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Japan Accreditation Council for Medical Education (JACME)*

https://www.jacme.or.jp/en/

Duration and levels of accreditation

Accreditation (7 years), Conditional Accreditation (3 years), Non-accreditation

Accreditation standards

https://www.jacme.or.jp/accreditation/wfmf.php

Evaluation process

https://www.jacme.or.jp/en/accreditation/index.php

Outcome/consequences of accreditation

Description of accreditation organization

Independent Entity

* This accrediting agency is currently recognized by the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) Programme for Recognition of Accreditation Agencies. This recognition by WFME does not imply that all medical schools operating in this country are currently accredited by the agency. Please refer to the accrediting agency directly for information regarding the accreditation status of specific medical schools.

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Japan University Accreditation Association

http://www.juaa.or.jp/en/

Duration and levels of accreditation

7 years

Accreditation standards

http://www.juaa.or.jp/en/images/accreditation/standards_university.pdf

Evaluation process

Outcome/consequences of accreditation

Mandatory

Description of accreditation organization

Independent Entity

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National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation

http://www.niad.ac.jp/index.html

Duration and levels of accreditation

7 years

Accreditation standards

Evaluation process

Outcome/consequences of accreditation

Mandatory

Description of accreditation organization

Independent Entity

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Japan Institution for Higher Education Evaluation

http://www.jihee.or.jp

Duration and levels of accreditation

7 years

Accreditation standards

Evaluation process

Outcome/consequences of accreditation

Mandatory

Description of accreditation organization

Independent Entity

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[last update: March 31, 2017]