Western Japan Jolted By 5.4 Magnitude Earthquake

Tokyo: An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 shook western Japan on Saturday but there was no immediate reports of damage and a tsunami warning was not issued. The epicentre of the earthquake, which occurred at 11:48 a.m. (0248 GMT), was in ... ( read original story ...)

Tokyo stocks at 10-month high on weaker yen

Tokyo stocks rose to a 10-month high on Monday as the dollar ... but market heavyweight Fast Retailing fell 0.54 percent to 39,970 yen. The finance ministry announced just before markets opened that Japan posted a second successive trade surplus, of ... ( read original story ...)

Tokyo stocks up on weaker yen by break

Tokyo stocks rose Monday morning to a 10-month high as the ... with Sony up 1.48 percent at 3,283.0 yen and Hitachi also gaining 2.28 percent at 608 yen. The finance ministry announced just before markets opened that Japan posted a second successive ... ( read original story ...)

Nikkei edges up, hovers at 10-1/2-month high as weak yen supports

TOKYO, Nov 21 Japan's Nikkei rose on Monday morning, hovering at 10-1/2-month highs after the yen weakened further, but gains could be limited on investor caution after the market's recent sharp rally. The Nikkei share average rose 0.6 percent to 18,072.01 ... ( read original story ...)

Baseball: Sapporo celebrates Fighters with victory parade

The Nippon Ham Fighters held their first victory parade in four years on Sunday, celebrating their Japan Series and Pacific League championships in the streets of Sapporo. A crowd estimated at around 138,000 cheered on the Fighters, who captured their ... ( read original story ...)