Japanese stocks begin the day higher, buoyed by the late-day strength in U.S. markets overnight....

|By:, SA News Editor

Japanese stocks begin the day higher, buoyed by the late-day strength in U.S. markets overnight. The Nikkei Average adds 0.9% to 8,735, with investment banks and exporters leading: Nomura (NMR +6.12%), Daiwa (DSECY.PK+3.59%), Sony (SNE +3.12% SNE +1.5%), Sharp (SHCAY.PK +2.4%), Honda (HMC +1.95%) and Toyota (TM +1.7%).