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Japan asks China to stop anal COVID-19 tests on Japanese citizens

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I agree with the premise that individual dignity and freedom towers above the supposed "for the greater good"

9 ( +23 / -14 )

Huh, last week it was US diplomats getting poked in the posterior with a swab. Now the Japanese. I say what's good for the goose is good for the gander. Make Chinese visitors to the US bend over and see what happens.

38 ( +42 / -4 )

I don't know. Maybe mandatory anal swabs are a good way to discourage non-essential air travel :)

39 ( +49 / -10 )

Japan asks China to stop anal COVID-19 tests on Japanese citizens

Real headlines are increasingly resembling Onion headlines.

39 ( +41 / -2 )

**** China !!..

18 ( +23 / -5 )

Avoid visiting China altogether. Even biometric info can be "stolen" via anal tests.

20 ( +24 / -4 )

How bout they ask for a stool sample. Then they can swab away.

16 ( +17 / -1 )

Wow! The China brand just keeps free falling.

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I spilled my coffee..Anyway this is not a laughing matter,including U.S diplomats?Damn..

Imagine daddy,mummy with kids in tow and you're suddenly told,Ni Hao Ma Daddy and Mummy,pants down,spread and touch your toes.

19 ( +20 / -1 )

> The Japanese government has requested China not to subject Japanese citizens entering the country to anal COVID-19 tests after receiving complaints of "psychological distress" 

Only Japanese citizens?

So, others who are not Japanese, well that is ok?

We all know foreigners don’t feel distress...

6 ( +16 / -10 )

A lot of bending over at the airport. Hope they use a curtain. Remember what my mother always said. Always wear clean underwear, you never know when someone wants a peek.

17 ( +18 / -1 )

It’s tit for tat. Do the same to Chinese visitors to Japan.

20 ( +20 / -0 )

There is not much difference to front and back sides with some in government

6 ( +7 / -1 )

Nice headline to have your breakfast with. The euphemism for that area of the body is the chrysanthemum.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

The tests involve inserting a cotton swab 3-5cm (1.2-2.0 inches) into the anus and gently rotating it.

https://news.yahoo.com/covid-japan-asks-china-stop-175859721.html

4 ( +4 / -0 )

So now China is not only figuratively but also literally sticking it up our you-know-whats.

13 ( +14 / -1 )

Someone needs to tell the Chinese to stick it where the sun don’t shine.

10 ( +10 / -0 )

I spilled my coffee..Anyway this is not a laughing matter,including U.S diplomats?Damn..

Imagine daddy,mummy with kids in tow and you're suddenly told,Ni Hao Ma Daddy and Mummy,pants down,spread and touch your toes.

Hahaha you had me at ni hao ma .

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Does it come with a reach around?

6 ( +8 / -2 )

It’s usually the ‘alien” visitors accused of anal probing, not the other way around. China has it arse-backwards.

12 ( +12 / -0 )

They better not start doing this in Japan. I'd never leave the clinic.

12 ( +12 / -0 )

Who is going to China these days?

13 ( +13 / -0 )

Distasteful as this testing method is, if China are doing it to all foriegners entering the country, then they can't really give Japan an exemption.

As the Japanese often say, this is Japan, our rules.

I guess if you don't like China's rules, then don't go to China.

20 ( +25 / -5 )

Do the same to Chinese diplomats. With the rough end of a pineapple.

15 ( +16 / -1 )

Avoid visiting China altogether.

Absolutely!

I won't even transfer there.

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Already the United States has protested to China after learning some U.S. officials were subjected to the testing method, according to CNN.

Protested?? If I was POTUS I would have retracted all staff from China, and sent Chinese officials home with a cavity search.

Then I would have imposed more sanctions on China

10 ( +12 / -2 )

China at its best.

9 ( +9 / -0 )

Brilliant headline. Made me laugh.

11 ( +11 / -0 )

Welcome.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

I PRAY that someone has diarrhea and just SPRAYS the Chinese official taking the sample

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The Japanese government has requested China not to subject Japanese citizens entering the country to anal COVID-19 tests...

Requested? Japan should be demanding.

8 ( +10 / -2 )

Only Japanese citizens?

So, others who are not Japanese, well that is ok?

We all know foreigners don’t feel distress...

Distasteful as this testing method is, if China are doing it to all foriegners entering the country, then they can't really give Japan an exemption.

Then go complain to your own embassy!

This whole thing is a result of Japanese nationals complaining to Japanese authorities. You really have to be the kind of person with an ax to grind against Japan to misinterpret this story.

5 ( +10 / -5 )

Do the same to the visiting Chinese, but use the same Q-tip they use to check males for VD

2 ( +5 / -3 )

Those demanding human dignity from a country like China should visit one Chinese traditional public toilet, for a reset on what is the standard there. They're everywhere, even in the most modern cities, so it's an easy step to take.

