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Tokyo: Stocks end higher despite North Korea rocket launch

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks closed higher on Friday with investors keeping their cool despite North Korea's launch of a second missile over Japan in less than a month.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was up 0.52 per cent, or 102.06 points, to close at 19,909.50 while the Topix was up 0.42 per cent, or 6.81 points, at 1,638.94.


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