Japanese shares are higher in early trading, tracking gains in the U.S. overnight on the back a...

|By:, SA News Editor

Japanese shares are higher in early trading, tracking gains in the U.S. overnight on the back a surprise jump in manufacturing activity. The Nikkei is up 0.3% to 8,825.17, with major exporters leading early: Sony (SNE +1.20%, Toshiba (TOSYY.PK+1.20%), and Mazda (MZDAY.PK +1.1%).