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Smaller caps rally in Japan on new techs, growth prospect

TOKYO -- Small- and midcap shares in Japan are enjoying momentum these days as blue chips remain quiet.

     While the benchmark Nikkei Stock Average edged up just 0.37% to 16,085.51 Tuesday, the Tokyo Stock Exchange's Mothers Index for startups climbed 1.67% to 852.66, a one-month high. The Nikkei Jasdaq Stock Average rose 0.33%, extending its winning streak to a fourth day.

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