Around the World's Markets: Tokyo

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JAPANESE SHARES rose strongly on the first day of the 1999/2000 business year after figures showed a record influx of foreign investment during March, prompting Japanese investors to put money into the market. The Nikkei 225 share index rose 3.10 per cent to 16,327.56.

Mitsubishi Electric gained almost 10 per cent in response to its restructuring plans. Honda shares touched a record 5,640 before closing 3.55 per cent up at 5,540 yen.