Japanese stocks open mixed in early trading but quickly turn higher as yen strength eases. The...

|By:, SA News Editor

Japanese stocks open mixed in early trading but quickly turn higher as yen strength eases. The Nikkei Average gains +0.1% to 8,730.14, with large-cap techs and exporters leading the way: Renesas Electronics (RNECY.PK +8.2%), Hitachi (HIT +1%), Canon (CAJ +1%), Mitsubishi Electric (MIELF.PK +1%). On the downside, Elpida (ELPDF.PK -3.1%) and Advantest (ATE -2%)  both trade lower after J.P. Morgan cuts the shares to neutral.