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Currently Japan index is -0.46% year to date.
The weekly change is 6.62%.
The daily change is 4.44%.
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Japan Stock Index in Brief
Year-to-date Japan is underperforming market by -9.75%.
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Japan Stock Market Trend View
 Year To Date Performance: -0.46 %
 Weekly Performance: 6.62 %
 Daily Performance: 4.44 %
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12Stocks.com: Investing and Trading in Japan Market
Best Japan Stocks of the Day - The best performers from the last trading session:-

ORIX [11.93%], Nomura Holdings [8.28%], Sumitomo Mitsui [7.44%], Nippon Telegraph [5.83%], Sony [5.42%], Kyocera [5.32%], Mitsubishi UFJ [4.66%], Honda Motor [4.37%], Nissan Motor [4.13%], NTT DOCOMO [4.04%], Toyota Motor [3.63%]  View Full List, Charts & More ...

The top 10 best trending stocks:-

Sony [5.42%], Kyocera [5.32%], Mitsubishi UFJ [4.66%], Mizuho Financial [2.23%], Makita [2.07%], Sumitomo Mitsui [7.44%], NTT DOCOMO [4.04%], Toyota Motor [3.63%], Konami [2.66%], Mitsui [1.90%], Nomura Holdings [8.28%]  View Full List, Charts & More ...

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12Stocks.com:Japan Stock Market - Look at Big Picture
We analyze stock performance and trends to identify most profitable investing and trading opportunities in Japan. Japan is one of the most developed Asia-Pacific country and third largest economy in the world and recently has seen resurging stock market after a really long time.

Japan stock market, as represented by EWJ, an exchange-traded fund [ETF] that holds basket of japanese stocks (e.g, Toyota, Sony)  is down by -0.46% and is currently underperforming the market (S&P 500) by -10.61%.

First, let us look at relative performance of Japan stock index versus other major US stock indexes (Nasdaq 100, S&P 500, Russell 2000 Small Cap, S&P 400 Midcap & Total Stock Market Index), emerging markets and other asset classes like bonds, gold and oil to get a relative perspective of Japan stock index performance.

The performances of major market segments year to date are - India [29.31%], US Large Cap [10.15%], US Total Market [9.29%], US Dollar [7.5%], US Mid Cap [6.19%], China [5.96%], Bonds [4.24%], Emerging Markets [1.95%], US Small Cap [1.57%], Gold [-3.66%], Europe [-4.98%], Euro [-9.35%], Oil [-13.96%].

Now, we dive deep to identify investing opportunities both with ETFs that track Japan stock markets and also with stocks contained within these indexes. Check daily for updates.

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  Current Performance of Japan Stock Indexes

  Top Performing Japan Stocks - Now!

  Investing in Japan with ETFs

  Investing in Japan with Stocks

  Full List, Charts and Trends of Japan Stocks
JAPAN STOCKS
INDEX
PERFORMANCE
-0.46%
(YEAR-TO-DATE)
6.62%
(WEEKLY)
4.44%
(DAILY)
 
12Stocks.com: Quick View of Technicals of Overall Japan Stock Indexes
EWJ : Invests in large cap companies traded primarily on Tokyo stock exchange & tracks MSCI Japan index
Weekly Chart Daily Chart (Short Term)
Weekly: 6.62% Daily: 4.44%
Year-to-date Performance : -0.46% Relative Performance: The Japan Stock Index is underperforming the market (S&P 500) by -10.61%

12Stocks.com: Top Performing Japan Stocks

We try to spot trends by analyzing the performances of various stocks or components within Japan Stock Index and try to find best performing stocks. The movers and shakers. The winners and losers.

The major Japan stock indexes contain stocks of these large Japan based companies (here is a list of them along with their year to date performances) - Toyota Motor [-1.53%], Mitsubishi UFJ [-12.57%], NTT DOCOMO [2.91%], Honda Motor [-22.64%], Nippon Telegraph [16.12%], Sumitomo Mitsui [-21.85%], Mizuho Financial [-15.83%], Canon [-3.19%], Nissan Motor [10.85%], Mitsui [8.43%], Nomura Holdings [-19.18%].

