TOKYO, April 7 Japanese stocks trimmed gains on
Friday morning as the yen jumped against the dollar after the
United states launched cruise missile strikes against a Syrian
The Nikkei was up 0.2 percent at 18,637.82 after
dipping briefly into negative territory. It had risen to as high
as 18,785.73 earlier in the session.
The United States launched cruise missile strikes on an
airbase in Syria, U.S. officials said on Thursday, responding to
a deadly poison gas attack that Washington has blamed on Syrian
President Bashar al-Assad's forces.
(Reporting by the Tokyo markets team; Editing by Shri