Inappropriate Admissions Practices Found at 10 Med Schools

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Tokyo, Dec. 14 (Jiji Press)--Japan's education ministry said Friday it has found unfair treatment of female applicants and other inappropriate practices in admissions processes at 10 university medical schools, including highly suspicious cases.

The ministry released a final report on the results of its emergency investigation into the country's 81 universities with medical schools, prompted by the revelation of an examination-rigging scandal at Tokyo Medical University in summer this year.

The 10 universities are Tokyo Medical University, Showa University, Juntendo University, Nihon University, Kitasato University, St. Marianna University School of Medicine, Iwate Medical University, Kanazawa Medical University and Fukuoka University, all of which are private universities, and Kobe University, a national institute.

All 10 already announced that the ministry saw problems in their admission processes. St. Marianna University has denied any inappropriate practices.

"This is deeply regrettable," education minister Masahiko Shibayama told a news conference. "The number was bigger than expected."

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