30 Apr '11, 9am

Japan trims hair-cutting laws in quake zone: Kazuko Yoshida, 72, evacuated from Futaba town near the troubled Fu...

Japan trims hair-cutting laws in quake zone: Kazuko Yoshida, 72, evacuated from Futaba town near the troubled Fu...

Kazuko Yoshida, 72, evacuated from Futaba town near the troubled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, gets her haircut at a temporary hair salon set up at an evacuation center in Saitama, near Tokyo, Monday, March 28, 2011. -- PHOTO: AP TOKYO- JAPAN has relaxed laws on haircutting to allow barbers and stylists in areas affected by the earthquake and tsunami to clip and style at evacuation shelters or makeshift shops, a report said on Saturday. The current law bans barbers and beauticians from cutting hair anywhere other than authorised shops, apart from for housebound customers or weddings. The government has relaxed the regulations for a period of about two years starting this month, the Yomiuri Shimbun said. Many hairdressers' shops were damaged or destroyed in the March 11 quake and tsunami which wiped out whole towns along the north-east coast. The measure covers ba...

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