Feb 26
  • The Workplace Mental Health Symposium for FY 2019 to be cancelled (Japanese)
  • List of information about the COVID-19 infections for local governments and medical institutions (Japanese)
  • The COVID-19 patients (148-167th cases) have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Information about passengers on a cruise ship anchored off Yokohama Port who have tested positive for the COVID-19 (reported on Feb. 26th) (Japanese)
  • Two patients infected with the COVID-19 have died. (Japanese)
  • Press conference to be held (Japanese)
  • Transportation of asymptomatic pathogen carriers aboard the quarantined cruise ship off Yokohama (Japanese)
  • Information about the COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 26th 2020) (Japanese)
  • Minister of Health,Labor and Welfare Kato,Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Kajiyama and Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Akaba request cooperation from labor-management organizations to prevent the spread of COVID-19 outbreak (Japanese)
Feb 25
  • The COVID-19 patients (140-147th cases) have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • News conference to be held (Japanese)
  • Information about the COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 25th 2020) (Japanese)
  • Two passengers from the Diamond Princess cruise ship infected with the COVID-19 have died. (Japanese)
  • Transportation of asymptomatic pathogen carriers aboard the quarantined cruise ship off Yokohama (Japanese)
  • Set up a task force comprising medical experts to contain COVID-19 clusters (Japanese)
  • Minister Kato will hold a news conference. (Japanese)
  • Hospital Report (Preliminary data), Nov. 2019 (Japanese)
  • Briefing for reporters by a ministry official (Japanese)
Feb 24
  • COVID-19 patients (128-139th cases) are confirmed. (Japanese)
  • A case of infection of a quarantine officer with the COVID-19 has been newly reported (Japanese)
  • Information about people infected with the COVID-19 (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 situation in Japan (as of 12:00 on Feb. 24th) (Japanese)
Feb 23
  • COVID-19 patients (114-125th cases) are confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Information about passengers on a cruise ship anchored off Yokohama Port who have tested positive for the COVID-19 (reported on Feb. 23rd) (Japanese)
  • One passenger from the Diamond Princess cruise ship infected with the COVID-19 has died. (Japanese)
  • Minister Kato will hold a news conference. (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 situation in Japan (as of 12:00 on Feb. 23rd) (Japanese)
Feb 22
  • Disembarkation of the passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise ship off Yokohama Port (Japanese)
  • Information about people infected with the COVID-19 (Japanese)
  • The COVID-19 patients (92-13rd cases) are confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Minister Kato will hold a news conference. (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 situation in Japan (as of 12:00 on Feb. 22nd) (Japanese)
Feb 21
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey 2019 (Japanese)
  • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey December 2019 (English)(Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,172nd announcement) (Japanese)
  • The 4th Meeting to Discuss How to Increase Productivity of Paper/Cardboard Delivery Services and Manage Working Hours of Truck Drivers to be held (Japanese)
  • A notice has been issued on revocation of the license for a supervising organization and cancellation of technical internship program plans. (Japanese)
  • Report on special survey on status of the employment of people with disabilities at state administrative organizations and their retention rates (19/12/31) (Japanese)
  • The MHLW urges businesses to take measures to keep the COVID-19 from spreading. (Japanese)
  • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, Dec. 2019 (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 patients (80-91st cases) have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Correction to the report released on Feb. 20th on the cruise ship passenger infected with the COVID-19 who has died. (Japanese)
  • Information about Japanese nationals who returned from Wuhan on the 4th government-chartered plane (Japanese)
  • Information about the COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 21st 2020) (Japanese)
  • Test results of Japanese evacuees who returned from Wuhan on the 4th chartered flight (Japanese)
Feb 20
  • Request for cooperation in the Comprehensive Survey of Living Conditions in 2020 (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 patients (71-79th cases) have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • List of news conference of minister Kato (Japanese)
  • Information about the COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 20th 2020) (Japanese)
