You could think Japan is in a really better health than China, and meanwhile you may be true, it's not the reason the markets picked to the increase of the NIKKEI today. The reason is the one trending a lot from the markets: they expect the government will do stimulus measures. To explain, Japan's exports rose in September only of 0.6% compared to the 3.4% expected (yes, that's a big difference), and imports got a -11.1% compared to September, 2015. Meanwhile, many China's companies are plunging today, doesn't matter if we talk about energy, oil, brokers, all suffered here. Numbers for now: NIKKEI is up +1.91% or +347.13 pts with 18,554.28 pts, meanwhile HSI is going -0.37% or -86.39 pts with 22,989.22 pts. ASX 200 is experiencing a soft day with +0.24% or +12.73 pts at 5,248.31 pts. Shangai Composite worst performer did -3.47% or -118.81 pts with 3,306.52 pts. Finally, KOSPI is as soft as ASX 200 with +0.18% or +3.62 pts at 2,042.98 pts.