|Kato Yoshikazu. (File Photo)|
China's Peking University has responded yesterday to allegations against one of its students, a Japanese writer who has faked his credentials in China, by stating that this will not affect his studies at the school and they won't revoke his degrees.
On Wednesday, Kato Yoshikazu, a 28-year-old Japanese writer and commentator, has been accused by Japanese magazine Shukan Bunshun of lying to the Chinese media by claiming he was once accepted into the University of Tokyo.
A reporter from the magazine interviewed Yoshikazu's high school, and quoted his teacher as stating that "only two students were accepted into the University of Tokyo the year Yoshikazu graduated, and he wasn't one of them."
Peking University (PKU), where Kato received both a bachelor's and master's degree in international relations in 2008 and 2010 respectively, explained that Kato had proven himself qualified to attend PKU through the school's admission examinations in 2003 and whether or not he was accepted into any other universities, wouldn't change his study and research here.
The Japanese media also said Kato had faked his resume in more than one place by claiming in his Chinese book that he was studying abroad with a Japanese scholarship, whereas stating his tuition fee was covered by China's Ministry of Education in his Japanese publications.
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