Tag - gender-discrimination

 
 

GENDER DISCRIMINATION

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JAPAN
Apr 5, 2019
Education ministry panel in Japan drafts rules clarifying that sex discrimination in university entrance exams is improper
An education ministry panel has drafted common rules clearly stipulating that any gender-based discrimination in university admission exams is inappropriate.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 17, 2018
In lawsuit, consumer group alleges discrimination by Tokyo Medical University
The Consumers Organization of Japan is demanding that test fees and associated costs be paid back to the impacted applicants.
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COMMENTARY / Japan
Dec 3, 2018
Womenomics: Mend the gap
More Japanese women are working, but many still professionally underachieve.
JAPAN
Nov 7, 2018
Tokyo Medical University to accept applicants rejected due to rigging
A total of 101 students rejected in 2017 and 2018, many of them women, will be able to attend classes from the next school year if they wish.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 30, 2018
Women demand compensation from Tokyo Medical University over rigged entrance exams
Women who applied unsuccessfully to Tokyo Medical University are demanding it pay a total of ¥7.69 million ($68,600) in compensation for manipulating entrance exam results in favor of male applicants, their lawyers said Monday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 24, 2018
Women to demand compensations from Tokyo Medical University over entrance exam rigging
Women who applied unsuccessfully to Tokyo Medical University intend to demand compensation from the school for manipulating entrance exam results in favor of male applicants and hiding the discriminatory practice, their lawyers said Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 22, 2018
Third Japan medical school suspected of having discriminated against applicants: sources
Juntendo University is suspected of curbing female enrollment by assessing their scores against higher passing thresholds.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 15, 2018
Showa University admits improper practices in medical school admissions, but denies gender discrimination
The development comes as the education ministry probes irregularities involving 81 universities with medical schools, following revelations of systems disadvantaging women and older applicants.
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 13, 2018
Choosing the best students isn't easy
In sharply unequal societies, elite universities receiving government funds can properly be expected to play a role in fostering social mobility.
JAPAN
Oct 5, 2018
Tokyo adopts ordinance banning discrimination against LGBT community
The rule is the first ordinance at the prefectural level to contain a stipulation prohibiting discrimination against LGBT people and other sexual and gender minorities.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 1, 2018
Support group for victims of Tokyo Medical University's discriminatory admissions policies urges investigators to reveal scores
A support group for those subject to discrimination through Tokyo Medical University's admissions policies, which favored male students, said Monday it had requested that the university's third-party investigation release the scores of students who took the exams and want to know their scores.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 20, 2018
In wake of bribery scandal, Tokyo Medical University taps first female president
Yukiko Hayashi, an alumnus of the school and head of pathophysiology at its School of Medicine, beat her sole rival — a male pediatrician — in an election among professors.
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COMMUNITY / Issues / LABOR PAINS
Aug 26, 2018
Tokyo Medical University scandal is a throwback to when discrimination against women was the norm
Listening to the excuses being given for discrimination today, it's almost as if 1985's Equal Opportunity Act never happened.
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LIFE / Style & Design
Aug 26, 2018
The convenience of contemporary style
The fashion world is responding to our current era's obsession with convenience. It's packaging products in ready-to-go servings, making fashion approachable and easy, not to mention turning shopping into a fun experience for all.
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COMMENTARY / Japan
Aug 13, 2018
Gender discrimination: Nation's dignity is being questioned
Are the rigged entrance exams at Tokyo Medical University merely the tip of the iceberg?
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LIFE / Language / MORNING ENGLISH
Aug 13, 2018
Let's discuss the Tokyo Medical University exam-fixing scandal
Tokyo Medical University deducted points from the entrance exam scores of all female applicants to keep the ratio of women studying at the university at about 30 percent, sources have said.
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JAPAN / ANALYSIS
Aug 8, 2018
Tokyo Medical University scandal just reaffirmed what many female doctors already knew: The bar was higher for them
The admissions scandal in which Tokyo Medical University admitted to manipulating females' entrance exams did not come as a surprise for many women doctors, but rather was verification of what they had suspected for a long time: Some medical universities set the bar higher for women.
EDITORIALS
Aug 4, 2018
Doctored entrance exam scores
Instead of seeking to restrict opportunities for women to pursue a career in medicine, it makes more sense to remove the hurdles that female doctors face in their work environment.
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JAPAN / Society / FOCUS
Apr 22, 2018
Me Too rises in Japan as sexually harassed journalists speak out
Women journalists in Japan join the growing ranks of the Me Too movement following allegations of sexual harassment at high levels.
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JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Apr 21, 2018
Sumo incident in Kyoto rekindles gender debate in the ring
In Japan's ancient Shinto religion, purity comes before morality. Indeed, purity is morality. Women are impure. They menstruate and bear children. The exclusion of women from certain religious and ceremonial functions went unquestioned for millennia. It no longer does — but it is not extinct either....

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