Japanese shares close 0.35% higher
News On Japan via Japan Today -- Jul 17
Japanese shares gained 0.35% Tuesday on bargain-hunting following a three-day weekend, but buying was limited with the dollar under selling pressure.
The benchmark Nikkei index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange rose 30.88 points to 8,755.00, but the broader Topix index of all first-section shares fell 0.40%, or 2.96 points, to 743.38.
The Nikkei index rebounded from negative territory amid supportive sentiment from better-than-expected earnings results released by JPMorgan and Citigroup during Japan's three-day-weekend, said Securities Japan chief market analyst Masayuki Otani.
|| 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) |
|| 6 dead in freighter fire at Wakkanai |
| || Six sailors were found dead after a fire on a foreign freighter docked at a port in Hokkaido, northern Japan.
The sailors are presumed to be Russians. (NHK ) |
|| Employee of real estate company stabbed in Tokyo |
| || Police on Friday said that a real estate company employee was stabbed by an unknown assailant in the lobby of an office building near JR Akihabara station. The man is currently in a serious condition in hospital. (Japan Today ) |