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  1. Japan - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Ordinance Amending a Part of the Implementation Regulation of the Law concerning the Improvement Public Service Efficiency (Ministerial Ordinance No. 84 of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare 2007).

    Adoption: 2007-05-22 | JPN-2007-R-76481

    Provides for a reporting obligation by a private enterprise to the Social Insurance Agency concerning several matters delegated to it by the Law.

  2. Japan - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law amending part of the Employment Insurance Law (Law No. 30 of 2007).

    Adoption: 2007-04-23 | JPN-2007-L-76479

    Revises a number of provisions in the Employment Insurance Law of 1974. In particular addresses seafarers' insurance schemes.

  3. Japan - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law Amending a Series of Laws Relating to Health Insurance (Law No.83 of 2006).

    Adoption: 2006-06-21 | Date of entry into force: 2006-10-01 | JPN-2006-L-73977

    Amends in detail parts of laws relating to health insurance, such as Law No.70 of 1922 on Health Insurance, Law No.80 of 1982 on Old Aged Persons Insurance, and many others, including Local Tax Law.

  4. Japan - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law Amending a Part of the Nursing-care Insurance Law (Law No.77 of 2005).

    Adoption: 2005-06-29 | Date of entry into force: 2005-06-29 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2006-04-10 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2005-10-01 | JPN-2005-L-73979

    Strengthens a nursing-care insurance system; provides for the establishment of new services for the elderly to prevent them from needing nursing-care in the future; Revises the definitions used in judging whether an elderly person qualifies for nursing-care; Outlines steps to streamline the cost-efficiency of insurance payments and to focus payments on selected fields.

  5. Japan - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Amending the Employment Insurance Regulations (Ordinance of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, No.122 of 2004)

    Adoption: 2004-08-08 | Date of entry into force: 2004-10-01 | JPN-2004-R-69377

    In accordance with the Employment Insurance Law of 1974, the definition of employer is amended to respond to the requirements set forth in the Promotion of Human Resources Development Law. Determines the amount of training allowances.

  6. Japan - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law Concerning Payable Pension for 2004 (Law No. 23 of 2004).

    Adoption: 2004-03-31 | Date of entry into force: 2004-04-01 | JPN-2004-L-67683

    Provides for a special arrangement in the revision of the payable amount of pensions. It decides, as a special measure for 2004, to take the past three years' price levels into consideration in determining the amount of the payable pension, not foreseen in the National Pension Law.

  7. Japan - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Amending a part of the Implementation Rules of the Employment Insurance Law (Ordinance No.166 of 2003).

    Adoption: 2003-10-28 | Date of entry into force: 2004-01-01 | JPN-2003-R-66279

    Amends various procedural provisions concerning the definition and scope of the Employment Insurance Law.

  8. Japan - Social security (general standards) - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Notice by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport concerning Basic Guidelines for the Support of Homeless Persons in accordance with article 8 of the Special Measures Law on the Support of Homeless Persons (Law No. 105 of 2002) (Notice No.1 of 2003).

    Adoption: 2003-07-31 | JPN-2003-M-66268

    Describes the situation of homeless persons and determines basic guidelines and the role of local authorities in responding to the situation.

  9. Japan - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law amending Employment Insurance Law of 1974 (No. 31 of 2003).

    Adoption: 2003-04-30 | Date of entry into force: 2003-05-01 | JPN-2003-L-65100

    Provides for detailed requirements for eligibility (e.g. genuine job-seekers), specifications of the benefits paid, and fines to be charged in the event of unlawful receipt of benefits. Relevant amendments were made by Cabinet Order No. 216 of 2003 and ministerial ordinances Nos. 82-85 of 2003 to enforce the amendment made to Employment Insurance Law by this law.

  10. Japan - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare amending Ministerial Ordinance on the Implementation of Health and Medical Service Law for the Elderly (No. 12 of 2003).

    Adoption: 2003-02-04 | Date of entry into force: 2003-02-24 | JPN-2003-R-65098

  11. Japan - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare amending a part of the Ministerial Ordinance concerning calculation of State's contribution to Long-Term Care Insurance (No. 3 of 2003).

    Adoption: 2003-01-27 | Date of entry into force: 2003-04-01 | JPN-2003-R-65096

    Extends duration of previous Ordinance for a further 3 years and decreases percentage of State contribution to insurance scheme from 0.5 to 0.1 percent.

  12. Japan - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare amending part of the implementing regulations of the Employees' Pension Insurance Law (No. 148 of 2002).

    Adoption: 2002-11-15 | Date of entry into force: 2003-04-01 | JPN-2002-R-63086

    Amends certain technical provisions regarding the implementation of the Employees' Pension Insurance Law.

