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By Laura He, MarketWatch


Reuters
Japan stocks eke out gains on Wednesday, with most Asian markets ending higher.

HONG KONG (MarketWatch) — Japan stocks eked out gains on Wednesday and closed near their highest level in 15 years, with the yen slightly weaker against the greenback.

The Nikkei Average /zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed JP:NIK +0.51%  edged up 0.2% to 19,746.20, near its 15-year closing high of 19,754.36 reached on Monday. The broader Topix /zigman2/quotes/210598092/delayed JP:180460 +0.48% rose 0.3%.

Meanwhile, the dollar /zigman2/quotes/210561789/realtime/sampled USDJPY -0.0208%  slightly strengthened against the yen, buying ¥119.65, compared to ¥119.55 late Tuesday.

Among top market outperformers, console maker Nintendo Co., Ltd. /zigman2/quotes/208063194/delayed JP:7974 -0.34% jumped 3.4%, electronics giants Toshiba Corporation /zigman2/quotes/205628942/delayed JP:6502 -1.10%  and Fujitsu Ltd. /zigman2/quotes/208459594/delayed JP:6702 -0.98% both climbed 2.3%, electronic-components manufacturer TDK Corporation /zigman2/quotes/208948266/delayed JP:6762 -0.26% rose 1.9%, and video game developer Capcom Co., Ltd. /zigman2/quotes/202399938/delayed JP:9697 +0.69% added 1.7%.

Other major Asian markets mostly advanced, as Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index /zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed HK:HSI -0.32% rebounded after previous mild losses and tacked on 0.5%, and both Sydney’s S&P/ASX 200 /zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed AU:XJO +1.51%  and Seoul’s Kospi Composite Index /zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed KR:180721 +0.27%  nudged 0.1% higher.

However, over on mainland China, the Shanghai Composite Index /zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed CN:SHCOMP -0.12% snapped a 10-day winning streak and pulled back 0.8%.

/zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed
JP : Nikkei
23,204.62
+116.80 +0.51%
Volume: 0.00
Sept. 25, 2020 3:15p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598092/delayed
JP : Tokyo Exchange (TOPIX)
1,634.23
+7.79 +0.48%
Volume: 0.00
Sept. 25, 2020 3:00p
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/zigman2/quotes/210561789/realtime/sampled
US : Tullett Prebon
105.5680
-0.0220 -0.0208%
Volume: 0.0000
Sept. 25, 2020 4:59p
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/zigman2/quotes/208063194/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 59,020.00
-200.00 -0.34%
Volume: 783,400
Sept. 25, 2020 3:00p
P/E Ratio
20.17
Dividend Yield
1.66%
Market Cap
¥7030.67 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥217.41M
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/zigman2/quotes/205628942/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 2,790.00
-31.00 -1.10%
Volume: 2.78M
Sept. 25, 2020 3:00p
P/E Ratio
86.40
Dividend Yield
0.72%
Market Cap
¥1265.47 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥26.86M
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/zigman2/quotes/208459594/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 14,160.00
-140.00 -0.98%
Volume: 691,000
Sept. 25, 2020 3:00p
P/E Ratio
16.73
Dividend Yield
1.41%
Market Cap
¥2835.48 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥28.38M
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/zigman2/quotes/208948266/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 11,300.00
-30.00 -0.26%
Volume: 785,900
Sept. 25, 2020 3:00p
P/E Ratio
25.84
Dividend Yield
1.42%
Market Cap
¥1427.44 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥13.41M
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/zigman2/quotes/202399938/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 5,860.00
+40.00 +0.69%
Volume: 573,900
Sept. 25, 2020 3:00p
P/E Ratio
34.10
Dividend Yield
0.77%
Market Cap
¥625.56 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥36.60M
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/zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed
HK : Hong Kong Exchange
23,235.42
-75.65 -0.32%
Volume: 1.79M
Sept. 25, 2020 4:08p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed
AU : S&P ASX
5,964.90
+89.00 +1.51%
Volume: 673,482
Sept. 25, 2020 5:03p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed
KR : Korea Exchange
2,278.79
+6.09 +0.27%
Volume: 697,961
Sept. 25, 2020 3:32p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed
CN : China: Shanghai
3,219.42
-3.76 -0.12%
Volume: 16.48B
Sept. 25, 2020 3:01p
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Laura He is a MarketWatch reporter based in Hong Kong. Follow Laura on Twitter at: @lauraliuhe.

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