Jupiter Telecom Surges in Tokyo, but Mistaken Identity Sends J-Com Soaring, Too

In Asia Tuesday, Japan's Nikkei 225 Index added 0.2%, ending the day at 10,034. Markets in Hong Kong and China were closed for the Chinese New Year holiday. Perhaps investors were in a buying mood after Yukio Hatoyama again assured the public that he will not raise consumption taxes during his term as Prime Minister, as reported in the Japan Times. Japanese currently pay 5% tax on the goods and services they buy.