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Protesters hold rally at Tokyo Medical Univ.

The Yomiuri Shimbun

Participants in a protest rally against Tokyo Medical University raise banners in Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo, on Friday.

The Yomiuri Shimbun Protesters, mainly women, held a rally in front of the main gate of Tokyo Medical University in Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo, on Friday to protest a scandal in which the university is alleged to have lowered the entrance exam scores of all female exam-takers who wished to enroll in its School of Medicine.

The female protesters shouted, “Stop the discrimination [against women],” and “Return the exam fees,” and demanded that the university take action to give a remedy to female exam-takers who were kept from passing the exams in the past because of the score manipulations.

Some men also participated in the rally.

A 22-year-old female student who is studying educational affairs at another university in Tokyo said, “The educational institution has deprived women of their opportunities to get jobs that the women wished to have, while the women were unaware of it. Thinking about what it would be like if it had been me, I can never forgive such a thing.”Speech

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