| Jun 10, 2015

Tokyo stocks drop further on stronger yen

Stocks dropped further on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Wednesday, hit by futures-led selling on the yen’s strength against the dollar. The 225-issue Nikkei average lost 49.94 points, or 0.25 percent, to end at 20,046.36. On Tuesday, the key market gauge plunged 360.89 points. The ...

May 28, 2015

Universal Studios Japan plots return to TSE

The operator of Universal Studios Japan in Osaka has applied to return to the Tokyo Stock Exchange six years after the theme park’s delisting, sources familiar with the matter said Thursday. If approved, USJ Co.’s market capitalization will likely be several hundred billion yen, ...

| May 26, 2015

Nikkei closes at new 15-year-high

The Nikkei rewrote its highest finish in some 15 years for the fifth straight session Tuesday, led by buying stemming from strong hopes for economic recovery and brisk corporate earnings in Japan. The Nikkei average inched up 23.71 points, or 0.12 percent, to end ...

Apr 8, 2015

TSE chief Kiyota to head Japan Exchange Group

Japan Exchange Group Inc. has revealed a management shake-up with the president and board director of the JPX-operated Tokyo Stock Exchange Inc., Akira Kiyota, to take over as group CEO in June. Kiyota, 69, replaces Atsushi Saito, 75, who will retire. Koichiro Miyahara, 58, ...

Oct 9, 2014

Skylark returns to TSE after eight-year buyout hiatus

Skylark Co., operator of the Bamiyan and Jonathan’s restaurant chains, returned to the Tokyo Stock Exchange’s first section Thursday, eight years after going private in a management buyout. Skylark shares were launched at ¥1,200 apiece, the same as its initial public offering price. The ...

Oct 8, 2014

Two indicted over stock price manipulation

Prosecutors indicted two former members of an investment club at Waseda University in Tokyo on Wednesday for allegedly manipulating stock prices through Internet trading. Investigative sources claim the accused made millions of yen in profit by repeatedly manipulating prices of stocks mostly listed on ...

| Sep 30, 2014

Nikkei falls on weak economic data

Stocks fell back Tuesday, pressured by profit-taking stemming partly from weak economic indicators in Japan and abroad. Heightened geopolitical risks over protests in Hong Kong also weighed on sentiment. The Nikkei 225 stock average sagged 137.12 points, or 0.84 percent, to end at 16,173.52. ...

Sep 22, 2014

Tokyo stocks turn lower on profit-taking

Stocks fell back Monday, pressured by profit-taking amid a sense of overheating after a recent surge last week that sent the Nikkei 225 average to its highest closing level in nearly seven years. The Nikkei lost 115.27 points to close at 16,205.90. On Friday, ...

Aug 8, 2014

Shame index dumps Sony for Panasonic in first revamp

Sony Corp., which has posted losses in five of the past six years, was rejected in the first reshuffle of Japan’s profit-oriented stock index while Panasonic Corp. made the cut. The government-backed JPX-Nikkei Index 400 added 30 other companies, including Mazda Motor Corp., Daiwa ...