  • Transportation of asymptomatic pathogen carriers aboard the quarantined cruise ship off Yokohama (Japanese)
  • Information about passengers on a cruise ship anchored off Yokohama Port who have tested positive for the COVID-19 (14th report) (Japanese)
  • Minister Kato will hold a news conference. (Japanese)
  • Information about people infected with the COVID-19 (Japanese)
  • Two passengers from the Diamond Princess cruise ship infected with the COVID-19 have died. (Japanese)
  • Report on the medical-care system for the latter-stage elderly (Japanese)
  • Products containing THC, the substance in cannabis (Japanese)
  • News conference to be held (Japanese)
Feb 19
  • "Productivity Improvement Forum in the long-term care sector" will be postponed. (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 patients (60-69th cases) have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Transportation of asymptomatic pathogen carriers aboard the quarantined cruise ship off Yokohama (Japanese)
  • Information about passengers on a cruise ship anchored off Yokohama Port who have tested positive for the COVID-19 (13th report) (Japanese)
  • Information about the COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 19th 2020) (Japanese)
  • Test results of Japanese evacuees who returned from Wuhan on the 5th chartered flight (Japanese)
Feb 18
  • Six schemes are selected as "Good Initiatives Coming Out of Regions "for FY2019. (Japanese)
  • Transportation of asymptomatic pathogen carriers aboard the quarantined cruise ship off Yokohama (Japanese)
  • COVID-19 patients (54-59th cases) have been confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Information about passengers on a cruise ship anchored off Yokohama Port who have tested positive for the COVID-19 (12th report) (Japanese)
  • Information about the COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 18th 2020) (Japanese)
  • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,171st announcement) (Japanese)
  • Disembarkation process for passengers aboard the cruise ship under quarantine after a health monitoring period (Japanese)
Feb 17
  • COVID-19 patients have been confirmed in Kanagawa, Wakayama and Aichi prefectures. (Japanese)
  • Information about Japanese nationals who returned from Wuhan, the city at the center of the COVID-19 outbreak, on a government-chartered plane (Japanese)
  • Information about the COVID-19 and the MHLW's response (Feb. 17th 2020) (Japanese)
  • Information about passengers on a cruise ship anchored off Yokohama Port who have tested positive for the COVID-19 (11th report) (Japanese)
  • Alert for dangerous drugs containing "Shitei Yakubutsu (Designated Substances) (Japanese)
  • The status of occurrence of industrial injuries in 2019 (Feb. 2020) (Japanese)
  • The 3rd expert meeting to discuss the identification of the attribution groups of remains of the war dead and identification methods (Japanese)
  • Guidelines for work environment measuring through individual sampling methods and result evaluation to be developed (Japanese)
  • One case of COVID-19 infection has been newly reported (Japanese)
Feb 16
  • COVID-19 patients have been confirmed in Tokyo and Aichi prefectures. (Japanese)
  • Information about passengers on a cruise ship anchored off Yokohama Port who have tested positive for the COVID-19 (10th report) (Japanese)
Feb 15
  • A new corona virus patient (43rd case) is confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Information about passengers on a cruise ship anchored off Yokohama Port who have tested positive for the new coronavirus (9th report) (Japanese)
  • A new corona virus patient (Tokyo) is confirmed. (Japanese)
  • New corona virus patients (38,39 and 40th cases) are confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Disembarkation of the passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise ship (Japanese)
  • Feb 14
    • A new corona virus patient is confirmed. (Japanese)
    • A new corona virus patient is confirmed. (Japanese)
    • Test results of Japanese evacuees who returned from Wuhan on the 3rd chartered flight (Japanese)
    • Providing smartphones installed with an app to crews and passengers on the Diamond Princess (Japanese)
    • Information about the new coronavirus and the MHLW's response (Feb. 14th 2020) (Japanese)
    • The 6th unofficial notification of appropriation of Subsidies for Improvement of Day-Care Centers in FY2019 (Japanese)
    • Skills competition symposium "CHAMPIONS NIGHT" to be held (Japanese)
    • Special loan for hotels and restaurant operators whose business is affected by the new coronavirus (Japanese)
    • Decision on the winner of the 2nd Japan Open Innovation Prize (Japanese)
    • Monthly Report on the Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (November 2019) (Japanese)
    • Call for enterprises willing to receive a bulk survey for the "Basic Survey on Wage Structure" (Announcement of the bulk survey) (Japanese)
