Shares close 0.61% lower
News On Japan via Japan Today -- Aug 01
Tokyo shares lost 0.61% Wednesday amid a broad sell-off ahead of key central bank meetings in the US and Europe.
The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange lost 53.21 points in sluggish trade to close at 8,641.85, while the broader Topix index of all first-section issues lost 0.89%, or 6.53 points, at 729.78.
Investors were waiting for the results of the U.S. Federal Reserve policy-setting board's two-day meeting, to be wrapped up Wednesday, looking for clues on further monetary easing to prop up the world's biggest economy.
|| 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) |
|| 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 ) |