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[TOKYO] Japanese stocks edged up on Friday in choppy trade after index-heavy Fast Retailing Co contributed hefty positive points after it reported strong monthly sales, but gains were limited as the civil unrest in Hong Kong curbed risk appetite.
Investors were also on the sidelines before the closely watched US jobs data release.
The Nikkei share average ended 0.3 per cent higher at 15,708.65 after earlier trading in negative territory. For the week, the index gained 0.3 per cent.
The broader Topix added 0.2 per cent to 1,282.54, and the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 rose 0.2 per cent to 11,660.48. - Reuters