| Jun 28, 2016

Buybacks help push Nikkei higher

The benchmark Nikkei average ended an unstable session slightly higher on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Tuesday, helped by continued buybacks after Friday’s tumble attributed to concern over Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. The 225-issue Nikkei average climbed 13.93 points, or 0.09 ...

Second to last of 1942 Doolittle Raiders dies in Montana

Jun 23, 2016

Second to last of 1942 Doolittle Raiders dies in Montana

One of the last two surviving members of the Doolittle Raiders — who bombed Japan in an attack that stunned that nation and boosted U.S. morale — has died in Montana, his family said. Retired Staff Sgt. David Jonathan Thatcher died Wednesday in a ...

Jun 19, 2016

Masuzoe skips last news conference

Exiting Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe did not appear for his regular news conference on Friday, which would have been his last as leader of the capital. Masuzoe, who is set to leave office on Tuesday to take responsibility for his spending scandal, had notified ...

| Jun 17, 2016

Tokyo stocks rally on buybacks

Stocks staged a rally on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Friday, backed by buybacks and buying on dips following the previous day’s plunge. The 225-issue Nikkei average rose 165.52 points, or 1.07 percent, to end at 15,599.66. On Thursday, the key market gauge tumbled 485.44 ...