plagiarism was common

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In her book, Obokata says that she was hurrying to finish her thesis before the deadline, and accidentally bound and submitted a draft rather than the final version. But Vacanti says that when he confronted her about the plagiarism she said that it was common at Waseda, and that a faculty member had told her that no one reads the theses anyway.