1. One week since China’s strong quake
2. Matchmaking industry to adopt 1(qu ) certification system<
Eight major marriage-service companies, including O-net Inc. and Zwei Co., decided on Friday to adopt a quality-certification system to improve the public trust in the complaint-ridden industry.
More than 32,000 people are confirmed to have died one week after a strong earthquake hit China’s Sichuan Province. A 60-member disaster relief team sent from Japan started rescue and recovery operations on Friday.
1. Support for Fukuda plunges to lowest level
2. Offers flood in for Cui-daore Taro
3. Cigarette vending machine to check buyer’s age
The Finance Ministry plans to approve a new type of cigarette vending machine that can check a cigarette buyer’s age when a driving license is inserted in it besides those with the “taspo” IC card function.
A restaurant in Osaka has been flooded with offers from around Japan to buy or rent its popular drum-beating doll since the closing of the restaurant was first announced on April 8.
The approval rating for Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda’s Cabinet plunged to its lowest level since he took office in September last year, with less than a quarter of those surveyed supporting it.