Stocks close 1.10% higher
News On Japan via Japan Today -- Aug 09
Stocks closed 1.10% higher Thursday as the Bank of Japan stuck to its view that the economy was picking up moderately and held off fresh easing measures.
The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange rose 97.44 points to 8,978.60, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares gained 0.83%, or 6.20 points, to 751.84.
The BOJ kept interest rates unchanged at zero to 0.1%, while keeping unchanged the size of its main policy tool, a 70 trillion yen asset-purchase programme.
|| Japan's child kidnapping problem |
| || Dozens of American children are abducted to Japan every year-not by strangers, but by parents after messy divorces. (thedailybeast.com ) |
|| China cracks down on over-the-top anti-Japan dramas |
| || China's television regulator has ordered a crackdown on dramas about the country's battles with Japan during and before World War Two and demanded they be more serious, state media said on Friday, following viewer complaints about ludicrous storylines. (Reuters ) |
|| Man kills 3 family members, then himself |
| || Police said Friday they have found four dead bodies in an apartment in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, in what is believed to have been a family murder-suicide. (Japan Today ) |
|| Chinese tourists a bane for Japanese hookers |
| || Shukan Post (May 24) conveys the difficulties experienced by other parts of the adult-entertainment biz in servicing customers from the communist nation.
A deri heru (“delivery health”) call-girl tells the tabloid that she is often requested to arrive at major hotels in the Shinjuku and Ikebukuro entertainment areas of Tokyo by Chinese visitors. (Tokyo Reporter) |
|| 6 dead in freighter fire at Wakkanai |
| || Six sailors were found dead after a fire on a foreign freighter docked at a port in Hokkaido, northern Japan.
The sailors are presumed to be Russians. (NHK ) |