11 ( +11 / -0 )

Corolianus.

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So it isn't just aliens doing the anal probing? China does too.

While they are there, do they do colorectal cancer screening too? There's a cheap swab test. Cologuard, for that. It is covered by many insurance plans.

snowymountainhell - It’s usually the ‘alien” visitors accused of anal probing, not the other way around. China has it arse-backwards.

Ninja'd by snowymountainhell.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

I'm not that in favor of being anally probed - but is this reaction just because it's China doing it? Japanese hospitals still do their fair share of anal probing, and prescribe a lot of rectally administered medicines.

If such medical practices result in complaints of "psychological distress", then maybe consider the practices of hospitals at home, when other more modern forms of examination and medication are now available.

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Just when you thought that Communist China couldnt lower the bar any more. This is despicable. They have no right to treat Japanese visitors this way.

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Anal!?!? China wants to make sure that it's home grown virus does not come back home to roost. LOL

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Haha, great story.

Since this is a "request", and not the Japanese government's famed "urging", I wouldn't get your hopes up about any change to this policy.

8 ( +8 / -0 )

Apparently the Chinese heard the Australians were testing 'down under' and they took it literally.

11 ( +11 / -0 )

 I wouldn't get your hopes up about any change to this policy.

Well in that case China can expect close to zero tourists and business visitors from Japan. What they are doing is sexual assault, it is designed to intimidate and humiliate, but what would Commie China care about rule of law.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

Swabbing for corona in one's corona. How apt...

4 ( +5 / -1 )

hilarious ! LOL

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Why would anyone want to go to, or interact with china anyway ?

Simply disengage with them completely, the world will still revolve with out them, probably a lot better too !

8 ( +8 / -0 )

Probably fits right into xi's masterplan.

Less foreigners visiting China means more control over his country.

It's time to pay them back in the same coin.

Impose restrictions on Chinese travelers, stop granting non-essential visas.

When the Chinese tourists realize, after Covid restrictions are lifted, they cannot travel anywhere, we might get the revolution we've been waiting for!!!

7 ( +8 / -1 )

"Real headlines are increasingly resembling Onion headlines." Hard to imagine the Onion has been able to survive, given the impossibility of parodying so many things in the news.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

I rectum its a bad idea.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

It's time to pay them back in the same coin.

You know, Xi's daughter is studying somewhere in the US... If they can probe US diplomats why not Xi's daughter? Cavity search AND an anal swab!

Impose restrictions on Chinese travelers, stop granting non-essential visas.

When the Chinese tourists realize, after Covid restrictions are lifted, they cannot travel anywhere, we might get the revolution we've been waiting for!!!

absolutely! Although I fear that money talks and there will be countries willing to let them in.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Confucious says: Watch your bum when in China.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

I don't know. Maybe mandatory anal swabs are a good way to discourage non-essential air travel :)

well actually it may depend on the person.

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Desert Tortoise: "I say what's good for the goose is good for the gander. Make Chinese visitors to the US bend over and see what happens."

Why? So you can do to others what you claim shouldn't be done to you? If China has found it a more effective method, they should do it to all, including themselves, and perhaps other nations should start. If it is the most effective method -- and I'm not saying it is. If there is a proven, more effective method than I absolutely think it should be dropped -- then why should it be stopped simply out of pride? Anal suppositories are still an effective form of medicating in some cases, as another example.

Suggesting we do what we don't like having done to us simply out of spite isn't really an effective argument in terms of prevention. I do agree with the poster who said it might prevent people from flying there, though. haha.

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They did the same to U.S. officials. Don't you think it's payback time for the CCP already? What are we waiting for?

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Wait.....what? Why are they doing it on Japanese or non-Chinese people? Keep in mind that this whole virus thing came from your own yard, China! Test it on your own people who are leaving China first!!

4 ( +4 / -0 )

China continues to be the butt of the joke around here. Seriously though, is anyone going to bend over backwards for this? I mean, my ass wasn't going to China anytime soon before this, but now?

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It's fine, as long both parties say nohomo before the test starts

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Japan asks China to stop anal COVID-19 tests on Japanese citizens

Yep, the CCP is showing the world who is boss. They have been doing it to US diplomats too, testing out how compliant Biden is. Worked out fine for Xi.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

China is one messed up country.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

I understand and agree with many of you saying, why go to China?

But many Japanese work there for business and sent by their company there,in this case I don't see anything malicious in Japan complaining about such savage procedure, actually let's hope that more countries will officially protest against communist China.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

More fool you if you want to go anywhere near my arse.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Protested?? If I was POTUS I would have retracted all staff from China, and sent Chinese officials home with a cavity search.

