At least 9 med schools in Japan manipulated exam results by females so fewer women could enter.

Japan medical schools ‘rigged women’s results’

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At least nine Japanese medical schools manipulated admissions, in part to exclude female students, a government investigation has found.

The inquiry was launched in August, after the prestigious Tokyo Medical University (TMU) was found to have tampered with the scores of female applicants from as early as 2006.

Reports cited concerns that many women would not go on to practise medicine.

Japan’s education minister said the scandal was “deeply disappointing”.

“I want the universities to make immediate and courteous responses regarding the situation of the applicants,” Masahiko Shibayama was quoted as saying by the Kyodo news agency after the report was published on Friday.

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11 thoughts on “At least 9 med schools in Japan manipulated exam results by females so fewer women could enter.”

  1. chacham2

    >The inquiry was launched in August, after the prestigious Tokyo Medical University (TMU) was found to have tampered with the scores of female applicants from as early as 2006.
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    >According to the Asahi Shimbun newspaper – 10 universities were identified has having held “inappropriate entrance exams” – meaning students were treated different based on characteristics including their age or sex.
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    >The investigation found other improper practices, including universities favouring the children of alumni and being biased against those who had sat the entrance exam multiple times.
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    >Back in August the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper quoted an unnamed source saying officials at TMU had adopted a “silent understanding” to reduce the number of female entrants over concerns female graduates were not going on to practice medicine in employment.
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    >Twenty-four women are calling for the TMU to pay them 100,000 yen ($880; £700) in compensation. More than 40 applicants from the 2017 and 2018 entry rounds have now been accepted for entry after the university made contact with 101 candidates, AFP news agency reports.

  2. papasmurph

    “Earlier this week Juntendo University said it set the bar higher for women because they were better at communication than men and would have an advantage in the face-to-face interview component.”

    So they favor people that are less able to communicate?

  3. Gonzanic

    Well, she failed the first question – the correct answer for “sex” is “M.”

  4. Snozzcumberbatch

    Japan is crazy really. People in Japan would rather adopt a son and pass their business to them than hand it to their daughters.

  5. classactdynamo

    Ah, the ol’ *women are less desireable and capable in this job and so we have to make sure their performance matches our preconceived notions* trick. 60% of the time it works every time.

  6. Adatisumobear

    I’ll be honest. I live in Japan and after this happened I realized that is probably the reason women doctors are, generally, much better than their male counterparts. I mean, think about it- to get into the same school they have to be 10% better.

    If there is a choice, I would never go to a male doctor here.

  7. autocratech

    Huge open secret in Japanese academics not just med school. I love Japan, I love its people, I feel horrible for women who live/are born there as it’s impossible to live without marrying a man and pumping out his kids. Japanese women are oppressed by their society. Full stop. And it’s almost impossible to escape because outside of Japan they are just exoticized and objectified in the grossest ways by foreigners. It’s sad.

  8. Jakucha

    Why does Japan hate women so much?

  9. Kaien12

    In US they just do it by race, eg Asian need higher score to admit into university than other race

  10. themariokarters

    They do the same thing here for Asians, don’t act all offended

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