Nikkei snaps 12-week winning streak, euro zone worry prompts pullback
NDTV -- Feb 08
Japan's Nikkei share average dropped on Friday to mark its first weekly loss in 13 weeks as sentiment was dented by gloomy comments from European Central Bank president Mario Draghi on Europe's outlook, while Sony Corp tripped up on disappointing quarterly results.
The Nikkei fell 1.8 per cent to 11,153.16, snapping its longest weekly winning streak in 54 years by ending 0.3 per cent down on the week. The benchmark also pulled further away from a 33-month high of 11,498.42 struck on Wednesday.
A sell-off stretched into its second day on concern that the euro zone will continue to stumble, the ECB president Mario Draghi said on Thursday that there were more negative risks in the euro zone than positive ones.
Internal information regarding JR Kyoto Station was made publicly accessible online when the station floor plans, revealing the locations of inactive gas fire extinguishing equipment, were posted on the Google Groups bulletin board service, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned. (The Japan News )
Japan will go ahead with research whaling in the northwestern Pacific for fiscal 2014, but by reducing catches following an International Court of Justice ruling that ordered the country to stop whaling in the Antarctic Ocean, the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry said Friday. (The Japan News )
Hatsune Miku, a computer-generated Japanese pop star who performs as a hologram, is to support some of Lady Gaga's tour of North America next month, the U.S. songstress has announced on Twitter. (Japan Today )
Tochigi prefectural police said Thursday that they are questioning a man in his 30s over the murder of a 7-year-old girl in December 2005. Japanese media quoted police as saying that the man, who was arrested for dealing in fake brand-name goods, has hinted at his involvement in the murder. (Japan Today )