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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 -0.18%  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 -0.21% rose 0.3%.

Meanwhile, the dollar /zigman2/quotes/210561789/realtime/sampled USDJPY -0.2190%  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 +0.16% jumped 3.4%, electronics giants Toshiba Corporation /zigman2/quotes/205628942/delayed JP:6502 -0.08%  and Fujitsu Ltd. /zigman2/quotes/208459594/delayed JP:6702 -0.29% both climbed 2.3%, electronic-components manufacturer TDK Corporation /zigman2/quotes/208948266/delayed JP:6762 -1.38% rose 1.9%, and video game developer Capcom Co., Ltd. /zigman2/quotes/202399938/delayed JP:9697 +0.68% added 1.7%.

Other major Asian markets mostly advanced, as Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index /zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed HK:HSI -0.67% rebounded after previous mild losses and tacked on 0.5%, and both Sydney’s S&P/ASX 200 /zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed AU:XJO +0.31%  and Seoul’s Kospi Composite Index /zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed KR:180721 +0.38%  nudged 0.1% higher.

However, over on mainland China, the Shanghai Composite Index /zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed CN:SHCOMP -0.02% snapped a 10-day winning streak and pulled back 0.8%.

/zigman2/quotes/210597971/delayed
JP : Nikkei
28,819.43
-52.35 -0.18%
Volume: 0.00
Aug. 16, 2022 9:03a
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/zigman2/quotes/210598092/delayed
JP : Tokyo Exchange (TOPIX)
1,980.81
-4.15 -0.21%
Volume: 0.00
Aug. 16, 2022 9:03a
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/zigman2/quotes/210561789/realtime/sampled
US : Tullett Prebon
133.0270
-0.2920 -0.2190%
Volume: 0.0000
Aug. 15, 2022 8:23p
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/zigman2/quotes/208063194/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 57,880.00
+90.00 +0.16%
Volume: 31,000
Aug. 16, 2022 9:03a
P/E Ratio
13.48
Dividend Yield
3.51%
Market Cap
¥6720.22 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥250.14M
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/zigman2/quotes/205628942/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 5,186.00
-4.00 -0.08%
Volume: 350,800
Aug. 16, 2022 9:03a
P/E Ratio
11.19
Dividend Yield
5.59%
Market Cap
¥2273.18 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥28.82M
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/zigman2/quotes/208459594/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 16,950.00
-50.00 -0.29%
Volume: 93,800
Aug. 16, 2022 9:03a
P/E Ratio
19.04
Dividend Yield
1.42%
Market Cap
¥3396.85 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥29.01M
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/zigman2/quotes/208948266/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 5,010.00
-70.00 -1.38%
Volume: 137,500
Aug. 16, 2022 9:03a
P/E Ratio
10.44
Dividend Yield
2.12%
Market Cap
¥1885.50 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥17.06M
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/zigman2/quotes/202399938/delayed
JP : Japan: Tokyo
¥ 3,685.00
+25.00 +0.68%
Volume: 27,500
Aug. 16, 2022 9:02a
P/E Ratio
32.48
Dividend Yield
1.25%
Market Cap
¥754.89 billion
Rev. per Employee
¥27.09M
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/zigman2/quotes/210598030/delayed
HK : Hong Kong Exchange
20,040.86
-134.76 -0.67%
Volume: 1.39M
Aug. 15, 2022 4:08p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598100/delayed
AU : S&P ASX
7,086.10
+21.80 +0.31%
Volume: 10,754
Aug. 16, 2022 10:02a
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/zigman2/quotes/210598069/delayed
KR : Korea Exchange
2,537.61
+9.67 +0.38%
Volume: 23,923
Aug. 16, 2022 9:03a
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/zigman2/quotes/210598127/delayed
CN : China: Shanghai
3,276.09
-0.80 -0.02%
Volume: 28.71B
Aug. 15, 2022 3:00p
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Laura He is a MarketWatch reporter based in Hong Kong. Follow Laura on Twitter at: @lauraliuhe.

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