Now, more recently, over last week, the top performing Japan stocks on the move are - ORIX [15.03%], Nomura Holdings [12.14%], Sony [11.37%], Sumitomo Mitsui [8.73%], Mitsubishi UFJ [7.55%], Kyocera [7.43%], Nippon Telegraph [5.83%], NTT DOCOMO [5.79%], Makita [5.72%], Mizuho Financial [4.86%], Toyota Motor [4.85%].

The best trending Japan stocks currently are Sony [11.37%], Kyocera [7.43%], Mitsubishi UFJ [7.55%], Mizuho Financial [4.86%], Makita [5.72%], Sumitomo Mitsui [8.73%], NTT DOCOMO [5.79%], Toyota Motor [4.85%], Konami [3.25%], Mitsui [4.72%], Nomura Holdings [12.14%].
LEADING JAPAN INDEX STOCKS
(marketcap > 500M)
UBIC : 164.47%
NIDEC : 33.52%
NIPPON TELEGRAPH: 16.12%
SONY : 14.14%
NISSAN MOTOR: 10.85%
MITSUI : 8.43%
MAKITA : 5.32%
NTT DOCOMO: 2.91%
WACOAL HOLDINGS: 2.57%
TOYOTA MOTOR: -1.53%

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12Stocks.com: Investing in Japan Stock Market using Exchange Traded Funds
The following table shows list of key exchange traded funds (ETF)that help investors have diversified Japan stock portfolio.

Also, included are list of ETFs that track Japanese Yen since it is key to Japan export based economy.

12Stocks.com ETFs that track Japan Stock Market

TickerETF NameWatchlistCategoryRecent PriceChange %Week %Year-to-date %
EZJUltra Japan Double87.359.0213.31-4%
YCSUltraShort Yen Short79.045.407.6811.47%
EWJiShares Japan  Japan12.014.446.62-0.46%
YCLUltra Yen Double16.06-5.749999-13.7%
EWVUltraShort MSCI Japan Short59.05-9.13-12.76-6.51%
ITFiShares Japan TOPIX  Japan51.494.687.07-1.61%
JSCstreetTRACKS Small Cap Japan  Japan50.093.684.570.48%
 Market data as of 141030
12Stocks.com: Investing in Japan using Stocks
The following table helps investors and traders sort through current performance of various Japan stocks.

One can glean long and short term trends by sorting by performance over daily, weekly or year-to-date periods.

12Stocks.com Performance of Japan Stocks

TickerStock NameWatchlistCategoryRecent PriceChange %Weekly Change%YTD Change%
TMToyota Motor Corporation Auto120.063.634.85-1.53%
MTUMitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. Banks5.844.667.55-12.57%
DCMNTT DOCOMO, Inc. Networking16.994.045.792.91%
HMCHonda Motor Co., Ltd. Auto31.994.372.96-22.64%
NTTNippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp. Telecom31.405.835.8316.12%
SMFGSumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc. Banks8.207.448.73-21.85%
MFGMizuho Financial Group, Inc. Banks3.672.234.86-15.83%
CAJCanon Inc. Office30.981.912.08-3.19%
NSANYNissan Motor Co., Ltd. Auto18.374.133.8910.85%
MITSYMitsui & Co. Ltd. Industrial303.661.904.728.43%
NMRNomura Holdings, Inc. Brokers6.288.2812.14-19.18%
SNESony Corporation Electronics19.735.4211.3714.14%
IXORIX Corp. Credit70.3511.9315.03-21.04%
KYOKyocera Corp. Electronics46.105.327.43-8.06%
NJNidec Corp. Industrial16.492.492.3633.52%
MKTAYMakita Corp. Industrial55.822.075.725.32%
KNMKonami Corp. Software20.062.663.25-11.94%
ATEAdvantest Corp. Semiconductor11.683.452.19-4.18%
UBICUBIC, Inc. Tech Services14.073.00-15.5164.47%
WACLYWacoal Holdings Corp. Retail52.251.653.492.57%
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PTRPetroChina Co. Ltd. Big Oil125.761.651.7717.04%
TMToyota Motor Corporation Auto120.063.634.85-1.53%
TSMTaiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. Semiconductor22.014.263.9226.2%
SNPChina Petroleum & Chemical Corp. Big Oil86.800.861.158.57%
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Stocks from Japan

