Nikkei drops to 4-month low as Asian markets pull back

That means there is “no short term catalyst for U.S. equity to go up,” said Kyoya Okazawa, head of global markets for BNP Paribas in Japan, and less support for equities elsewhere. The Nikkei Stock Average NIK, -1.40% hit a four-month low Thursday ... ( read original story ...)

Pricier Japan tops for Thais

Hotels.com said three cities in Japan -- Tokyo, Osaka and Sapporo -- were in the top 10 most-visited destinations by Thais last year. Tokyo ranked first, Osaka fourth and Sapporo eighth. It was the first year that Sapporo, home of seasonal Hokkaido cuisine ... ( read original story ...)