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Report: Japanese Medical School Deducted Points From Exam Scores Of Female Applicants

Tokyo Medical University says it is investigating the reports. The points deduction was apparently aimed at keeping the number of female students at about 30 percent of the class.
The Tokyo Medical University has been accused of having discriminated against female applicants in entrance examinations. Source: Kyodo News

Japanese media is buzzing about reports that a prestigious Tokyo medical school systematically lowered women's scores on an admission test in order to admit fewer women.

Starting in about 2011, Tokyo Medical University started deducting points from female applicants' entrance exam scores, according to multiple reports.

The scandal has been reported in multiple Japanese news sources, including . All cite unnamed sources from the university, and NPR has not independently verified the allegations.

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