• JIJI, Kyodo


Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU) said it has fired a professor for providing an unfair advantage to an application for an admission test and also for attempting to persuade students to vote for a particular candidate in a national election.

Professor Hitoshi Takei, 53, of TMU’s Faculty of Health Sciences was given a disciplinary discharge effective Tuesday, the university said the same day. Takei has admitted to the allegations.

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