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Japan’s stocks are stronger at the end of trading, with the Nikkei 225 up 1.29%.

Japan’s stocks rose after the close on Friday, driven by advances in the steel, mining, and food industries.

The Nikkei 225 closed up 1.29% in Tokyo.

Advantest Corp. (TYO:6857) was the top performer on the Nikkei 225 during the session, rising 8.22% or 830.00 points to finish at 10,930.00. In late activity, Tokyo Electron Ltd. (TYO:8035) rose 7.13% or 3,180.00 points to 47,770.00, while Okuma Corp. (TYO:6103) rose 5.66% or 290.00 points to 5,410.00.

Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd. (TYO:5713) was the session’s worst performer, falling 2.46% or 129.00 points to end at 5,125.00. Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (TYO:4502) fell 2.10% or 90.00 points to 4,203.00, while Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (TYO:4568) fell 2.13% or 94.00 points to 4,323.00.

On the Tokyo Stock Exchange, rising companies exceeded falling ones by a margin of 2440 to 1157, with 248 remaining unchanged.

Advantest Corp. (TYO:6857) shares reached a 52-week high, gaining 8.22% or 830.00 to 10,930.00.

The Nikkei Volatility Index, which gauges implied volatility in Nikkei 225 options, rose 7.23% to 17.50.

Oil for April delivery rose 1.06%, or $0.80, to $76.19 per barrel. In other commodities trading, Brent crude for April delivery rose 1.06%, or 0.87, to $83.08 per barrel, while the April gold futures product gained 0.24%, or 4.30, to $1,831.10 per troy ounce.

The USD/JPY dropped 0.00% to 134.70, while the EUR/JPY fell 0.02% to 142.68.

The US Dollar Index Futures were 0.03% higher at 104.57.


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