Tokyo, Japan – The Japanese yen drops to the mid-97 yen mark against the U.S. dollar and 125 yen against euro on the Tokyo Foreign Exchange market on Friday, April 5, 2013. Triggered by the Bank of Japan ‘s move to expand monetary easing, the yen touched the weakest since August 2009 against the green buck. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)
Tokyo, Japan – The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average surges more than 4 points to hit the 13,000 mark for the first time since August 2008 in the morning session on the Tokyo Stock Exchange market on Friday, April 5, 2013. Propelled by the Bank of Japan’s decision to implement a set of bolder-than-anticipated monetary easing measures, the Nikkei index soared as high as 13,225.62. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO).