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  1. Japan - Social assistance and services - 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.

  2. Japan - Social assistance and services - 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.

  3. Japan - Social assistance and services - 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.

  4. Japan - Social assistance and services - 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.

  5. Japan - Social assistance and services - 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.

  6. Japan - Social assistance and services - 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.

  7. Japan - Social assistance and services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet Order amending Cabinet Order No. 332 of 1971 respecting enforcement of the Law for the Promotion of Workers' Property Accumulation [Law No. 92 of 1971]. No. 19.

    Adoption: 1991-02-19 | Date of entry into force: 1991-02-19 | JPN-1991-R-28060

    Lowers the interest rate for loans that enable workers to purchase their own names.

  8. Japan - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Law for the Promotion of Workers' Property Accumulation [Law No. 92 of 1 June 1971 as amended through Law No. 79 of 1 June 1988]

    Adoption: 1988-06-01 | JPN-1988-L-27774

    Chapter 1: General Provisions Chapter 2: Measures Related to Workers' Savings Chapter 3: Measures Concerning the Promotion, etc. of the Construction of Workers' Own Houses Chapter 4: Miscellaneous Provisions Chapter 5: Penal Provisions

  9. Japan - Social assistance and services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare amending Ordinance No. 5 of 1940 of the Ministry of Health and Welfare made under the Seafarer's Insurance Law [Law No. 73 of 1939]. No. 48.

    Adoption: 1987-11-19 | JPN-1987-R-6278

    Minor amendments.

  10. Japan - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Law Concerning the Promotion of Local Employment Development [Law No. 23 of 1987].

    Adoption: 1987-03-31 | JPN-1987-L-6783

    The purpose of the Act is to contribute to the security of employment and living conditions of workers residing in areas designated as employment promotion areas, specified employment development promotion areas and urgent employment-securing areas by means of special measures to prevent unemployment and to promote re-employment (s. 1). Contains the definitions of such areas and procedures regarding their designation. The Act sets forth the responsibilities of the State, local governments and employers. The prefectures shall formulate an area employment development plan for each employment development promotion (s. 7(1)). The national Government shall give the necessary aid and assistance to an employer who founds an establishment and employs job-seekers in the designated area (ss. 8(1); 12) The State and the Employment Promotion Projects Corporation shall take special measures to implement prompt and effective vocational training, and prefectures shall be encouraged to take similar measures (ss. 10 and 16). The Minister of Labour may request an employer in a specified employment promotion development (SEPD) area who intends to curtail operations, thus causing considerable displacement, to take measures to secure employment, such as providing assistance for re-employment (s. 15). An extended benefit of 90 days' allowance may be paid to a displaced worker aged 40 or over in the SEPD areas who is a qualified recipient of unemployment insurance or a person entitled to a displacement insurance allowance under seamen's insurance (ss. 17 and 18). The Minister of Labour may fix the employment ratio of displaced workers in SEPD areas in the public enterprises operated in the respective area (s. 19(1)). The Act contains similar provisions for urgent employment-securing areas (ss. 22 to 24). It provides for the Ministry of Labour to consult with the Central Employment Security Council. Removes "and areas" from the title of, and omits references to special depressed areas in, the Act respecting special measures for the employment security of workers in specified depressed industrial and areas (LS 1983 - Jap. 1).

  11. Japan - Social assistance and services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Personnel Authority Regulation amending Regulation No. 16-0 (Employees' Accident Compensation). N.P.A. Regulation No. 16-3-5 to amend Regulation No. 16-3 (Provisions on Welfare Facilities). N.P.A. Regulation No. 16-4-4 amending Regulation No. 16-4 (Administration of Compensation and Welfare Facilities). No. 16-0-9.

    Adoption: 1987-01-31 | Date of entry into force: 1987-02-01 | JPN-1987-R-6756

    Technical amendments to implement the amendments to the National Public Servants' Accident Compensation Law [Law No. 121 of 1951] made on 7 Nov. 1986, which established minimum and maximum average wages, by age bracket.

  12. Japan - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Social Welfare Service Law [Law No. 45 of 29 March, 1951 as amended through Law No. 112 of 1 July 1972]

    Adoption: 1972-07-01 | JPN-1972-L-31873

  13. Japan - Social assistance and services - Law, Act

    Public Assistance Law (Law No. 144 of May 4, 1950). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1950-05-04 | JPN-1950-L-95143

    The purpose of this Act is for the State to guarantee a minimum standard of living as well as to promote self-support for all citizens who are in living in poverty by providing the necessary public assistance according to the level of poverty, based on the principles prescribed in Article 25 of the Constitution of Japan (Article 1).


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