The fall out continues from the rigged entrance examinations for a Japanese medical school.
Tokyo Medical University has been stripped of its accreditation, following recent revelations that the university rigged entrance examinations against female and older applicants.
A private organization, called the Japan Accreditation Council for Medical Education, made the decision at its board meeting on Thursday.
The council grants accreditation to medical schools in Japan, which they consider to have reached international standards. The accreditation is based on a 9-point assessment of the quality of education and governance. The council currently has 80 medical schools as its members.
The organization says this is the first time it has revoked accreditation since it started the system last year.
The council says the revocation is likely to prevent students or graduates of Tokyo Medical University from applying for doctors' licenses in the United States.