Japan University Cut Exam Scores For Female Applicants To Boost Number Of Male Doctors

JAPAN UNIVERSITY CUT EXAM SCORES FOR FEMALE APPLICANTS TO BOOST NUMBER OF MALE DOCTORS
A Tokyo medical school systematically cut female applicants’ entrance exam scores for years to keep them out and boost the numbers of male doctors, Japanese media said on Thursday

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has made creating a society “where women can shine” a priority, but women still face an uphill battle in employment and hurdles returning to work after having children, in spite of Japan’s falling birthrate.

The exam score alterations were discovered in an internal investigation of a graft allegation that
emerged this spring over entrance procedures for Tokyo Medical University, the Yomiuri Shimbun
Daily said.

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