  13. Japan - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare amending part of the implementing regulations of the Long-Term Care Insurance Law (No. 149 of 2002).

    Adoption: 2002-11-15 | Date of entry into force: 2003-04-01 | JPN-2002-R-63087

    Amends certain technical provisions regarding the implementation of the Long-Term Care Insurance Law.

  14. Japan - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare amending part of the Ordinance relating to the calculation of contributions by health care insurers to long-term care insurance scheme (No. 150 of 2002).

    Adoption: 2002-11-15 | Date of entry into force: 2002-11-15 | JPN-2002-R-63088

    Sets forth detailed figures for calculation of contributions to the national fund by insurers of long-term care insurance scheme.

  15. Japan - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare No. 22 of 2002 concerning the Implementation of the Defined Benefits Corporate Pension Law (No. 50 of 2001) and the Cabinet Order for its Implementation (No. 424 of 2001).

    Adoption: 2002 | Date of entry into force: 2002-04-01 | JPN-2002-R-61483

    Provides in detail (125 substantive Articles and 13 subsidiary provisions) implementation rules for the above-mentionned Law and Cabinet Order.

  16. Japan - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare No. 49 of 2002 concerning Minimum Standards on the Establishment and Organization of Institutions for the Protection of Women in accordance with article 65, para. 1 of the Social Welfare Law No. 45 of 1951.

    Adoption: 2002 | Date of entry into force: 2002-04-01 | JPN-2002-R-61485

    Establishes detailed requirements for the establishment and operation of institutions for the protection of women, including qualification of the personnel as well as physical conditions of the establishments, and for the rescue and rehabilitation of prostitutes.

  17. Japan - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Defined Contribution Pension Law (Law No. 88 of 29 June 2001). - English translation

    Adoption: 2001-06-29 | JPN-2001-L-66120

    Chapter I: General Provisions (1-2)
    Chapter II: Corporate Pension Plans (3-54)
    Chapter III: Private Pensions Plans (55-79)
    Chapter IV: Transfer of Individually Managed Assets (80-85)
    Chapter V: Tax Measures regarding the Defined Contribution Pension Plan (86-87)
    Chapter VI: Defined Contribution Pension Plan Operational Management Institution (88-109)
    Chapter VII: Miscellaneous Provisions (110-117)
    Chapter VIII: Penal Provisions (118-124)

  18. Japan - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law amending the Employment Insurance Law [Law No. 116 of 1974]. No. 59.

    Adoption: 2000-05-12 | Date of entry into force: 2001-04-01 | JPN-2000-L-56871

    Amends the number of days for which the basic allowance is payable.

  19. Japan - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law amending the National Pension Law [Law No. 141 of 1959] and etc. No. 18.

    Adoption: 2000-03-31 | Date of entry into force: 2000-04-01 | JPN-2000-L-56873

    Raises the rates of the basic allowance, and changes the formula for calculating the rates of contribution.

  20. Japan - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Ministry of Labour amending Ordinance No. 3 of 1975 made under the Employment Insurance Law [Law No. 116 of 1974] and Ordinance No. 3 of 1963 made under the Temporary Measures Law for Laid-off Workers from Coal Mines [Law No. 199 of 1959]. No. 42.

    Adoption: 1998-12-21 | Date of entry into force: 1999-01-01 | JPN-1998-R-52608

    Sets forth the standards for certain subsidies.

  21. Japan - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Long-Term Care Insurance Law (Law No. 123 of 1997). - Japanese Law Translations

    Adoption: 1997-12-17 | JPN-1997-L-50024

    Introduces Long-Term Care Insurance to ensure the care of the elderly and to facilitate their daily life according to their special needs. Insurers shall be the municipalities. Insured persons shall be persons 65 years of age or older, or medical care insurance subscribers bewtween 40-64 years of age.

  22. Japan - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law implementing the Long-Term Care Insurance Law (1997, No. 124).

    Adoption: 1997-12-17 | JPN-1997-L-50025

    Provides for subsequent amendments of several laws relating to the introduction of Long-Term Care Insurance.

  23. Japan - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law amending Health Insurance Law [Law No. 70 of 1992] and relating to several Laws [No. 94 of 1997].

    Adoption: 1997-06-20 | Date of entry into force: 1997-09-01 | JPN-1997-L-48536

    Equalizes the burden between generations, increases the contribution and co-payment rates, introduces an additional co-payment for out-patient prescriptions, and introduces several reforms.

  24. Japan - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Ministry of Labour amending the Ordinance made under the Employment Insurance Law [Law No. 116 of 1974] No. 15.

