Stocks: (CAJ)(FUJ)(HIT)(HMC)(NIPNY)NTT)(SNE)(TM)(CHL)(CN)(PCW)(HBC)Markets in Asia were up with the Nikkei rising sharply.The Nikkei was up 1.7% to 16,290. Bridgestone was up 2.8% to 2530. Canon was up 1% to 6210. Credit Saison was up 4% to 4040. Daiwa Securities was up 3.4% to 2075. Fuji Film was down .2% to 4430 Fujitsu was up 2.9% to 947. Hitachi was up 1% to 706. Honda was down .5% to 4240. NEC was up 1% to 594. NTT was down .2% to 570000. Sharp was up 1.2% to 2060. Softbank was up 2.6% to 2355. Sony was up .9% to 4730. Toshiba was up 1.4% to 735. Toyota was up 1.4% to 7200. Yahoo Japan was up 1.3% to 43100.The Hang Seng was up .1% to 18,878. Cathay Pacific was up 1.7% to 17.56. China Mobile was up 1.6% to 66.65. China Netcom was down 1.1% to 15.64. HSBC was down 1.4% to 148.2. Hutchison Whampoa was up .1% to 71.5. PCCW was up .6% to 5.07. Wharf Holdings was up 1% to 26.65.The KOSPI was up .8% to 1,407.The Straits Times was up .5% to 2,760.The Shanghai Composite was up 1.3% to 1,888.Data from Reuters.Douglas A. McIntyre
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