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Tokyo: Stocks close up 0.45%


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks rose 0.45 per cent on Friday after Wall Street rallied and the yen eased on hopes for a solid US jobs report, while Nintendo shares surged on better-than-expected earnings.

The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange gained 87.20 points to end at 19,379.19 while the Topix index of all first-section issues added 0.83 per cent, or 13.12 points, to 1,587.76.