Japan stocks: Asahi Glass, Canon, Inpex, Lawson, Square Enix
Japan’s Nikkei 225 Stock Average rose 251.6, or 2.8 percent, to 9,290.29 as of the close in Tokyo. The following were among the most active shares in the Japanese market today. Stock symbols are in parentheses after company names.
Asahi Glass Co. (5201 JT) climbed 9.4 percent to 674 yen, the highest since Oct. 15. The glassmaker was lifted to “buy” from “neutral” by Yusuke Ando, an analyst at Daiwa Securities Group Inc., according to a May 19 Bloomberg report.