A man checks his cell phone outside a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Stocks in Tokyo rose on hopes that the Bank of Japan, which begins a two-day meeting on Wednesday

 

              A man checks his cell phone outside a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Stocks in Tokyo rose on hopes that the Bank of Japan, which begins a two-day meeting on Wednesday
A man checks his cell phone outside a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Stocks in Tokyo rose on hopes that the Bank of Japan, which begins a two-day meeting on Wednesday, might demonstrate a shift in monetary policy to conform to the program championed by new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The Nikkei 225 index advanced 0.4 percent to 11,702.46. (AP Photo/Junji Kurokawa)