Agence France-PresseApril 18, 2014 09:32
Tokyo stocks climbed 0.50 percent in quiet trading on Friday, with a weak yen sending exporters higher.
The Nikkei 225 index, which closed flat on Thursday, rose 71.84 points to 14,489.37 at the start.
"It's mostly a story about the yen, futures, and the US holiday tonight, all of which point to a relatively quiet, if slightly bullish trading session," says Hiroichi Nishi, SMBC Nikko Securities general manager of equities.
The dollar was at 102.44 yen early Friday in Tokyo, up from 102.39 yen in New York Thursday afternoon ahead of the Easter weekend.