Link Suspected between Donations, Score-Rigging at Tokyo Medical Univ.

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Tokyo, March 4 (Jiji Press)--A third-party panel probing admission irregularities at Tokyo Medical University has cited in an additional report strong suspicion of relations between score adjustments and donations.

According to the report, released by the university on Monday, the names of 11 successful entrance exam takers were included in a memo created by Masahiko Usui, former chairman of the university's board of regents. Also on the memo were numbers written along with the names of 10 of the 11 people.

The 10 exam takers were additionally admitted to the university while people related to them made donations to the institution. The amounts of donations matched the numbers on the memo for five of the 10 applicants.

As to the remaining applicant, for whom no figure was on the memo, no donations were made to the university.

For two of the applicants, for whom the memo cited the figures of "10 million," it is "strongly suspected" that talks related to donations took place before the announcement of successful exam takers, the report said.

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