The stock market in Japan ended higher again on Wednesday. Investors pulled up on higher closing positions on Wall Street and easing corona measures in several countries, including Japan.
The other stock market indicators in the Asian region showed a mixed picture. The escalating tensions between the United States and China caused some reluctance.
The main index in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225, closed 0.7 percent higher at 21,419.23 points. It was the third win in a row.
The Nikkei is therefore about 5 percent in the plus for this week. The lifting of the state of emergency in Japan and hopes for more support from the Bank of Japan continued to inspire optimism among Japanese investors.
Chinese stock markets fell slightly. The main index in Shanghai was down 0.2 percent in the meantime, and the Hang Seng index in Hong Kong fell 0.8 percent.
Bloomberg news agency reported that the US government is considering sanctions against companies or officials from China, as the country with a controversial security law wants to increase its grip on the autonomous region of Hong Kong.
The Kospi in Seoul gained 0.2 percent, and the Australian All Ordinaries in Sydney also rose 0.2 percent.