Tokyo stocks close at a high

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JapanBrokerage REUTERS A man looks at his watch as he passes an electronic board displaying a graph of currency rates outside a brokerage in Tokyo.

Tokyo stocks climbed 1.40 percent to a near two-year high Friday, with exporters lifted by a weaker yen, as Japan's new government unveiled a $226.5 billion stimulus package to stoke the economy.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index ended up 148.93 points at 10,801.57 while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares rose 1.09 percent, or 9.67 points, to 898.69. - Sapa-AFP



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