Japan

Japan

The activities of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare encompass various phases of life such as medical services, public health, the working environment, employment security, human resources development, child care, long-term care, welfare and pensions. In January 2001, the Central Ministries were restructured. A new central ministry was established by integrating the Ministry of Health and Welfare and the Ministry of Labour in order to support people’s life systematically. The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare is committed to the development of policies that will bring “security” and “activity” to people’s daily lives.