• Kyodo


A high school principal in Sukumo, Kochi Prefecture, was found to have faked school record reports on an acquaintance’s son, who dropped out of the school last year, so the youth could take college entrance exams, the prefectural board of education said Wednesday.

Kiyoshi Shibata, 60, faked the reports in response to a request by the boy’s father, a 54-year-old municipal elementary school principal in Nakamura in the same prefecture, according to the board. The son dropped out of Sukumo High School last March while a sophomore.

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