AN IMAGE OF A PASSERBY IS REFLECTED ON A STOCK QUOTATION BOARD IN
An image of a passerby is reflected on an electronic stock quotation
board outside a securities brokerage firm in Tokyo September 3, 2003.
Japanese stocks rose for a fourth straight session on Wednesday to
close at a 14-month high, led by Mizuho Financial Group, other banks
and insurers due to growing profits on their shareholdings as share
prices rise. REUTERS/Issei Kato