TOKYO Dec 16 Japan's Nikkei share average rose
on Friday to cap a nine-day rally as strength on Wall Street and
a weaker yen buoyed confidence.
The Nikkei climbed 0.7 percent to 19,401.15, with
the ninth day of gains the longest winning streak since May
For the week, the benchmark index rose 2.1 percent, posting
sixth weekly gains.
The broader Topix rose 0.5 percent to 1,550.67 and
the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 advanced 0.6 percent to
(Reporting by Ayai Tomisawa; Editing by Shri Navaratnam)