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Japan: Mental health care counselling service "Kokoronomimi"

Submitted by siha on Fri, 08/21/2020 - 20:01

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (21.08.2020) "Kokoronomimi" is a portal site which provides comprehensive information and support for worker's mental health. It provides mental health care counselling services via chat and SNS to people who are anxious or stressed by Covid-19 .

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Japan: Health Center Real-time information-sharing System on COVID-19 (HER-SYS)

Submitted by siha on Mon, 07/20/2020 - 17:29

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (17.07.2020) The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare introduces a new coronavirus infected person information grasp and management system (HER-SYS) as an urgent response in order to reduce the work burden of public health centers and to speed up information sharing.

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Japan: Japan Pension Service to give opportunities to students with cancelled job offers or laid off

Submitted by mmarquez on Thu, 07/02/2020 - 09:44

nenkin.go.jp (26.06.2020) Japan Pension Service (JPS) is planning to give job opportunities to students who had their job offers cancelled or lost their part-time job due to COVID-19. JPS is planning to hire about 100 such students temporarily (from the end of June to the end of next March) and the students are supposed to do data entry and document checking in the specialized centers.

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Employment of young workers
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Japan: Gathering Medical Information System on COVID-19 (G-MIS)

Submitted by siha on Wed, 07/01/2020 - 11:57

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (08.04.2020) The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has established an information and communication infrastructure centre (tentative name) in cooperation with the Cabinet Secretariat's IT Office. The system enables collecting information on hospital operation status, the situation of hospital beds and medical staff, the number of available medical equipment (ventilators, etc.) and medical materials (masks, protective clothing, etc.) from medical institutions nationwide (approximately 8,000 hospitals with 20 or more beds).

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Japan: COVID-19 Contact-Confirming Application (COCOA)

Submitted by siha on Fri, 06/26/2020 - 22:51

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (26.06.2020) The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has developed a new coronavirus contact confirmation application (COCOA)  to help prevent the spread of new coronavirus infections. This application uses the smartphone's proximity communication function (Bluetooth), with the consent of the user himself, to ensure privacy so that they do not know each other. The user will receive the notification that they have come into contact with a person who is positive for the new coronavirus infection.

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japan
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Health promotion
E-services
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Japan: Increased maximum daily amount of Employment adjustment subsidy

Submitted by siha on Wed, 06/17/2020 - 16:42

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (12.06.2020) The maximum daily amount per capita of employment adjustment subsidy is increased from 8.330 yen to 15,000 yen. In addition, the subsidy rate for small and medium-sized enterprises that tried to maintain employment without dismissing employees is increased from 9/10 to 10/10. 

During the emergency response period from April 1st to September 30th, special measures for employment adjustment subsidies will be implemented nationwide for business owners of all industries.

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Japan: Pension reform bill enacted

Submitted by siha on Fri, 05/29/2020 - 14:34

Nikkei (29.05.2020) On the 29th, the Pension Reform Law was enacted, which includes such provisions as a lowering of the starting age for public pension benefits to 75. Increase the amount of pension you receive by delaying receipt of benefits. The government will also review the "working-age pension," which reduces some of the pensions of the working elderly, in an effort to encourage the elderly to work. The application of employee pensions to part-time workers will also be expanded in a phased manner.

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New Vision Zero self-check tool: Wellbeing and teleworking during the COVID-19 pandemic | Vision Zero

Submitted by btreichel on Wed, 05/20/2020 - 09:55

The japanese company IDEC, an Vision Zero Supporter who signed up on the Vision Zero website to promote safety, health and wellbeing, has developed this interesting tool to manage wellbeing in times of COVID-19. Leveraging the Vision Zero philosophy to ensure Safety, Health, and Wellbeing, this checklist tool is based on the 7 Golden Rules. It focusses on the Vision Zero aspects of wellbeing, such as a ‘lack of control’ or a ‘lack of social support’ while working remotely, as well as other factors that define wellbeing at home.

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Japan: Online medical treatment in the spread of Covid-19

Submitted by siha on Fri, 04/24/2020 - 11:33

Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare  (10.04.2010) Online medical care in the spread of Covid-19
Patients can receive medical examinations and prescriptions online or via telephone.
Patients are also able to get their prescribed medicines at home via courier after receiving instructions on their use from a pharmacist by telephone.

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Japan: How to get the ¥100,000 coronavirus payout from the Japanese government

Submitted by siha on Thu, 04/23/2020 - 10:16

japantimes.co.jp (21.04.2020) Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said the handout is meant to be a show of solidarity as the nation hunkers down for what could be a long fight against the novel coronavirus. It replaces an earlier plan to give ¥300,000 to households that suffer a big drop in income because of the outbreak.

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