Lucky guesses, or something more?
The quarterly results season in Japan, which reached its peak last week, has been notable for the re-emergence of a notorious feature of the world's second-biggest equity market: companies' results trailed days in advance on the pages of the Nikkei newspaper.
In some countries this might have authorities muttering about disclosure violations, or a lack of equal access to price-sensitive information.
But in Japan, regulators seem to have turned a blind eye to the "Nikkei previews", allowing stories to appear and then, within a few hours, letting companies put out rote statements saying the stories are not based on anything they have announced.
By then, however, the market has reacted, as the numbers seen by the 2.8 million readers of Japan's biggest business title are rarely wrong.