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Japan: Extension of the support fund and allowance for the leave without pay

Submitted by siha on

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (25.09.2020) Covered month for the support fund and allowance were extended from September 2020 to December 2020. Similarly, the deadlines for application for each month were simplified and extended to 31th December 2020 for months before September; to  31th March 2021 for October, November and December.

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japan
Topics
Extension of coverage
COVID-19
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Japan: The support fund and allowance for the leave forced to be taken under the COVID-19 outbreak

Submitted by siha on

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (14.07.2020) 80% of the wage before taking the leave (maximum daily amount 11 ,000 yen) will be paid according to the record of the leave forced to be taken. (limited to the leave taken between April 1, 2020 and September 30, 2020.) However the following two main conditions and others are required. 1. Employees of small and medium sized companies who were/are on leave during the period mentioned above due to the instruction of the employer.

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japan
Topics
Employment
Cash transfers
COVID-19
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Japan: Single-parent temporary special allowance

Submitted by siha on

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (09.10.2020) Single-parent temporary special allowance is paid to single-parent households if;

1. they receives child-rearing allowances of June 2020;

2. their child-rearing allowances of June 2020 are suspended due to receiving public pensions; or

3. their income dropped as low as child-rearing allowance beneficiaries.

Regions / Country
japan
Topics
Family benefits
Social assistance
Cash transfers
COVID-19
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Japan: Special supplement to child benefits

Submitted by siha on

Cabinet office (01.05.2020) Special supplement of 10,000 yen per a child is automatically added to child benefits. Beneficiaries who received a child benefit for April 2020 are entitled to the supplement. The government pays for the funding and local municipalities administers the supplement as well as original child benefit.

Regions / Country
japan
Topics
Family benefits
Children
Cash transfers
COVID-19
Document Type

Japan: Mental health care counselling service "Kokoronomimi"

Submitted by siha on

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 .

Regions / Country
japan
Topics
Health
Information and communication technology
Service quality
COVID-19
Document Type

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

Submitted by siha on

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.

Regions / Country
japan
Global challenges
Topics
Health
Information and communication technology
ICT governance
Service quality
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Japan: Japan Pension Service to give opportunities to students with cancelled job offers or laid off

Submitted by mmarquez on

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.

Regions / Country
japan
Global challenges
Topics
Employment of young workers
Document Type

Japan: Gathering Medical Information System on COVID-19 (G-MIS)

Submitted by siha on

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).

Regions / Country
japan
Topics
Health
Risk management
Information and communication technology
Service quality
Document Type

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

Submitted by siha on

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.

Regions / Country
japan
Global challenges
Topics
Health promotion
E-services
Technological transition
Document Type

Japan: Increased maximum daily amount of Employment adjustment subsidy

Submitted by siha on

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.

Regions / Country
japan
Global challenges
Topics
Employment
Cash transfers
Document Type