    Adoption: 1997-03-27 | Date of entry into force: 1997-04-01 | JPN-1997-R-47946

    Amends the amount of housing benefit.

  25. Japan - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet Order amending Order No. 362 of 1958 respecting the enforcement of the National Health Insurance Law [Law No. 192 of 1958] No. 11.

    Adoption: 1997-02-05 | Date of entry into force: 1997-04-01 | JPN-1997-R-46961

    Raises the maximum of premiums.

  26. Japan - Social security (general standards) - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Notification of the Ministry of Labour No. 67.

    Adoption: 1996-07-17 | Date of entry into force: 1996-08-01 | JPN-1996-M-45370

    Amends the amount of unemployment benefit subject to automatic revision.

  27. Japan - Social security (general standards) - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Notification of the Ministry of Labour No. 68.

    Adoption: 1996-07-17 | Date of entry into force: 1996-08-01 | JPN-1996-M-45371

    Amends the deducted amount of unemployment benefit.

  28. Japan - Social security (general standards) - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Notification of the Ministry of Labour No. 69.

    Adoption: 1996-07-17 | Date of entry into force: 1996-08-01 | JPN-1996-M-45372

    Amends the limit of unemployment benefit payment.

  29. Japan - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law amending the Welfare Pension Insurance Law [Law No. 115 of 1954] and etc. (No. 84).

    Adoption: 1996-06-14 | Date of partial entry into force: 1997-04-01 | Date of partial entry into force: 1997-01-01 | JPN-1996-L-46007

    Integrates the pension fund of JT, JR and NTT (companies which had been owned by the government) and establishes the health insurance associations in each of these companies.

  30. Japan - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law amending the Workmen's Accident Compensation Insurance Law [Law No. 50 of 1947] and etc. (No. 42).

    Adoption: 1996-05-22 | Date of gradual entry into force: 1996-05-22 | Date of gradual entry into force: 1996-07-01 | Date of gradual entry into force: 1996-06-11 | JPN-1996-L-45490

    Establishes relief measures to be put into effect when the decision of the Workmen's Accident Compensation Insurance Referee is delayed, and related amendments. The same measures are established with regard to the Employment Insurance Act [Act No. 116 of 1974].

  31. Japan - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Ministry of Labour amending the Ordinance of the Ministry of Labour No.22 of 1955 made under the Workmen's Accident Compensation Insurance Law [Law No. 50 of 1947] (No.12).

    Adoption: 1996-03-28 | Date of entry into force: 1996-04-01 | JPN-1996-R-46018

    Raises the amount of expenses for funeral rites.

  32. Japan - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Ministry of Labour amending the Ordinance made under the Workmen's Accident Compensation Insurance Law [Law No. 50 of 1947] and relating Regulations (No. 6).

    Adoption: 1996-03-01 | JPN-1996-R-46014

    Establishes amount of benefit and conditions for receiving newly introduced nursing benefit.

  33. Japan - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Ministry of Labour [Ordinance No. 28 of 1995] amending the Ordinance of the Ministry of Labour concerning the Employment Insurance Regulation [Ordinance No. 30 of 1975] made by the Employment Insurance Law [Law No. 116 of 1974].

    Adoption: 1995-06-12 | Date of entry into force: 1995-06-12 | JPN-1995-R-43500

    Concerns the victims of the Kobe Earthquake of 1995.

  34. Japan - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Cabinet Order [No. 140 of 1995] amending the Labour Ministry Organizational Law [Law No. 393 of 1952] made under the National Diet Administration Law [Law No. 120 of 1948].

    Adoption: 1995-03-31 | Date of entry into force: 1995-04-01 | JPN-1995-L-43508

    Changes the section of the text concerning Labour Insurance.

  35. Japan - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Cabinet Order [No. 150 of 1995] amending the National Health Insurance Law [Law No. 192 of 1958], the Local Tax Law [Law No. 226 of 1950], and the Senior Citizen Health Law [Law No. 80 of 1982] made by the National Health Insurance Law [Law No. 53 of 1995].

    Adoption: 1995-03-31 | Date of entry into force: 1995-04-01 | JPN-1995-L-43509

    Complete revision of the National Insurance Law.

  36. Japan - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Ministry of Labour [Ordinance No. 1 of 1995] revising the Employment Insurance Law [Law No. 57 of 1994].

    Adoption: 1995-01-23 | Date of entry into force: 1995-04-01 | JPN-1995-R-43501

    Revises regulations and conditions of claiming benefits as well as amounts of benefits.

  37. Japan - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Ministry of Labour amending Ordinance No. 3 of 1975 respecting enforcement of the Employment Insurance Law [Law No. 116 of 1974]. No. 11.

