Challenge to Legality of Women's Colleges in Japan

November 24, 2014

A man who was rejected from Fukuoka Women’s University, in Japan, has announced plans to sue for damages, The Asahi Shimbun reported. The man contends that Japan's equity laws do not permit colleges to reject students on the basis of gender. The university declined to comment. (Private, single-sex undergraduate colleges in the United States are specifically permitted to maintain their admissions policies under federal law.)


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