The education ministry has determined that Teikyo University violated a government ban on donations from preadmission students and will demand that it return more than 8 billion yen in subsidies, ministry sources said Wednesday.

The government gave 6.385 billion yen in subsidies to the Tokyo-based university between fiscal 1997 and 2001. Education ministry officials said the ministry will demand that the school return the money plus 11 percent a year as a penalty, bringing the total to more than 8 billion yen.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.