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Japanese Scientist & Dr faked research papers & qualifications

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 06:29 PM

Based on the balance of probabilities this kind of conduct is probably more common than reported.

It's easier now to do than it used to be due to the internet & Google Scholar.


Japanese scientist faked 172 papers

From: The Australian
July 03, 2012 8:33AM

A Japanese anaesthesiologist has been found to have fabricated a massive 172 papers over 19 years, according to ScienceInsider.

Yoshitaka Fujii, who had worked at Tokyo Medical and Dental University, the University of Tsukuba and Toho University in Tokyo, came under suspicion in March when editors at the journal Anaesthesia raised questions of his data.

A panel was assembled to look into his work, which looked at 212 of 249 known Fujii paper.

An online article on Jiji Press said: "The number of papers that he allegedly faked is the largest ever for any medical researcher, both in Japan and overseas, according to sources familiar with the field.

"The Japanese Society of Anaesthesiologists
surveyed 212 articles written by Fujii that were published in a total of 41 Japanese and international journals. Of them, it found 172 fake research reports and three articles backed by real research. It was unable to assess 37 articles due to lack of scientific evidence."

Supposed co-authors were unaware of their names being attached to some papers. And while the works attracted very few citations, Fujii used “his high productivity to land new jobs, obtain public research funding and garner fees for speaking at industry seminars”, according to the report. He even applied for prizes.

Yoshitaka Fujii


Fake Japanese doctor examined 2300

From: AAP
September 24, 2012 9:29PM

JAPANESE police have reportedly arrested a man they believe posed as a doctor to earn cash, examining 2300 people with little more than a few hours of self-study to back it up.

Miyabi Kuroki, 43, allegedly had no experience of medical school and passed himself off as a qualified doctor after finding the identity of a legitimate physician on the internet, Jiji Press reported on Monday.

He was dispatched by an employment agency to a Tokyo hospital where he conducted medical interviews, examined electrocardiograms and explained check-up results to more than 2300 people.

He was undone when a medical exam study school where he had "taught" became suspicious and contacted the hospital.

Police in Tokyo said on Monday they arrested Kuroki on suspicion of forging a medical licence in 2009 and earning 2.62 million yen ($A32,700) by illegally working part time as a doctor at a hospital in Tokyo in 2010 and 2011.

The suspect reportedly admitted the wrongdoing, telling investigators: "I wanted money to pay child care and living expenses."

The hospital where he worked has apologised for the incident and asked all those seen by him to go back for retesting.

Miyabi Kuroki

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