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Nintendo soars past Tokyo Disney operator in stay-at-home world

'Social distancing' stocks drive Japan market rebound

A Nintendo store in Tokyo: The video game company's market valuation has jumped.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Companies poised to benefit from the changes wrought by the coronavirus pandemic have emerged as drivers of a budding recovery in Japan's stock market.

The Nikkei Stock Average rose 422 points, or 2%, Thursday to close above 20,000 for the first time in nearly two months and recover more than 20% from a low plumbed in March.

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