Nikkei opens up 0.5 pct, Sony awash with buy orders
Japan's Nikkei average opened 0.5percent higher on Friday, led by Fast Retailing Co Ltd . Shares of Sony Corp were untraded due to a glut of buy ordersafter the consumer electronics maker posted strong earnings onThursday. As of 0001 GMT, the benchmark Nikkei was up 74.44points at 16,358.61. The broader TOPIX index was up 0.5percent at 1,555.62.