The story in Asia continues to be Japan, where shares defy stumbling Western equities and...

|By:, SA News Editor

The story in Asia continues to be Japan, where shares defy stumbling Western equities and continue to gain - the Nikkei's 1.1% move last night bringing a 2-week rally to 6.5%. A sliding yen - the dollar surpassing ¥80 for the first time since early summer - amidst the usual chatter of further BOJ action is helping grease the run. EWJ +0.8% premarket.