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The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average added 60.20 points, or 0.31 per cent, from Thursday to 19,462.59, Xinhua news agency reported.
The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, meanwhile, advanced 6.53 points, or 0.42 per cent, to 1,551.54.
Notable early issues that advanced comprised mining, bank, and oil and coal product-linked stocks.
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