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Tokyo shares close 1.45% higher

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Tokyo stocks jumped 1.45 percent Friday, tracking gains on Wall Street and after Japan's parliament approved a new central bank governor expected to take aggressive action to stoke the economy.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index added 179.76 points to 12,560.95, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares was up 1.30 percent, or 13.48 points, at 1,051.65.

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