Agence France-PresseMay 13, 2013 16:26
Asian markets were mixed on Friday with Japanese stocks jumping to their highest level in over five years after the dollar surged above the 100 yen mark and US jobs data also boosting sentiment.
Tokyo closed up 2.93 percent, or 416.06 points at 14,607.54, following the dollar's overnight topping of 100 yen for the first time since April 2009, underscoring the Japanese currency's sharp decline in recent months.
The benchmark Nikkei 225 index had earlier soared 3.09 percent in mid-morning trade. Its close was the best since January 4, 2008 when it ended at 14,691.41.