Nikkei hits 9-month peak as rising yields boost financials

Japan’s Nikkei share average rose to a nine-month peak on Friday morning led by financials taking heart from rising yields, and the sentiment was boosted after US shares soared on hopes that President-elect Donald Trump’s policies could boost growth. ( read original story ...)

Nikkei falls 5.36% on Trump’s shock win in U.S. election

The Nikkei index shed more than 1,000 points at one point ... projecting a net loss for fiscal 2016. Japan Petroleum Exploration shed ¥150, or 6.9 percent, to ¥2,036 after the oil developer downgraded Tuesday its profit projection for the current ... ( read original story ...)

Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 6.72% – Japan equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Insurance, Steel and Finance & Investment sectors propelled shares higher. At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 6.72%. Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by ... ( read original story ...)

Hokkaido cops: Body of elderly woman found in Sapporo home

HOKKAIDO (TR) – Hokkaido Prefectural Police have launched a murder investigation following the discovery of he body of an elderly woman inside her residence in Sapporo, reports TBS News (Nov. 10). At around 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday, the husband of Ryoko Naya ... ( read original story ...)

When a drink gets lost in translation

He told BBC News he had tried to help translating for the foreigner ... The confusingly named tea is a product of Japanese beverage giant Pokka Sapporo. The drink "encourages people to be free from a stress-filled society," read an official description ... ( read original story ...)