    • Special measures taken for Employment Adjustment Subsidy in response to the impact of the new coronavirus on businesses (Japanese)
    Feb 13
  • A new corona virus patient (30th case) is confirmed. (Japanese)
  • A new corona virus patient (29th case) is confirmed. (Japanese)
  • A new corona virus patient (28th case) is confirmed. (Japanese)
  • A new corona virus patient (27th case) is confirmed. (Japanese)
  • Test results of Japanese evacuees who returned from Wuhan on the 2nd chartered flight (Japanese)
  • Information about the new coronavirus and the MHLW's response (Feb. 13th 2020) (Japanese)
  • Information about passengers on a cruise ship anchored off Yokohama Port who have tested positive for the new coronavirus (8th report) (Japanese)
  • (Partial correction) results of the Survey on Children in Children's Nursing Home's (as of Feb. 1, 2018) (Japanese)
  • The Handover Ceremony of the Remains of Japanese Detainees in Iwo Jima (Japanese)
  • Assistance for passengers on the cruise ship under quarantine off Yokohama Port (Japanese)
  • Response against the novel coronavirus by the World Health Organization (WHO) regarding the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) (Feb. 13th 2020) (Japanese)
  • Feb 12
    • Information about people infected with the new corona virus (Japanese)
    • Information about the new coronavirus and the MHLW's response (Feb. 12th 2020) (Japanese)
    • Test results of Japanese evacuees who returned from Wuhan on the 1st chartered flight (Japanese)
    • Information about Hansen's disease (Japanese)
    • The 2nd meeting will be held to discuss how to improve images of work environment for childcare workers and their career. (Japanese)
    Feb 11
    • A new corona virus patient (25th case) is confirmed. (Japanese)
    • A new corona virus patient (24th case) is confirmed. (Japanese)
    Feb 10
    • Hiring schedule for high school students who are expected to graduate in March 2021: submission of the recommendation letter from school and selection process (Japanese)
    • The Report of the Committee to Discuss Measures for Prevention of Health Impairment of Workers by Chemical Substances in FY2019 released (Japanese)
    • Announcement of designation of courses on professional practical education and training (to be designated on April 1, 2020) (Japanese)
    • Announcement of designation of general education courses and training (to be designated on April 1, 2020) (Japanese)
    • Information about passengers on a cruise ship anchored off Yokohama Port who have tested positive for the new coronavirus (6th report) (Japanese)
    • Information about the new coronavirus and the MHLW's response (Feb. 10th 2020) (Japanese)
    Feb 9
    • Information about passengers on a cruise ship anchored off Yokohama Port who have tested positive for the new coronavirus (5th report) (Japanese)
    Feb 8
    • Test results of Japanese evacuees who returned from Wuhan on the 4th chartered flight (Japanese)
    • Information about passengers on a cruise ship anchored off Yokohama Port who have tested positive for the new coronavirus (4th report) (Japanese)
    Feb 7
    • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey, 2019 (Japanese)
    • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey December 2019 (English)(Japanese)
    • The unofficial announcement of subsidies for the improvement of facilities including medical care facilities (the project for the improvement of facilities including the fire sprinkler system at hospitals with less than 20 beds, etc.) in FY2019 (Japanese)
    • The 4th unofficial announcement of subsidies for the improvement of facilities including medical care facilities (the project for the improvement of facilities including the fire sprinkler system at hospitals with less than 20 beds, etc.) in FY2019 (Carry-over budget from FY2018) (Japanese)
    • The 19th Meeting on Work Style Similar to Employment be held (paperless) (Japanese)
    • Publication of documents related to Japanese internees provided by the Russian and other governments (Additionally identified persons, etc. are posted) (Japanese)
    • Information about passengers on a cruise ship anchored off Yokohama Port who have tested positive for the new coronavirus (3rd report) (Japanese)
    • Information about the new coronavirus and the MHLW's response (Feb. 7th 2020) (Japanese)
    • Information about Japanese nationals who returned from Wuhan, the city at the center of a corona virus outbreak, on a government-chartered plane (Japanese)
    • Information on the recovery and memorial services for Japanese war dead (February 2020) (Japanese)
    • The third workshop on healthcare policies and the third meeting for regional healthcare planning advisors for FY 2019 to be held (Japanese)
    Feb 6
    • Information about the new coronavirus and the MHLW's response (Feb. 6th 2020) (Japanese)
