Episode 35: Nikkei stock index record high

The Nikkei stock index has now surpassed its 1989 high.

Three Kyodo News reporters -– Yamaguchi-san, Toma and Peter –- talk about the Nikkei stock index's recent record-setting rise. Listen to them discuss what it was like being at the Tokyo Stock Exchange when the benchmark hit a historical threshold, and the factors that took it to a new high.

Article mentioned in the podcast:

Japan's Nikkei stock index closes at all-time high

Kyodo News presents a bilingual podcast for English learners about the ins and outs of news writing and how to translate tricky Japanese phrases into English. Have fun listening to journalists discuss recent articles as they occasionally go off on unrelated tangents.

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A financial data screen in Tokyo on Feb. 22, 2024, shows the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average ending at 39,098.68. (Kyodo)