Monthly Stock Chart of Toyota Motor CorporationTM Toyota Motor Corporation
Sector: Services & Goods
SubSector: Auto Manufacturers - Major
MarketCap: 185906 Millions
Recent Price: 120.06    
Day Percent Change: 3.63%     Day Change: 4.20
Week Change: 4.85%     Year-to-date Change: -1.5%
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Monthly Stock Chart of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.MTU Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.
Sector: Financials
SubSector: Money Center Banks
MarketCap: 78706 Millions
Recent Price: 5.84    
Day Percent Change: 4.66%     Day Change: 0.26
Week Change: 7.55%     Year-to-date Change: -12.6%
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Monthly Stock Chart of NTT DOCOMO, Inc.DCM NTT DOCOMO, Inc.
Sector: Technology
SubSector: Diversified Communication Services
MarketCap: 68057.4 Millions
Recent Price: 16.99    
Day Percent Change: 4.04%     Day Change: 0.66
Week Change: 5.79%     Year-to-date Change: 2.9%
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Monthly Stock Chart of Honda Motor Co., Ltd.HMC Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
Sector: Services & Goods
SubSector: Auto Manufacturers - Major
MarketCap: 62209.9 Millions
Recent Price: 31.99    
Day Percent Change: 4.37%     Day Change: 1.34
Week Change: 2.96%     Year-to-date Change: -22.6%
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Monthly Stock Chart of Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp.NTT Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp.
Sector: Technology
SubSector: Telecom Services - Foreign
MarketCap: 60184.8 Millions
Recent Price: 31.40    
Day Percent Change: 5.83%     Day Change: 1.73
Week Change: 5.83%     Year-to-date Change: 16.1%
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Monthly Stock Chart of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc.SMFG Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc.
Sector: Financials
SubSector: Foreign Regional Banks
MarketCap: 57598.8 Millions
Recent Price: 8.20    
Day Percent Change: 7.44%     Day Change: 0.57
Week Change: 8.73%     Year-to-date Change: -21.9%
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Monthly Stock Chart of Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.MFG Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
Sector: Financials
SubSector: Foreign Regional Banks
MarketCap: 48106.5 Millions
Recent Price: 3.67    
Day Percent Change: 2.23%     Day Change: 0.08
Week Change: 4.86%     Year-to-date Change: -15.8%
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Monthly Stock Chart of Canon Inc.CAJ Canon Inc.
Sector: Services & Goods
SubSector: Business Equipment
MarketCap: 42026.4 Millions
Recent Price: 30.98    
Day Percent Change: 1.91%     Day Change: 0.58
Week Change: 2.08%     Year-to-date Change: -3.2%
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Monthly Stock Chart of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.NSANY Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Sector: Services & Goods
SubSector: Auto Manufacturers - Major
MarketCap: 36355 Millions
Recent Price: 18.37    
Day Percent Change: 4.13%     Day Change: 0.73
Week Change: 3.89%     Year-to-date Change: 10.9%
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Monthly Stock Chart of Mitsui & Co. Ltd.MITSY Mitsui & Co. Ltd.
Sector: Industrials
SubSector: Conglomerates
