Japan’s Nikkei 225 Stock Average rose 71.26, or 0.8 percent, to 9,338.04 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.
Consumer lenders: Japan Financial Services Minister Shozaburo Jimi said he opposes a plan by Osaka prefecture to loosen regulations for consumer finance companies, arguing the same rules should be applied throughout the country.
Acom Co. (8572 JT) slumped 4.2 percent to 1,383 yen. Aiful Corp. (8515 JT) sank 8.9 percent to 123 yen. Takefuji Corp. (8564 JT) lost 8.4 percent to 273 yen. Promise Co. (8574 JT) fell 4.4 percent to 655 yen.
ABC-Mart Inc. (2670 JT) declined 2.4 percent to 3,290 yen. The shoe retailer said same-store sales in June dropped 1.5 percent from a year earlier, dragged down by per-customer sales which plunged by 6.9 percent.
Alconix Corp. (3036 JT) jumped 7.7 percent to 3,000 yen, the steepest advance since Nov. 26. The maker of non-ferrous metal products said it will conduct a 2-for-1 stock split.
Fast Retailing Co. (9983 JT) fell for the second day, losing 3 percent to 12,800 yen, after the retailer said on July 2 its domestic sales at its Uniqlo casual-clothing chain fell 5.8 percent in June from a year earlier.
Focus Systems Corp. (4662 JQ) rallied 7.2 percent to 239 yen. The computer-software developer said it will buy back as much as 2.88 percent of its shares.
Iriso Electronics Co. (6908 JQ) gained 5.2 percent to 1,447 yen, the largest advance since Nov. 30. The circuit-board equipment maker said it will repurchase as much as 1.7 percent of its outstanding shares.
Izutsuya Co. (8260 JT) surged 8.5 percent to 64 yen. The department store operator reported first-quarter net income of 451 million yen ($5.13 million), compared with a year-earlier loss.
Kappa Create Co. (7421 JT) slipped 1.4 percent to 1,775 yen. The conveyor-belt sushi restaurant chain said first-quarter net income fell 16 percent to 847 million yen.
Tosei Corp. (8923 JT) tumbled 6.3 percent to 29,980 yen. The property developer said first-half net income fell 28 percent to 948 million yen on a 32 percent drop in sales.