Information on life and work

Return to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Employment adjustment subsidy



Special loans, such as emergency small amount funds




Working people, managers, and self-employed individuals


Consultation by phone

  • Call center for inquiries concerning subsidies for guardians affected by school closures due to COVID-19 and inquiries concerning the employment adjustment subsidy
    Hours: 09:00 to 21:00 (including weekends and public holidays)
  • Call center for small-scale emergency funding and advice on general support funding
    Hours: 09:00 to 21:00 (including weekends and public holidays)

Special consultation offices have been established in prefectural labor bureaus

  • These offices provide consultations concerning the impact of COVID-19 on labor-related matters, such as labor management (layoffs, employment termination, and leave allowance) and subsidies. Please check the pages below.
    Prefectural labor bureau pages
  • For details on specific procedures for establishing a special leave system to allow workers to take a leave of absence securely during the COVID-19 pandemic, please contact the Employment Environment and Equal Employment Department (Office) of the relevant prefectural labor bureau.
  • For inquiries regarding the withdrawal of job offers and the postponement of employment start dates, contact the special consultation office at Hello Work for New Graduates.



In simple Japanese and multiple languages

Please refer to this page.
Information on heatstroke prevention (you will be transferred to the OTIT page)


People subjected to stigma/discrimination associated with COVID-19

Stigma or discrimination associated with COVID-19 is never tolerated.
Both the Ministry of Justice and the MHLW provide consultations for victims of stigmatization, discrimination, bullying, and other forms of mistreatment associated with COVID-19.
If you are currently experiencing this type of problem, please contact us rather than trying to face it alone.

*From left to right, the images are as follows: "Amabie" (an icon that represents preventing the spread of infection), Jin-KEN-Mamoru-Kun, and Jin-KEN-Ayumi-Chan.

Human Rights Counseling, Ministry of Justice

General Labour Consultation Section, MHLW


Essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic (cheers from the public)

Healthcare workers are working to save our lives. Meanwhile, many other workers in other forms of medical settings as well as places such as supermarkets, drug stores, logistics, public transportation, childcare facilities, and care facilities are working to support our everyday lives.
In recognition of this, movements have emerged calling for the public to cheer for these key workers.


Please cheer for our healthcare workers

In an effort to save lives, all of our healthcare workers are fighting hard in the battle against COVID-19.
We can show our support for them by making sure that we all do the right thing.
We ask for your cooperation and understanding.


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