TOKYO (Nikkei) -- The buoyant Japanese stock market has companies itching to get in on the action. The number of new listings in Japan is projected to reach 53 this year, surpassing last year's 46. As of last weekend, over 20 companies were expected to go public before the calendar flips.
BEIJING -- After Japan nationalized the Senkaku Islands, which China also claims, more than a year ago, the political and economic relations between the two countries entered an ice age.
MANABU MORIMOTO and TAKENORI OZAKE, Nikkei staff writers