Juntendo University in Tokyo. Photo: Twitter

After Japanese medical school rigged entrance exams, 13 women seek US$3.7 million in damages

  • The group said they suffered emotional distress and their respect for the examination process was betrayed
  • The unfair treatment was aimed at preventing a shortage of doctors in the belief that women tend to resign or take long periods of leave
Topic |   Japan

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Juntendo University in Tokyo. Photo: Twitter
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Juntendo University in Tokyo. Photo: Twitter

Women outperform men after Japan medical school stops rigging exam scores

  • Female students who sat the entrance exams at Tokyo’s Juntendo University had a pass rate of 8.28 per cent, compared with 7.72 per cent for their male counterparts
  • Juntendo attributed the results to its decision to ‘abolish the unfair treatment of female applicants’, after last year’s revelations it had been manipulating scores in favour of men
Topic |   Gender equality

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