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Tokyo: Shares end higher on Trump-Kim summit news

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks jumped Friday on news that US President Donald Trump has agreed to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in a historic summit that may ease tensions over the Korean peninsula.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index temporarily soared to a 2.4-per cent gain after the Trump-Kim meeting was announced before it fell back to finish up 0.47 per cent, or 101.13 points, to 21,469.20.

The broader Topix index firmed 0.32 per cent, or 5.53 points, to 1,715.48.