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Tokyo: Shares close higher on Wall Street gains, weak yen

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[TOKYO] Tokyo shares closed higher on Friday after US markets finished at new record highs thanks to bright corporate earnings and a weak yen that also encouraged investors.

The Nikkei 225 index added 0.45 per cent, or 108.13 points, to 24,041.26, while the broader Topix index gained 0.39 per cent, or 6.72 points, to 1,735.44.

AFP