Japan vaccination
MMR vaccines  Japan

2015 Schedule  [whale https://www.jpeds.or

[2016 July] HPV Vaccination Controversy in Japan, Rates Plummet to 1%

[2016 June] Japanese Government Continues to Ban the MMR Vaccine

Why did Japan ban MMR vaccine?
“The triple jab was banned in Japan in 1993 after 1.8 million children had been given two types of MMR and a record number developed non-viral meningitis and other adverse reactions. Official figures show there were three deaths while eight children were left with permanent handicaps ranging from damaged hearing and blindness to loss of control of limbs. The government reconsidered using MMR in 1999 but decided it was safer to keep the ban and continue using individual vaccines for measles, mumps and rubella.” http://yournewswire.com/why-did-japan-ban-mmr-vaccine/

[2015 Sept] Behind the Scenes / Cancer vaccine reactions stand out in Japan  The survey found that of the 1,739 patients who reported symptoms, the vast majority recovered within one week, but 186 patients had not yet recovered. The symptoms were wide-ranging, including headaches, body pain and convulsions, and over 60 percent of sufferers experienced multiple symptoms. Middle and high school-aged girls were the most affected, hindering their ability to attend classes and hugely impacting their school lives.

[2011 March. Japan] Four infant deaths trigger vaccines halt  The two types are the Hib vaccine, which prevents bacterial meningitis, and a vaccine against streptococcus pneumonia.

[2009 Oct Japan] H1N1 vaccine side effects reported

Smallpox vaccination Japan

[May 2008] Japan Data Proves Vaccines Cause Autism in Japanese Children

[Japan--vaccines] Main Judgments of Lower Courts 2003

[2007 Japanese encephalitis vaccine] China should have probed "bad vaccine" cases - WHO

"I believe the documents clearly reveal how the central government hid undesirable data and delayed discontinuation of the (MMR) vaccine," lawyer Tatsuro Shigemura said."--Media 2002

[Media Japan, March 2003, MMR vaccine]  Outdated vaccine injected into 1,000s of kids
[Media Japan, Friday, February 7, 2003] 1,900 got expired measles vaccine (in 1993)
[Media Japan, March 2003, MMR death] Govt, group ordered to pay in vaccine suit
[Media Japan, March 2003, MMR death & serious brain damage] Families win lawsuit over MMR vaccine
[Media April 2002 Japan] Govt releases data on MMR side effects
[Media Feb 2002] Why Japan stopped using MMR

Why Japan banned MMR vaccine

MMR vaccine & aseptic meningitis, Japan 1989-1993

Japan's Health Ministry says the withdrawal of the MMR vaccine for children did not cause an increase in deaths from measles.   It followed UK Prime Minister Tony Blair's comments this week in which he cited Japan as an example of the dangers of not having the combined vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella. (ref):
Urabe-strain MMR had been withdrawn in Britain the previous year for the same reasons (shamefully, the Health Department had known of the dangers when it was introduced) and replaced with an updated version. Japan, by contrast, switched entirely to single jabs. This has resulted, says the Health Department, in a measles epidemic in Japan and 79 deaths from the disease between 1992 and 1997. 
On the face of it, then, this seems a strong argument for sticking with MMR. But Dr Hiroki Nakatani, director of the Infectious Disease Division at Japan's Ministry of Health and Welfare, has a very different story to tell.
    He says that in 1989, when Japan first introduced MMR, there were 34 deaths from measles; in 1990, there were 53 deaths; in 1991, 39; and in 1992, 14.
    Then, in 1993, the Japanese government moved from recommending MMR to single vaccines instead. The number of deaths from measles per year has since remained at between 14 and 25.  So in fact, in the years Japan was using MMR there were on average rather more deaths from measles -- quite apart from the deaths and serious damage done by the vaccine -- than since single jabs were introduced."-- http://www.melaniephillips.com/

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Sheri Nakken (Sept 2015):
They stopped vaccinating until age 2 in 1975 - but it is a strong URBAN legend that it still is this way - it is NOT. 

They now vaccinate extensively, starting at 2 or 3 months, but FAR less than the US


"It has become rather well known that when Japan raised its minimum vaccination age to two years in 1975 the overall infant mortality rate improved to become the best in the world. In an effort to find out what has become of this 'no vaccination under two' policy that the following information was searched for and collected into one place. In 1995, Japan's vaccination laws changed. The 2002 vaccination scehdule is below."

2015 Schedule  [whale https://www.jpeds.or.jp/uploads/files/JPS%20Vaccine%20Schedule%20English%2020140317.pdf

One other thing they did do was stop MMR and started to give separate and do NOT give mumps vaccine on schedule

In 1993, Japan abandoned MMR completely after it suffered an outbreak of aseptic meningitis triggered by the Urabe strain of mumps vaccine within the MMR


Hepatitis B vax is not given at birth unless mom positive

They do NOT give Prevnar or HIB but give a Japanese Encephalitis vaccine

They do still use oral polio

Vaccine are NOT mandatory but strongly recommended