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The Nikkei 225 on Thursday broke through a record high set just before the country's asset bubble catastrophically burst in the early 1990s.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Feb 23, 2024
Congratulations Nikkei, now don’t screw it up
Those skeptical of the current boom argue that this is nothing more than a another instance of a once-in-a-decade cycle.
Japan's Nikkei stock average hit an all-time high during Tokyo trading Thursday, surpassing its previous record set in December 1989.
BUSINESS / Markets
Feb 22, 2024
Nikkei index surges past 1989's all-time high
The Nikkei index has performed strongly this year — driven up in part by the weakness of the yen against the U.S. dollar.
The Tokyo Stock Exchange has reclaimed top spot in Asia in total market capitalization of listed companies.
BUSINESS / Markets
Feb 20, 2024
Tokyo bourse reclaims top spot for market capitalization in Asia
The 225-issue Nikkei stock average is trading close to its all-time high as Tokyo shares make a stellar start to 2024.
The Japanese equity market is likely to benefit a lot from the Bank of Japan's exit from its ultraeasy monetary policy.
BUSINESS / Economy
Feb 19, 2024
BlackRock sees Japan stocks as big winner from BOJ policy shift
Japan seems to be in its final stage of declaring victory over decades of deflation.
An electronic board displays the value of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo on Friday.
BUSINESS / Markets
Feb 16, 2024
Nikkei stock index nears all-time high
The index closed at 38,487.24, up by 329.30 points and near the all-time high of 38,915 recorded in December 1989.
The Nikkei stock average hit a fresh 34-year high on Tuesday.
BUSINESS / Markets
Feb 13, 2024
Nikkei surges above 38,000 in 34-year intraday-high
The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average ended up 1,066.55 points, or 2.89%, from Friday at 37,963.97, its highest close since January 1990.
A slew of listed Japanese firms have logged solid earnings for the nine months ended in December including Toyota, which posted operating and net profits that reached the highest levels on record for a Japanese company.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 11, 2024
Major Japanese firms post higher earnings in April-December period
Of 786 component firms of the broad Topix index that had announced their April-December results as of Wednesday, 455 companies reported higher net profits.
Foreign investors are seeking more English-language disclosure from companies listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
BUSINESS / Markets
Feb 6, 2024
Foreign investors want more English info from TSE firms
The TSE plans to make Prime firms release key information in Japanese and English simultaneously.
Mitsui & Co. employees hold a meeting at its headquarters in Tokyo. The company introduced a stock-based compensation system in 2020.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 29, 2024
Growing number of Japan firms adopt stock-based worker compensation
The practice underscores the belief that fostering growth can be achieved through effective human capital management.
The market cap of Japan’s largest automaker reached ¥48.79 trillion ($330 billion) at the end of Tokyo stock trading on Tuesday, with Toyota shares having closed ¥9 higher at ¥2,991 after briefly reaching an all-time high of ¥3,034.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 24, 2024
Toyota’s market cap hits record high for a Japanese firm
Market participants are keeping a close eye on Japan’s top automaker amid expectations that it will post strong earnings.
The Nikkei stock average rose above 36,570 Monday morning, a level not seen since February 1990.
BUSINESS / Markets
Jan 22, 2024
Japan's Nikkei scales 34-year peak on Wall Street record
The S&P 500 posted its first record-high close in two years, as AI fever drove big gains for chip shares and other heavyweight tech stocks.
Toshiba went private through a takeover bid after a series of battles with activist shareholders.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 21, 2024
Management buyouts by big companies on rise in Japan
The total value of management buyout deals exceeded ¥1.4 trillion in Japan in 2023 to hit a record high.
A signboard in Tokyo shows the closing numbers on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Jan. 11. Tokyo's Nikkei index closed above 35,000 for the first time in nearly 34 years on that day.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jan 18, 2024
Japan can guilt-trip its stocks past bubble-era highs
Tokyo’s equity market is achingly close to overcoming its bubble-era highs.
The Tokyo Stock Exchange will require all companies listed on its prime section to publish key information simultaneously in English and Japanese.
BUSINESS / Markets
Jan 18, 2024
Tokyo bourse to make simultaneous English disclosure mandatory for top firms
A reform panel has cited foreign investors as saying that a lack of English disclosure is one of the reasons for staying away from Japan's stock market.
A monitor in Tokyo shows the Nikkei stock average rising above 36,000 on Wednesday.
BUSINESS / Markets
Jan 17, 2024
Nikkei retraces after setting new 34-year high above 36,200
A weaker yen buoyed the outlook for corporate profits, overshadowing the impact from overnight Wall Street declines and disappointing Chinese economic data.
Some 40% of the 1,656 companies on the Tokyo Stock Exchange's prime section have publicly disclosed plans, while another 9% are considering such measures.
BUSINESS / Markets
Jan 15, 2024
Some 40% of firms on top Tokyo bourse disclose capital plans
The list of firms with plans to improve capital efficiency did not include some of Japan's most influential companies such as Toyota Motor and SoftBank Group.
The Nikkei stock average temporarily rose above the 36,000 mark in Tokyo trading Monday.
BUSINESS / Markets
Jan 15, 2024
Nikkei hits 34-year peak above 36,000 as shippers rally
The index finished the day nearly 1% higher at 35,901.73, after touching the highest since February 1990 at 36,008.23.
A screen displays the Nikkei 225 Stock Average figure on the trading floor at the Nomura Securities headquarters in Tokyo on Thursday.
BUSINESS / Markets
Jan 13, 2024
Tokyo stocks find their mojo as bubble-era highs draw nearer
The roaring start to 2024 looks to be on far more solid ground than last time stocks reached these levels as investors bet the country is escaping deflation.
The recent surge in the 225-issue Nikkei average has some strategists believing it could rewrite a new all-time high later this year.
BUSINESS / Markets
Jan 13, 2024
Surging Nikkei may top 40,000 this year, strategists say
The recent surge in the 225-issue Nikkei average has some strategists believing it could rewrite a new all-time high later this year and breach the 40,000 mark.
A monitor in Tokyo shows the Nikkei stock average briefly rising by over 700 points on Friday morning.
BUSINESS / Markets
Jan 12, 2024
Nikkei posts 34-year high, best week in 22 months
The rise was driven both by receding bets on an early exit from the Bank of Japan's stimulus and sheer momentum as foreign investors returned.

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