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Tokyo: Stocks close up 0.30%

Tokyo stocks ended higher on Thursday, in line with a broad rally across Asia following upbeat US data while a weaker yen provided support to Japanese exporters.

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks closed 0.30 per cent higher on Friday despite lacklustre Japanese economic data, as investors awaited company results on the busiest day of earnings season.

The Nikkei 225 index rose 62.41 points to 20,585.24, while the Topix index of all first-section issues was up 0.75 per cent, or 12.31 points, to 1,659.52.