EDITORIAL

Japan needs gender equality

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Science  12 Oct 2018:
Vol. 362, Issue 6411, pp. 133
DOI: 10.1126/science.aav6236

Summary

Last month, Tokyo Medical University (TMU) announced Yukiko Hayashi as its first female president. This comes on the heels of discovering that the insitution had manipulated entrance exam scores for many years to curb female enrollment. Hayashi may be an attempt by TMU to restore its reputation, but the scandal should be a wake-up call for Japanese society to ensure that men and women have equal opportunities to succeed.