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Tokyo Medical University ‘changed female exam scores’

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TOKYO: Reports that one of Japan’s most prestigious medical universities tampered with female applicants’ entrance exam scores have sparked an outcry on social media.

Japanese paper Yomiuri Shimbun says Tokyo Medical University began altering results in 2011 to ensure under 30% of successful applicants would be women. The private university says it will investigate the discrimination reports. Users online took aim at the Japanese government over the scandal. Critics suggested the allegations were ironic given Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s stated commitment to boost female participation in the workforce.–Agencies

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