Japan med school to admit dozens of unfairly rejected women

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Japan med school to admit dozens of unfairly rejected women

November 7 at 5:37 AM

TOKYO â€" A Japanese medical university that has acknowledged systematically discriminating against female applicants has announced plans to accept more than 60 who had been unfairly rejected in the past two years.

The discriminatory policy at Tokyo Medical University surfaced earlier this year, triggering national outrage. The school acknowledged in August that it has been slashing female applicants’ entrance exam scores for years to keep the female student population low, saying women tend to quit as doctors after starting families.

The university said Wednesday it will offer to enroll 67 applicants who were eliminated due to the exam manipulation.

In Japan, women are still considered responsible for homemaking and childrearing.

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Source: Google News Japan | Netizen 24 Japan

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