Tokyo Medical University Inflated Scores of 19 Applicants

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Tokyo, Aug. 7 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Medical University bumped up the scores of 19 applicants in entrance examinations over two years, an investigative panel set up by the Japanese university said Tuesday.

The unfair treatment was led by Masahiko Usui, 77, former chairman of the university's board of regents, the panel said.

Usui, who has been indicted for bribing a senior education ministry bureaucrat, apparently received rewards from parents of successful applicants, the panel said.

The panel also said the university curbed the number of successful applicants among women and those who had repeatedly failed to enter university by adding points to the scores of male applicants and high school students who took entrance exams.

"We sincerely apologize for betraying society's trust," Tetsuo Yukioka, executive regent of the university, told a press conference.

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