Japanese stocks opened higher today on strong foreign buying, and exporters getting a boost from...

|By:, SA News Editor

Japanese stocks opened higher today on strong foreign buying, and exporters getting a boost from the dollar's move back above the ¥82 level. The Nikkei Average rose 0.6% to trade at 9,523, with tech and industrial names leading the advance: Sony (SNE +1.1%), Sharp (SHCAY.PK +2.2%), Honda (HMC +1.2%), Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KWHIY.PK +2.1%), Komatsu (KMTUY.PK +1.8%), Panasonic (PC +1%) and Toshiba (TOSYY +0.7%).