    Adoption: 1992-04-10 | JPN-1992-R-31812

    Amends and sets the standards for certain subsidies.

  38. Japan - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law amending the Law concerning the Collection of Premiums on Labour Insurance Law [Law No. 84 of 1969] and the Employment Insurance Law [Law No. 116 of 1974]. No. 8.

    Adoption: 1992-03-31 | JPN-1992-L-31173

    Provides for improved unemployment benefits, and a decrease in employment insurance rates.

  39. Japan - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Ministry of Labour amending Ordinance No. 22 of 1955 made under the Workmen's Compensation Insurance Law [Law No. 50 of 1947]. No. 20.

    Adoption: 1991-09-25 | Date of entry into force: 1991-10-01 | JPN-1991-R-27879

    Increase of basic amount for calculation of allowances.

  40. Japan - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Ministry of Labour amending Ordinance No. 3 of 1975 made under the Employment Insurance Law [Law No. 116 of 1974]. No. 19.

    Adoption: 1991-08-01 | Date of entry into force: 1991-08-01 | JPN-1991-R-28020

    Provisionally applies certain subsidies to Shimabara area (affected by the volcanic activities of the "Unzen").

  41. Japan - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet Order amending Cabinet Order No. 240 of 1953 made under the Seafarers' Insurance Law [Law No. 73 of 1939] and Cabinet Order No. 54 of 1986 made under the National Pension (Amendment) Law [Law No. 34 of 1985]. No. 237.

    Adoption: 1991-07-17 | Date of entry into force: 1991-08-01 | JPN-1991-R-27912

    Revision of pension amounts (disability, survivors etc.) in accordance with increases in wage levels.

  42. Japan - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet Order amending Cabinet Order No. 184 of 1959 made under the National Pension Law [Law No. 141 of 1959]. No. 200.

    Adoption: 1991-06-07 | Date of entry into force: 1991-08-01 | JPN-1991-R-27899

  43. Japan - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet Order amending Cabinet Order No. 184 of 1959 made under the National Pension Law [Law No. 141 of 1959]. No. 161.

    Adoption: 1991-05-15 | JPN-1991-R-27875

    Increase of certain ceiling amounts for double qualifications.

  44. Japan - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law amending the Law respecting the Retirement Allowance for the National Public Service [Law No. 182 of 1953]. No. 51.

    Adoption: 1991-05-02 | Date of entry into force: 1991-05-02 | JPN-1991-L-27897

    Improvement of retirement allowance for cases involving commuting accident.

  45. Japan - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet Order amending Cabinet Order No. 215 of 1953 respecting enforcement of Law respecting Retirement Allowances for the National Public Service [Law No. 182 of 1953]. No. 156.

    Adoption: 1991-05-02 | Date of entry into force: 1991-05-02 | JPN-1991-R-27901

  46. Japan - Social security (general standards) - Law, Act

    Law amending Law for the Promotion of Workers' Property Accumulation [Law No. 92 of 1971]. No. 33.

    Adoption: 1991-04-19 | Date of entry into force: 1991-10-01 | JPN-1991-L-28061

    Miscellaneous amendments to improve the workers' savings schemes and loan systems.

  47. Japan - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet Order amending Cabinet Order No. 332 of 1971 made under the Law for the Promotion of Workers' Property Accumulation [Law No. 92 of 1971]. No. 142.

    Adoption: 1991-04-19 | Date of entry into force: 1991-04-19 | JPN-1991-R-28062

    Increase in the maximum amount of loan available to a worker for purchasing a house.

  48. Japan - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Personnel Authority Regulations amending NPA Regulations No. 16-3 (Welfare Measures for Personnel having Occupational Accidents). No. 16-3-14.

    Adoption: 1991-04-12 | Date of entry into force: 1991-04-01 | JPN-1991-R-27900

    Increase of certain cash allowances for permanent nursing care.

  49. Japan - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Ministry of Labour amending Ordinance No. 23 of 1959 made under the Smaller Enterprise Retirement Allowance Mutual Aid Law [Law No. 160 of 1959]. No. 6.

    Adoption: 1991-03-29 | Date of entry into force: 1991-04-01 | JPN-1991-R-27904

    Miscellaneous amendments including special measures for part-time workers.

  50. Japan - Social security (general standards) - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Ministry of Welfare amending Ordinance No. 21 of 1960 made under the National Pension Law [Law No. 141 of 1959] and Ordinance No. 37 of 1954 made under the Welfare Pension Insurance Law [Law No. 115 of 1954]. No. 23.

    Adoption: 1991-03-29 | Date of entry into force: 1991-04-01 | JPN-1991-R-27906

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