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Japan Stocks gain on positive offshore lead, weaker yen
A pedestrian holding an umbrella walks past a stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, June 13, 2016. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Japan Stocks gain on positive offshore lead, weaker yen

TOKYO: The Japan share market finished session higher on Wednesday, 30 August 2017, as risk appetite buying underpinned by an overnight rise in the Wall Street and the yen’s weakening against the dollar. At the close, the 225-issue Nikkei average climbed 143.99 points, or 0.74%, to 19,506.54. The Topix index of all first-section issues finished up 9.89 points, or 0.62%, at 1,607.65.