Tokyo shares end down as yen rises, profits taken before BOJ outcome
News On Japan via Wall Street Journal -- Jan 21
Tokyo stocks fell Monday as a rise in the yen and profit-taking ahead of the upcoming Bank of Japan policy board announcement pushed overbought and currency-sensitive shares such as Fast Retailing and Fanuc sharply lower, dragging down the broader indexes.
The Nikkei Stock Average dropped 165.56 points, or 1.5%, to 10,747.74 following the prior session's 2.9% gain--the best percentage gain for the benchmark index since March 2011.
The Topix index of all the Tokyo Stock Exchange First Section issues also slipped 6.28 points, or 0.7%, to 905.16, with 29 of 33 subindexes ending in negative territory.
Tokyo Metropolitan Police in November announced the bust of a studio for allowing photography of school girls in seductive poses. According to Shukan Jitsuwa (Dec. 19), the trade in illicit private photography is varied, with office ladies among those in the biz. (Tokyo Reporter)
Kanagawa prefectural police said Friday they have arrested four individuals in Ebina, in connection with a robbery case in which a pregnant woman on her way home was struck in the face and robbed of approximately 100,000 yen in cash. (Japan Today )
Yoko Ono says her own bitter experience in Japan during World War II inspired her to support WhyHunger's "Imagine There's No Hunger" campaign to fight childhood hunger around the world. (abcnews.go.com )