MarketCap: 26205.8 Millions
Recent Price: 303.66    
Day Percent Change: 1.90%     Day Change: 5.66
Week Change: 4.72%     Year-to-date Change: 8.4%
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Monthly Stock Chart of Nomura Holdings, Inc.NMR Nomura Holdings, Inc.
Sector: Financials
SubSector: Investment Brokerage - National
MarketCap: 23452.4 Millions
Recent Price: 6.28    
Day Percent Change: 8.28%     Day Change: 0.48
Week Change: 12.14%     Year-to-date Change: -19.2%
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Monthly Stock Chart of Sony CorporationSNE Sony Corporation
Sector: Technology
SubSector: Electronic Equipment
MarketCap: 19542.4 Millions
Recent Price: 19.73    
Day Percent Change: 5.42%     Day Change: 1.02
Week Change: 11.37%     Year-to-date Change: 14.1%
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Monthly Stock Chart of ORIX Corp.IX ORIX Corp.
Sector: Financials
SubSector: Credit Services
MarketCap: 18643 Millions
Recent Price: 70.35    
Day Percent Change: 11.93%     Day Change: 7.50
Week Change: 15.03%     Year-to-date Change: -21.0%
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Monthly Stock Chart of Kyocera Corp.KYO Kyocera Corp.
Sector: Technology
SubSector: Diversified Electronics
MarketCap: 17180.6 Millions
Recent Price: 46.10    
Day Percent Change: 5.32%     Day Change: 2.33
Week Change: 7.43%     Year-to-date Change: -8.1%
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Monthly Stock Chart of Nidec Corp.NJ Nidec Corp.
Sector: Industrials
SubSector: Industrial Electrical Equipment
MarketCap: 16637 Millions
Recent Price: 16.49    
Day Percent Change: 2.49%     Day Change: 0.40
Week Change: 2.36%     Year-to-date Change: 33.5%
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Monthly Stock Chart of Makita Corp.MKTAY Makita Corp.
Sector: Industrials
SubSector: Small Tools & Accessories
MarketCap: 7361.73 Millions
Recent Price: 55.82    
Day Percent Change: 2.07%     Day Change: 1.13
Week Change: 5.72%     Year-to-date Change: 5.3%
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Monthly Stock Chart of Konami Corp.KNM Konami Corp.
Sector: Technology
SubSector: Multimedia & Graphics Software
MarketCap: 3304.24 Millions
Recent Price: 20.06    
Day Percent Change: 2.66%     Day Change: 0.52
Week Change: 3.25%     Year-to-date Change: -11.9%
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Monthly Stock Chart of Advantest Corp.ATE Advantest Corp.
Sector: Technology
SubSector: Semiconductor Equipment & Materials
MarketCap: 2244.13 Millions
Recent Price: 11.68    
Day Percent Change: 3.45%     Day Change: 0.39
Week Change: 2.19%     Year-to-date Change: -4.2%
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Monthly Stock Chart of UBIC, Inc.UBIC UBIC, Inc.
Sector: Technology
SubSector: Information Technology Services
MarketCap: 1641.36 Millions
Recent Price: 14.07    
Day Percent Change: 3.00%     Day Change: 0.41
Week Change: -15.5%     Year-to-date Change: 164.5%
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Monthly Stock Chart of Wacoal Holdings Corp.WACLY Wacoal Holdings Corp.
Sector: Services & Goods
SubSector: Apparel Stores
MarketCap: 1402.74 Millions
Recent Price: 52.25    
Day Percent Change: 1.65%     Day Change: 0.85
Week Change: 3.49%     Year-to-date Change: 2.6%
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Stocks from Pacific Markets

