Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc., the nation's biggest publicly traded bank, climbed 2.7 percent. The Topix index tumbled 11 percent in the month to January 7. Japan was the worst performing market among the world's 10 largest in 2007, making shares cheaper than U.S. counterparts.
The market opened sharply lower, tracking losses on Wall Street overnight that were due to lingering worries about the US housing market.
But after falling 257 points, the Nikkei rebounded as domestic and foreign investors bought back major issues, with many technical data showing valuations were already cheap.
The discovery of the submarine has unveiled a few "inconsistencies." For example, how can one explain the fact that the sub was found where it needed to be searched for from the start?
When on a state visit to Singapore, Russian President Vladimir Putin promised to revisit the discussion of the 1956 Declaration between the USSR and Japan regarding the issue of the peace treaty with Japan
The TurkStream, which runs along the bottom of the Black Sea from Russia's Anapa to Turkey, will consist of two lines, each with a capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters of gas a year