Japanese Shares Continue to Rise

Japanese markets continued their positive streak on Tuesday after rising for 12 days straight - the longest run since a 13-day climb in early 1988.
Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 was up 0.18% at 20,606.15 in early trade.
The US dollar also rose slightly to 124.88 against the Japanese yen on Tuesday, giving a boost to some Japanese firms.
A weaker yen is good for the country's big exporters as it makes their goods cheaper to buy overseas.