Pedestrians pass an electronic share prices board in Tokyo on Friday. Tokyo stocks jumped by more than four percent in early trade, a day after the Bank of Japan unveiled fresh easing measures that sent the yen tumbling against the dollar. Photo: AFP

Tokyo stocks skyrocket on BoJ easing plan

Tokyo stocks skyrocketed on Friday as investors embraced sweeping new monetary easing measures from the Bank of Japan that sent the yen plunging, spelling good news for the country’s struggling exporters.