Agence France-PresseMarch 7, 2014 08:17
Tokyo stocks rose 0.92 percent on Friday, tracking gains on Wall Street, as the yen weakened ahead of a US February jobs report.
The Nikkei-225 index, which jumped 1.59 percent to a five-week high on Thursday, added a further 139.32 points to 15,274.07. The Topix index of all first-section issues rose 0.70 percent, or 8.61 points, to 1,236.97.
As fears over the Ukraine crisis subside, investor sentiment was picking up along with appetite for riskier assets, said SMBC Nikko Securities general manager of equities Hiroichi Nishi.