Yep, this would not have happened under earlier POTUS, as for this POTUS, the Chinese are executing there wish list..step-by-step.. as they simply donot have any need to work with him.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Totally perverted...Releasing gain-in-function triggered virus and now that. Wouldn’t be surprised if they use those examinations to fill a big data file for research on anus picture recognition, too.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

People refuse to be subjected to anal probes. Alien Emperor Pooh, "Oh bother!"

2 ( +2 / -0 )

One more reason not to go to China. It is a disgraceful human rights violator which commits genocide in territories it annexed, not to mention the ongoing bullying of all its neighbors except for Russia, who the Chinese are too scared to pick on.

I'd much rather go to the independent nation of Taiwan any day.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

Just give all Chinese athletes and coaches who come to the Olympics to the same test.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Maturity is not the CCP strong point.

They got close to world domination, another 20 years would have sealed the deal but covid has pushed them to center stage and they are so not ready to play the lead role.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

As long as it's properly lubed, and eased in, they should actually be charging extra premiums for such services. Do they include reach arounds?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Why are they doing it on Japanese or non-Chinese people?

It is a power play. Like the recalcitrant toddler they will keep pushing the boundaries until they learn the meaning of the word “no”.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Test the Chinese visitors with a big white lovely long daikon radish as the swab of choice when they come visit.

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kurisupisuToday  07:35 am JST

The Japanese government has requested China not to subject Japanese citizens entering the country to anal COVID-19 tests after receiving complaints of "psychological distress" *

Only Japanese citizens?

So, others who are not Japanese, well that is ok?

We all know foreigners don’t feel distress...

These rectal exams on US and now Japanese are carried out by China and taking place in China.

Your post takes the cake for a riduculous forced J-bash.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

Some 10% of men may like it or at least are used to it.

For me, it is called rape.

Makes me think when some female passengers about to leave UAE were required to be checked if they had just given birth.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

That is not an honorable way of testing for COVID-19. In Japan they either stick the test tool all the way to home at your nose. Or, make you spit into a cup so you can deposit it into a vial. China needs bring honor to its testing procedures because their approach is Pu Hao, or No Good.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

this would not have happened under earlier POTUS,

The previous POTUS would not have had a problem. If he could handle Lindsay Graham's or Rafael Cruz's heads, then a swab would be a walk in the park for him.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Why not be recipical what China does to everyone else citizens give them the exact treatment back. ITs simple I am only doing what you do to our citizens and that will make them change but then they don't care about their citizens thats why those can get out leave!

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Why? So you can do to others what you claim shouldn't be done to you? 

The Chinese are doing this to harass the people of nations they have disagreements with. So the US and others should likewise subject Chinese to the same nonsense they subject Americans and Japanese to. It is a way to gain leverage on the CCP. Raw power is all the CCP thugs understand. They are not nice people. They do not have moral values like you or I. Mao destroyed everything good in China and left a moral desert. All that matters now is money and power. China's leaders see simple human decency as a weakness to exploit. If you want the Chinese to stop this offensive practice on our own citizens then you need leverage, you need to be able to twist their arms, and you will have it when Chinese return home complaining about having their backsides violated. Then you can tell the Chinese to stop doing it to our citizens and we stop doing it to yours.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Test the Chinese visitors with a big white lovely long daikon radish as the swab of choice when they come visit.

How about a durian on the end of a stick?

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Who knows the da-kine WHO would make it standard procedure soon? Lol!

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

At least China is testing. More than can be said of Japan.

0 ( +3 / -3 )

@OssanAmerica

Then the Japanese government should have worded their missive in more inclusive terms!

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

I love the double standard. If China does something (no matter how smart or stupid), our government has to be always against it. Because it's China. But if our government does same, stupid thing later, it's OK.

But yeah, the anal tests are just stupid.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

China's country, China's rule. That's how we live in Japan. Get on with it.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Just when you thought that Communist China couldnt lower the bar any more. This is despicable. They have no right to treat Japanese visitors this way.

It's a bit invasive, but anal swabs are also carried out to check for STDs in some other countries. Oh and China isn't communist. Don't be fooled by the name - it has corrupted the tenets of the ideology.

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It's fine, as long both parties say nohomo before the test starts

Ho, ho, homophobia?

Getting an anal swab doesn't mean a challenge to one's sexuality, you know? And it doesn't mean the medical staff are homosexual, either.

Jeez, some guys are so terrified of anal penetration that they have to wheel out such "jokes".

You are aware that it's not just same sex couples/partners that engage in anal penetration, right?

And, of course, not all same sex couples/partners engage in anal penetration.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Jeez, some guys are so terrified of anal penetration

Yep. It is strictly an exit.

On a separate note it's a great shame Xi Jinping had decided against a state visit to Japan. It's a lost opportunity to swab Winnie the Pooh and his entourage for Covid 19. See how they like it!

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