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Juntendo University medical school suspected of bias against female applicants

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There are nearly 100 medical schools, public and private, here in Japan. I suppose we are going to see at least that many articles, as each gets "outed" for the same thing?

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The Tokyo-based private university possibly curbed women's enrollment in the medical school by setting higher passing scores for them

 the official also said a private university has "discretion" in entrance exams,

Discretion to swindle female applicants?

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In the survey, Juntendo University was found with the largest gender gap in its acceptance rate for the past six years.

How long has Abe been prime minister ?

So much for empowering women.

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 the official also said a private university has "discretion" in entrance exams,

Yes, they do have discretion. That discretion, however, does not include the ability to discriminate.

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I'm not surprised

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Women in Japan? Not even 3rd class citizens.

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One more reason why i will make sure my daughter doesn't go to university here in Japan.

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Still just the tip of an iceberg I suspect.

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"But the official also said a private university has "discretion" in entrance exams, which it and the ministry interpret differently."

One of the reasons why we're hearing about this yet again, and why yet again nothing will happen. What element of Japanese society is NOT embroiled in this kind of scandal and/or padding this week? It's no wonder "Made in Japan" isn't worth anything anymore.

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the official also said a private university has "discretion" in entrance exams

By "discretion" I take it he means "offer places to those who pay sufficiently large bribes".

If this university receives no public funds whatsoever then they can set their own entrance criteria, but that still does not give them the right to discriminate against any particular group. They should also publish their method of selection and adhere to it.

From their home page I see they receive large sums in research grants from the government. If they wish to continue to receive those grants they should correct their discriminatory entrance exams immediately.

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One more reason why i will make sure my daughter doesn't go to university here in Japan.

@afanofjapan - Yours and mine both. At least one of my daughters has already been eyeing a few schools in the US. My wife (japanese) definitely sees the difference, and she also wants our daughters to look outside of Japan for university, even high school.

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When people going to realise that these medical schools were looking at the greater good and not catering to self interested people.

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As a foreigner I can only work part-time in hospitals. My partners extended family (bar 2) are all doctors or medical researchers and one is a med professor. The male side only have to go to med prep school for 2-3 years then get accepted. The female side 4-5 years to get accepted. One year in the prep schools is close to a new Kei car. Then there is medical university fees. It is far too expensive to dream your daughter will become a doctor, but your son...OK.

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The entire country is biased against female applicants. The government would prefer they stay home and shine their husbands' shoes, like they used to do back in Showa 29...

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When people going to realise that these medical schools were looking at the greater good and not catering to self interested people.

Hard to tell if you're joking or not.

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Juntendo University is suspected of having discriminated against female applicants...

The Tokyo-based private university possibly curbed women's enrollment in the medical school by setting higher passing scores for them, the sources said.

"Suspected...possibly..."

Well, have they or haven't they?

Do they have anything tangible, or is this all speculation based on the uneven outcome?

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Afanof and Chico:

Male sure your daughters look into the following scholarships for Japanese citizens to study in the US:

Yanai Foundation/HLAB: $70k a year for 4 years. Students must apply to one of the schools in the list.

Grew-Bancroft: Another full

ride to liberal arts colleges.

Softbank: This one I don't have much information on because it is quite new.

Those are the big three. Being awarded any one will go a long when in preventing your daughter's from falling victim to the misogyny inherent in Japanese society.

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When people going to realise that these medical schools were looking at the greater good and not catering to self interested people.

Care to explain to those of us that see equality of opportunity as being beneficial to the greater good exactly what you mean?

Everyome is self-interested, it's what drives us to survive.

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Juntendo University moving the goal post

First, girls have to be as good as the guys

Then, girls have to score better than the guys

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The entire country is biased against female applicants. The government would prefer they stay home and shine their husbands' shoes, like they used to do back in Showa 29...

Heisei 29 would probably work just as well in your comment, with the pace this country moves in regard to gender equality.

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