Japanese stocks rise 0.82 percent
A man looks at an electric quotation display, in this image taken with zoom effect, displaying the Tokyo share prices in Tokyo, Japan, Oct 10, 2012. EPA-EFE FILE/KIMIMASA MAYAMA
Tokyo, Dec 7 (efe-epa).- The benchmark Nikkei index of the Tokyo Stock Exchange closed on Friday with a rise of 177.06 points, or 0.82 percent, to stand at 21,678.68.
The broader-based Topix index rose 9.85 points, or 0.61 percent, to end the day at 1,620.45.