    • The 1st meeting on Child Health and Development to be held (Japanese)
    • The MHLW will start offering a toll-free helpline for people seeking advice on the new corona virus on Feb. 7. (Japanese)
    • Review the discharge criteria for patients infected with the new corona virus (Japanese)
    Feb 5
    • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data), Nov. 2019 (Japanese)
    • Information about passengers on a cruise ship anchored off Yokohama Port who have tested positive for the new coronavirus (Japanese)
    • The 2nd National Meeting of the Director-Generals of the Prefectural Labour Bureaus for fiscal 2019 (revised) (Japanese)
    • A new corona virus patient (21st case) is confirmed. (Japanese)
    • A new corona virus patient (20th case) is confirmed. (Japanese)
    • Information about the new coronavirus and the MHLW's response (Feb. 5th 2020) (Japanese)
    • The 2nd National Meeting of the Director-Generals of the Prefectural Labour Bureaus for fiscal 2019 to be held (Japanese)
    • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,170th announcement) (Japanese)
    Feb 4
    • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (preliminary data), Sep. 2019 (Japanese)
    • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,169th announcement) (Japanese)
    • A patient diagnosed with pneumonia linked to a new coronavirus (19th case) is confirmed. (Japanese)
    • A patient diagnosed with pneumonia linked to a new coronavirus (18th case) is confirmed. (Japanese)
    • A patient diagnosed with pneumonia linked to a new coronavirus (17th case) is confirmed. (Japanese)
    • Pneumonia linked to a new coronavirus in Wuhan city, Hubei Province of the People's Republic of China (Feb. 4th 2020) (Japanese)
    Feb 3
    • Notice about new coronavirus infection (Japanese)
    • Release of the video 2019 Analysis of Labor Economy (Japanese)
    • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,168th announcement) (Japanese)
    Feb 1
    • A patient diagnosed with pneumonia linked to a new coronavirus (14,15th case) and two asymptomatic carriers are confirmed. (Japanese)
    Jan 2020
    Jan 31
    • Employment referrals for general workers December 2019 (English)(Japanese)
    • The WHO has declared a new corona virus outbreak in Wuhan city, Hubei Province of the People's Republic of China an international public health emergency. (Japanese)
    • Monthly Reports on Employment Insurance Services (Japanese)
    • Information about Japanese nationals who returned from Wuhan, the city at the center of a corona virus outbreak, on a government-chartered plane on Jan. 31st (Japanese)
    • Two asymptomatic carriers are confirmed. (Japanese)
    • A patient diagnosed with pneumonia linked to a new coronavirus (13th case) is confirmed. (Japanese)
    • Pneumonia linked to a new coronavirus in Wuhan city, Hubei Province of the People's Republic of China (Jan. 31st 2020) (Japanese)
    • Survey on National Health Insurance (Japanese)
    • Efforts to improve rubella vaccination rates (Japanese)
    • The MHLW has chosen a logo for special certification "Platinum Eruboshi" (Japanese)
    • Revisions to the guidelines for the development of an emergency communication system at logging sites ~promote the development of a communication system to prepare for emergency cases such as worksite accidents and encourage efforts for quick rescue of victims ~ (Japanese)
    • Revisions to the safety guidelines for logging work ~promote higher safety standards for workers using a chainsaw for logging~ (Japanese)
    • The MHLW has selected regions taking a priority for assistance aimed at community healthcare planning (1st selection). (Japanese)
    • Status of reporting on the employment of foreign workers by employers (October 2019) (Japanese)
    • Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions (Preliminary data), end of Nov. 2019 (Japanese)
    • Report on Social Welfare Administration and Services (Preliminary Data), Nov. 2019 (Japanese)
    Jan 30
    • Information about Japanese nationals who returned from Wuhan, the city at the center of a corona virus outbreak, on a government-chartered plane on Jan. 30th (Japanese)
    • A patient diagnosed with pneumonia linked to a new coronavirus (11th case) is confirmed. (Japanese)
    • A patient diagnosed with pneumonia linked to a new coronavirus (12th case) is confirmed. (Japanese)
    • A patient diagnosed with pneumonia linked to a new coronavirus (10th case) is confirmed. (Japanese)
    • Pneumonia linked to a new coronavirus in Wuhan city, Hubei Province of the People's Republic of China (Jan. 30th 2020) (Japanese)
    • An Overview of Reports on Social Welfare Administration and Services in FY2018 (Japanese)
    • Release of the report on the Examination meeting about a technical matter for the improvement which is the operational societies around the face of tunnel construction work (Japanese)
    • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on October 2019)(Japanese)
    • A patient diagnosed with pneumonia linked to a new coronavirus (9th case) and two asymptomatic carriers are confirmed. (Japanese)
    • Test results of Japanese evacuees who returned from Wuhan on the chartered flight (Japanese)
    • Results of the Survey on Children in Children's Nursing Home's (as of February 2, 2018) (Japanese)
    Jan 29
    • Hospital Report (Preliminary data), Oct. 2019 (Japanese)
    • Rubella awareness event to be held on Feb. 4th, "Rubella Day" (Japanese)
    • A patient diagnosed with pneumonia linked to a new coronavirus (8th case) is confirmed. (Japanese)
    • Information about Japanese nationals who returned from Wuhan, the city at the center of a corona virus outbreak, on a government-chartered plane on Jan. 29th (Japanese)
    • Pneumonia linked to a new coronavirus in Wuhan city, Hubei Province of the People's Republic of China (Jan. 29th 2020) (Japanese)
    • Implementation Policy on 2020 Telework Days (Japanese)
    Jan 28
    • The 91st Codex Consultative Meeting to be held (Japanese)
    • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,167th announcement) (Japanese)
    • A patient diagnosed with pneumonia linked to a new coronavirus (7th case) is confirmed. (Japanese)
    • Pneumonia linked to a new coronavirus in Wuhan city, Hubei Province of the People's Republic of China (Jan. 28th 2020) (Japanese)
    • A patient diagnosed with pneumonia linked to a new coronavirus (6th case) is confirmed. (Japanese)
    • A patient diagnosed with pneumonia linked to a new coronavirus (5th case) is confirmed. (Japanese)
    • The MHLW has set up a call center for people with questions about a new corona virus (Japanese)
    Jan 27
    • Status Report on Long-term Care Insurance (Provisional) (Nov. 2019) (Japanese)
    • Pneumonia linked to a new coronavirus in Wuhan city, Hubei Province of the People's Republic of China (Jan. 27th 2020) (Japanese)
    • The Meeting for leaders promoting “the pharmacy with the family pharmacist” in FY 2019 to be held (Japanese)
    • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,166th announcement) (Japanese)
    Jan 26
    • A patient diagnosed with pneumonia linked to a new coronavirus (4th case) is confirmed. (Japanese)
    Jan 25
    • A patient diagnosed with pneumonia linked to a new coronavirus (3rd case) is confirmed. (Japanese)
    Jan 24
    • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,165th announcement) (Japanese)
    • A patient diagnosed with pneumonia linked to a new coronavirus (2nd case) is confirmed. (Japanese)
    • WHO's emergency meeting on the outbreak of pneumonia linked to a new coronavirus in Wuhan city, Hubei Province of the People's Republic of China (Japanese)
    • Prompt Vital Statistics Report, Nov. 2019 (Japanese)
    • Consultation and report on the "draft outline of a Ministerial Order for Partial Revision of Industrial Safety and Health Regulations, etc." (Japanese)
    • Cancellation of technical internship program plans (Japanese)
    • Pneumonia linked to a new coronavirus in Wuhan city, Hubei Province of the People's Republic of China (Jan. 24th 2020) (Japanese)
    Jan 23
    • Pneumonia linked to a new coronavirus in Wuhan city, Hubei Province of the People's Republic of China (Jan. 23rd 2020) (Japanese)
    • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,164th announcement) (Japanese)
    Jan 22
    • Final Report of Monthly Labour Survey November 2019 (English)(Japanese)
    • The 18th Meeting on Work Style Similar to Employment be held (paperless) (Japanese)
    • Watch out for fire when using domiciliary oxygen therapy (Japanese)
    • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,163rd announcement) (Japanese)
    • Outline of the meeting of the working group promoting community involvement on incurable diseases and childhood chronic illnesses specified by the MHLW (Japanese)
    • Pneumonia linked to a new coronavirus in Wuhan city, Hubei Province of the People's Republic of China (Jan. 22nd 2020) (Japanese)
    Jan 21
    • Set up a committee to assess approvals of compensations for family members of former Hansen's disease patients (Japanese)
    • The Workplace Mental Health Symposium for FY 2019 to be held in February ~important things to create a workplace environment that allows employees to seek advice at any time ~ (Japanese)
    • Report on the medical-care system for the latter-stage elderly (Japanese)
    Jan 20
    • Results of inspections on radionuclides in foods (1,162nd announcement) (Japanese)
    • Pneumonia linked to a new coronavirus in Wuhan city, Hubei Province of the People's Republic of China (5th report) (Japanese)
    • The National Summit of Housing Assistance in FY2019 to be held (Japanese)
    Jan 17
    • Promoting actions to achieve UHC in 2020-Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC) 2020 / UHC Forum 2020 and Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit 2020- (English)(Japanese)
