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Opinion

Japan's medical school scandal must prompt health care funding debate

Bias against women candidates exposes big management problems and discrimination

| Japan
A female doctor: Japan needs more like her.

On the face of it, Tokyo Medical University's scandal about discrimination against female candidates would seem to simply be a shocking case of bias against women in a country not known for equality of opportunity.

As the school has admitted, women applicants' entry exam scores were uniformly reduced to allow more male students to be admitted to a highly sought-after course.

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