Japanese stocks are higher in early trading following a long holiday weekend. The Nikkei Average...

|By:, SA News Editor

Japanese stocks are higher in early trading following a long holiday weekend. The Nikkei Average is currently up 0.50% to 8,448 with financial shares leading: Mitsubishi UFJ Financial (MTU +1.5%), Sumitomo Mitsui Financial (SMFG +1.4%), Nomura (NMR +4%) and Daiwa (DWA +2.5%).