The Japanese Government banned numerous of vaccines including MMR, despite of Big Pharma opposition. This resulted into Japan having the lowest infant mortality rate in the whole world, as well as the longest life expectancy. Japanese people are proven to be the healthiest people in the world, as shown in numerous statistics.

Despite of the US’ high support for vaccination, it seems that Japanese people do not believe these drugs really “promote public health.” Despite of the criticisms received by the country from the giant US, the Japanese firmly stand on the side of “no large profit is enough to risk the people’s health.”

The Japanese skepticism did bring good fruit to its people, bringing longer lives to babies compared to Americans who receive the measle, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine. In the US, infant mortality rates are doubled. It seems that the Japanese government really are well educated when it comes to the danger and adverse effects brought about by these banned vaccines.

Years of Controversy: MMR Vaccine Linked to Autism

Despite of the facts linking vaccination to autism, vaccine supporters still blindingly deny the association of MMR vaccine to high rates of autism spectrum disorder. Autism is said to affect 1 out of 45 children today; higher among boys. This incident has added to Japan’s outright ban of MMR.

Unfortunately, this was not the start of Japan’s despised to the vaccine. In 1989, when the MMR vaccine was first introduce in the country, parents who refused to vaccinate their child were fined. Later on, after careful analysis, the health officials found out that 1 out of 900 children developed harsh reactions from the vaccine. This rate was said to be 2,000 times higher than expected!

This never stopped until it conquered more and more children. After a test conducted to 125 children, it has been found the the vaccine enters into a child’s nervous system, with two additional cases suspected to be the same. The Japanese government tried to resolve this by creating another version of the vaccine but more children were put into danger. After 4 years, the government decide to remove the compulsory MMR vaccine and banned it.

The Ministry of Health in Japan resolved this problem by providing individual doses for measles and rubella vaccine, although they admit it is costly. Despite of this, the Ministry of Health believes that the cost is worth it when it assures the public’s health. Though the MMR vaccine was banned in Japan, there were no cases of death from measles. Rather, there were added cases of mumps linked to the MMR vaccine.

The listed the shortened version of the adverse effects of MMR vaccine, as when it is straight from Merck’s vaccine package inserts, the list is long and alarming. These include vomiting, diarrhea, anaphylaxis, ear pain, nerve deafness, diabetes, arthritis, myalgia, encephalitis, febrile seizures, pneumonia, and death.

Also, according to, the search of the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) database shows the following statistics from the United States: over 75,000 adverse events have been reported from any combination of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines, including, most notably:

78 deaths

85 cases of deafness

48 cases of decreased eye contact

92 cases of developmental delay

855 reported cases of autism

116 cases of intellectual disability

401 reports of speech disorders

276 reports of loss of consciousness

143 cases of encephalitis

74 cases of meningitis

111 cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome

692 cases of gait disturbance (not being able to walk normally)

748 cases of hypokinesia (partial or complete loss of muscle movement)

653 reports of hypotonia (poor muscle tone)

4874 reports of seizures, including febrile convulsions and tonic-clonic seizures

1576 cases of cellulitis (a potentially serious skin infection)

And finally, in some cases, the vaccine has caused the very diseases it is supposed to prevent, with the following data reported to VAERS:

147 cases of measles

384 cases of mumps

29 cases of rubella

The number of adverse events following vaccination are vastly underreported, as acknowledged by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Even the National Vaccine Information Center has agreed to this. According to them, there are just 1 to 10% reported cases of adverse reactions from vaccination. For more a more accurate statistics, values above need to be multiplied by one hundred.

Flu and HPV Vaccines  in Japan

Aside from the MMR vaccine, flu vaccine was also controversial in Japan after having a record of 100 deaths by the end of 2009. Though Japan’s Health Ministry is continuously being criticized because of  their stand against vaccination, they firmly believe that the consequences of these decisions will be public safety. Added to this was the suspension of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine which affected 1, 968 young girls, out of which, 385 were classified as serious. Payments for damages to victims who suffered from the harsh effects of the HPV vaccine have also reached $6 million.

Japan’s Health Ministry has also confirmed 38 infant deaths since 2011, after being reported to receive the vaccines against Haemophilus influenza B and Streptococcus pneumonia. The Japanese government registry has listed 110 infectious diseases, however, only 22 of those have corresponding vaccines. This, according to Hiroko Mori, a vaccine researcher and former head of the infectious disease division at Japan’s National Institute of Public Health, has brought positive results to Japan. According to his research, Japan has the lowest infant mortality rates in the world even with its advocacy for fewer vaccines. Mori added that this great results were also because of Japan’s excellent sanitation and nutrition.

The following are Hiroko Mori’s observations listed by

“Medicine is supposed to be about healing, but babies who cannot speak are being given unnecessary shots because parents are scared. Children are losing their ability to heal naturally.”

“There are so many people who have suffered side effects. All we are asking is to establish the right to say ‘no.’ The right to choose should be recognized as a fundamental human right.”

Aside from Mori, Tetsuo Nakayama, Dean of Kitasato University Graduate School of Infection Control Sciences, despite of being a supporter of vaccination, admitted that there are risks associated with the program. Here’s Nakayama’s statement:

“There is no guarantee that your child will not be that one out of 1,000. You have to compare the risks between the side effects and what will happen if you are infected with the disease naturally.

“Under the existing law, the decision to vaccinate your child or not is basically left up to the parents, but there is not enough information out there for them to make an informed decision.”

Aside from these medical experts, Masako Koga, a former representative of the Consumers Union of Japan, also recognizes the hidden propaganda behind these vaccinations.

“Vaccines should only be given to those who need them but that is not happening. The global industry is being driven by a strategy that promotes VPD [vaccine preventable diseases].

We must put a stop to it. Vaccines have close ties to money. From development to circulation to research on side effects, there are a lot of vested interests involved.”

“There is no knowing who will suffer side effects as a result of vaccination.

[Proponents of vaccination] say the chance of suffering a side effect is 1 in a million. For parents, however, that one is everything”, Koga added.

Fortunately, there are still people who are concerned enough  to share to us this kind of information. Like, hopefully, all of us will be well-informed and well-researched regarding the things concerning our health; for no amount of money can buy us good health and longer life.