Nikkei at 1-month high above 8,800
News On Japan via Yomiuri -- Jun 21
Stocks gained further ground on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Thursday, helped by the yen's easing and receding worries about the eurozone debt problem, with the benchmark Nikkei average closing above 8,800 for the first time in a month.
The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average ended up 71.76 points, or 0.82 percent, at 8,824.07, the highest close since May 17. On Wednesday, the key market gauge advanced 96.44 points.
The TOPIX index of all First Section issues rose 6.62 points, or 0.89 percent, to end at 753.96, the highest finish since May 14. The index advanced 12.65 points the previous day.
|| Japan's child kidnapping problem |
| || Dozens of American children are abducted to Japan every year-not by strangers, but by parents after messy divorces. (thedailybeast.com ) |
|| China cracks down on over-the-top anti-Japan dramas |
| || China's television regulator has ordered a crackdown on dramas about the country's battles with Japan during and before World War Two and demanded they be more serious, state media said on Friday, following viewer complaints about ludicrous storylines. (Reuters ) |
|| Man kills 3 family members, then himself |
| || Police said Friday they have found four dead bodies in an apartment in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, in what is believed to have been a family murder-suicide. (Japan Today ) |
|| Chinese tourists a bane for Japanese hookers |
| || Shukan Post (May 24) conveys the difficulties experienced by other parts of the adult-entertainment biz in servicing customers from the communist nation.
A deri heru (“delivery health”) call-girl tells the tabloid that she is often requested to arrive at major hotels in the Shinjuku and Ikebukuro entertainment areas of Tokyo by Chinese visitors. (Tokyo Reporter) |