Sapporo Exchange Reopens after Quake-Caused Closure


Tokyo, Sept. 7 (Jiji Press)--The Sapporo Securities Exchange reopened Friday after closing throughout Thursday due to a blackout caused by a massive earthquake in Hokkaido, northernmost Japan.

The exchange's computer systems and communications lines came back to life after power was restored, allowing stock trading to be resumed, officials said.

A total of 56 companies are listed on the exchange in the capital of Hokkaido. Of them, 15 trade only on the exchange, including gym operator Rizap Group Inc. <2928>.

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