Japan medical schools 'rigged women's results'
At least nine Japanese medical schools manipulated admissions, in part to exclude female students, a government investigation has found.
The inquiry was launched in August, after the prestigious Tokyo Medical University (TMU) was found to have tampered with the scores of female applicants from as early as 2006.
Reports cited concerns that many women would not go on to practise medicine.
Japan's education minister said the scandal was "deeply disappointing".
"I want the universities to make immediate and courteous responses regarding the situation of the applicants," Masahiko Shibayama was quoted as saying by the Kyodo news agency after the report was published on Friday.