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Tokyo stocks closed higher Friday on a weaker yen, while traders took in their stride sacked FBI chief James Comey's testimony that Donald Trump asked him to drop a probe into the administration's Russia links.

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks closed higher Friday on a weaker yen, while traders took in their stride sacked FBI chief James Comey's testimony that Donald Trump asked him to drop a probe into the administration's Russia links.

The benchmark Nikkei rose 0.52 per cent, or 104.00 points, to 20,013.26, while the broader Topix index of all first-section issues gained 0.08 per cent, or 1.25 points, to 1,591.66.

AFP

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