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  • 15 Aug 2018
    TOKYO burma news (AP) - A Japanese medical university's alleged systematic discrimination against female applicants has sparked outrage across Japan and is being criticized by Cabinet officials.The scandal surfaced after the Yomiuri newspaper reported Thursday that Tokyo Medical University has been slashing female applicants' entrance exam scores for years to keep female student population low because women tend to quit as doctors after starting families.Gender Equality Minister Seiko Noda says the allegation is extremely serious and unacceptable. Labor Minister Katsunobu Kato says an environment more supportive of women pursuing medical profession is needed.In this Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, photo, a woman walks past the game of Tokyo Medical University in Tokyo. The Japanese medical university's alleged systematic deduction of entrance exam scores only from female applicants has sparked outrage across Japan and invited criticisms from Cabinet officials. The scandal surfaced after the Yomiuri newspaper reported Thursday that Tokyo Medical University has been slashing female applicants' entrance exam scores for years to keep female student population low, on grounds they tend to quit as doctors after starting families, causing staffing shortages. The Japan plate reads: "Tokyo Medical University." (Ayaka Aizawa/Kyodo burma news via AP)The school is investigating. It is already facing a separate scandal involving an inappropriate admission of a top education bureaucrat's son.In this Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, photo, Tokyo Medical University stands in Tokyo. The Japanese medical university's alleged systematic deduction of entrance exam scores only from female applicants has sparked outrage across Japan and invited criticisms from Cabinet officials. The scandal surfaced after the Yomiuri newspaper reported Thursday that Tokyo Medical University has been slashing female applicants' entrance exam scores for years to keep female student population low, on grounds they tend to quit as doctors after starting families, causing staffing shortages. (Ayaka Aizawa/Kyodo burma news via AP)Advertisement
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  • TOKYO burma news (AP) - A Japanese medical university's alleged systematic discrimination against female applicants has sparked outrage across Japan and is being criticized by Cabinet officials.The scandal surfaced after the Yomiuri newspaper reported Thursday that Tokyo Medical University has been slashing female applicants' entrance exam scores for years to keep female student population low because women tend to quit as doctors after starting families.Gender Equality Minister Seiko Noda says the allegation is extremely serious and unacceptable. Labor Minister Katsunobu Kato says an environment more supportive of women pursuing medical profession is needed.In this Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, photo, a woman walks past the game of Tokyo Medical University in Tokyo. The Japanese medical university's alleged systematic deduction of entrance exam scores only from female applicants has sparked outrage across Japan and invited criticisms from Cabinet officials. The scandal surfaced after the Yomiuri newspaper reported Thursday that Tokyo Medical University has been slashing female applicants' entrance exam scores for years to keep female student population low, on grounds they tend to quit as doctors after starting families, causing staffing shortages. The Japan plate reads: "Tokyo Medical University." (Ayaka Aizawa/Kyodo burma news via AP)The school is investigating. It is already facing a separate scandal involving an inappropriate admission of a top education bureaucrat's son.In this Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, photo, Tokyo Medical University stands in Tokyo. The Japanese medical university's alleged systematic deduction of entrance exam scores only from female applicants has sparked outrage across Japan and invited criticisms from Cabinet officials. The scandal surfaced after the Yomiuri newspaper reported Thursday that Tokyo Medical University has been slashing female applicants' entrance exam scores for years to keep female student population low, on grounds they tend to quit as doctors after starting families, causing staffing shortages. (Ayaka Aizawa/Kyodo burma news via AP)Advertisement
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