Japanese shares are higher today on the back of strength in the U.S. markets overnight, but due...

|By:, SA News Editor

Japanese shares are higher today on the back of strength in the U.S. markets overnight, but due to technical problems on the exchange, many shares have been left temporarily untraded. The Nikkei Average is currently up +0.8% to 8,884, with banks and auto makers among the leading gainers: Toyota (TM +2.7%), Honda (HMC +2.9%), Nomura (NMR +6.8%), Daiwa (DWA +3.7%), Mitsubishi UFJ (MTU +2%) and Mizuho (MFG +2%).