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Aug 11, 2018

Higashi-Nippon Bank's chairman to resign over lending scandal

Higashi-Nippon Bank announced Friday that Chairman Michito Ishii will step down at the end of the month over its involvement in improper lending practices. Many improper loans were extended between 2015 and 2017, when Ishii, 66, was president of the regional bank. Ishii, a former commissioner ...

Tokyo Medical University admits subtracting points from repeat male applicants' scores and boosting others to secure donations

Aug 8, 2018

Tokyo Medical University admits subtracting points from repeat male applicants' scores and boosting others to secure donations

by Chisato Tanaka

Lawyers tasked with investigating Tokyo Medical University's alleged discrimination against female prospective students said Tuesday that they have confirmed the practice occurred, and criticized the actions taken by the institution. They also said they have confirmed further discriminatory practice against male applicants who took the ...

Aug 5, 2018

Doping cases mar Japan's fair play image ahead of 2020 Games

Revelations about doping in recent years have shaken the very foundations of the Japanese sporting world and its reputation for fair play. Many cases from cycling, swimming, speed skating and other disciplines are viewed as careless violations, with athletes thoughtlessly buying sports supplements without regard ...