JAPAN: REJECTED MAN TO SUE WOMEN'S UNIVERSITY

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Man In His Twenties Wants To Be Accepted Into Women’s University, Sues University For Being “Unconstitutional”

On November 14 it was revealed that a man in his twenties from Fukuoka who did not have his application to public university Fukuoka Women’s University accepted, was to sue the University at the Fukuoka district court in December for being unconstitutional due to unjustifiable gender discrimination. The man is asking for a retraction of decision to reject his application, as well as financial compensation.

The lawyer representing the man stated that “In the past, one dimension of women’s universities was to give preferential treatment to women for whom educational opportunities were difficult to obtain; however, this meaning has been lost. There is no basis in the constitution that permits the existence of national women’s universities”. This was the first time the lawyer had represented this kind of case.

According to the court claim, the man had sent his application to the University in November 2014, so that he could sit the entrance examination for mature students to be admitted to the department of food and health of Fukuoka Women’s University in 2015.

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