| Dec 8, 2016

Nikkei hits new closing high for 2016

The benchmark Nikkei average hit a new closing high for 2016 on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Thursday, driven by the overnight advance of U.S. equities. The 225-issue Nikkei average jumped 268.78 points, or 1.45 percent, to close at the day’s high of 18,765.47, its ...

| Dec 6, 2016

Stocks rally on overseas equity gains

Stocks rebounded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Tuesday, supported by overnight rises in European and U.S. equities. The 225-issue Nikkei average gained 85.55 points, or 0.47 percent, to close at 18,360.54. On Monday, the key market gauge shed 151.09 points. The TOPIX index of ...

Nov 30, 2016

Nikkei newspaper employee arrested over hacking of model's email

An employee of Japanese news organization Nikkei Inc. was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of illegally accessing the email accounts of a popular Japanese model, a former idol group member and two others. Jun Terai, a 29-year-old staffer in the newspaper’s digital division, is suspected ...

| Nov 16, 2016

Nikkei rebounds to new nine-month high

The benchmark Nikkei average rebounded to hit a new nine-month closing high on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Wednesday thanks to an overnight rise in U.S. equities and the yen’s drop. The 225-issue Nikkei average gained 194.06 points, or 1.10 percent, to close at 17,862.21, ...