    • Results of the Briefing Survey on Economic Conditions of Welfare Services for Persons with Disabilities in 2019 (Japanese)
    • "A survey on job offer situation of graduating university students" in FY2018 (as of December 1, 2019)~ (Japanese)
    • The status of occurrence of industrial injuries in 2019 (Jan. 2020) (Japanese)
    • Release of the report on the expert meeting to discuss elderly peoples' health and safety for the era of the 100-year life (Japanese)
    • Reexamination of policies on functions performed by public medical institutions (Japanese)
    Jan 16
    • A patient diagnosed with pneumonia linked to a new coronavirus(1st case) is confirmed. (Japanese)
    • A slogan for the "Child Welfare Week" in FY2020 is decided (Japanese)
    • A meeting will beheld to discuss how to improve images of work environment for childcare workers and their career. ~We are calling for proposals and opinions from the people involved in the child care sector.~ (Japanese)
    Jan 15
    • Winners of the first contest for PR on Pension in the era of Reiwa have been selected. (Japanese)
    • The third working group meeting on NIPT to be held (Japanese)
    • The number of applicants for the recruitment and selection for people in the “employment ice age generation” looking for a position at the MHLW (Japanese)
    Jan 14
    • Results of the "National Health and Nutrition Survey" in 2018 (Japanese)
    • Briefing on discussion about ministerial orders based on partial revisions to the Foods Hygiene Laws, etc. will be held. We are seeking participants. (Japanese)
    • Pneumonia of unknown cause in Wuhan city, Hubei Province of the People's Republic of China (4th report) (Japanese)
    • Monthly Report on the Statistics of Production by Pharmaceutical Industry (October 2019) (Japanese)
    • Information about Hansen's disease (Japanese)
    Jan 10
    • Monthly Vital Statistics Report (Preliminary data), Aug. 2019 (Japanese)
    • The 17th Meeting on Work Style Similar to Employment be held (paperless)(Japanese)
    • Briefing on Child Death Review to be held(Japanese)
    • The 4th India-Japan Medical Products Regulation Symposium will be held in Tokyo. (Japanese)
    • An overseas business trip of Mr. Inatsu, State Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare(Japanese)
    • Publication of documents related to Japanese internees provided by the Russian and other governments (Additionally identified persons, etc. are posted)(Japanese)
    • Pneumonia of unknown cause in Wuhan city, Hubei Province of the People's Republic of China (3rd report)(Japanese)
    • The results of simultaneous elections for Commissioned Welfare Volunteers and Child Welfare Volunteers in FY2019 (Japanese)
    Jan 9
    • The Symposium on Hansen's Disease Issue (The Human Rights Forum 2020 in Hiroshima) will be held on Feb. 9 in Hiroshima (Japanese)
    • Monthly report of Statistics of Long-term Care Benefit Expeditures(Cases assessed on September 2019)(Japanese)
    Jan 8
    • Provisional Report of Monthly Labour Survey November 2019 (English)(Japanese)
    • Survey on Public Assistance Recipients (Preliminary data), Oct. 2019 (Japanese)
    • Request for opinions about statistics on foreign nationals in the Vital Statistics (Japanese)
    Jan 7
    • Overseas business trips of Mr. Kato, Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare (Japanese)
    • Russian gold medal winners from the 45th World Skills Competition will visit the Minister Kato on Jan. 8. (Japanese)
    • The national meetings of department and bureau directors in charge of health, labour and welfare in FY2019 to be held (paperless) (Japanese)
    • Tying-up with the movie titled "Cats" (Japanese)
    • The second unofficial announcement of subsidies for the improvement of facilities for the medical care provision system in FY2019 (Japanese)
    • The third unofficial announcement of subsidies for the improvement of facilities for the medical care provision system in FY2019 (Japanese)
    • The third unofficial announcement of subsidies for the improvement of facilities including medical care facilities (the project for the improvement of facilities including the fire sprinkler system at hospitals with less than 20 beds, etc.) in FY2019 (Carry-over budget from FY2018) (Japanese)
    • Pneumonia of unknown cause in Wuhan city, Hubei Province of the People's Republic of China (2nd report) (Japanese)
    Jan 6
    • The 15th Trilateral Meeting on Yusho Disease ("Oil Symptoms") to be held (Japanese)
    • Report on the Meeting to Discuss Measures to Protect Workers from the Risk of Exposure to Asbestos Dust from Building Demolition and Renovation (Japanese)
    • Pneumonia of unknown cause in Wuhan city, Hubei Province of the People's Republic of China (Japanese)

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