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Woman sues Tokyo medical schools over discrimination

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By Kazuhiro Nogi

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Good!!!!

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*She failed to get into three Tokyo universities: Tokyo Medical, Showa and Juntendo.

After the admissions scandal erupted last year, prompting a government investigation, the three schools notified her that they had indeed unfairly altered her admission test scores based on her gender and age.*

Feels sooo good to know this is so wide spread. So good to know that my value, my daughter's value is literally, actually and measurably less than a man's in this country.

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She is now seeking a combined 36 million yen in damages from the three schools in her suit filed with the Tokyo District Court.

Good on her for taking them to court, but I do not see the Japanese courts awarding her this much in compensation. Japanese courts do not make people "rich" (comparatively speaking) by giving out large punitive awards for damages.

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More of this--civil action, bleeding such institutions dry, would lead to change. Of course, I imagine the courts will limit the damage to the schools.

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The rise of the female power is long overdue. The oyajis must be shaking in fear of what's coming next.

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shocking, I hope these Ojisan's get reprimanded and even jailed (hoping)

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Last year it emerged that medical universities had routinely altered the admissions test scores of applicants to keep some of them out, including scores of women

So, what is the point of all these entrance exams if the scores are fiddled to suit the schools? I’ve been teaching in Japanese schools for nearly two decades and cannot count the amount of times I’ve been told to make an easy test because the students need the scores. Then, there are the other times I’ve been told to give the students bonus points to lift their averages. There is very little in Japanese schooling that actually involves education. It’s all about money, reputation and creative accounting. I don’t call them ‘bonus points’ I called them ‘Bogus points’.

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Then, there are the other times I’ve been told to give the students bonus points to lift their averages. There is very little in Japanese schooling that actually involves education. It’s all about money, reputation and creative accounting. I don’t call them ‘bonus points’ I called them ‘Bogus points’.

Imagine if you actually had the moral fiber to ignore such instruction!

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I hope she wins.

There are a lot of people affected like her and I hope they all sue.

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Good for her.

If you don’t stand up for yourself, who will - especially in this country.

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Why is even a news?? Most of the women who got rejected without a propper explanation should sue those 3 univercities. And a lot of compenstation should be provided for ruining ones career.

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Based on past cases (controlled by very old J men) she will get nothing and be told to wear the necessary high heels.

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Last year it emerged that medical universities had routinely altered the admissions test scores of applicants to keep some of them out, including scores of women.

The Japanese culture is notoriously sexist -- nay, misogynistic. This does not surprise me at all. The fragile egos of the men must be preserved at all costs, regardless of the waste of female talent.

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Good action, many will follow soon.

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while my J wife would love to have a daughter when she hears stories like this and the way women are treated in this country shes glad she decided to stop at two boys, while 3 kids would be great she and I couldnt handle bringing up 3 boys!

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If there ever was a country that cannot afford to turn away any potential home-grown doctors, it is Japan.

There is a massive shortage and Japan doesn't have the option of importing them from overseas.

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Good on her, but she needn't bother. Here is the outcome:

"While the court recognises the school in question did some wrong, we do not find it guilty. The school should be more transparent on the issue from now. Dismissed."

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I want to know where do people suing get the money to do so? I sued an assailant and had to pay a lawyer, revenue tax fees calculated on amount I was asking and additional court fees. It's expensive - so who's paying for this?

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