Monthly Stock Chart of PetroChina Co. Ltd.PTR PetroChina Co. Ltd.
Sector: Energy
SubSector: Major Integrated Oil & Gas
MarketCap: 222522 Millions
Recent Price: 125.76    
Day Percent Change: 1.65%     Day Change: 2.04
Week Change: 1.77%     Year-to-date Change: 17.0%
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Monthly Stock Chart of Toyota Motor CorporationTM Toyota Motor Corporation
Sector: Services & Goods
SubSector: Auto Manufacturers - Major
MarketCap: 185906 Millions
Recent Price: 120.06    
Day Percent Change: 3.63%     Day Change: 4.20
Week Change: 4.85%     Year-to-date Change: -1.5%
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Monthly Stock Chart of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd.TSM Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
Sector: Technology
SubSector: Semiconductor - Integrated Circuits
MarketCap: 108024 Millions
Recent Price: 22.01    
Day Percent Change: 4.26%     Day Change: 0.90
Week Change: 3.92%     Year-to-date Change: 26.2%
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Monthly Stock Chart of China Petroleum & Chemical Corp.SNP China Petroleum & Chemical Corp.
Sector: Energy
SubSector: Major Integrated Oil & Gas
MarketCap: 99071 Millions
Recent Price: 86.80    
Day Percent Change: 0.86%     Day Change: 0.74
Week Change: 1.15%     Year-to-date Change: 8.6%
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     performance (%Change)    
StockPriceYTDWeekDay%
TM120.06-1.54.9 3.6
MTU5.84-12.67.6 4.7
DCM16.992.95.8 4.0
HMC31.99-22.63.0 4.4
NTT31.4016.15.8 5.8
SMFG8.20-21.98.7 7.4
MFG3.67-15.84.9 2.2
CAJ30.98-3.22.1 1.9
NSANY18.3710.93.9 4.1
MITSY303.668.44.7 1.9
NMR6.28-19.212.1 8.3
SNE19.7314.111.4 5.4
IX70.35-21.015.0 11.9
KYO46.10-8.17.4 5.3
NJ16.4933.52.4 2.5
MKTAY55.825.35.7 2.1
KNM20.06-11.93.3 2.7
ATE11.68-4.22.2 3.5
UBIC14.07164.5-15.5 3.0
WACLY52.252.63.5 1.7
PTR125.7617.01.8 1.7
TM120.06-1.54.9 3.6
TSM22.0126.23.9 4.3
SNP86.808.61.2 0.9
MTU5.84-12.67.6 4.7
LFC45.17-2.76.3 2.8
DCM16.992.95.8 4.0
HMC31.99-22.63.0 4.4
NTT31.4016.15.8 5.8
SMFG8.20-21.98.7 7.4
BIDU241.3035.78.4 1.8
MFG3.67-15.84.9 2.2
CAJ30.98-3.22.1 1.9
CHA63.8129.35.6 2.0
NSANY18.3710.93.9 4.1
MITSY303.668.44.7 1.9
CHT30.44-1.71.1 0.0
NMR6.28-19.212.1 8.3
SNE19.7314.111.4 5.4
IX70.35-21.015.0 11.9
KYO46.10-8.17.4 5.3
NJ16.4933.52.4 2.5
HNP49.9837.98.4 2.0
QIHU72.08-12.25.7 3.9
NTES95.0924.02.5 1.2
ASX6.1127.43.6 2.4
VIPS227.00171.36.3 3.2
MKTAY55.825.35.7 2.1
CTRP57.7116.31.0 0.7
ACH11.1528.25.6 3.1
UMC2.197.49.0 2.3
SFUN9.73-41.0-2.8 3.8
CEA18.91-1.715.2 5.2
YZC8.41-8.57.5 1.8
SHI31.0211.9-0.7 2.8
SPIL7.1419.44.5 5.3
YOKU19.59-35.34.3 3.8
EDU21.50-31.8-3.8 -0.1
MR29.23-18.4-0.3 -0.2
SINA41.17-51.13.3 2.5
AUO4.8354.815.8 4.3
YY83.1865.41.5 5.2
ATHM52.5443.65.2 3.9
ZNH17.48-9.68.7 0.6
WUBA39.322.63.3 3.2
QUNR26.610.3-0.6 -1.2
KNM20.06-11.93.3 2.7
GSH21.34-4.47.0 -0.5
SMI5.1331.50.6 1.4
WX37.92-1.23.2 0.5
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